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"It was wonderful luck," says whale scientist Ari Friedlaender, who spoke from a ship on its way across the treacherous Drake Passage toward Antarctica from Chile, for yet another attempt to find and tag minke whales. "Most of the time, by the time you actually see a minke, you aren't likely to see it again." ...
Orca whales breaching (Robert Pittman (Public domain) via Wikimedia Commons). Launch Gallery. 13 Photos. Are you ready for World whale Day? This Sunday, February 18th, it's time to learn about, appreciate, and celebrate, the mighty whale. It's no fluke (whale pun-nailed it) that I'm giving you a ...

Audible disturbances are simply noises that interfere with the lives of the whales. Because sounds travel exceptionally well in water -- Southern Resident Killer whale calls can travel for 16 kilometres or more -- whales use it to hunt for food and communicate with other pod members. By the same token, ...
FLAGLER BEACH -- The skull and upper jawbone of a whale washed up on Flagler Beach this week and has been taken to the Georgia Aquarium's conservation Field Station at Marineland for further research. The biologists who examined the skull and upper jawbone think it may be from a humpback ...
Mr Angus was not sure whether it was male or female, and did not know how it died. The whale was to be buried at an undisclosed location. Sperm whales are rarely seen on Bay of Plenty beaches. "It's pretty rare for us in our patch," Mr Angus said. "A mature sperm whale turn up north of Papamoa camping ...

... California, and her team scoured a collection of more than 4,500 recordings of blue whale sounds taken from underwater microphones at over a dozen locations over 14 years, from 2002 to 2016, in Southern California. The researchers then synced the recordings with the movements of 121 whales that ...
Scarce few whales located off warm waters of south Taranaki coast ... A NIWA expedition in the Cook strait and South Taranaki coast has managed to put trackers on only two whales, due to warmer waters changing the ... An 18-metre female blue whale surfaces in the ocean of lower Northland in 2010.
The skull and upper jawbone of a whale washed up on Flagler Beach this week and has been taken to the Georgia Aquarium's conservation Field Station at Marineland for further research. The biologists who examined the skull and upper jawbone think it may be from a humpback whale but they're waiting ...
In just nine days in the summer, volunteers taking part in the sea Watch Foundation's National whale and Dolphin Watch spotted hundreds of whales and dolphins off the Devon and Cornwall coasts. One wildlife cruise boat operating year-round out of Falmouth recorded 5,764 sightings from seven different ...
It was disrespectful to the whale and to the members of the public who were there guarding it." There were established cultural traditions that should have been followed, he said. "Our tipuna never used chainsaws to hack whales to pieces." Bidois said the jaw was the most valuable bone in the whale, both ...
In some species, such as European robins and nightingales, singing is often adjusted as a means of conserving energy, and energy may be a factor with blue whales as well. But unlike birds, Širovic says, "blue whale songs propagate over tens of kilometres or even 100 kilometres." And when they're ...
VANCOUVER -- Researchers studying the activity of whales off British Columbia's coast have had an unusual and "surreal" encounter with a sperm whale. Jared Towers is part of a fisheries and oceans Canada team monitoring the sound of cetaceans and marine mammals using a network of ...
The racket created by snapping shrimp could be one of the factors drawing eastern Pacific gray whales to the waters off the Oregon coast. ... A gray whale in the kelp bed of a rocky reef foraging area. whales ... But, the researchers caution there could be other factors driving the whales to feed near the reefs.
The Hindu science Quiz -- Of droopy dogs and killer whales. A S Nazir Ahamed · Shubashree Desikan. February 13, 2018 19:36 IST. Updated: February 13, 2018 22:40 IST. Share Article; PRINT; A A A. An employee training an orca in a pool water of the Marineland theme park in southeastern France. | Photo Credit: AFP.
Those threats can come from the increase in shipping and larger vessels, as well as the possibility of entanglement in fishing gear. The whales' Arctic habitat has been changing with global warming. "There is less and less ice, so the feeding season for whales has gotten longer," Perryman said. "In the short ...
"It's showing us the (relationship between the species)," said Paul Nader, a veterinarian and assistant professor of veterinary anatomy and wildlife/zoo medicine. "And when you start asking questions, you get new questions. We're trying to figure out, why does an elephant have a heart like a whale?

