Bethany Augliere’s Contributions:
The Belugas Have Landed
With permits finally in place, a controversial cross-border transfer of five belugas between aquariums is complete.
May 19, 2021 | 1,100 words, about 5 minutes
A Dolphin Double Whammy
Injured dolphins are being unfriended by those in their social network.
Jan 11, 2021 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
NOAA Approves Plan to Bring Captive Belugas to Connecticut
A controversial plan to import five whales from Marineland is moving forward.
Sep 21, 2020 | 900 words, about 4 minutes
Reef Manta Reaches New Record-Breaking Depth
Scientists aren’t sure why reef mantas are taking adventures into the deep.
Jul 22, 2020 | 400 words, about 2 minutes
Manta Rays Hit by Boats More than Previously Thought
Watching one manta’s propeller wound heal has revealed a scarring pattern previously mistaken for a shark bite.
Mar 31, 2020 | 600 words, about 3 minutes
For Manta Rays, Survival Isn’t Black and White
Does a manta ray’s coloration help it survive predation?
Jan 8, 2020 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
There Might Be Shark in Your Pet’s Food
Researchers found traces of sharks, including endangered species, in pet foods bought online and in supermarkets.
Dec 27, 2019 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
The Controversial Plan to Move Five Captive Belugas
There is a surprising amount at stake in a pending decision on whether or not to move the whales from an amusement park in Canada to a research aquarium in the United States.
Nov 28, 2019 | 1,200 words, about 6 minutes
Small Sea Lions with Big Personalities
Some Galapagos sea lion pups are bold, whereas others are shy.
Sep 12, 2019 | 400 words, about 2 minutes
When Dolphin Moms Are Fed by People, Their Babies Suffer
Juvenile dolphins whose mothers are fed by volunteers at an ecotourism operation are much less likely to survive.
Aug 16, 2019 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
One Ocean, Many Killer Whale Cultures
Iceland’s killer whale society is more fluid than that of their northeast Pacific peers.
Mar 1, 2017 | 600 words, about 3 minutes