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BMMRO & Beaked Whales in the News

Our friends at the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) recently completed a pilot study that will help scientists measure the size of Beaked Whales. See their work featured in Coastal Angler magazine here.

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Marine Mammals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dolphin Smoke Weed (Sort of)

I really cant tell if this is fake news, but if not it is amazing. Dolphin getting high on pufferfish (video link here).

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Marine Mammals|1 Comment

Great news for the world’s marine mammals

I am always excited to report positive news (reported at length here).  Starting in the new year, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will require countries exporting seafood to the United States to demonstrate that their fisheries comply with the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).  The US is the world’s largest seafood importer and the MMPA is among […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Categories: Current Events, Endangered species, Marine Mammals, Overfishing, Policy|1 Comment
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New Blainville’s beaked whale paper

Check out a new paper from BMMRO on echolocation in mother-calf pairs of Blainville’s beaked whales. In short, this study provides novel insight into the vocal behavior of mothers when accompanied by calves and suggests that neonates dive with their mothers during foraging. See full paper here.

 

Full citation:

Dunn, C., Claridge, D., Durban, J., Shaffer, J., Moretti, D., […]

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New BMMRO Website

Keep up to date with marine mammal research going on throughout The Bahamas. See here for Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization’s new website!

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: Marine Mammals|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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Spotted Dolphins of The Bahamas

Conch Salad TV has just posted a new video about the Spotted Dolphins of The Bahamas. See video here.

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: Education, Marine Mammals|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bahamas MPAs Featured

In one of the top ecology journals. See page 2.

Manatee in Little Harbour

Track all of Randy the manatee’s movements at The Bahamas Manatee Club site.

By |July 9th, 2015|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks, Marine Mammals, seagrass|0 Comments

Manatee satellite tag locations – Eleuthera

Check out Gina’s movements for the last two weeks:
http://www.bahamaswhales.org/news/2015/news_Feb15.html

By |March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Marine Mammals, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New article on beaked whale strandings

Article here

By |November 6th, 2014|Categories: Marine Mammals|0 Comments