The Type C killer whales, known as Charleys, travel a channel cut by an icebreaker to McMurdo Sound. Dr Eisert is studying the Ross sea orca's feeding patterns and population numbers, recording their sounds and capturing skin samples with a biopsy dart gun. "It's the same animals, over and over again.
But the discovery of the shrimp and their connection to gray whale feeding grounds could mean changes to the underwater soundscape affect marine animals more than previously thought, according to Haxel. "The co-location of snapping shrimp with particular habitats and foraging prey for gray whales ...
But experts at fisheries and oceans Canada confirmed it was indeed a sperm whale, and on Monday Towers saw the young male cetacean in the flesh, hanging out near a group of transient killer whales. "Like they say, seeing is believing. We knew it was there because we could hear it, but you get a ...
An iceberg in the western Antarctic Peninsula where krill populations - vital food source for seals, whales and penguins - are declining. Photograph: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images. The Antarctic, one of the world's last great wildernesses and home to animals such as whales, penguins and leopard ...
Stretching nearly 30 meters (100 feet) long and weighing up to 172 metric tons (190 short tons), the endangered blue whale is the largest animal known to have existed. Though the exact purpose of blue whale vocalizations remains elusive, researchers think the whales may use calls to maintain distance ...
The mammal was part of a group of whales swimming close to the paddleboards Sunday evening, said Yoffe. The paddleboarders were preparing to leave after the sun went down but decided to swim closer to the whales for a better view. That is when the mammal approached the paddleboarding group ...
Amazing video shows a whale putting on a majestic show for onlookers in Newport Beach! ... The gray whale peeked above the water attracting many beachgoers on Sunday. Later in the day, ... The video of the whale was shared by Mark Girardeau and Newport Coastal Adventure using #abc7eyewitness.
The trio got to talking, and soon they learned of a whale-watching program Brunn started in 1986 with the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods at Bodega Head, where state parks volunteers act as docents during the Pacific gray whales' annual migration period. The Draffins, near retirement at that point, ...
Until recently, unregulated shipping patterns caused whales and ships to frequently collide, damaging vessels and injuring or killing the animals. From 2009 to 2012, there were 13 whale deaths in the gulf, many thought to be the result of ship strikes. Fortunately, a combination of solid whale biology and ...
"The humpback whales are taking advantage of the fact that there is less and less sea ice around the Antarctic Peninsula," says Friedlaender. "The inverse to that … is that while it's a great place to be a humpback whale now, it's a very bad place to be a minke whale." Because of their size, minkes weren't ...
A group of people paddle boarding in La Jolla on Super Bowl Sunday came face-to-face with a whale as the sea creature surfaced near their boards. The incredible encounter was caught on video by fellow paddle boarder, Scott Yoffe, who worked as the assistant director of Public Relations for the Chargers ...
Before this whale was added to the collection, the museum did not have a complete humpback whale skeleton, although the mammals collection does have a complete beaked whale skeleton, as well as a variety of preserved whale skulls. There are also baleen plates from minke and bowhead whales in ...
For killer whales, it would be the whale's left side, their saddle patch and dorsal fin. These photos contribute to identification catalogues and help researchers monitor the habitat use and life histories of cetaceans in our local waters. In 2016, there were 103 reported sightings of killer whales in Howe Sound.
Oddly, despite being in France, the whale appears to have chosen to communicate in English, observing current EU negotiating protocol. Doubtless all European cetaceans will revert to their original regional dialects when our glorious independence from those Brussels bureaucrat fat cats is finally enacted, ...
"The current location is the best under the circumstances. The department hopes that the injured whale will rest and gather enough strength to go back off-shore lest they re-strand. "False killer whales were known to occur in large numbers of up to 40 animals made up of smaller groups of 10-20 individuals; ...
They call her Halo -- the right whale was born to another documented calving female, Loligo, in 2005, and was last seen in 2016. That was until staff with the sea to Shore Alliance spotted her Wednesday near Little St. Simons Island. She, and her companion, are the first right whales seen off the coast of ...
Even the largest marine creatures are vulnerable to tiny fragments of plastic littering the world's oceans. A new study has found whales and whale sharks - the largest fish in the world - are ingesting microplastics in alarming quantities. These creatures are filter feeders, meaning they consume large ...
