Whales & Dolphins

ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Written by on March 16, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Researchers recently captured the first-ever footage of the rare True’s beaked whale.

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Why do orcas go through menopause?

Written by on January 19, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Why do orcas go through menopause?

Orcas start reproducing around age 15 and can live for up to 100 years, but they stop typically stop reproducing in their 30s or 40s.

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Climate change altering some beluga whale migration

Written by on January 17, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Climate change altering some beluga whale migration

“The biggest take-home message is that belugas can respond relatively quickly to their changing environment, yet we can’t expect a uniform response across all beluga populations.”

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Deep-sea sensors helping researchers learn about beaked whales

Written by on September 23, 2016 in Technology, Whales & Dolphins
Deep-sea sensors helping researchers learn about beaked whales

A new set of drifting deep-sea acoustic sensors will help researchers learn more about elusive beaked whales.

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Anatomy of the Narwhal

Written by on July 22, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Anatomy of the Narwhal

Did you know that the tusk of the narwhal is actually a tooth? Check out this awesome new comic from Squidtoons to learn more!

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1,000+ sperm whales can be traced back to a single female ancestor

Written by on May 17, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
1,000+ sperm whales can be traced back to a single female ancestor

Researchers recently found a “remarkable lack of diversity” among sperm whale populations.

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Do animals have accents?

Written by on May 13, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Do animals have accents?

Do whales and dolphins have regional dialects or accents?

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Do Whales Have Eyelashes?

Written by on April 29, 2016 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Do Whales Have Eyelashes?

The media does a great job of anthropomorphizing whales, but do they really have eyelashes?

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Orcas in the Atlantic eat minke whales

Written by on March 4, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Orcas in the Atlantic eat minke whales

“We had no idea what they were even feeding on in the Atlantic, but eventually it has became more and more clear that minke whales are the predominant prey source for certain killer whales in our area.”

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Fishing Gear Entanglement: A Drag for Right Whales

Written by on December 18, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Fishing Gear Entanglement: A Drag for Right Whales

For the first time, scientists have calculated the effects of drag from fishing gear entanglement on North Atlantic right whales.

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