Pacific Scientists publish first sighting of pygmy sperm whale in Fiji

Scientists and Researchers from the University of the South Pacific (USP), published the first record of a sighting pygmy sperm whale in Fiji in the Journal of the Australian Mammal Society earlier this year. PhD Candidates Rufino Varea, Kelly Brown, and Jasha Dehm along with Research Fellow Dr. Brain Stockwell and Aquaculture Lecturer Dr. Chinthaka Hewavitharane utilized social media in the historical.

Photos by Brian Stockwell]

French Polynesia has highest Covid-19 cases in the Pacific

French Polynesia continues to have the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the Pacific, with the current total recorded at 18,060 according to figures published by the Pacific Data Hub. As of January, 131 people have died in French Polynesia from Covid-19.