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Where the Great Whales Seek Sanctuary

A student’s whale encounter inspires marvel, regret at our bloody history with these endangered giants, and the desire to do better at protecting them.

by Cayte Bosler |September 2, 2020
boat full of people watching a whale breach

It’s Time to Rethink the Practice of Whale Watching

A scientist reflects on the potential harms of chasing whales with boats to try to get that perfect snapshot.

by Marco Tedesco |July 2, 2020

Antarctica’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate

We hear a lot about polar bears and other Arctic mammals in connection to climate change, but what about biodiversity in Antarctica?

by |October 26, 2015