Liz Devitt

All Stories by Liz Devitt

  1. Health & Medicine

    Cool Jobs: Linking animal health to human health

    Scientists who watch out for diseases in wild animals also can play a role in keeping people from getting sick.

  2. Animals

    Using dolphins to find unknown ocean pollutants

    Long-lasting pollutants may threaten marine mammals and human health. To find those pollutants, scientists are sampling blubber, then running the fatty material through new types of tests.

  3. Animals

    Seals: Catching a ‘corkscrew’ killer

    Spiral wounds on dead seals led experts to blame boat propellers. But cameras exposed another source: One seal species was killing another.

  4. Animals

    Faking out whales

    A false “dinner bell” can safely distract hungry whales from stealing fish from commercial fishing lines, new research shows.