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Whale Scientists Story: Marianna Pinzone

Marianna Pinzone is a 31 years-old Italian marine mammalogist. She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Liège in Belgium. Here is her story… Marianna’s Education I completed my Bsc. in Biological Sciences in 3 yrs at the University of Rome in Italy. After this, I went into my master program and got […]

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Whale Scientists Story: Danielle Conry

Marine mammalogist Danielle is a 31 years-old South African working on killer whales for the Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme (MIMMP). Her journey has involved many exciting opportunities that has led her to where she is now. She discusses how COVID-19 has halted some of her plans, but has not deterred her in the slightest. Danielle discusses with us her very unique killer whale necropsy and how she found love in the process…

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Whale of the Month

The beluga whale – February 2021 The Blue Whale – January 2022 The harbor porpoise – December 2021 Kogia: dwarf and pygmy sperm whales – November 2021 Dorudon, an ancient whale – October 2021 The Leopard Seal – September 2021 Sea Otters – August 2021 The Yangtze finless porpoise – July 2021 The Hawaiian Monk

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Whale Science

Everything you wanted to know about Whale Watching – Part One One big tooth: Let’s talk about the narwhal’s tusk Pass the sunscreen: do whales get sunburnt? New research confirms dolphins have a working clitoris and likely feel sexual pleasure This species has the lowest teeth count of all dolphins Why do baby orcas look

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Toxic chemicals from plastics found in Norwegian marine mammals

Plasticizers added to plastics give them their properties, but these chemicals can leach into the oceans and harm marine life. Recent studies found plastic chemicals in marine mammals in Norway, raising concerns about their prevalence and impact. To help, reduce plastic use, recycle, and support policies to ban harmful chemicals and protect ocean creatures.

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This species has the lowest teeth count of all dolphins

Dolphins typically have between 100 and 200 identical teeth. Their teeth are typically shaped like cones to grab, grip, and secure prey before swallowing it whole. Dolphins may also use them to tear apart large chunks of flesh from their prey. Baby dolphins are born without teeth, and they gradually erupt from 2 to 5

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How are we protecting endangered cetaceans around the world?

The idea of conservation has grown in popularity since “save the whales” kicked off in the 1960s and 70s. Over the past 50 years, interest in environmentalist and conservation spaces has exploded along with the youth interest in climate change activism. This post will talk about the history of whale conservation and break down three

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