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Dan Gilgoff

of National Geographic News

Dan Gilgoff is the director of National Geographic News.

Dolphin roundup at Japan’s Taiji Cove puts spotlight on changing economics of hunts

Japanese fishermen from the village of Taiji have driven an estimated 200-plus bottlenose dolphins into a local bay made notorious by the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. These days, the economics of the hunt are driven less by the market for dolphin meat than by zoos and aquariums.

Best Twitter Reaction to Dennis Tito’s Manned Mars Mission Announcement

By Brett Line, National Geographic News The tweets poured in after news broke Wednesday that a group called Inspiration Mars is planning to send a couple to fly by the red planet. The couple would spend 501 days in space before returning home. The mission, slated for 2018, is being funded by multimillionaire Dennis Tito,…

We Need Your Help: Send Us Your Family Portrait

National Geographic is working on a story about the changing face of America. The most recent census showed that the number of Americans who consider themselves multiracial grew faster than those who self-identify as a single race. Nine million Americans reported being more than one race. Does your family reflect this changing picture? If so,…