Valentine’s day can be a pretty lonely time for many people. Every day seems to be a lonely one for the whale in the North Pacific that sings at a unique frequency — 52 Hz — that no other whale uses to communicate. Researchers and Navy submariners have been listening to this oddball whale for decades, but […]
Today is World Orca Day. To be honest, we learned that today on Twitter. It’s not a big holiday around here, because doing science to inform killer whale conservation is what we do every day. Every day is Orca Day around here. But in honour of the event, we’ve put together a quick summary of some key ways our […]
Happy World Oceans Day! Today we can’t stop thinking of a wonderful quote from Yann Martel’s Life of Pi: “From the Tsimtsum all I had seen were dolphins. I had assumed that the Pacific, but for passing schools of fish, was a sparsely inhabited waste of water. I have learned since that cargo ships travel too quickly […]
Wow. Can you believe almost World Oceans Day again? Are you stressing about what to get the ocean this year? Relax. Take a deep, cleansing, blue whale-sized breath, because we’ve got you covered. This year, Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles Program will donate 1,000* Aeroplan Miles to Oceans Initiative (that’s us!) for each photo or drawing submission they receive […]
Here’s a beautiful king penguin Rob saw on South Georgia years ago. Hope you like it.
Please help our work win much-needed funding to keep whale and dolphin habitat quiet. It is ridiculously easy for you to help. Click HERE. It’ll take you to Facebook so you can vote for our Quiet Ocean Campaign. Just click the green button. Great! Thanks! That’s it. Unless you want to ask your friends to vote, […]
We get asked that question a lot. Today, we saw the best answer possible to that question, in E.O. Wilson’s amazing TED talk, called “Advice to Young Scientists”. We’ll wait while you watch it. Wilson outlines the lessons learned from his career in interdisciplinary science as a series of basic principles, but the most important […]
In these troubled economic times, scientists are under increasing pressure to (a) demonstrate the value of the services we provide to society, and (b) find creative ways to provide those services at ever-lower cost. Money is scarce, and environmental research is competing for funding with other worthy causes. Because many of the biggest foundations in […]