OCEARCH — Discover

Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project to geared to helping scientists collect previously unattainable data on animal movements from deep in the world’s oceans.

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Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle’s Genes

You might expect turtles that live near each other or in similar environments would be genetically similar. But new research shows that magnetic fields actually have more to do with genetic likeness. (Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

via Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle’s Genes — News : NPR

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Basking Sharks

(PORTLAND, Maine) — Scientists say a species of large, but harmless, shark has been gathering in atypically big groups off of the northeastern United States and Canada. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says groups of 30 to 1,400 basking sharks have been seen in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island, New York. The…

via Schools of Up to 1,400 Sharks Are Gathering Off the Coast From Long Island to Canada — TIME