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A Whale of a Day

A Whale of a Day
(February 22, 2018) By Nadim Parves[The is the fifth 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.]As we sailed southeast from St. Martin’s Island towards deeper waters, we scanned the waters for marine mammals. Sighting conditions have been po...

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Days in the Bay of Bengal: Between Dreams and Reality

Days in the Bay of Bengal: Between Dreams and Reality
(February 16, 2018) [Note: This is the fourth 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.]In 2011, I was in the middle of completing my post graduate degree in Nha Trang, Vietnam. I attended class every day to study fisheries management, hoping and...

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WCS Bangladesh Marine Megafauna Survey: Day Two with a New Discovery from F.B. Jobeda

WCS Bangladesh Marine Megafauna Survey: Day Two with a New Discovery from F.B. Jobeda
(February 11, 2018) By Shanta Shamsunnahar  [Note: This is the third 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.]  The WCS marine megafauna survey currently underway along the coast of Bangladesh involves two vessels. The larger vessel follows...

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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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