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Michael Moore is the Director of the Marine Mammal Center at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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Changing the Deadly Collision Course Between Ships & Whales

(3) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 10:19 AM

For millions of years, the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Oceans have been home to right whales. They feed in the productive higher latitudes, especially from spring to fall. During the winter months, they migrate to lower latitudes if ready to calve.

Once plentiful, centuries of whaling took their toll....

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The Pied Piper of South Georgia Island

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 3:23 PM

Climate change, global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and biodiversity loss are all writ large in the skies of today's science and politics. So much of the hopelessness of where the human race has dragged planet Earth revolve around these issues. Homo sapiens is after all the worst of...

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Fishing Gear vs. Whales

(10) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 12:37 PM

Case 11, a North Atlantic right whale that stranded on Wreck Island, Va., died a slow and painful death. Fishing line had entwined the baleen on the left side of her mouth. Two lines stretched from there across her blowhole, then wrapped tightly around the left flipper.

The lines carved...

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