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Dare to Be Different: Albinism in Marine Mammals

A rare albino fur seal was spotted off the Eastern coast of Russia. Being different in the wild comes with many challenges. In this post, we will explain albinism in marine mammals. The curious case of the ginger seal In early September, marine mammologist Vladimir Burkanov made a surprising discovery on Tyuleny Island, in Russia. […]

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Echolocation 101: How dolphins see with sound

Whales, dolphins, and porpoise occupy a wide variety of habitats. They range from the small harbor porpoise found in shallow coastal waters to massive sperm whales diving below 1000 meters to catch the perfect squid! The underwater world can be like a labyrinth, and at times can have limited visibility-, especially below 200m, in the

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Naomi Mathew

Hi all, my name is Naomi Mathew. I am a PhD study in marine mammal bioacoustics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I am the co-founder of Whale Scientists. Here is my story. Texan world traveller Born and raised in Houston, Texas, I grew up with the Gulf of Mexico as my backyard. My

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Whale Scientists is a blog created by two grad students to share knowledge about whales and dolphins. Meet our founders Anaïs Remili & Naomi Mathew met in Italy in 2016 We met in June 2016. We were both moving to Italy for a bit to work on whales and dolphins of the Ligurian Sea. We

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Come learn a thing or two about marine mammals from early-career scientists! What is “Whale Scientists”? Whale Scientists is a blog created by two grad students to share knowledge about whales and dolphins. Our website aims to be a platform where people from all backgrounds can learn a thing or two about marine mammals. We

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Dolphin vaginas will blow your mind

While we were looking for the most frequently googled terms associated with cetaceans we encountered the terms “dolphin sex” and “whale penis”. Generally, penises have been far more in the spotlight than vaginas for a long time. For instance, the Icelandic Phallological Museum was established in 1997 in Reykjavík (including a range of cetacean specimens).

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