Archive for the 'whales' tag

Humpback Whales Feed With Friends

If you know anything about humpback whale feeding behavior–and most people don’t, so don’t worry–you know about bubble nets....
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Eating Whale Meat in Norway

Today at Last Word on Nothing I have a little essay about eating whale meat. This spring while I was living in Sweden I had a lovely visit with my...
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Museum Tourist: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

This weekend the National Association of Science Writers held its annual meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is a great...
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whales in museums

I am a person with an unusual love of whales, museums, and whales in museums, but even if you aren’t obsessed with these topics, you should...
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inflatable whale

Students at my alma mater, Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and local high school students have built a nearly-life-sized inflatable whale...
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whales get stressed

Feces are a surprisingly useful subject for research. Scientists can use them to get a window into an animal’s inner life. You might think poop...
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right whales are ship magnets

Right whales aren’t one of the better-known whales. They aren’t as charismatic as humpbacks or orcas, or as ginormous as blue whales. One...
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museum tourist: old lahaina courthouse

I have a thing about whales. They’re so big, and interesting, and mysterious. For a long time, the only things we knew about them were what we...
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museum tourist: amnh (subway edition)

And, finally, an extra-cool feature of the American Museum of Natural History: It connects right up to a subway station. So if you’re going on...
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museum tourist: american museum of natural history

I went to nerd heaven on Wednesday. I was in New York for a meeting, so I decided this was my big chance to see the American Museum of Natural...
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