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Erich Hoyt

Erich is a Research Fellow at WDC and Co-chair of the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force. He is a director of the Far East Russian Orca Project (FEROP).
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Whales, dolphins, porpoises and healthy seas under lockdown

By Erich Hoyt / 16th June 2020

Anyone watching blue, humpback or sperm whales can clearly see and hear the power-packed spout that comes just before they suck in a deep breath.…

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New baby offers hope for endangered orca community

By Erich Hoyt / 5th July 2019

On the morning of 30 May, off Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, an orca calf, complete with fresh foetal folds and typical orange (instead of white)…

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How to protect the whales and other marine mammals of the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

By Erich Hoyt / 2nd November 2018

I’ve just returned from France where a friendly group of scientists from 11 countries were gathered to put our heads together to help protect the…

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Where do whales, dolphins and other marine mammals live?

By Erich Hoyt / 23rd October 2017

It’s a big ocean out there. We’re learning a lot about whales these days in nearshore waters but good information on where exactly they live…

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Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference Marks Year of the Whale Celebrations in the Pacific

By Erich Hoyt / 24th April 2017

The preliminary results from the second Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) workshop in Samoa (27-31 March), have been presented at the “Whales in a Changing…

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IMMA workshop for the South Pacific held in Samoa

By Erich Hoyt / 18th April 2017

From the 27-31 March 2017, in Apia, Samoa, the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force invited 23 marine mammal researchers and other experts from…

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