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Science News: Major advance in whale protection and much more…

Encouraging News for Whales We’re thrilled to report a major advance in our collaboration to protect whales. For over a decade, reducing deadly collisions between cargo ships and whales has been a priority for the Point Blue Oceans team. In 2017, we published a seminal paper showing that the actual number of whale deaths from

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Science News: More drones for science? Yes!

Science Drones from Antarctica to CA Drones are fast becoming an important conservation tool. At Point Blue, we began using them to survey a colony of half a million penguins in Antarctica that we’ve been monitoring on foot since the early 1970s. That study is still active and proving to be successful in bringing a

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Antarctica 2020-21: An Unusual Season

This update on our conservation work in Antarctica comes to you from the only three biologists that were able to go this past season due to restrictions with the COVID-19 global pandemic. We start with some video field updates from Seasonal Field Technician Parker Levinson and then we hear from Antarctic Program Director Dr. Annie

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The Perfect Penguin Survey

By Parker Levinson, 2019-2020 Antarctica Program Intern A couple weeks after accepting an internship offer from Point Blue to study Adélie Penguins in Antarctica, I got a call: we’ll be flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. You’ll need to get a license through the Federal Aviation Association (FAA).  How would learning to

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