Area of Focus: Marine Mammals

May 13, 2024

A better way to find right whales

Researchers combined sounds from the sea with views from the air

May 7, 2024

Rope entanglements hinder right whale reproduction

The population is down to only 73 reproductive females

May 6, 2024

San Francisco sees rare sea lion spike

An anchovy boom has brought vast numbers to Fisherman’s Wharf

April 10, 2024

WSB: Spotting leopard seals by algorithm

Researchers tested computer programs to see how well they identified individuals by their markings

April 1, 2024

Researchers say two killer whale groups are different species

Resident and transient killer whales overlap but don’t mix

March 28, 2024

Bird flu is killing seals around the world

Scientists believe the mammals are contracting the virus from affected seabirds

March 22, 2024

Warming climate shifts bowhead whale migratory path

Bowhead whales are changing their timing and path of migration

March 13, 2024

Despite resurgence, elephant seals impacted by near extinction

Researchers found that their reproductive and foraging success has been affected by a population bottleneck

March 8, 2024

Avian flu is adapting to spread to marine mammals

The findings indicate “a multi-species outbreak”

January 25, 2024

AI can help track manatees

Manatee counts can provide a proactive way to help struggling manatee populations