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Archive for September, 2013

Intense Weight Loss by Migratory Humpback Whales Could Increase Health Risks Posed by Pollutants

Australian and Norwegian researchers measured levels of pesticides and PCBs in southern hemisphere humpback whales to find out whether extreme weight loss during migration could have unforeseen consequences for the species. Carrie McDonoughI am the founder of oceanbites, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Higgins Lab at Colorado School of Mines, where I study poly- […]

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I’m excited to announce the launch of oceanbites.org! Inspired by the successful and informative astrobites.org, oceanbites is a blog where current and classic papers related to the fields of oceanography and marine science will be highlighted and explained by graduate students and post doctoral researchers. The goal of oceanbites is to make cutting edge research accessible […]

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