blue whales

Marine tourism is now considered a “new frontier of late-capitalist transformation”, producing more revenue than aquaculture and fisheries put together. For many coastal communities, this industry is becoming the most significant economic activity. Marine tourism spans from simple operations run by one or few people (charter fishing boat operators, sea kayak tour guides, scuba diving…

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Michael Jordan liked to stick his out, Miley Cyrus loves to show hers off, and Gene Simmons’s may be the most famous among humans. Yet these tongues have nothing on those of the animal world when it comes to waggle and weirdness. Get a taste of these: Pangolin How can a walking artichoke be so dang cute?…

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Two biologists at Baylor University in Texas, Sascha Usenko and Stephen Trumble, and colleagues have dissected a giant gob of earwax from a blue whale to measure pollutants to which the whale was exposed. The earwax (known as an earplug) can also be used to measure levels of stress and sexual maturity. It sounds odd…

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By Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute for Mission Blue Last week an alliance of conservation organizations took a big step forward towards protecting the Central American Dome. Also referred to as the Costa Rica Dome, this highly productive region of the eastern tropical Pacific is home to abundant marine life, including critically endangered…

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By Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute for Mission Blue Last week an alliance of conservation organizations took a big step forward towards protecting the Central American Dome. Also referred to as the Costa Rica Dome, this highly productive region of the eastern tropical Pacific is home to abundant marine life, including critically endangered…

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