Month: February 2011

Adriatic Sea Sperm whale stranding revisited

In December 2009 seven Sperm whales were found stranded on the beaches of Gargano on the Adriatic Sea. Necropsies on two of the whales found that their digestive systems were choked up with plastic, so the headlines at the time…

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Beaked whale strandings in Sicily coincident with NATO exercises

Michela Podestà from the Museum of Natural History of Milan sent out a notice about two beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) that were found stranded in Sicily close to Syracuse February 8, 2011. The local Coast Guard attempted to tow and…

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SF Bay Area presentation on Marine Mammal Bio-acoustics

If you are in or around Sausalito, CA on Thursday Feb. 24, the American Cetacean Society has invited me to give a presentation on Marine Mammal Bioacoustics. The Bay Model Visitor Center is an Army Corps of Engineers facility that…

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Aran Mooney et. al. dig deeper into squid hearing

Aran Mooney was the Principal Investigator on a project to determine the hearing sensitivity of squid. An article this week in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute newsletter describes the research and its importance to commerce and ecology. We know from…

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