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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 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

Feb. 8, 2017 — A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to the other side of the world, revealing those areas of the ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Killer whales are one of only three species that are known to go through menopause, surviving long after they've stopped reproducing. Those older females play an essential role in helping their ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Scientists have published one of the largest genetic studies ever conducted on the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) for the purpose of clarifying management decisions in the Southern ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — A new study finds the annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska is altered by sea ice changes in the Arctic, while other belugas do not appear to be ... read more

Efforts Are Needed to Enrich the Lives of Killer Whales in Captivity

Jan. 5, 2017 — Keeping Killer whales in zoos and aquariums has become highly controversial. In a new article, experts outline several novel ideas for improving the lives of Killer whales in zoological institutions ... read more

Humpback Habitats Off Madagascar Revealed as Energy Exploration Ramps Up

Jan. 4, 2017 — How humpback whales use marine habitats off the eastern coast of Africa is only partially understood, and that has become a conservation concern as offshore energy exploration expands in the region. ... read more

Dec. 23, 2016 — A sophisticated new type of 'tag' on whales that can record data every second for hours, days and weeks at a time provides a view of whale behavior, biology and travels never before ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — A team of researchers and fishermen used video and audio recordings to observe false killer whales removing fish from a longline fishing hook, a behavior known as ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — Marine scientists have discovered that two species of dolphin in the waters off Bangladesh are genetically distinct from those in other regions of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, a finding ... 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

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