griseus: Massive Die-off of Dolphins in Peru The Peruvian government has released a report on the mass mortality of at least 900 dolphins along the coast of Peru that states that “natural causes” and “evolutionary forces” were the cause of death. BlueVoice, which has funded extended and extensive research conducted by Peruvian veterinarian and marine mammal expert Dr. Carlos Yaipen Llanos,...
Chinese man puts eel in anus, turns out to be bad... →
A 39-year-old man from the Guangdong province in China found himself hospitalised this week after putting a live swamp eel up his arse. After taking the very sensible choice of seeking medical attention it turns out his doctor thought this was a story we’d all like to hear….. Read more
Aquariums and Research
*Rant* If you are going into marine biology and intend to do biological research: please do yourself a favor and educate yourself on keeping aquaculture and aquarium systems. It’s flat out embarrassing otherwise. I work with some of the most renowned coral biologists and marine researchers in the world, and very few if any of them know the first thing about setting up any sort of holding...
greatwhyteshark asked: So I'm making a poster about dolphin morbillivirus. I've been reading a bunch of papers about it, but was just wondering if you know any good facts about it. Thanks!
Seventy-five per cent of Japanese whale meat... →
Three-quarters of the tons of meat from Japan’s controversial whale hunt last year was not sold, despite repeated attempts to auction it, officials said on Wednesday.
Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm a college freshman who's wanted to be a marine biologist since I was a kid, but have seemed to be struggling in school lately. I'm worried that it'll continue to get harder and that eventually I won't be able to handle it anymore. Is becoming a marine biologist really difficult/competitive? And is graduate school a lot harder?