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A whale's upper body lands on a fishing boat
Why Did This Whale Smack Into a Boat?
Collisions with small craft are rare, but there are conditions that can make these encounters more likely.
Why Did This Whale Smack Into a Boat?
Why Did This Whale Smack Into a Boat?

Collisions with small craft are rare, but there are conditions that can make these encounters more likely.

Collisions with small craft are rare, but there are conditions that can make these encounters more likely.

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Roxanne Beltran Dives into Seal Research
Lisa Winter | Jan 17, 2022 | 3 min read
This University of California, Santa Cruz, biologist is dedicated to her marine mammal research, as well as to making the field more diverse and equitable.
Tom Norris, Bio-Wave, obituary, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, whales, dolphins, marine mammal, acoustics, hydrophone, conservation, surveys, Navy, NOAA
Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Amanda Heidt | Sep 18, 2020 | 3 min read
Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.
Warming Weather Could Make Arctic Fish Faster
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2019 | 2 min read
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
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2019 | 5 min read
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
Ashley Yeager | Dec 12, 2018 | 2 min read
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
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2017 | 1 min read
The dolphins and their trainers will search for the endangered porpoises and enclose them in a protected pen.
Seals Help Oceanographers Explore Underwater
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2016 | 4 min read
Data collected by elephant seals in Antarctic waters provide a closer look at the processes driving ocean circulation.
Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 15, 2016 | 2 min read
Louis Herman, who made seminal discoveries on dolphin cognition, has passed away at age 86.
Peter Tyack: Marine Mammal Communications
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2016 | 9 min read
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
The Scientist Staff | Feb 29, 2016 | 1 min read
Watch underwater footage of a dolphin sleeping in the wild.
Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory
Kerry Grens | Dec 16, 2015 | 1 min read
Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.
New Species Links River and Oceanic Dolphins
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 2, 2015 | 1 min read
Fossilized remains from a river dolphin relative provide some details about when the mammals left the oceans.
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.
Dog’s Worst Friend
Nsikan Akpan | May 1, 2014 | 4 min read
US dogs face a deadly threat from algae-spawned toxins lurking in lakes, but there may be an antidote.
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Nsikan Akpan | Apr 30, 2014 | 1 min read
A hidden toxin stalks marine mammals off the coast of California and kills dogs and cats farther inland.
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