Nature Photographer Of The Year Announced
The GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 has officially been announced as wildlife photographer Peter Lindel, who captured this stunning image of a sun-drenched European hare in its natural habitat.
Tuning Into Dolphin Chatter Could Boost Conservation Efforts
- Tuning in to the signature 'whistles' of dolphins could prove a game-changer in being able to accurately track the movements of this much-loved species.
- A recent study, investigated whether there was a way to attribute unique whistles to individual bottlenose dolphins living in Western Australia's Swan River.
- "Our ultimate aim is to track the movements of individual dolphins through underwater acoustic recorders," Professor Salgado Kent said. "Until now researchers around the world have relied on laborious and expensive visual surveys on boats to track individual dolphins. We aimed to design a new approach to monitor individual dolphin activity through matching unique sounds, to individual dolphins."
- More than 500 whistles were matched to dolphin photos over the period of the study.
- Learn more about future efforts and read the study here.
California Crab Fishery Closing To Protect Whales
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife ordered the Dungeness crab fishery to close in mid-May to protect whales and sea turtles from becoming entangled in fishing gear.
- The Department of Fish and Wildlife said it was exploring options to assist fishermen under the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act. Learn more here.