My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing pod of about 5 or 6 narwhals while kayaking in NE Greenland during one of our kayak trips there in 1993 and 1994. They were just across a narrow fjord from us, initially coming almost straight towards us, but then turning slightly toward deeper water and disappeared from view. We loved the way they swam in sinc. I,e., their long front ‘teeth’ (one each) mostly rose out of the water closely together, and went down together.
Very informative! Thanks, Dan! I’m impressed.
(Full disclosure, this comment is from his dad.)
Neat podcast – thanks for sharing!
A couple of years ago, I published “Seal of approval – How marine mammals provide important climate data” about one of Dan Costa’s tagging projects on the other side of the globe on the Antarctic Peninsula. The data collected by the tagged seals was used to help determine what all led to a big chunk of the Wilkins Iceshelf to break off quickly in 2008. Really fascinating stuff of what all can be gleaned from the data collected by marine mammals not just for their own sake but for completely different research areas! Here is the link to the Skeptical Science blog post: http://sks.to/seals
Wow! What a great story. It’s so fascinating (and sad) to hear the story of another woman (in the 1970’s no less!) who made a remarkable discovery and didn’t get much credit for it. I love the way she talks about the discovery. Thanks for bringing this information to us. I plan to share it with my students.
Thanks for your comment, Suzanne. We would love to hear what your students thought about Kathy’s story of discovery and perseverance.
She was my role model and my advisor. Thanks indeed… excited to learn about her
Thank you for sharing.
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