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Ice Age Was No Match For The Dwarf Baleen Whale
2013-04-05 05:29:28

According to new research published in the journal Naturwissenschaften, the dwarf baleen whale lived well into the Ice Age.

Baleen Whale Teeth Entangle Tiny Prey
2013-03-14 16:15:40

A biologist has found that whales' baleen systems actually works best by entangling food as water flows across them, according to a report in The Journal of Experimental Biology.

New Species Of Whale Discovered In California Fossil Bed
2013-02-19 09:27:37

Fossil discoveries are nothing new. And finding new species is just as common. But when you find a fossil of an animal new to science, things start to get more interesting—especially when that discovery includes not one, but at least four new species of a particular creature.

Newly Discovered Organ Could Explain Size, Eating Habits Of Some Whales
2012-05-24 07:48:43

Scientists have discovered a new sensory organ in the rorqual family of whales -- a discovery which sheds new light on their unique feeding behavior and explains why they grow to such massive sizes.

Toothless Whales Use Fat To Listen
2012-04-19 05:52:47

Scientists have long understood the way dolphins and toothed whales have been able to hear underwater.

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2011-08-23 18:53:14

Scientists affiliated with the University of Michigan found that skewed skulls may have helped early whales find the direction of sounds in water.

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2011-08-18 05:20:00

Scientists have identified a critical step in the evolution of filter-feeding whales' enormous mouths.

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2010-09-30 11:54:35

Genomic record matches fossil record in the whales’ common ancestor, say UC Riverside biologists.

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2010-07-01 05:10:00

Fossilized remains of a giant, prehistoric sperm whale that lived 12 million years ago and had teeth and jaws so large it preyed on whales more than half its size have been discovered in Peru's Pisco basin.

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2010-04-20 12:09:01

An international team of scientists led by the paleontologist Steffen Kiel at the University of Kiel, Germany, found the first fossil boreholes of the worm Osedax that consumes whale bones on the deep-sea floor.


Latest Baleen Reference Libraries

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2006-07-12 13:11:55

The Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus), also called the Finback Whale and belongs to the baleen whales suborder. It is the second largest whale and also the second largest animal currently living. The Fin whale can grow to 85 ft (26 m) long. The fin Whale can be found worldwide and in Europe is readily seen in the Bay of Biscay. Taxonomy The Fin Whale is a close relative of the Blue Whale. The differences began to occur between 3 and 5 million years ago. Hybrids between the two...

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Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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