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 policies used to protect endangered cetaceans domestically and abroad. A brief history of conservation Let’s briefly discuss the movement that…

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You’ll Never Guess What This Yellow Fluff Ball is! Ft. Asterocolax gardneri

The expansive Duxbury reef where we found this interesting creature! Red Algal Parasite, Asterocolax gardneriWhere: Duxbury Reef, Bolinas California When: November 2020, King TideiNaturalist observations:, best photos , second best Like many other iNaturalist observations we would never have figured out what the heck it was, or have had to invest hours of scrolling and come to many dead ends in order to make an identification. But that is the beauty of the iNat community, the…

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Whale Scientists Story: Leanne Rosser

Leanne Rosser is a 30-year-old British marine mammalogist currently studying the behavior of Pacific white-sided dolphins in Japan. Here is her story. From music to English literature I had a slightly longer journey than most. Throughout the majority of high school, I wanted to become a classical pianist. Music was my first love before dolphins came on the scene. I was determined to get into a music conservatoire, so I took a gap year and…

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