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drone whale blubber
2015-05-29 13:46:46

Quit blubbering about. Scientists have found a way to measure gray whale blubber using drones to give a far better reading than the old binocular technique.

This is a surface active group of right whales. (Credit: Jenny Tennessen/Syracuse University)
2015-05-19 08:23:38

There are certain people who can be easily identified by their voices. For instance, if you close your eyes and listen, you can undoubtedly tell when someone like James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman are speaking, simply by the tone and timbre of the sounds they produce.

grey whale
2015-04-16 13:47:42

Her name is Varvara (Russian for Barbara) and she likes to travel. Varvara is a western North Pacific gray whale, an endangered species. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University and Russia’s A.N Severtsov Institute for Ecology and Evolution (IEE) have recorded her epic journey, a round-trip trek of nearly 14,000 miles. This is, claim the research team, the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded.

Bowhead whale
2015-01-08 14:47:36

By measuring hormone in tissues comprised from keratin, researchers from the New England Aquarium in Boston and North Slope Borough in Alaska are hoping to find a way to study the physiological condition and reproductive activity of bowhead whales.

2014-09-11 12:21:19

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mariners and the public on the U.S.

blue whale shipping lanes
2014-07-25 05:52:39

Whales have been endangered by human activity for hundreds of years mainly due to commercial hunting and fishing concerns. A new study from Oregon State University, published in PLOS ONE, reveals that these are not the only human-derived challenges whales face.

New Study Finds Ocean Ecosystems Naturally Engineered By Whales
2014-07-03 14:58:31

Whales have often been viewed at the lonely nomads of the seas, but a new report has found that whales are actually great engineers of marine ecosystems.

2014-06-12 08:21:27

SAINT JOHN, NB, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The North Atlantic right whale was once hunted almost to extinction, but seventeen years ago Irving Oil began working with the New England Aquarium

Passive Acoustic Monitoring Reveals Clues To Calling Behavior And Movements Of The Minke Whale
2014-03-20 16:10:55

Scientists using passive acoustic monitoring to track minke whales in the Northwest Atlantic have found clues in the individual calling behaviors and movements of this species.

2014-03-14 16:20:59

Federal agencies violated Endangered Species Act and must go back to the drawing board to evaluate impacts and protection measures for birds and right whales WASHINGTON, March 14,


Latest Balaenidae Reference Libraries

North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis
2013-08-26 11:17:56

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), also known as the black right whale or the northern right whale, is one of three right whales in the Eubalaena genus. It can be found in a small population of about 396 individuals in the western North Atlantic. If it does occur in the eastern North Atlantic, experts assert that it only numbers in the tens, making it nearly extinct in that area. This species migrates into the western North Atlantic to feed in the spring, summer, and fall...

Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
2013-06-22 16:13:36

The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a species of baleen whale that can be found in different regions in the summer and winter seasons. During the summer, it can be found in the Southern Ocean, possibly near Antarctica. During the winter, populations disperse into many warmer areas to breed, including waters near Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Namibia, Brazil, Australia, and Madagascar, among other areas. Right whales were first classified by Carolus...

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2006-07-17 18:05:29

The Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus), also known as Greenland Right Whale or Arctic Whale, is a marine mammal of the order Cetacea. It can grow to 20 m. (66 ft.), long. Description Bowhead whales large dark colored animals with no dorsal fin and a strongly bowed lower jaw and narrow upper jaw. The baleen plates, which are larger than three meters and the longest of the baleen whales, are used to strain tiny prey from the water. The whales have massive bony skulls which they use to...

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2006-07-12 15:22:14

Right whales are baleen whales belonging to the family Balaenidae. There are four species in two genera: Eubalaena (three species) and Balaena (one species, the Bowhead Whale, also called the Greenland Right Whale). Right whales can grow to 60 ft long and weigh up to 100 metric tons. Their bodies are mostly black, with distinctive white Calluses (skin abrasions) on their heads. They are called "right whales" because whalers thought the whales were the "right" ones to catch. The Right Whale...

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2006-07-12 13:03:21

The Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), more recently called the Eastern Pacific Gray Whale, is a whale that travels between feeding and breeding grounds yearly. It reaches a length of about 52 ft (16 meters), can reach a weight of 36 tons and age of 50"“60 years. Gray Whales were once called devil fish because of their fighting behavior when they are hunted. The Gray Whale is the sole species in the genus Eschrichtius. This animal is one of the oldest species of mammals, having been on...

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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.