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The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay
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The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay

The silvery research vessel Fulmar powers out to sea from San Francisco, bounding off waves on its way to the Farallon Islands. These are whale waters—dolphin, too. But they’re also the gateway to one of the west coast’s most bustling ports. And bustling ports bring a stream of cargo ships, […]

The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar
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The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar

If you were a blue whale, the water in most of the world’s oceans would be so murky that you wouldn’t be able to see your own flukes. Which is why most marine species use sound to navigate, feed, find mates, and communica—BLUURRRRGGGGHHHH AAAARRROOOOOO WAA WAA WAA—oh, sorry, pardon the […]