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Microplastic ingestion by baleen whales: How big a threat are the smallest plastics to the largest animals?

Baleen whales may be at extreme risk of exposure to microplastics, but neither the amount nor pathway of microplastic ingestion are well understood. My colleagues and I combined data from the California Current Ecosystem on density of micro plastics at different depths with tag deployments on blue, fin, and humpback whales to measure plastic ingestion […]

Next Generation Natural History: Using Technology to Understand Rattlesnake Behavior

Rattlesnakes are fascinating animals, but what do they really do? In this presentation you will learn about how researchers and citizen scientists are starting to unlock the secrets of rattlesnake behavior by studying exciting footage from time lapse and live-streaming cameras on a den with hundreds of rattlesnakes.  Register Now!

California’s Elephants: Mammoths and Mastodons, and other Megafauna

Follow the strange evolutionary history of mammoths and mastodons from the ancient swamps of Egypt to the plains of California, and among the many extinct mammals of the Pleistocene Megafauna. Was their disappearance due to changing climates, or at the hand of humans?  Register Now!