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The Doctor’s in: PhDone - life after your doctoral journey

From 'The Doctor's  (not) in (yet) to 'The Doctor's in'. Well, because I've finished ;)

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PhDone

This week, I have successfully defended my thesis in marine wildlife tourism!

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DeFINitely Hot: Straight out of a novel – ‘Orcastrated‘ killer whale attacks

'Killer whales would never attack people in the wild' is a popular opinion. So why did Atlantic killer whales choose to swim against the stream?

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Ask a Scientist: What is risky whale behaviour?

Australia has seen two serious incidents between swim participants and humpback whales this month. Could this have been avoided? Why 'reading the signs' is important when we engage in close encounters with marine wildlife...

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DeFINitely Hot: Why telling people to refrain from flash photography is not enough

We are on a good way to make marine wildlife tourism more sustainable by reviewing existing policies. However, it seems as if management still hasn't fully arrived in the 21st century...

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Ask a Scientist: How it really feels having submitted your thesis

You expect them to be as happy as a whale having its mouth full of krill, but some doctoral candidates may feel differently after taking the big leap...

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Who's Who? Orcas of Antarctica

If you thought the orcas of the Pacific Northwest are diverse, take a closer look at Antarctica...

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Happy(?) Mother's Day! What you should know about swimming with humpback whales

Every year, Mother's Day is celebrating the awesome moms out there. And frankly, some of them have to try a bit harder than others...

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