whales, some sharks and other marine species such as rays are increasingly at risk from microplastics in the oceans, a new study suggests. Species such as baleen whales and basking sharks, which feed through filtering seawater for plankton, are ingesting the tiny particles of indigestible plastic which ...
Even though it's fantastically mouth-fart filled, a huge portion of the "words" coming out of the whale's mouth sound like squeaks. Besides that, it's not clear how important it would be to note that whales pass on dialects non-genetically; that seems a bit superficial compared to the underlying mode of ...
Despite many court actions, MacDuffee said "the federal government has still not issued any directives to reduce the threats to southern resident killer whales since they were listed [as a species-at-risk] in 2002." In October 2017, the federal government pledged to keep whale-watching boats farther from ...
"It's critical to get the oil out of the bones to help preserve the skeleton and keep it from becoming rancid," Bruce Mate, a whale expert at the university, said in a statement. "The chemicals needed are both carcinogenic and flammable, so they have to be handled carefully. They are expensive and need ...
Last week, another dead North Atlantic right whale was found off the coast of Virginia, marking the first death this year. An estimated 450 North Atlantic right whales are left in the world. Studies have shown lower speeds reduce the risk of ships colliding with whales and, if strikes do occur, the severity of the ...
The Pacific whale Foundation released a whale and Dolphin Tracker app which is now available for download from the App Store and Google Play. The app is free for both iOS and Android mobile devices. The app was developed by researchers at PWF in partnership with International Underwater ...
SIMON & THE whale First, the name. Gabriel Stulman, who owns Happy Cooking Hospitality, a restaurant company with several spots in the West Village, said he was inspired by all the whale-patterned gifts his toddler, Simon, had been receiving. Mr. Stulman also likes naming his restaurants for family ...
A 30-foot humpback washed onto Fernandina Beach Sunday morning. "This whale is not a full-grown adult," Surrey-Marsden said. "It's also not a calf that might be dependent on its mother, so we call them juvenile whales. workers are burying the whale piece by piece but only after dissecting the animal to ...
Restricting Chinook salmon fisheries throughout the region to enable Chinook salmon populations (the whales' main food source) to recover. Prohibiting commercial and recreational whale-watching on Southern Resident killer whales in the feeding refuges at relevant times of year (May 1 through ...
It would be enough if the government simply implemented its own Resident Killer whale Action Plan released last year, the groups say. The detailed federal plan aims to ensure access to food, reduce disturbance due to human activities, protect whales from pollution and protect critical habitat for northern ...
In the wild, killer whales live in pods and each has its own dialect, which includes calls that are completely unique to themselves. Some clicks are even thought to represent names. But it was unclear where that knowledge came from. Previously killer whales have been observed mimicking the barks of sea ...
This question has been bothering me for some time. If a whale (specifically, the Balaenoptera musculus or blue whale, at 180 tonnes) was dropped from space (the outer limit of the Earth's atmosphere), what impact would it have on a city, compared to the Hoba meteorite in Namibia, which weighs 60 tonnes ...
Seattle (CN) -- The Coast Guard must face claims by two Northwest tribes that a plan for oil tanker traffic threatens the habitat of southern resident killer whales, a federal judge ruled this week. The Tulalip and Suquamish Tribes sued the Coast Guard last year over its adoption of a traffic-separation plan ...
"We know that it's just not all about the whales, it's about people. It's a community story wherever we go. I've got to go to every nook and cranny in Newfoundland over the years," said Ledwell. He says it is hard when they have to damage a fisherman's expensive gear to release a whale. "But we know that ...
Every year, humpback whales travel down from northern waters to the Amami and Okinawa islands to breed and nurture their calves. According to Katsuki Oki, chief of the Amami whale and Dolphin Association, which has been monitoring the species in the area, 683 humpbacks were counted around ...
Vancouver Aquarium will no longer keep whales, dolphins in captivity ... The Vancouver Aquarium is giving up its fight to keep whales and dolphins in captivity, saying the heated public debate on the issue is hindering its conservation ... Necropsy suggests Chester the false killer whale died from infection.


 

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