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World First: Genetic Analysis Reveals Great White Shark Numbers Off Australia

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World First: Genetic Analysis Reveals Great White Shark Numbers Off Australia

Source: The Conversation/Rich Hillary/Russ Bradford/Toby Patterson - February 21, 2018

Of all apex predators, the white shark Carchardon carcharias (commonly known as the great white) is perhaps the most fascinating. The potential danger from (very rare) human interaction has more…

The Mysterious Life Of Narwhals

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The Mysterious Life Of Narwhals

Source: Phys.org/American Geophysical Union - February 14, 2018

Narwhals are some of the most elusive creatures in the ocean, spending most of their lives in deep water far from shore. But research being more…

Are Wild Seals Being Hurt By Scientific Tagging Methods?

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Are Wild Seals Being Hurt By Scientific Tagging Methods?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - January 23, 2018

It’s a frustrating scenario for wildlife biologists: an animal almost hunted to extinction rebounds nicely, then its recovery mysteriously stops. What gives? But in trying more…

Scientists Find Coastal Sharks and Open Ocean Sharks Feed in Very Different Ways

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Scientists Find Coastal Sharks and Open Ocean Sharks Feed in Very Different Ways

Source: Phys.org/University of Massachusetts Amherst - January 22, 2018

An international team of researchers studying globally declining shark populations report today that they used carbon isotopes as biochemical markers in shark muscle tissue to more…

A Shark Biologist And Aerospace Engineer Team Up To Discover Oceanic Whitetip Behaviors

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A Shark Biologist And Aerospace Engineer Team Up To Discover Oceanic Whitetip Behaviors

Source: Phys.org/Joann C. Adkins/Florida International University - January 17, 2018

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime.

A team of scientists that included more…

Not All Dolphins Look Alike: People Are Capable of Identifying Individual Dolphins By Their Face Alone

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Not All Dolphins Look Alike: People Are Capable of Identifying Individual Dolphins By Their Face Alone

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - December 18, 2017

Tilen Genov had been looking through the photographs for days when he began to recognize the same faces popping up over and over again; the more…

Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

Source: Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Chicago - September 13, 2017

Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 more…

How I Sea: Walter F. Dufour

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How I Sea: Walter F. Dufour

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 29, 2017

I was born to a French father and an American mother in a lovely home by the Mediterranean seaside in Marseille, a vibrant city in more…

A Penguin’s Eye View: Scientists Attach Cameras to Penguins to Learn How They Communicate

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A Penguin’s Eye View: Scientists Attach Cameras to Penguins to Learn How They Communicate

Source: National Geographic/Sarah Gibbens - August 24, 2017

Scientists have historically had a hard time studying how gentoo penguinscommunicate with each other in the icy waters they hunt in off Antarctica.

To eavesdrop on more…

Scientists Find Noise Pollution in the Ocean Really Stresses Fish Out

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Scientists Find Noise Pollution in the Ocean Really Stresses Fish Out

Source: Phys.org/Newcastle University - August 11, 2017

Researchers at Newcastle University (UK) found that European sea bass experienced higher stress levels when exposed to the types of piling and drilling sounds made more…