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How do you thank someone who has changed your life?

*This is the third part of a three-part blog series. You can read the first part of the blog here and the second part of the blog here.* Ever wondered the best way to thank someone for changing your life? Write a blog about them of course! Flash back to spring of 2019 and the…

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Dipping my toes into the policy pool

*This is the second part of a three-part blog series. You can read the first part of the blog here. * Just a few short months after I packed everything I owned and drove from California to Massachusetts, I found myself completely overwhelmed and completely fascinated by marine mammal policy work. I know that might…

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From the Pacific Coast to the North Atlantic Right Whale

WDC’s internship is designed to give interns a taste of life at a marine mammal non-profit.  Interns are exposed to everything from science, policy, outreach and even supporter relations.  I think internships are the best way to test the waters and find out if a particularly career path is the right one.  There are fewer…

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A Love Letter to the Gulf of Maine Whales

WDC-NA intern Stephanie Wrobel just completed her internship, and we are as sad to see her go as she is to leave! Who knew three months could be over so quickly! 89 days seems like such a long time but looking back it feels like it has really only been one month since I started…

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Bryde’s Whales Living on Borrowed Time?

WDC Senior Intern, Kate McPherson, reports on the discovery of what may be the world’s most endangered whale species.   Recent studies have shown that there is a genetically distinct population of Bryde’s whales living in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, their habitat range seems to be confined to a single area, the DeSoto Canyon…

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North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalog Adds 8,000th Identified Whale!

WDC Senior Intern Kate McPherson has spent two summers with WDC cataloguing humpback whales.  As a seasoned photo-ID researcher, we asked her to blog about the 8,000th whale added to the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue.  Her thoughts are below.  Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s colleagues at Allied Whale have recently entered the 8,000th individual to…

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First few weeks as an intern

Written By: Stephanie Wrobel It’s been a bit over two weeks now that I’ve been interning with WDC and so much has happened that it feels like it should be a lot longer. Before I came here I’d never seen humpback whales before, but due to studying in Australia I guess I always had a…

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First whale watch…and balloon watch?

Sam Sanders recently joined us as a summer intern.  On her first whale watching trip, she was appalled that she saw almost as many balloons in the ocean as there were whales.  Read on to learn about this very prominent threat to not only whales, but all marine life.             …

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