Tag: New England Aquarium

A Robot With Noodle-like Fingers Helps Handle Soft Jellyfish

It’s tough for marine biologists to study deep sea creatures in their natural habitat. Jellyfish and squid that live a mile or two underwater dwell beyond the range of scuba-diving scientists, who must rely on submarines to explore the near complete darkness at those depths. Once in a while, detritus samplers and other collection tools […]

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Grandmother and Grandfather Among 4 Endangered Whales That Died This Month

Four North Atlantic right whales were found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada in the last three weeks, representing about one percent of the remaining population that is closely watched. One, named Punctuation, was a breeding female who had mothered eight calves and then gone on to have several grandchildren, making her […]

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