By now, we’ve probably all heard about the giant squid, but did you know that it has a cousin? A new article discusses the colossal squid.
By Henry Workman Marine Science Today Writer Between 245 and 90 million years ago a large, fish-like reptile called the ichthyosaur dominated the Mesozoic ocean at the top of the food chain. It’s unlikely that the ichthyosaur had any predators of its own, which makes a paleontological site in Nevada containing fossil remains of [...]
A rare deep-water giant squid was brought to the University of Florida in Gainesville on Monday. The squid, 25 feet long, was recovered by recreational fishermen who found it floating on the surface about 12 miles from Jensen Beach. “It’s so rare to get these specimens and they’re such deep-water animals that we don’t [...]
A recent study, published in PLoS ONE, explains a new way to identify beaked whale foraging habitats. The study was led by Dr. Elliott Hazen and colleagues from Duke University, Woods Hole, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. They listened for foraging beaked whales and measured ocean features and distributions of prey off the east coast of Andross [...]
The Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Project announced in late September that two dozen jumbo, or Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) were recently tagged off Grays Harbor, WA. Stanford, NOAA and WDFW colleagues acoustically tagged these immense squid for the first time ever.
(This article was originally published on OceanLines on August 22, 2008.) A new study conducted under a permit to La Laguna University in the Canary Islands revealed the long unknown hunting and diving tactics of pilot whales. Unlike the emperor penguins, who slow their heart rate down to remain underwater longer, pilot whales spend all [...]