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The New York – New Jersey Harbor Estuary is a Dining Hotspot During Summer and Autumn Months for Bottlenose Dolphins

They click. They whistle. They love seafood. They are New York City’s nearshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) that return to feed in local waters from spring to fall each year, and a team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is tracking them.

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Scientists Say Environmental DNA Can Detect Whales and Dolphins in New York Waters

A team of scientists used an emerging genetic tool that analyzes DNA in water samples to detect whales and dolphins in New York waters.

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Study Says New York Waters may be an Important, Additional Feeding Area for Large Whales

A new study finds that that some large whale species (humpback, fin and minke whales) use the waters off New York and New Jersey as a supplemental feeding area feasting on two different types of prey species. 

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BEYOND “JAWS”: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Shark Conservation (Spanish and French)
“Shark Week” kicks off on July 11th, and just in time, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has released five facts you probably did not know about shark conservation to raise awareness about this imperiled group of fishes and what’s being done to protect them. 
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NYC PARKS, BRONX ZOO, NYSDEC & PARTNERS ADD ALEWIFE FISH TO THE BRONX RIVER
NYC Parks, in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance, Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) today came together to stock the Bronx River with 250 alewife, a type of river herring. “Despite the ongoing pandemic, we are thrilled to have been able to take part in this year’s “running of the fish,” an important part of our efforts to increase biodiversity and restore ecological value to the Bronx r...
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A Whale of a Tale: Acoustic Monitoring in the Upper and Lower New York Bay

WCS's Ocean Giants experts will speak at the Hudson River Foundation's Edward A. Ames Seminar on Monday, December 7th from 2-3:30 pm ET.

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New York Aquarium Welcomes Harbor Seal Pup
A harbor seal pup (Phoca vitulina) was born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium while the facility remains temporarily closed to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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WCS to Hold Seventh Annual Sip for the Sea Benefit at the Central Park Zoo

Sustainable seafood and perfect wine pairings will be front and center at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s seventh annual Sip for the Sea – a benefit that showcases and celebrates WCS’s marine conservation and education work at the New York Aquarium and around the globe.

Sip for the Sea will take place at the Central Park Zoo on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will help further the mission of WCS and the New York Aquarium to save wildlife and wild places.

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New York Aquarium: 10 Locations in NY/NJ Waters To Possibly Spot Whales from Shore

Experts at the New York Aquarium recommend ten locations where people might have the best chance to see a whale from shore–including the roof of its own Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

 

 

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SHARK WEEK NEWS: Help Bronx Zoo Raise Money For Local Shark Research In AZA’s “Party for the Planet” Video Competition
Want to help the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo raise money for local shark research in time for “Shark Week”? Here’s how.
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