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What do whales do when a storm of historical proportion hits their coast?

WDC’s North American office is located in Plymouth, MA, one of the communities hard hit by this week’s blizzard-hurricane, named Juno.  With nearly three feet (1M) of snow falling within 24 hours and accompanied by hurricane force winds, Massachusetts issued a travel ban to reduce the risk of human casualties and enable the state’s cleaning crews to clear roads.

Right Whales: A Love Story

Right Whales: A Love Story

Episode 1

Carl Safina

What makes an animal “lovable”?  Images of puppies, pandas and elephants dominate the internet under this subject.  Even in the whale world there are many species who are impressive and “personable” (humpbacks, grey whales, most dolphins and porpoises) and make it easy to say “That’s my favorite animal!”.  The North Atlantic right whale is seldom included in that group. 

Winter at OrcaLab

A guest post from David and Brittney Cannamore who are caretaking OrcaLab for Paul and Helena for the winter with the help of their cat, Porter, and rabbit, Penny. They’re spending their days scanning for transients, roaming in the woods, and keeping the wood stove roaring. Originally from Alaska, they’re enjoying the “warm” British Columbia winter.

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