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New Research Reveals:  The New York Bight Is an Important Year-Round Habitat for Endangered Fin Whales
New York, February 15, 2024— The New York Bight is an important year-round habitat for endangered fin whales, according to new research examining fin whale song patterns. This new paper published by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists in the journal “Scientific Reports” reveals new insights about the presence and potential subpopulation distribution of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in waters off N...
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Small, Shy Porpoise Is a Frequent Visitor to the Busy New York Harbor
NEW YORK (July 20, 2023) – A small, shy porpoise species has been detected year-round in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, the largest and busiest port on the U.S. East Coast, according to a research team with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) publishing in the Journal Frontiers in Marine Science. This research confirms for the first time that harbor porpoises, which are vulnerable to ocean noise and human disturbance, are surprisingly living in...
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A Tribute to Dr. Roger Payne 1935-2023

The following tribute to Dr. Roger Payne, who died June 10, was issued today by the Wildlife Conservation Society:

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