Riveting Reads.

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A (sometimes) 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.

Researches delve into the nuances of sperm whale vocalisations: The scientists findings show cultural transmission of the vocalisations through generations are key and suggest evidence of human-like complex culture and multi-level social structures in sperm whale clans.

Birds reveal the evolutionary importance of love: When birds choose their own mate they have 37% more reproductive success than when they have their mate chosen by scientists. There is also a GrrlScientist write up on it here.

Shark alarm in Perth: Curtin University (where I am visiting) and Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club have joined together to create BeachLAB. The alert system works by recognising marine animals there were previously tagged with acoustic tags and are travelling though the area. See a video about it here.

If we burn all fossils fuels we are in for dire sea level rises: A new paper indicates that if we burn them all the rise could be as much as 60 meters over the next 1000+ years but even over the short term of 100 years we could see a 3 meters increase.

A bad year ahead for coral bleaching in Hawaii: With warmer than normal temperatures around Hawaii set to continue this year the coral will not have time to recover from last years bleaching event.

Last but not least a little self plug: My first paper came out last week and is on the vocalisations of killer whales in the Bremer Canyon, Western Australia. Please have a read!

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


You can also follow along on the Deep Blue Conversations Facebook Page. I post interesting articles related to marine conservation, share awesome stories as well as photos from the marine conservation and environmental world in general. Come on over and have a look! I also have Twitter come and join the conversation you can find me as @Leila_Lula!

Riveting Reads.

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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.

It has been a hectic week for me so only a Riveting Reads post for you all to enjoy this week!

Seven Things We Have Learnt Since Last Earth Day: A cool post on Vox of seven things we have learnt about Earth since last years Earth Day (It was Earth Day yesterday!).

Five Years On From The BP Oil Spill: A very slow recovery is occurring after the devastating oil spill. However, effects are going to linger in the environment for many years to come and we can not predict what will happen as the oil remains in the marine environment buried beneath the sand offshore.

Oceans Are A $24tn Economy: A report commissioned by WWF has shown. Making the oceans the seventh largest economy in the world before the value of oil and wind power. The report warns however, “that nearly two-thirds of the world’s fisheries are “fully exploited” with most of the rest overexploited“. Putting a monetary value on the ocean is sadly needed to make the value of the ocean understood by the business community who don’t necessarily see it for it’s intrinsic value.

Threat Of Neonicotinoids To Bees Becomes Clearer: Two new studies in Nature go deeper into bees response to neonicotinoid laced plants.

The World Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Suspends Japanese Association Of Zoos And Aquariums: After a unanimous vote by World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Waza) members they have been suspended due to their involvement with the Taiji dolphin hunt.

25 Years Of The Hubble Telescope: Launched by NASA 25 years ago Mashable shares some beautiful images of space taken by the Hubble Telescope.

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


You can also follow along on the Deep Blue Conversations Facebook Page. I post interesting articles related to marine conservation, share awesome stories as well as photos from the marine conservation and environmental world in general. Come on over and have a look! I also have Twitter come and join the conversation you can find me as @Leila_Lula!

Riveting Reads.

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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.


You can also follow along on the Deep Blue Conversations Facebook Page. I post interesting articles related to marine conservation, share awesome stories as well as photos from the marine conservation and environmental world in general. Come on over and have a look! I also have Twitter come and join the conversation you can find me as @Leila_Lula!

Riveting Reads.

Humpback Whale Blow And Companions Back in British Columbia A welcome back to my weekly post of riveting reads around the internet this week! A list of links of blogs, news articles, scholarly articles and images I am loving this week.

This Storify of the #IAmAScientistBecause: You can read through some of the most fascinating, insightful and funny reasons people are scientists! You can see the #IAmAScientistBecause timeline below:

Story-board your research proposals: I think this is a neat idea to visualise your research plan of attack!

Bremer Canyon “Orca Fest” In News: The research I conducted in Bremer Canyon was briefly in the news here in West Australia!

With the ice melting Polar Bears won’t get enough nutrients from land food: No terrestrial food sources will be as energy-dense as the marine prey of polar bears.

Acoustic telemetry reveals cryptic residency of whale sharks: Neat paper that has discovered that whale sharks remain resident in Mafia Islands, Tanzania year round but just occupy a deeper and further off shore environment during the “off-season”. Sweet use of telemetry.

Brilliant Ted Talk on Shame: Not conservation but a wonderful talk by Brené Brown, I think we should all watch about: “Life is about daring greatly, about being in the arena.

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


You can also follow along on the Deep Blue Conversations Facebook Page. I post interesting articles related to marine conservation, share awesome stories as well as photos from the marine conservation and environmental world in general. Come on over and have a look! I also have Twitter come and join the conversation you can find me as @Leila_Lula!