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Oil Pollution is Making Gulf Dolphins Sick

For eighty-seven days in 2010, 210 million gallons of oil from wells below the Deepwater Horizon poured into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers announced recently that as a result, Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay are suffering from a host of maladies, including lung disease and adrenal problems.

March 4, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman

Getting to Know Whale Vaginas in 7 Steps

It's not easy to study a whale vagina. But it is necessary. Right now, penises get far more attention than vaginas in the science world. (It's also apparent in the museum scene, too—sadly, today, there's no vagina equivalent to rival the Icelandic Phallocological Museum).

June 11, 2014 — Marah Hardt
Odobenocetops: ridiculous ‘walrus whales’

Odobenocetops: ridiculous ‘walrus whales’

I always hoped that, one day, I’d have time to talk at length about Odobenocetops, one of the strangest and most exciting of fossil cetaceans.

November 14, 2013 — Darren Naish

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