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Entries for January 2018

Settling in to Our Boats for the Bangladesh Marine Megafauna Survey

Settling in to Our Boats for the Bangladesh Marine Megafauna Survey
(January 26, 2018) [The is the second blog in a series about the WCS-led marine megafauna survey, which is gathering data on whales, sea turtles, sharks, and other marine species inhabiting the coastal waters of Bangladesh. Data from the effort will identify biologically important locations for future consideration as marine protected areas. Neha Simlai is an international management consultant for WCS’s Bangladesh Program and a research participant in the survey]  On Christmas morning I was sipping a w...

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Setting Sail for the Bangladesh Marine Megafauna Survey

Setting Sail for the Bangladesh Marine Megafauna Survey
(January 12, 2018) The densely populated country of Bangladesh is a land crisscrossed by an intricate system of hundreds of rivers, including the mighty Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system. These enormous freshwater inputs, combined with the bio-productivity from the world’s largest mangrove forest, feed into the Bay of Bengal – of which 166,000 square kilometers belong to Bangladesh.Extraordinary oceanographic conditions in these waters, including a part of the submarine canyon known as Swatch-of-N...

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