The legend of Babakoto

By Safina Center Fellow Ben Mirin Malagasy legends say the Indri is the father of mankind. The name “Babakoto,” or Ancestor of Man, comes from a story of a young boy traveling in the rainforests of eastern Madagascar…. Read More
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The birds and the dolphins

By Safina Center Fellow Ben Mirin Notes from the Field: The first of three vignettes A vignette from Expedition Echo, a 7-day sailing journey to record marine mammal vocalizations along the coast of Belize. It was a fisherman’s worst… Read More
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Searching for Dawn Choruses in New York City

By Ben Mirin, Safina Center Fellow An alarm was going off somewhere in the street below. It sounded like an oven timer. The roar of an engine rose like a wave as a truck lurched onto my block,… Read More
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