Why whales in Alaska are happy

Photo credit: Christopher Michel licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report from BBC News explains why whales in Alaska have been happy. Namely, the coronavirus pandemic shut down tourism, quieting the waters in which they live, and making it easier for them to communicate. Whales are social

Walruses can make lots of noise

Photo credit: Putulik Jaaka from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This fascinating article in The Atlantic describes research into how male walruses make noise to attract mates. The research subject was Sivuqaq, an orphaned walrus rescued as a calf who spent the rest of his life at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Pandemic quiet gave voice to pigeons

Photo credit: Vicky Deshmukh from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition We all know that city dwellers have changed their routines during the pandemic. According to Matthew Rozsa, so have urban pigeons. With more people staying home and fewer cars on the road, cities are less

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