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April 2, 2014
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Scientists Identify Core Skin Bacterial Community in Humpback Whales

Results Could Aid Future Efforts to Monitor Health Bacteria are invisible to the naked eye, but they reside on nearly every surface humans encounter—including the skin.  Uncovering the role these microorganisms play in human health is a major focus of … Continue reading

February 23, 2014
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Killing Whales by Design and Default

While countries such as Japan, Norway, and Iceland often are criticized for their commercial whaling practices, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine biologist Michael Moore points out how the majority of nations are also complicit in killing whales by deploying … Continue reading

October 24, 2013
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Dolphins Assist Scientists Studying Effects of Data-logging Tags

For scientists studying marine mammals in the wild, data-logging tags are invaluable tools that allow them to observe animals’ movements and behaviors that are otherwise hidden beneath the waves much of the time. The tags, which temporarily attach to animals … Continue reading

June 16, 2013
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Study reveals how fishing gear can cause slow death of whales

Using a “patient monitoring” device attached to a whale entangled in fishing gear, scientists showed for the first time how fishing lines changed a whale’s diving and swimming behavior. The monitoring revealed how fishing gear hinders whales’ ability to eat … Continue reading

November 21, 2012
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New Research Consortium Brings Scientists, Fishermen, and Managers Together to Address Seal Issues in the Northeast

Goal is to Understand the Ecological Role of Seals in North Atlantic Waters People come from miles away to see the seals off the shores of Cape Cod and surrounding regions, but the animals are creating some challenges for local … Continue reading