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Songs of the Humpback Whale

Songs of the Humpback Whale

Have you ever listened to the album that energised the Save the Whales movement? Biologist, Roger Payne, created the iconic album “Songs of the Humpback Whale” five decades ago and in a recent interview with WBUR explains how the record came to be. He describes the whale sounds as follows: “It’s a direct emotional exchange…. View more

Carbon and the Ocean – Could whales hold the answer to combating climate change?

Carbon and the Ocean – Could whales hold the answer to combating climate change?

The ocean is an important part of Earth’s carbon cycle as it helps with something known as carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation. Carbon sequestration is the removal of carbon dioxide gas from the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbon mitigation involves reducing emissions of carbon into the atmosphere. More recently, research has indicated that marine animals may… View more

Land Ho…Hello John Coe!

Land Ho…Hello John Coe!

Last month brought with it a whole host of marine news, with perhaps one of the most fin-tastic Newsplashes being the sightings of two killer whales, John Coe and Aquarius, swimming off the West coast of Cornwall. This encounter is special because these particular killer whale, or Orca, as they are also known, have not… View more

Where’s Wally?

Where’s Wally?

Wally the walrus has been causing a stir in Wales and has captured the heart of the public. While Wally’s initial appearances were sporadic and in often hard to reach places, he spent around a week in Tenby, hauling out on the RNLI slipway where he was observed- from a safe distance- by several Sea… View more

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