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8 07, 2015

Ocean noise: how loud is too loud for bowhead whales?

By |2015-07-08T00:11:51+00:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bowhead whales are a highly adapted species, living in the cold waters of the Arctic and subarctic oceans of the northern hemisphere. They are members of the right whale family and are the longest living marine mammals in the world – some have been found to be over 200 years old! Bowhead whales face a variety [...]

22 05, 2015

Why scientists spend hours sifting through sea lion poop

By |2015-05-22T06:11:15+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

  You are what you eat, even if you’re a sea lion!  Did you know that sea lion poop could be used to determine diet? Seal and sea lion researchers often travel to remote locations to collect scats from haul-out areas and rookeries. The scats are labeled with an ID number and location, and then brought [...]