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Scientists Are Tracking Dolphins By Using Algorithms Similar to Those on Facebook

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Scientists Are Tracking Dolphins By Using Algorithms Similar to Those on Facebook

Source: The New York Times/Steph Yin - December 13, 2017

Keeping track of dolphins is a slippery, patchy process. First, you must procure time on a ship or aircraft, which is expensive. After that, what more…

Members of Taiji Community Break Silence Over Film ‘The Cove’: Not Ashamed About Hunting Dolphins And Japanese Culture

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Members of Taiji Community Break Silence Over Film ‘The Cove’: Not Ashamed About Hunting Dolphins And Japanese Culture

Source: The Guardian/Justin McCurry - December 12, 2017

Taiji is still in darkness when a dozen men gather at the quayside and warm themselves over a brazier. While the rest of the town more…

We Warn Pregnant Women To Eat Less Fish, But What About Marine Mammals Who Have No Choice?

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We Warn Pregnant Women To Eat Less Fish, But What About Marine Mammals Who Have No Choice?

Source: The TerraMar Project - December 6, 2017

Down to our basic biology, humans are mammals. Just like the whales, dolphins, pinnipeds, and polar bears that live in our world’s oceans.
And since more…

Threatened Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine Monument is a Whale and Dolphin ‘Hotspot’

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Threatened Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine Monument is a Whale and Dolphin ‘Hotspot’

Source: NRDC/Francine Kershaw - November 28, 2017

Looking out from shore amid a rapidly approaching northeastern winter, you would hardly imagine that a hive of activity could be taking place in the more…

A Secret Hideout For Humpback Whales? Scientists Support Theory of Hidden Breeding Ground

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A Secret Hideout For Humpback Whales? Scientists Support Theory of Hidden Breeding Ground

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ilima Loomis - November 27, 2017

The humpback whales that summer in Russia’s Far East are among the least studied of their species. Now, new research that uses photo ID to track more…

In Canada’s Arctic, Bowhead Whales Like to Use Boulders for a Good Back Scratch

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In Canada’s Arctic, Bowhead Whales Like to Use Boulders for a Good Back Scratch

Source: Hakai Magazine/Larry Pynn - November 24, 2017

Everyone enjoys a good scratch. For a bowhead whale stretching up to 20 meters long and weighing as much as 75 tonnes in Canada’s Arctic, more…

A Killer Algae: The Death of 343 Sei Whales in Patagonia Reveals Effect of Climate Change on Marine Mammals

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A Killer Algae: The Death of 343 Sei Whales in Patagonia Reveals Effect of Climate Change on Marine Mammals

Source: Hakai Magazine/Claudia Geib - November 22, 2017

They didn’t think much of the first dead whale. Dwarfed by the rugged cliffs of Patagonia’s high green fjords, the team of biologists had sailed more…

New U.S. Energy Bill Would Make it Easier for Companies to Harm Marine Mammals

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New U.S. Energy Bill Would Make it Easier for Companies to Harm Marine Mammals

Source: Huffington Post/Chris D’Angelo - November 9, 2017

A bipartisan energy bill being considered this week seeks to strip presidents of their authority to protect marine ecosystems and make it far easier for oil and gas companies more…

Europe’s Last Refuge for Killer Whales: The Norwegian Island of Kvaløya

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Europe’s Last Refuge for Killer Whales: The Norwegian Island of Kvaløya

Source: BBC News - November 8, 2017

Europe's killer whales wowed in the BBC's Blue Planet II series but these animals face extinction. Chris Gibson travelled to the small Norwegian island of Kvaløya where more…

Dolphins

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Dolphins

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - November 2, 2017

You have probably seen cans of tuna in your local supermarket marked “dolphin safe.” That label means the tuna was fished in a way that more…