Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science

Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science

As melting ice opens east Greenland to petroleum prospectors and cruises, scientists are dashing to review the noises made by a distant inhabitants of toothed whales. ImageScientists tagging a uncommon east Greenland narwhal.CreditSusanna Blackwell You’d assume that narwhals couldn’t be extra enchanting. These elusive, ice-dodging, deep-diving whales have 10-foot snaggletoothed tusks, they usually see with […]

Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans

Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans

A separate study that 12 months within the journal Science discovered that the six nations producing essentially the most “mismanaged plastic waste” in 2010 had been within the Asia-Pacific area. China topped the listing, adopted by Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The research additionally mentioned that an estimated eight million metric tons […]

Pregnant Whales Among Hundreds Killed in Japan Hunt, Report Says

Pregnant Whales Among Hundreds Killed in Japan Hunt, Report Says

More than 120 pregnant feminine whales have been amongst 333 killed throughout Japan’s current annual summer time hunt off the coast of Antarctica, in response to a brand new report. The report, launched by the International Whaling Commission this month, stated 114 of the slaughtered minke whales have been thought-about immature. The final searching season […]

Humpback Whale Baby Boom Near Antarctica

Humpback Whale Baby Boom Near Antarctica

In a uncommon piece of fine information for whales, humpbacks who reside and breed within the southern oceans close to Antarctica look like making a comeback, with females lately having a excessive being pregnant charge and giving beginning to extra calves. Humpback whales had been practically hunted out of existence within the late 19th and […]

64 Pounds of Trash Killed a Sperm Whale in Spain, Scientists Say

64 Pounds of Trash Killed a Sperm Whale in Spain, Scientists Say

Photo A younger sperm whale washed ashore in late February in Cape Palos, a port metropolis in southeast Spain. Credit Department of Tourism, Culture and Environment in Murcia, Spain A younger sperm whale that washed ashore on the southeast coast of Spain in February almost certainly died after being unable to digest greater than 60 […]

Baleen Whales Intermingled as They Evolved, and Share DNA With Distant Cousins

Baleen Whales Intermingled as They Evolved, and Share DNA With Distant Cousins

“Whales can tell us new stories of how species can evolve into different forms,” stated Dr. Janke, additionally a professor of evolutionary biology at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, and Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The concept that species can intermingle is new, even to scientists, stated Scott Edwards, an evolutionary biologist […]

150 Whales Beached in Australia, as Rescuers Fight to Save Them

150 Whales Beached in Australia, as Rescuers Fight to Save Them

HONG KONG — More than 150 whales grew to become stranded on a Western Australia seashore, wildlife officers stated Friday, as poor climate and the specter of frenzied sharks prevented rescuers from saving scores of them. The short-finned pilot whales have been noticed Friday morning on the shoreline of Hamelin Bay, about 160 miles south […]