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February 6: Whale Camera Spies On Hawaii's Deepwater Hunters
Pilot whales can often be spotted resting in large pods at the ocean surface, yet very little is known about the submarine behavior of these deep-sea hunters. In the squid-rich waters off Hawaii, National Geographic's Crittercam provided valuable insights into the lives of these highly social but mysterious sea mammals. Go>>

February 6: Uncovering Secrets of Blue Whale's Song
The haunting call of the blue whale is the most intense of any animal alive. Now, in an attempt to uncover the secret behind that song and other behaviors, National Geographic's Crittercam team have joined forces with whale experts to capture both audio and video footage from blue whales for the first time. Go>>

February 12: Leatherback Sea Turtle Mating Filmed for First Time
Scientists working with a National Geographic Crittercam team in Costa Rica have attached underwater cameras to document the world's largest living reptile in its seldom-seen underwater environment. The resulting footage has shed light on rarely seen mating behavior, captured on film perhaps for the first time. Go>>

February 12: Crittercam Sea Turtle Study May Aid Conservation
Sea turtles around the world are on a slippery slope towards extinction, but in Shark Bay on the remote coast of Western Australia, two species of the ocean-dwelling reptiles thrive amongst a flourishing diversity of life. National Geographic's Crittercam research could help researchers understand why Shark Bay's turtles are so successful. Go>>

February 19: Threatened Seals Forage Far From Home, Cameras Show
Only about 1,300 monk seals are believed to be surviving in the relatively remote waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian islands. To find out more about what is causing the precipitous decline in their numbers, researchers are using National Geographic's Crittercam technology—cameras attached to seals to find out how these large marine mammals find their food. Go>>

February 19: Connect the Spots: Revealing Leopard Seal Secrets
Tracey Rogers of the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre at Sydney's Taronga Zoo is the only biologist in the world committed to a long-term study of the leopard seal, the stealthy and skilled marine predator of the Antarctic. Go>>

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