February 4, 2021 By Kelly Fretwell Hakai Magazine
After a juvenile male humpback whale washed ashore on a remote beach along Calvert Island, British Columbia—the site of the Hakai Institute’s Calvert Island Ecological Observatory—in May 2019, the first order of business for scientists was to conduct a necropsy.
June 22, 2020 By L. Clarke Tate Hakai Magazine
A California team uses science to predict the risk of whale entanglements and shut down the Dungeness crab industry when necessary in “near real time.”
June 4, 2020 By James Gorman The New York Times
Modern medicine still depends on this animal’s blood to test for bacteria in vaccines. And an alternative test requires further study.
May 12, 2020 By Yvette Killian Yahoo Finance
Recorded temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean are increasing at an “alarming” rate, according to one scientist, and forcing fisherman to confront a seafood industry primed for disruption. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts recorded 2017 as the warmest year on record for water temperatures in the Northeast. Glen Gawarkiewicz, a senior scientist at the institution, said 2019 was equally “disturbing,” adding that over the past seven years, water temperatures off southern New England have increased by nine degrees Fahrenheit, faster than any region outside of the Arctic.