Riveting Reads.



A weekly post of riveting reads from my travels around the internet this week! A selection of links, blogs, news articles, scholarly articles and images I am currently loving.

Sea Turtles Don’t Go With The Flow: Through telemetry researchers have discovered that young sea turtles do not actually float with the currents but actually make an effort to swim in a specific direction.

Most Threatened Mammals Map: This map using data from The World Bank shows the number of threatened mammal species in different countries. It is very sad to look at.

One In 10 European Bee Species Facing Extinction: Our most important pollinator is facing a bleak future.

Climate Change Is Changing Whale Migration: Humpback and fin whales in the North Pacific arrived on averaged a day later each year over a 27 year study.

To our knowledge this is the first study showing how such long-lived species adapt to climate change.” Dr. Christine Ramp, University of St Andrews.

Gray Whale Completes Longest Mammal Migration EVER Recorded: Migrating from Russia’s Sakhalin Island to Baja California, Mexico a trip of almost 14,000 miles. Suggesting the possibility that the “endangered” modern population of western gray whales is actually a pioneering group of eastern whales looking to reclaim a former (and much more extensive) migration range.

Lack Of Female Nominees for Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame: Leading to two top Canadian scientists resigning from selection committee after the lack of gender diversity two years in a row.

Thermal imaging technology is being trailed in the Hauraki Gulf to detect surfacing whales: Ship strike is the greatest cause of death for whales in the gulf so new means of whale detection is important to both researchers and the Ports of Aukland

ROV Sperm Whale Encounter: Amazing and rare sperm whale encounter with an ROV from the E/V Nautilus team who run the Nautilus Exploration Program.

What have you been reading this week? Let me know in the comments below.

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