A sperm whale has been causing a splash in the Norwegian town of Oygarden, just outside Bergen. The creatures rarely come so close to shore, but the 15-meter long whale spent much of Thursday swimming around in a bay, to the delight of spectators.
AFP (Aug. 9, 2013) A sperm whale has been causing a splash in the Norwegian town of Oygarden, just outside Bergen. The creatures rarely comes so close to shore, but the 15-meter long whale spent much of Thursday ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 8, 2013) Faced with an alarming loss of coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists in Queensland are building a coral sperm bank to protect as many species as possible against extinction. A 2012 ... watch video
Newsy (Oct. 3, 2014) A new study found increased alcohol intake negatively affects sperm count in Danish men. Heavy drinkers' sperm count decreased by up to a third.
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AP (Aug. 1, 2014) A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard. The 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist. (Aug. 1)
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FORA.tv (June 11, 2013) Conservation photographer Bryant Austin is the only photographer in the world producing high-resolution, life-size photography of whales. A chance encounter with a humpback calf and its mother helped ... watch video
AP (Apr. 17, 2015) Researchers from the E/V Nautilus had quite a surprise Tuesday, when a curious sperm whale swam around their remotely operated vehicle in the Gulf of Mexico. Cameras captured the encounter. (April ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Apr. 21, 2015) Members of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus meet a sperm whale while conducting research in the Gulf of Mexico. Elly Park reports.
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