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A dozen whales, different species and ages, have washed up recently on nearly 300 miles of Northern California coastline. While this is not a record, it's still alarming. Why is it happening? Bay Area scientists are considering factors such as environmental changes, food distribution, shipping, ocean currents, and predator behavior. Meet staff from the California Academy of Sciences, Mission Science Workshop, and the Exploratorium, and explore evidence leading to and hypotheses about these tragic events.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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00:04:07
Twenty-seven miles beyond the Golden Gate, the craggy Farallon Islands have been home to fur-seal hunters from Russia, a gold-rush-era egg business, and even a nuclear waste dump. Today they’re home to 250,000 sea birds, not to mention seals, sea lions, whales, and sharks. What makes these stark-looking islands so attractive to wildlife?

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: January 26, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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00:02:52
Craig George and Glenn Sheehan explain how scientists have learned from Iñupiaq hunters to make more accurate counts of bowhead whales.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: September 1, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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00:01:26
Daniel Lum talks about the importance of the Bowhead whale to the native Barrow community.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: August 29, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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00:00:27
Scenes of Barrow, Alaska, near coast.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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