Whales in NYC’s waterways

Within sight of the famous New York skyline you might see something unexpected. Whales. Howard Rosenbaum, Senior Scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society explains why whales are showing up in New York City waterways and how researchers are tracking the phenomenon in real time.

SciTech Now Episode 417

In this episode of SciTech Now, we get a look into why whales are showing up in NYC waterways; Professor Robin Bell speaks about her study on the melting polar caps; an annual international competition where students have fun while learning the principles of STEM; and community solutions to climate change.

Belugas act as metric for environmental health

The waters of the Great Lakes Basin face many environmental threats, the greatest of which is pollution from chemical production, agricultural runoff, and industrial development. The health of the Great Lakes can be measured in many ways. One of the most unusual and telling is by observing the small isolated population of beluga whales living […]

SciTech Now Episode 224

In this episode, we learn why beluga whales are a reflection of the health of a watershed; author and scientist Ainissa Ramirez discusses how bubbles might help NASA catch comets; we explore the importance of studying the physiological changes that occur in traders during financial bubbles and crises; and a collaborative workspace reveals how it┬áserves […]