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For our happy, heavily taxed Danish friends, Christoffer Muusmann covers the value of whales in Weekendavisen.

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A new study suggests that great whales–baleen and sperm whales–have a powerful and positive impact on how the ocean works. Watch it on Voice of America.

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“Gund fellow Joe Roman has this professor gig down! As soon as the bell rang at the end of the semester, Joe began his road show covering three of his pet projects: invasives, nature writing, and marine ecology.” Read more here.
June 2014

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Joe Roman discusses the role of whale feces in the ocean nutrient cycle with Melissa Marconi Wentzel in the fabulous studios of KCAW, Raven Radio, in Sitka, Alaska.
May 2014

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The alligator snapping turtle, the biggest freshwater turtle in North America, is three species. Read about the discovery in National Geographic and Research at UVM.

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Rowan Jacobsen covers the invasivore movement. Read about chef Bun Lai and Joe Roman’s efforts in Outside Magazine.
April 2014

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Join the effort to keep frogs and salamanders off a busy road this spring. $45,000 could save one of Vermont’s most important populations of blue-spotted salamanders, along with other species. See our Indiegogo campaign and consider making a tax-deductible donation.

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Joe Roman and colleagues discuss why whale poop is good for the oceans—and us. Watch it here, complete with gorgeous BBC B-roll.
February 2014

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“By focusing on ecosystems, we can protect lots of species. We get plants. We get invertebrates. We get everything.”
Joe discusses the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with Ira Flatow and Peter Alagona. Listen here.
January 3, 2014

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“All species that deserve protection should be listed and fully protected.”
Read the testimony or watch the hearing.
December 12, 2013

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