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Listen In On Orcas 
A new app lets you listen in on Puget Sound Orcas for fun and science. Hydrophones planted in the sound are being used to monitor the endangered Southern resident pods, and determine their movements and habits. By using the app, you can possibly contribute to that effort. The Smithsonian explains: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/listen-orca-chatter-new-app-180970793/

Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2018 
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards of 2018 are out, and the BBC has an amusing gallery of the winners: https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-46302730

Astronomy Photo Awards 2018 
Naturally enough, things are looking up at the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards. Here, with the story and a gallery of breathtaking photos, is Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/some-good-came-out-of-2018-astronomy-photos/