NEW: Find great deals on the latest gadgets and more in the ScienceDaily Store!
Dolphins and Whales News
February 28, 2017

Latest Headlines
updated 3:24am EST

More Dolphins and Whales News
February 28, 2017

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — A sound in the Mariana Trench notable for its complexity and wide frequency range likely represents the discovery of a new baleen whale call, according to the researchers who recorded and analyzed ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Baleen whales store a wide range of hormonal data that can help chart a female whale’s reproductive history–data which researchers hope can be used to help repopulate ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — The origin of filter feeding in baleen whales -- the largest animal known to have ever existed -- is now better understood, thanks to research on 'Alfred' the 25- million-year-old ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Scientists have long used satellite tags to track blue whales along the West Coast, learning how the largest animals on the planet find enough small krill to feed on to support their enormous size. ... read more

Nov. 25, 2016 — Researchers have completed a huge photo-identification study to assess the seasonal habits of whale sharks in the tropics. They were surprised to discover that the male juveniles didn't seem to ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Declines in the Arctic sea ice are arguably the most dramatic evidence of the effects of current climate warming on ocean systems. While sea ice is perhaps the most defining feature of the habitat of ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — An acoustic buoy making its first near real-time detections of two rare great whale species in the New York Bight, including the highly endangered North Atlantic right ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — Analysis of some of the first recordings of wintering narwhals showed that they may have the most directional sonar of any species. Understanding how these whales use sound could help predict impacts ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — Researchers have known for decades that whales create elaborate songs, sometimes projecting their calls for miles underwater. A new study, however, has revealed a previously unknown element of whale ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Difficulty seeing in bright light, which can be linked to a genetic mutation, can also increase baleen whales' susceptibility to fatal entanglements in fishing gear, say ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Humpback whales can migrate thousands of miles to reach feeding grounds each year, but a new study concludes that their fidelity to certain local habitats -- as passed on through the generations -- ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Why reinvent the wheel when nature has the answer? One researcher's natural inspiration is coming from dolphins who seem to have protective proteins that may contain clues to treatments for ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — Whales are the biggest animals to ever have existed on Earth, and yet some subsist on creatures the size of a paper clip. It's a relatively common factoid, but, in truth, how they do this is ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — How do you find whales that dive so deep and spend so little time at the surface that some species have never been observed alive? Sometimes you just have to listen ... read more

Critically Endangered Whales in Russia Recovering

Sep. 6, 2016 — The critically endangered western gray whale population that feeds in Russia's Far East waters is slowly showing signs of recovery, but their numbers and range are still at risk from industry ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — The most endangered large whale species in the Atlantic is threatened by increasing rates of lethal and debilitating entanglements and a dramatic 40 percent decline in birth rates since 2010. About ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — In Cerro Colorado, located in the Ica Desert of Peru, sedimentary sequences dating back nine million years have been found to host the fossil skeletons of hundreds of marine vertebrates. In 2008, ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — A fossil that has been in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History since it was discovered in 1951 is today helping scientists piece together the evolutionary ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — All living toothed whales rely upon echoes of their own calls to navigate and hunt underwater, a skill that works best in conjunction with high-frequency hearing. Now, researchers who studied one of ... read more

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015