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“Hero” Humpback Whales to the Rescue

Recently, biologist Nan Hauser was snorkeling in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, when she was approached by a humpback whale. The whale nudged her forward with its closed mouth, tucked her under its pectoral fin, and even maneuvered … Continue reading

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El Niño — A Blizzard, Starving Seals & Yellow Bellied Sea Snakes

Anyone who may doubt that we live on a water planet or that what happens at sea has a huge impact for everyone, even those living far inland, need only look to this year’s El Niño . The US East … Continue reading

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Return of Seals to New York Harbor and the Unexpected Migration of Harp Seals

When I first came to New York  thirty five years ago, the closest thing to wildlife in the waters of the harbor were what we referred to as “Hudson River trout” – condoms that had been flushed through the New York … Continue reading

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Whales Return to New York City

The New York Daily News reported good news this morning: Whales return to New York City: Massive mammals appearing again in seas near city; draws sightseers

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