marine mammals
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 | Mar 1, 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.
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Nsikan Akpan | May 1, 2014
A hidden toxin stalks marine mammals off the coast of California and kills dogs and cats farther inland.
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.