Cetaceans react to sonic exploration
Marine Life / Policy / Science / Technology

Cetaceans react to sonic exploration

This article is in follow-up to Serena’s earlier post about NOAA’s emerging guidelines in marine mammal acoustic protection. As Serena noted, marine mammals, including cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), are constantly communicating underwater using sound waves. Humans have also begun to use sound waves underwater to make processes of mapping the ocean floor easier and … Continue reading

Megafauna madness: killing dolphins, mistreating orcas, critically endangered sharks.
Energy, News, and Climate / Marine Life / Policy / Science

Megafauna madness: killing dolphins, mistreating orcas, critically endangered sharks.

Twitter and world media have been abuzz this week about the Taiji Cove dolphin drive. A practice in a small Japanese town that leads to the death or capture of hundreds of dolphins each year. You may have heard of this before if you are a fan of documentaries. “The Cove” is a documentary by … Continue reading

“Thanks for all the fish”–the secret life of the world’s “second smartest” creature
Marine Life / Science

“Thanks for all the fish”–the secret life of the world’s “second smartest” creature

Second smartest only to our trans-dimensional mouse overlords, that is. If you don’t know what I am talking about please catch up on your classic sci-fi literature here. It has long been a popular opinion that dolphins are some of the smartest creatures on the planet. They have brains larger than those of humans, they … Continue reading