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Space junk harpooned like whale in orbit-cleanup test  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale. more
Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
'Megalodon' -- a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies -- likely went extinct at least one million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.... more
Marine life typically thrives in the tropics – so why do whales prefer the poles?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Life in the sea isn't easy. Talk to most people about the ocean and they are likely to... more
Study confirms beaked whales' incredible diving abilities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new Duke University-led study provides the first detailed record of the diving behavior of Cuvier's beaked whales in U.S. Atlantic waters. more
Beaked whales' incredible diving abilities confirmed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study provides the first record of the diving behavior of Cuvier's beaked whales in US Atlantic waters. The species is Earth's deepest-diving mammal but spends very little recovery time at the surface. The new... more
Male killer whales hunt more than females  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's hard to tell just how imperilled killer whales are. With several different forms—some of which may even be different species—it's unclear which are at serious risk and which are less vulnerable. But one... more
Are sharks being attacked by killer whales off Cape Town's coast?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Large, predatory sharks occupy the top of ocean food chains, where they play important roles in maintaining diverse and healthy ecosystems. The loss of these predators... more
"Thar she blows!" Scientists use drones to monitor whale health  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The old cry of sailors sighting a whale's waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists... more
Rare whale found dead in Everglades National Park waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A rare whale was found dead in the waters of Florida's Everglades National Park. more
UH marine mammal research captures rare video of newborn humpback whale  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The humpback whale calf is so new that its dorsal fin and tail flukes appear soft and flimsy, and its mother is still excreting blood, while... more
Plastic in the oceans is not the fault of the global south  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Our oceans are littered with plastics. Indeed, we are regularly exposed to images and stories of whales and sea turtles choking to death on... more
Plastic in Britain's seals, dolphins and whales  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Microplastics have been found in the guts of every marine mammal examined in a new study of animals washed up on Britain's shores. more
'A way of life': Japan's whalers back treaty withdrawal  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Neatly lining up sliced whale meat to make "jerky" in the wintry sea breeze, Tetsuya Masaki says whaling is just part of daily life in his tiny Japanese community of... more
Plastic in Britain's seals, dolphins and whales  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Microplastics have been found in the guts of every marine mammal examined in a new study of animals washed up on Britain's shores. more
Sonar Can Literally Scare Whales to Death, Study Finds  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Researchers have answers about what sonar does to whales, and it isn't pretty. more
For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behaviour: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have long known that some beaked whales beach themselves and die in agony after exposure to naval sonar, and now they know why: the giant sea mammals suffer decompression... more
Why do beaked whales return to a Navy sonar range despite frequent disturbance?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Using data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within parts of a Navy sonar test range... more
Why do beaked whales return to a Navy sonar range despite frequent disturbance?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within parts of a Navy sonar test range... more
Climate change pushing killer whales to migrate north  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Paying no attention to nearby divers, a killer whale and her calf hunting for food frolic in a snowy Norwegian fjord. more
Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Japanese whalers discussed plans Thursday to resume their commercial hunting along the northeastern coast on July 1, for the first time in three decades. more
Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a new study. more
Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a study published January 23, 2019 in... more
Shutdown makes it tough for groups to help endangered whales  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work. more
Antarctic krill population contracts southward as polar oceans warm  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The population of Antarctic krill, the favorite food of many whales, penguins, fish and seals, shifted southward during a recent period of warming in their key habitat, researchers report. more
Piece to the puzzle of baleen whales' evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A researcher has added another piece to the puzzle of the evolution of modern baleen whales with a new study examining the teeth and enamel of baleen whales' ancestors. more
Otago researcher contributes piece to the puzzle of baleen whales' evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An Otago researcher has added another piece to the puzzle of the evolution of modern baleen whales with a world-first study examining the teeth and enamel... more
Antarctic krill population contracts southward as polar oceans warm  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The population of Antarctic krill, the favourite food of many whales, penguins, fish and seals, shifted southward during a recent period of warming in their key habitat, new research shows. more
Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a... more
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