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
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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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
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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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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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
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