marine mammals

Narwhals increasingly exposed to mercury

May 7, 2021

Narwhal tusks can tell researchers a lot about the marine mammals’ feeding habits and exposure to dangerous chemicals. “They’re kind of like tree rings,” ...

A banner winter for right whale calves

April 13, 2021

North Atlantic right whales produced more offspring last winter than any year since 2015. That’s good news for researchers who became particularly concerned three ...

Are marine mammals at risk from COVID-19?

September 22, 2020

Some mammals, including cats, dogs and minks, have contracted COVID-19. That has led researchers to wonder if marine mammals could also be susceptible. Researchers ...

Freed manatee returns to Georgia waters

April 9, 2020

A manatee that wildlife managers freed from stranding using a bulldozer last fall in Georgia has returned to Savannah after a 30-day migration northward from Miami. ...
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