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Humpback Whales vs. Orcas: Is There Empathy Among Wildlife?

April 9, 2018
empathy among wildlife

Scientists are observing humpback whale behavior that might be empathetic.

Never become complacent in thinking you know everything there is to know about our planet. Inevitably, something will happen to make you realize you don’t know as much as you thought you did. Besides, that’s one of the great things about our world: learning new and interesting things about it.

As humans, we are the most advanced species on the planet, and we believe that all other animals, while possessing survival intelligence, can’t match our wit and reasoning capabilities. These traits certainly set us apart from other animals, but scientists are learning that animals might have more adaptations than we originally believed. One of these might even be empathy among wildlife.

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Oceans

How Citizen Science Affects Ocean Health

January 15, 2018
Citizen science affects ocean health

Subject to legends, ruled by gods and viewed as the source of life, the vast ocean continues to captivate humanity’s heart and mind. The ocean’s depths and extent boggle scientists on the issue of collecting adequate levels of data. Buoys and satellites provide a measure of assistance, but citizen scientists offer the most potential to gain the data necessary for analysis and exploration.

Citizen science affects ocean health, and citizen scientific assistance with data-gathering will benefit the wellness of the ocean and its diverse lifeforms. Globalizing citizen scientist initiatives provides the answer to gathering data needed to protect and heal the oceans.

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Why Have We Explored More of Outer Space Than the Ocean?

November 10, 2017
explored more of space than the ocean

Summary

Ocean exploration

  • Oceans make up 71% of the Earth’s surface but only 5% has been explored
  • .05% of the ocean has been mapped
  • Since 1969, three people have explored the deepest part of the ocean

Outer space exploration

  • Hubble Telescope allows up to see up to 13 billion lightyears away
  • Average Mars mission costs $3 billion (the amount it would cost to map the entire ocean)
  • Since 1969, we’ve sent 12 people to the moon

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