Tag Archives: cetaceans

Update from the Field: Have You Seen These Whales?

By Marie Hill and Amanda Bradford When we last checked in, our team of scientists was waiting for the weather in Saipan to clear up so we could get back on the water to look for more endangered western North … Continue reading

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A Whale of a Week in Saipan: Dispatches from the Field

By Marie Hill and Amanda Bradford It’s #WhaleWeek and a team of PIFSC scientists is on a mission to find endangered western North Pacific humpback whales off the coast of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Marie … Continue reading

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Black, white, and rare: Cetacean Program finds killer whales in the main Hawaiian Islands

This month the Cetacean Research Program at PIFSC has been surveying the waters around the main Hawaiian Islands to better understand the population structure and abundance of a variety of whale and dolphin species.   We’ve brought along a number of … Continue reading

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Big Tale of Dwarf Sperm Whales in the Marianas

By Marie C. Hill, Andrea R. Bendlin, Allan D. Ligon, Adam Ü, and Karlina Merkens After spending five windy days working off Rota (21-25 May 2016) where we encountered spinner dolphins, spotted dolphins and a Mesoplodont beaked whale, we flew … Continue reading

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Dolphin Storms and Whales and Dolphins

By Eric Mooney If you’ve happened to be paying attention to the weather in the western Pacific near Guam and the Marianas Archipelago this week, Typhoon Dolphin might sound familiar. Remarkably, the storm just so happens to coincide with the … Continue reading

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Cetacean Surveys of the Southern Mariana Islands: Rota (June 16-20, 2014)

by Marie Hill, Andrea Bendlin, Allan Ligon, Adam Ü, and Erin Oleson During 5 days of surveys off Rota, we covered 488 km of trackline and encountered 14 groups of cetacean species including  Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris), bottlenose dolphin … Continue reading

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