Marine Mammals

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Are Pollutant Levels Changing in Marine Life? A Case Study of Metal Levels in Whales in the Sea of Cortez

Metal pollution in the ocean is a worldwide concern. We study the impact of metals, such as mercury, chromium...

Dental and Jaw Joint Pathology of the Walrus

Tooth and jaw (temporomandibular) joint (TMJ) diseases are common in certain wildlife species and may be important...

Assessing Guadalupe Fur Seal Health and Ecology

A multidisciplinary team of researchers will assess the health of Guadalupe fur seal pups and adults by studying...

Whale snot and blubber: Tools used to better understand basic physiology in free ranging cetaceans

Baseline indices for steroid hormone levels in humpback whales do not exist, and current monitoring techniques...

Comprehensive Conservation of Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Modern Ocean

Southern Resident Killer Whales are endangered; only 85 remain. In today's modern ocean they face many threats...

Identifying the best habitats for the Caribbean manatee in Cuba using sonar

The Caribbean manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, inhabits coastal tropical waters of Latin...

It's all about the attitude: personality, fitness, and foraging in northern elephant seals

Studies on marine mammal personalities are scarce, despite research showing that personality can relate to foraging...

View into Vocalizations, making affordable tags from smartwatches to track humpback whales and what they are saying

At Cetos Research Organization we specialize in underwater video of Hawaiian humpback whales. We are the...

A study of the radiocarbon ages and isotopic data for a new population of Steller's Sea Cows

Sale of material from marine mammals is generally prohibited. Many bone samples from St. Lawrence Island are...

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More About This Challenge

The sciency details

Challenge Amount:
$2,000
Submission Deadline:
Feb 16, 2016
Campaign Launch:
Feb 16, 2016

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How do challenge grants work?

When will the grant be awarded?

On March 17th at 6PM ET, the project with the most backers will be awarded directly to their project. The two runner-ups will also be awarded.

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Please Note:

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Challenge Aims

Project Eligilibity

This grant is for projects that launch campaigns by Feb 16, 2016. The project that ends with the most backers will receive an additional $2,000 grant. Eligible projects must be approved before the launch deadline.


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