Whales
New Eocene-Period Whale Unearthed in Egypt  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of extinct protocetid whale, based on the fossilized remains found in the Western... more
The limits of ocean heavyweights: Prey curb whales' gigantic size  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists collected data from hundreds of feeding whales, allowing them to determine how much energy species of different sizes invest to capture their prey and which of these... more
The limits of ocean heavyweights: Prey curb whales' gigantic size  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
At 100 feet long and weighing more than 100 tons, blue whales are the largest creatures to have evolved on the planet. Other whales, like killer whales, are... more
The 'right' whale to save  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
You may have heard that Earth's current sixth mass extinction stems from human causes, but what does this actually look like? I present to you Exhibit A: North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), a species disappearing at an... more
A new early whale, Aegicetus gehennae, and the evolution of modern whale locomotion  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A newly discovered fossil whale represents a new species and an important step in the evolution of whale locomotion. more
Newly described fossil whale represents intermediate stage between foot-powered and tail-powered swimming  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A newly described fossil whale represents a new species and an important step in the evolution of whale locomotion, according to a University of... more
Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research finds that killer whale grandmothers who were no longer able to reproduce had the biggest beneficial impact on the survival chances of their grand-offspring. This may be because grandmothers without calves of... more
Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-calves, new research has found. more
Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?  NPR · 1 week
New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies... more
Whales may owe their efficient digestion to millions of tiny microbes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that the microbial communities inside whales may play an important role in the digestion of... more
Characterizing whale vocalization can help map migration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Killer whale pods each have their own set of calls they use to communicate, sometimes referred to as the pod's "dialect." By characterizing an individual pod's calls, researchers can track the pod's seasonal movements,... more
Whaling and climate change led to 100 years of feast or famine for Antarctic penguins  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research reveals how penguins have dealt with more than a century of human impacts in Antarctica and... more
220-lb. 'Litter Ball' Found Inside a Dead Sperm Whale's Belly  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Whale experts who visited the scene described the amount of plastic in the animal's body as 'horrific.' more
Whaling and climate change led to 100 years of feast or famine for Antarctic penguins  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research reveals how penguins have dealt with more than a century of human impacts in Antarctica and... more
Giant Magnetic Ropes in a Galaxy’s Halo  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
This image of the "Whale Galaxy" (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), reveals... more
Astronomers Spot Huge Magnetic Structures in ‘Whale Galaxy’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have captured a new image of the edge-on barred spiral... more
Medical News Today: How fast does a blue whale's heart beat?  MNT · 3 weeks
Scientists have recorded a blue whale's heart rate for the first time. The findings may explain why no other animal has ever been larger than a... more
Image: Giant magnetic ropes in a galaxy's halo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This image of the "Whale Galaxy" (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), reveals hair-like filaments of the galaxy's magnetic field protruding above and... more
First recording of a blue whale's heart rate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
With a lot of ingenuity and a little luck, researchers monitored the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild. The measurement suggests that blue whale hearts are operating at extremes... more
With suction cups and lots of luck, scientists measure blue whale's heart rate  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups... more
Researchers report first recording of a blue whale's heart rate  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Encased in a neon orange plastic shell, a collection of electronic sensors bobbed along the surface of the Monterey Bay, waiting to be retrieved by Stanford University researchers.... more
Alaska Native ice cellars failing amid environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For generations, people in Alaska's far-north whaling villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their subsistence food to perfection and keep it cold throughout the... more
Manta rays and whale sharks consuming massive amounts of plastics near Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from Australia, the U.S., Indonesia and New Zealand has measured the amount of plastics that manta rays and whale sharks... more
Endangered whales react to environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Some "canaries" are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive change in the... more
Endangered whales react to environmental changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Some 'canaries' are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive change in the... more
Drones carting GoPros to track gray whale behavior and spot their poop off Oregon Coast  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using drones deployed in the air and GoPros underwater, Oregon State University marine ecologist Leigh Torres recently completed... more
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