Whales & Dolphins

It’s official, orcas are the toughest predators

Written by on September 14, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks, Whales & Dolphins
It’s official, orcas are the toughest predators

Orcas win again.

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What is so great about whales? This scientist says it’s their poop

Written by on August 28, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
What is so great about whales? This scientist says it’s their poop

What is so great about whales? According to #11 in Grist’s Oceans 15 series, it’s their poop.

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Soon, We’ll Have Whale Heritage Sites

Written by on August 26, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Soon, We’ll Have Whale Heritage Sites

The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) launched a new initiative to acknowledge destinations around the world that champion responsible whale and dolphin watching.

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Celebrating Recovery of Australian Humpbacks

Written by on August 6, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Celebrating Recovery of Australian Humpbacks

The population increase of humpback whales in Australia is “among the highest documented worldwide.”

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Using Sound to Track Blue and Fin Whales in CA

Written by on July 1, 2015 in Marine Life, Technology, Whales & Dolphins
Using Sound to Track Blue and Fin Whales in CA

“It seems that for fin whales, things are probably improving. For blue whales, it’s a little bit harder to tell.”

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Humpbacks Featured on the Biggest Screens

Written by on June 12, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Humpbacks Featured on the Biggest Screens

Watch humpbacks feed, play, and sing in this spectacular 3D film.

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Thousands Will Protest Marine Mammal Captivity Tomorrow

Written by on June 5, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Thousands Will Protest Marine Mammal Captivity Tomorrow

Tomorrow, June 6th, is the third annual Empty the Tanks event.

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Dolphins Use More Energy in Noisy Oceans

Written by on May 13, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Dolphins Use More Energy in Noisy Oceans

A study published last month revealed that it takes more energy for dolphins to communicate with each other in noisy waters.

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Some Whales Have “Bungee Cord” Nerves

Written by on May 11, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Some Whales Have “Bungee Cord” Nerves

“This discovery underscores how little we know about even the basic anatomy of the largest animals alive in the oceans today.”

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40 Million Years of Baleen Whale Evolution

Written by on April 29, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
40 Million Years of Baleen Whale Evolution

A new study provides the “most comprehensive picture of the evolutionary history of baleen whales” to date.

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