Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.
Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55

Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.

Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.

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Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2019
As sea temperatures rise, mammals and birds may lose their edge over the cold-blooded species they eat, as well as the sharks that hunt them.
Researchers Track Sharks and Whales Using DNA in Seawater Samples
Researchers Track Sharks and Whales Using DNA in Seawater Samples
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2019
In addition to detecting unseen organisms in the ocean, studies of environmental DNA can shed light on the genetic structure of marine populations.
Suit Filed to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Suit Filed to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Ashley Yeager | Dec 12, 2018
Eight environmental groups took the legal measure in an effort to protect North Atlantic right whales and other marine organisms.
US Navy Dolphins to Capture Vaquitas to Save Them from Extinction
US Navy Dolphins to Capture Vaquitas to Save Them from Extinction
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2017
The dolphins and their trainers will search for the endangered porpoises and enclose them in a protected pen.
Seals Help Oceanographers Explore Underwater
Seals Help Oceanographers Explore Underwater
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2016
Data collected by elephant seals in Antarctic waters provide a closer look at the processes driving ocean circulation.
Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies
Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 15, 2016
Louis Herman, who made seminal discoveries on dolphin cognition, has passed away at age 86.
Peter Tyack: Marine Mammal Communications
Peter Tyack: Marine Mammal Communications
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2016
The University of St. Andrews behavioral ecologist studies the social structures and behaviors of whales and dolphins, recording and analyzing their acoustic communications.
Night Night, Flipper
Night Night, Flipper
The Scientist Staff | Feb 29, 2016
Watch underwater footage of a dolphin sleeping in the wild.
Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory
Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory
Kerry Grens | Dec 16, 2015
Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.
New Species Links River and Oceanic Dolphins
New Species Links River and Oceanic Dolphins
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 2, 2015
Fossilized remains from a river dolphin relative provide some details about when the mammals left the oceans.
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.
Dog’s Worst Friend
Dog’s Worst Friend
Nsikan Akpan | May 1, 2014
US dogs face a deadly threat from algae-spawned toxins lurking in lakes, but there may be an antidote.
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Nsikan Akpan | Apr 30, 2014
A hidden toxin stalks marine mammals off the coast of California and kills dogs and cats farther inland.