The hopeful return of polar whales

Whales are rediscovering their old haunts in the Arctic and Southern oceans after centuries of hunting.

Lauren McWhinnie, Assistant Professor in Marine Geography, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Jan. 1, 2021 ~7 min

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Meet the meat-eating ducks of South Georgia

On one of the world's most remote islands, a species of duck has learned to scavenge on dead seals.

Joshua Powell, PhD Researcher, Conservation Biology, UCL • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~6 min

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