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Breakthroughs and achievements

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Science is home to some of the best science programs in Canada, a vibrant student community, and a world-class research impact. We are a scientific community filled with hundreds of stories to tell, so make sure to stay up to date on the latest scientific breakthroughs and exciting achievements from the Dal Science community.

In the news

Read a roundup of recent media coverage featuring researchers from the Faculty of Science.

Dr. Sarah Fortune, Department of Oceanography and Canadian Wildlife Federation Chair in Large Whale Conservation. Eavesdropping on the oceans to protect Canada's whales. The Toronto Star.

Dr. Hal Whitehead, Department of Oceanography. Sperm whales live in culturally distinct clans, research finds. The Guardian.

Dr. Tony Walker, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, MSc student Anna Ryan, PhD student Justine Ammendolia. Researchers used Hurricane Larry to prove ocean microplastics can be swept inland as air pollution. CBC News Nova Scotia.

Dr. Simon Sherry, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Canada launches long-awaited suicide crisis hotline. CTV News Atlantic.

Drs. Katja Fennel and Hugh MacIntyre, Department of Oceanography. An Alkaline Solution. Science magazine.

Dr. Jeff Dahn, Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Atmospheric Science. How an award-winning Halifax professor nurtured a network of battery entrepreneurs. CBC News Nova Scotia.

Dr. Sara Iverson, Department of Biology. On the menu: Canadian scientists want to know what Atlantic seals are eating. CBC News Nova Scotia.