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Japanese Whaling: Truly for Sustainability Science, or Only for Cultural Consistency?

Japanese Whaling: Truly for Sustainability Science, or Only for Cultural Consistency?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 1, 2014 15

In May 2014 at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Scientific Committee annual meeting in Bled, Slovenia, the government of Japan officially announced its intentions to resume what it calls the “scientific whaling” of minkes

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Drones over Dolphins

Drones over Dolphins

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 3, 2014 24

Drones. The word conjures up reconnaissance missions and surveillance — even, perhaps, missiles and bombs. Like something out of a science fiction novel, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) are controlled either by “pilots” from

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Conservation Win for Whales in Antarctica

Conservation Win for Whales in Antarctica

Emily Deemer April 2, 2014 0

Good news for whales in Antarctica! On Monday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) officially ruled that Japan must halt its annual whale hunt in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean.  In a resounding 12-4 vote, The

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Save the Krill: Why These Tiny Creatures are Crucial to Antarctica’s Wildlife

Save the Krill: Why These Tiny Creatures are Crucial to Antarctica’s Wildlife

Nate Small March 27, 2014 2

Two days ago I said goodbye to my last Antarctica expedition group.  We had a blizzard-like morning inside the caldera of an active volcano followed by a wonderfully calm afternoon where the penguins were

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Inside Antarctica: A Rare Glimpse of a Whale Breaching

Inside Antarctica: A Rare Glimpse of a Whale Breaching

Nate Small March 13, 2014 0

It usually starts with a small plume of water out in the open ocean, typically quite an underwhelming sight. You can only see something more significant with a good pair of binoculars, and that’s

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Banner Year for Whales in Baja!

Banner Year for Whales in Baja!

Wendy Worrall Redal February 17, 2014 0

Early February census numbers indicate a record number of Pacific gray whales in San Ignacio Lagoon this winter – the highest number since census keeping in the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve began in 1978.

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