Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides
Mutated Gene Could Raise Marine Mammals’ Vulnerability to Pesticides

The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.

The resulting lost protein, PON1, breaks down organophosphates in land mammals.

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Drones Are Changing the Face of Ecology
Drones Are Changing the Face of Ecology
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2018
Unmanned aerial vehicles allow researchers to collect huge volumes of biological data cheaply, easily, and at higher resolution than ever before.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Endangered Right Whales Have No New Babies This Breeding Season
Endangered Right Whales Have No New Babies This Breeding Season
Ashley Yeager | Mar 27, 2018
Trained spotters haven’t seen any newborns, suggesting trouble for the animal’s overall survival.
Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?
Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?
The Scientist Staff | Dec 11, 2017
Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.
Image of the Day: Whale Vision
Image of the Day: Whale Vision
The Scientist Staff | Jul 20, 2017
Video footage from the back of a humpback whale offers a glimpse into these giants’ lives, including how fast they swim and how they catch their food.
Tune Into the Animal Kingdom
Tune Into the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2017
A survey of sounds from birds to whales to fruit flies to fish
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2016
The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin
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.
The Whale That Quacked
The Whale That Quacked
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2014
An oceanic quacking sound—unidentified for 50 years—turns out to be minke whales.