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In the Santa Barbara Channel, an underwater sound system tries to keep whales and ships apart  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The taut rope that was lowering an underwater listening station to the ocean's floor collapsed on... more
New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new U.S. lawsuit filed Monday seeks to establish a whale protection zone for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest. more
Japan under pressure over past hunting of endangered whales  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Japan insisted Friday it no longer hunts endangered sei whales in international waters, but faced accusations of still violating a wildlife treaty by allowing commercialisation of meat from past catches. more
Whaley Bridge dam collapse is a wake-up call: Concrete infrastructure demands maintenance  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Torrential rain in the Midlands and North of England that saw half a month's rain fall in one day caused such volumes of water... more
Whales die in new mysterious Iceland stranding  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some 20 pilot whales have died stranded in mysterious circumstances on the south-western coast of Iceland, emergency services said Saturday, only two weeks after a similarly unexplained mass stranding had already killed dozens of... more
Mystery deaths of dolphins, whales off Tuscany  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Thirty-two dolphins and two whales have been found dead off the Tuscan coast since the beginning of the year, the Italian region's environmental protection agency said Friday. more
Rare photo captures sea lion falling into mouth of whale  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a stunning photo, a wildlife photographer has captured a sea lion falling into the mouth of a humpback whale in what he calls a "once-in-a-lifetime" moment. more
Hundreds of volunteers help save five whales stranded off Florida beach  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Five pilot whales stranded in shallow water on a Florida beach were rescued Monday afternoon thanks to the efforts of scientists, the Coast Guard, and a... more
Researchers model unihemispheric sleep in humans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some animals, such as birds, dolphins, and whales, can engage in unihemispheric sleep, in which one hemisphere of the brain sleeps while the other hemisphere remains awake. Staying half-awake allows animals to literally "keep an eye... more
Why did whales beach themselves in Georgia? No answers yet  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Examinations of the carcasses of three pilot whales yielded no immediate answers to why they swam ashore and died on a popular beach in Georgia, state wildlife officials... more
Antarctic krill use 'hotspots' for their young  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research, published this week (24 July 2019) in the journal PLOS ONE, shows how Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), a key species in the Southern Ocean food web, choose different areas of the ocean... more
Following the food trail to help right whales  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Scientists are gathering data on a flea-sized, fat-rich organism that could be key to predicting where North Atlantic right whales venture in their search for food in the southern Gulf of St.... more
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