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The Saipan seen: from the big Bryde’s whale to the small spinner dolphin

By Marie Hill, Adam Ü, Allan Ligon, and Tom Ninke After leaving Guam, the Cetacean Research Program conducted small-boat surveys for whales and dolphins off Saipan and Tinian during May 17-26, 2017.  During our second day on the water, we … Continue reading

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White Caps, Painted Dolphins, and Sperm Whales Galore!

by Marie C. Hill, Andrea R. Bendlin, Allan D. Ligon, and Adam Ü After having to skip our surveys off Saipan last year because of the damage from Typhoon Soudelor, we were happy to return during 7-18 May 2016 to continue … Continue reading

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Cetacean Surveys of the Southern Mariana Islands: Saipan, Tinian, and Aguijan (May 30-June 14, 2014)

by Marie Hill, Andrea Bendlin, Allan Ligon, and Adam Ü During the 14 days that we spent on the water surrounding Saipan, Tinian, and Aguijan, we surveyed over 1500km of trackline. We had 13 encounters with 5 different cetacean species … Continue reading

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