Whales
Researchers create virtual model based on recovered blue wall  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at Dalhousie have scanned the skeleton of a young blue whale, giving them a trove of data on the endangered marine giant and creating a unique virtual 3D model... more
Climate change may be putting beluga whales out of their depths  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international team of researchers has found that the physical condition of beluga whales affects their capacity to store oxygen in their blood and muscle tissues,... more
Canada bans capture and breeding of dolphins, whales  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Canada's parliament on Monday approved a bill banning the capture and breeding of cetaceans such as whales and dolphins in a move hailed by animal rights activists. more
First dead endangered right whale of 2019 spotted in Canada waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first dead critically endangered North Atlantic right whale of 2019 has been spotted in Canada's Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the fisheries and oceans department said... more
New sub-species of pilot whale identified in Pacific Ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Short-finned pilot whales are found over a wide swath of the world's oceans, with habitats in the Indian, and Pacific, and North Atlantic oceans. Despite this wide distribution, the whales... more
Feds declare emergency as gray whale deaths reach highest level in nearly 20 years  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Alarmed by the high number of gray whales that have been washing up dead on West Coast beaches this spring,... more
New orca calf reported in southern resident J pod  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new calf has been born to J pod, Canadian whale-watch companies were reporting Friday. more
More Than 70 Gray Whales Dead in 6 Months, and Scientists Don't Understand Why  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
It's been almost 20 years since scientists have seen this many gray whales in such a short period of time. more
New sub-species of pilot whale identified in Pacific Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Short-finned pilot whales are found over a wide swath of the world's oceans, with habitats in the Indian, and Pacific, and North Atlantic oceans. Despite this wide distribution, the whales... more
U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales  REUTERS · 2 weeks
U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed... more
Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
U.S. scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches. more
Plastic poisons ocean bacteria propping up the marine food chain  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
We've all seen the impact of our plastic addiction. It's hard to miss the devastating images of whales and sea birds that have died with their stomachs full... more
Link to stress, health of whales might be in giant mouths  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Whale researchers in New England believe they've found a new way to measure the amount of stress felt by whales when they experience traumas such as... more
Climate driving new right whale movement  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in Gulf of Maine's deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in... more
All ears: Genetic bases of mammalian inner ear evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Mammals have also a remarkable capacity in their sense of hearing, from the high-frequency echolocation calls of bats to low frequency whale songs. Assuming that these adaptations have a root... more
Climate driving new right whale movement  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in Gulf of Maine's deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in... more
All ears: Genetic bases of mammalian inner ear evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mammals have adapted to live in the darkest of caves and the deepest oceans, and from the highest mountains to the plains. Along the way, mammals have also adapted a... more
High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many fish, marine mammals and seabirds that inhabit the world's oceans are critically endangered, but few are as close to the brink as the North Atlantic right whale... more
Researchers seek answers to gray whale deaths after 57 are stranded this year  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Gray whales are dying at twice the usual rate as a brutal migration unfolds, with whales washing up on Washington state beaches,... more
Researchers find oil does not damage or clog whale baleen, but plastic does  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A trio of researchers with Hampden-Sydney College has found that exposure to oil does not damage or clog whale baleen. In their... more
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