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    A soup that reeks of disgust

    Hope has been snuffed out. We give up. Our mission to find migrating blue whales around the Azores is ended. These low-pressure systems got the better of the crew’s will, and the Sedna IV, still docked, is now preparing for her next two missions in the area.

    Quand tout le monde parle de météo…

    « Bonjour! Ça va? Et le cyclone, il n’a pas trop fait la vie dure à votre bateau? » Cette dernière phrase, nous l’entendons à chaque nouvelle personne que nous rencontrons depuis le passage de cette tempête. Bejisa et ses conséquences pour la Réunion sont sur toutes les lèvres.

    Dilemma

    Put yourself in a scientist’s shoes. You’re a herpetologist. You’re working in the field to protect and save amphibians. You have two species of frog, and only 50 individuals of each remain in the wild. An array of factors (grants, volunteers, available equipment, etc.) mean you can only save one species. What do you do? What criteria do you base your decision on?

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  • Biodiversity

    Species (5)

    Humpback whale

    Common name: humpback whale
    Scientific name: Megaptera novaeangliae
    Length: 12 to 15 metres
    Weight: 36,200 kg or 80,000 lb
    Population: approximately 60,000 individuals
    Distribution: all ice-free oceans
    Issue: species recovering from over-hunting
    IUCN Red List status: least concern

    Blue shark

    Common name : blue shark
    Scientific name : Prionace glauca
    Length : 3.8 m
    Weight : approximately 200 kg (400 lb)
    Population : unknown
    Distribution : in tropical, subtropical and temperate ocean waters
    Issue : excessive exploitation
    IUCN Red List status : near threatened

    Bee

    Common name: bee
    Scientific name: superfamily Apoidea
    Length: average of 12 mm for workers, 15 mm for males (or “drones”) and 18 mm for queens
    Weight: N/A
    Population: N/A
    Distribution: worldwide (except polar regions)
    Issue: colony collapse disorder, pollution
    IUCN Red List status: N/A

    Great Frigatebird

    Common name: Great Frigatebird
    Scientific name: Fregata minor
    Length: 95 cm, average wingspan of 215 cm
    Weight: 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
    Population: approximately 500,000
    Distribution: tropical regions, central Pacific, Southeast Asian islands, Central Indian Ocean, central South Atlantic
    Issue: habitat destruction, disturbance of nesting sites
    IUCN Red List status: least concern

    Leatherback Turtle

    Common name: Leatherback Turtle
    Scientific name: Dermochelys coriacea
    Length: 1.4 to 1.6 m
    Weight: 300 to 900 kg (660 to 2,000 lb)
    Population: estimated at approximately 25,000
    Distribution: worldwide, from tropical oceans to subpolar seas; egg-laying sites on tropical beaches
    Issue: overexploitation of eggs, disturbance of egg-laying sites, fishing equipment, plastic pollution, overfishing
    IUCN Red List status: critically endangered

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    Threatened Species (4)

    scalloped hammerhead

    Common names: scalloped hammerhead, bronze hammerhead shark, kidney-headed shark
    Scientific name: Sphyrna lewini
    Size: 370 to 420 cm
    Weight: 150 kg (330 lb)
    Population: unknown (in decline)
    Distribution: warm and temperate seas, near continents, islands, and seamounts
    Issues: overexploitation, unintentional catches (bycatch)
    IUCN Red List Status: endangered

    Killer Whale

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    Leatherback Turtle

    Common name: Leatherback Turtle
    Scientific name: Dermochelys coriacea
    Length: 1.4 to 1.6 m
    Weight: 300 to 900 kg (660 to 2,000 lb)
    Population: estimated at approximately 25,000
    Distribution: worldwide, from tropical oceans to subpolar seas; egg-laying sites on tropical beaches
    Issue: overexploitation of eggs, disturbance of egg-laying sites, fishing equipment, plastic pollution, overfishing
    IUCN Red List status: critically endangered
    Considered as Threatened in Quebec.

    Grandidier’s Baobab

    Common name: Grandidier’s Baobab
    Scientific name: Adansonia grandidieri
    Height: 30 meters
    Diameter: 7.5 meters
    Population: The famous “Avenue of the Baobabs” has less than 30 trees, and about 20 to 25 more are scattered in the area.
    Distribution: In central western Madagascar
    Issue: Slow reproduction, overexploitation for its seeds, its fruits and its oil, fire, seed predation, climate change, habitat degradation, isolation
    IUCN Red List status: Endangered

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