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Immune-system cells of fish are ingesting plastic—and then dying  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
It's become an all-too-common variety of news story: Dead whales whose digestive systems are clogged with plastic. Increasing numbers of seabirds eating plastic, often with dire consequences. Ditto with turtles... more
How the Cold War is helping the biggest fish in the sea  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
It might surprise you to learn that nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War are now helping conserve whale sharks, the largest living fish. more
Cold War nuclear bomb tests reveal true age of whale sharks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists for the first time correctly determine the age of whale sharks. more
Nuclear bombs could reveal how old whale sharks really are  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Researchers dated the growth rings inside two whale shark bones using nuclear bomb carbon leftover from the Cold War. more
Cold War nuclear bomb tests reveal true age of whale sharks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists for the first time correctly determine the age of whale sharks. more
Using sound and environmental DNA to find an elusive, endangered whale  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In an ongoing effort to detect endangered Bryde's whales, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and MBARI have teamed up to deploy an Environmental Sample... more
Whales are dying, but numbers are unknown. Coronavirus has stalled scientific field work  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As gray whales began their northern migration along the Pacific Coast earlier this month—after a year of unusually heavy die-offs—scientists were poised... more
Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters. more
A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as 'a quintessential forage fish' for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales and other marine... more
Secrets to swimming efficiency of whales, dolphins  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Recent work has examined the fluid mechanics of cetacean propulsion by numerically simulating their oscillating tail fins. A team developed a model that, for the first time, could quantitatively predict how the motions of... more
Researchers unlock secrets to swimming efficiency of whales, dolphins for next-gen underwater robots  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Someday, underwater robots may so closely mimic creatures like fish that they'll fool not only the real animals themselves but humans as... more
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