Standing at the front step of Asia, the area north of the Black Sea has always seemed significant to recent explorer such as Greeks or Romans. Now we can stretch the imagination beyond ancient ideas to those genes that contributed to the most ancient migrations of the human species.
Well, we can wait, and wonder, but will we warm to the conclusion of this conference. Everything, as usual, is against us, but the Earth has to win eventually. The alternative is even worse than miserable terrorists.
Science has followed many large mammals recently, in efforts to conserve and understand their habitats and their lives. Now, new modes of migration in humpbacks open up a can of krill for yet more investigations.
When dolphins are 'rescued' in various countries, the car given seems to be ill-considered. We are simply looking at the success rate which is reported to be low, in most places. They could even end up in commercial aquarium shows, but they certainly rarely make it back to the sea.