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5 Scientifically Accurate Things About Finding Dory

Written by on July 20, 2016 in Other News
5 Scientifically Accurate Things About Finding Dory

There were undeniably some creative liberties taken by the writers, but there are still some great factual take-home messages in the Finding Nemo sequel.

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New maps could reduce ship strikes

Written by on April 1, 2016 in Other News
New maps could reduce ship strikes

Scientists created detailed maps that include seasonal migration patterns and population densities of 35 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Soon, We’ll Have Whale Heritage Sites

Written by on August 26, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Soon, We’ll Have Whale Heritage Sites

The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) launched a new initiative to acknowledge destinations around the world that champion responsible whale and dolphin watching.

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Sharks on Twitter, Stoned Dolphins, and DNA Barcodes

Written by on January 1, 2014 in Marine Life
Sharks on Twitter, Stoned Dolphins, and DNA Barcodes

Today’s highlights include a new way to monitor marine mammal biodiversity, dolphins getting high, and sharks on Twitter.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on December 27, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including ocean health, both present and future, the Greenland ice sheet, and robotic sea creatures.

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Increase in Shipping Brings Unknown Consequences for Dolphins

Written by on December 12, 2013 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Increase in Shipping Brings Unknown Consequences for Dolphins

An increase in offshore wind farms will bring more ships to Scotland’s Moray Firth. Scientists are determining what impact this will have on local marine life.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on November 15, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including new marine technology, dolphin accents, and tracking icebergs.

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World Whale Conference: More Than Just ‘A Drop In The Ocean’

Written by on November 6, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
World Whale Conference: More Than Just ‘A Drop In The Ocean’

“Without collaboration we will achieve nothing more than a drop in the ocean.” – Jean-Michel Cousteau, Honorary President of the World Cetacean Alliance.

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Toxic and Unsustainable: Report Highlights Problems with Japan’s Cetacean Hunts

Written by on November 5, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
Toxic and Unsustainable: Report Highlights Problems with Japan’s Cetacean Hunts

A new report reveals that in addition to posing health problems, Japan’s small cetacean hunts could lead to extinction for some species.

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Do Data-Logging Tags Make Ordinary Tasks Harder for Dolphins?

Written by on October 24, 2013 in Marine Life, Technology, Whales & Dolphins
Do Data-Logging Tags Make Ordinary Tasks Harder for Dolphins?

Today’s highlights include the impact of shipping noise on whales, coral’s ability to protect itself from warming waters, and the effects of tags on dolphins.

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