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July 25, 2016

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Mar. 2, 2016 — Researchers have found that as multiple species of whales feast on herring, they tend to stick with their own kind, establishing species-specific feeding centers along the 150-mile length of Georges ... read more

Minke Whales Are Predominant Prey of Killer Whales in Northwest

Feb. 22, 2016 — The ecology of the orcas that live around Newfoundland and Labrador has been the focus of recent research. About 200 killer whales are believed to live in the area, most of which are seen in the ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — As the Arctic continues to change due to rising temperatures, melting sea ice and human interest in developing oil and shipping routes, it's important to understand belugas' baseline ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — When an endangered orca is in hot pursuit of an endangered salmon, sending out clicks and listening for their echoes in the murky ocean near Seattle, does the noise from the nearby shipping lane ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Dolphins played an important part in the diet of inhabitants of Panama's Pedro Gonzalez Island 6000 years ago. But did they hunt dolphins from dugout canoes, or use another technique to capture ... read more

Killer Whales Feast on Salmon in Summer

Jan. 6, 2016 — Salmon are the primary summer food source for an endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, according to an analysis of fish DNA in killer whale ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Humpback whales off the West Coast consume thousands of pounds of krill, plankton and small fish each day. Research shows that humpback diets reflect their surroundings, with the truck-sized whales ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — New hydrophone surveys of migration gateways to the Arctic show that recent extremes in sea ice loss has opened new waters to humpback and fin whales that once ranged through the far north only in ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — A 15-million-year-old fossil sperm whale specimen from California belongs to a new genus, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have quantified the amount of drag on entangled whales that is created by towing fishing gear, such as rope, buoys, and lobster and crab traps. The study provides ... read more

Belugas Blow Bubbles Based on Mood

Dec. 7, 2015 — A newly-released study is providing insight into why Beluga whales blow bubbles underwater and how their different shaped bubbles may be indicative of a Beluga’s ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — The speed of vessels operating near endangered killer whales in Washington is the most influential factor -- more so than vessel size -- in how much noise from the boats reaches the whales, according ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — A new species of fossil baleen whale that lived in the North Pacific Ocean 30 to 33 million years ago has been described. The whale, named Fucaia buelli by the researchers, is transitional between ... read more

Southern Right Whale Calf Wounding by Kelp Gulls Increased to Nearly All Over Four Decades

Nov. 11, 2015 — Wounding of southern right whale calves and mothers by Kelp Gulls has increased from 2% to 99% over four decades, according to a new ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Scientists are reporting a high rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The team has monitored these bottlenose dolphins in heavily oiled Barataria ... read more

Warmer New England Waters Change Landscape for Cod and Lobsters

Nov. 3, 2015 — An expert says a rapidly changing climate will dramatically change the living marine resources and maritime traditions of seacoast communities, like those of New England and must be accounted for by ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — One way to monitor impacts to the ecosystem is by observing the changes in occurrence or distribution of sea birds and marine mammals. So a team of researchers is 'eavesdropping' on marine ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — In the past, whales, giant land mammals, and other animals played a vital role in keeping the planet fertile by transporting nutrients via their feces. However, massive declines and extinctions of ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Scientists found a close relationship between a sudden surge in whale deaths at Peninsula Valdes, Argentina, and the toxic algae Pseudo-nitzschia. The finding demonstrates that some of the largest ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — An international team of biologists has made the first-ever field observations of one of the least known species of whales in the world -- Omura's whales -- off the coast of ... read more

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