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.

Statistics Can Be Misleading: See how with this TED talk by Mark Liddell.

New Paper By My Friend Dr. Kate Sprogis (and MUCRU): On the sex differences in abundance, movements, and survival of bottlenose dolphins off south-west Australia. The article is Open Access so go and read it now!

Common Misconceptions About Evolution: Always good to have a refresher and to know how to address peoples most common confusions.

Funny Take On The New Old Spice Advert: Six ways the ad violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Absolutely Horrific Public Behaviour: An endangered Franciscana dolphin in Argentine has died after it washed up and beach-goers jostled to take selfies with it. Heartbreaking.

The First Elephant Orphanage Is To Open In Tanzania: Due to renewed and intense poaching the centre will be opened to rescue, rehabilitate, and eventually release elephants which have been separated from their mothers at a young age.

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!
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Riveting Reads.

 

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New calf J54 frolicking ©Dave Ellifrit, the Center for Whale Research via Puget Sound Express

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.

More Sperm Whale Strandings: A total of 30 have now stranded across the UK, The Netherlands and Germany. Scientists at ZSL are at work to see if they can discover why.

Polar Bear Fitness Tracking: Female polar bears wore tracking devices to understand their movements and energy demands. Thinning and retreating sea ice is leading to bears needing to expend more energy to find food.

Southern Resident Killer Whales Baby Boom: Biggest boom since 1977, seen nine new calves since December 2014 and this January however, the sex ratio is inordinately biased towards males. We do not know why.

Le Sigh: Sighing is good for you! Without it your alveoli can collapse and struggle to reinflate themselves. You need to sigh roughly every five minutes (don’t worry it is involuntary!). See a video of Professor Jack Feldman of the University of California, whose team made the discovery, discussing it here.

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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Kermode “Spirit” Bears ©Kyle Breckenridge, Canada via Huffington Post

A 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.

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest Protected: Hurrah! 85% of the area will be PERMANENTLY off-limits to loggers. This is a spectacular coastal rainforest with a lot of amazing wildlife including Kermode “spirit” bears.

Elephant Poachers kill helicopter pilot: This is heartbreaking. Ivory poaching is one of the most despicable crimes and causing the loss of species. The pilot, Roger Gower, was shot when him and a safari guide went to investigate reports of three elephants having been killed by poachers. My thoughts are with his family.

Ship noise serious issue for killer whales: This topic will not be new news for regular readers of this blog or anyone who I have interacted with but good that it is getting more publicity!

Why do we not rid the world of mosquitoes?: They seem to cause all our woes, currently Zika. Read on to find out!

If we wrote about male scientist like we do female: There would be a lot more information on their appearance and family status! Twitter user @Daurmith has written up some funny bios for famous male scientists including Darwin and Feynmann.

Period Positive: Half the population gets them but we are never allowed to mention them, for fear of embarrassment and appearing ‘not good enough’ to do a task! Here’s to period positivity for female scientists and their male counterparts in the field! Twitter discussion curated into a Storify by @CarinaDSLR.

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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©Dan Kitwood/Getty Images via The Guardian

A 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.

Four Sperm Whales Strand On UK Coast: Likely a part of larger pod which stranded off the coasts Germany and the Netherlands since the beginning of the year. Such a sad sight to see. I plan to follow up with more information as post-mortem results come in!

Peer Review…: We all go though it when sending our manuscripts out into the woods that is reviewer one, two, and three and their opinions. Here are the ins and outs of the process!

Zika Virus: It is EVERYWHERE right now. I have a friend who will be researching it and from her mentioning it at the end of last year to now, the news cycle is all over it! BUT, what do we need to know about this little understood virus. Remember, DON’T PANIC!

The Mighty Kick Of The Secretary Bird Has been Quantified: The gorgeous predatory bird’s prey is highly venomous snakes that it needs to take out quickly. It does this with a kick that is five to six times the birds body weight!

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!