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The Power of Three North Atlantic Right Whales

I kid you not when I say that a normal chain of thoughts in my head goes something like this: ‘don’t forget to swing by the pharmacy on the way home; the right whale sightings south of the islands warrant a mandatory speed zone; I forget to check to see if we need laundry detergent……’…

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My 100 Million Dollar Idea – Whales!

Through all of the different roles I fill at WDC and in the marine mammal community, I am a biologist at heart. I love learning how the environment works, I love that we are still finding new species of whales, and I love talking about some things that others might think of as “gross” such…

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Right Whales Need a Treatment Plan, Not Just a Diagnosis

*This blog was coauthored by Erica Fuller. Erica is a Senior Attorney for Conservation Law Foundation and works primarily on federal fisheries and protected species related issues. Image: Peter Flood Imagine you visited the dentist almost 20 years ago because the pain in your mouth was no longer manageable.  After multiple consultations over nearly six…

Growing up with the amazing Adelaide Port River dolphins

A group of bottlenose dolphins lives in the Port River in the city of Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide is also home to marine biologist Dr Mike Bossley who set up a project 32 years ago to study and protect these unique dolphins and WDC has supported Mike’s work for much of this time. He has some…

Whales and dolphins have flippin’ awesome support bubbles

Friends and family all get involved in bringing up the younger generation of whales and dolphins. Losing the childcare provided by our extended families, childminders, nurseries and schools has put pressure on many families. We rely on these support networks to take care of our young while we do what we need to do to…

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From WDC Intern to Right Whale Aerial Observer

I first started to imagine a blog for North Atlantic right whales after attending the North Atlantic right whale conference two years ago. I had just been hired to fly as an aerial observer with Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) and was able to attend the conference just a few weeks before our survey…