Saturday, September 8, 2012
Abby sez, 'there be whales out there!'
This dog is sniffing out whale poo. Whale poo can tell scientists a lot about the whale health and we have a lot of whales around WA state.
"OFF THE COAST OF SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash. — A dog named Tucker with a thumping tail and a mysterious past as a stray on the streets of Seattle has become an unexpected star in the realm of canine-assisted science. He is the world’s only working dog, marine biologists say, able to find and track the scent of orca scat, or feces, in open ocean water — up to a mile away, in the smallest of specks."
Full story here