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Unlocking the secrets of whale and dolphin societies

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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Unlocking the secrets of whale and dolphin societies

By Erich Hoyt / 30th September 2015

Arguably more than anything else, photo-identification, or “photo-ID,” opened the door to our appreciation of whales and dolphins as individuals. WDC researchers and close collaborators…

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More orcas captured in the Okhotsk Sea, Russia—When will it stop?

By Erich Hoyt / 14th August 2015

Three orcas (killer whales) have been captured in the Okhotsk Sea in the Russian Far East, according to sources at the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP).…

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Saving North Atlantic right whale habitats means saving the whales – Part 2

By Erich Hoyt / 9th February 2015

With only about 500 individuals the North Atlantic right whale remains on the endangered species list, even though there has been no whaling of this…

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Saving North Atlantic right whale habitats means saving the whales

By Erich Hoyt / 9th February 2015

PART 2  With only about 500 individuals, the North Atlantic right whale remains on the endangered species list, even though there has been no whaling…

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Saving North Atlantic right whale habitats means saving the whales

By Erich Hoyt / 1st February 2015

PART 1 Over the years, I have watched North Atlantic right whales skim along the surface feeding on copepods, nudge each other in what seemed…

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Location and size vital for whale and dolphin protection areas

By Erich Hoyt / 17th November 2014

WDC, together with more than 100 delegates from over 20 countries around the globe have been attending an international conference looking at protected sea areas for…

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