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Facing the music: calls of one of the worlds most endangered dolphins

River dolphins are some of the most endangered dolphin species in the world. Unfortunately, they are vastly understudied and greatly misunderstood. For the first time ever scientists were able to capture hundreds of different calls, showing that these animals have a vast language unique from other species. Brandy BiggarAs a grad student, I study marine […]

Healthy Obesity: Whales and Dolphins Benefit from their Blubber

Scientists study the genetic underpinnings of blubber formation in whales and dolphins, highlighting genes that may play a key role in human obesity. Dina NavonI am a doctoral candidate in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I’m interested in how an individual’s genes and the environment in which it […]

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