Southern Right Whale Recovery Could Take Decades, Study Finds

This week, whale watchers went bananas over sightings of about 250 northern right whales in the plankton-rich waters around Cape Cod. The pods represented half of the total population of these critically endangered cetaceans, one of the world’s rarest animals. Now, in the first assessment┬ásince the end of the 19th century whaling era, the British …

New Article on ScientificAmerican.com: Whaling logbooks reveal clues to climate change

My latest story, “250-Year-Old Eyewitness Accounts of Icier Arctic Attest to Loss of Sea Ice,” has just been posted on Scientific American‘s website. This marks my debut for the nation’s most prestigious science magazine! My story looks at ARCdoc, the research project based at the University of Sunderland, that data-mined old ships’ logbooks for weather …