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Marine Debris: A Major Threat to the Wor...

Marine Debris: A Major Threat to the World’s Sharks

One of the major issues facing the world’s oceans and marine species living within them is the presence of marine debris. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), marine debris is defined “as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned […]

OUT OF THE DEPTHS: MYSTERIES OF OUR OFFS...

OUT OF THE DEPTHS: MYSTERIES OF OUR OFFSHORE DEEP-DIVING WHALES

Far out in the Atlantic lurk strange creatures considered to be the deepest diving of all mammals. These record setting animals are Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). Normally found far from shore, the Research Center has encountered and photographed individuals of this species during pelagic birding and whale watching trips. The beaked whale family consists […]