Latest Bowhead Whale Stories
Diminishing sea ice in Arctic waters has opened up new lanes of aquatic traffic and new research from the University of Washington has found that when it comes to the Bering Strait – whales and commercial ships are on a collision course.
Bowhead and minke whale sightings, extensive ice floe measurements and the successful retrieval of important moored instruments are among the successes of a multinational team of ice engineering researchers and marine biologists during their first week off the coast of northeastern Greenland on the Swedish icebreaker Oden.
Scientists from the Namibian Dolphin project working off the coast of Namibia in southwest Africa have spotted a North Pacific gray whale there, marking the first time the giant mammal has ever been observed south of the equator.
Conservation scientists say the endangered Huemul deer, native to Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of extinction.
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.
Marine biologists are beginning to understand the varied diving and foraging strategies of filter-feeding whales by analyzing data from multisensor tags attached to the animals with suction cups.
A marine biologist had no idea that her microphones would pick up a chorus of bowhead whales, potentially signifying a resurgence of the endangered animal.
Researchers from Russia and the US want to estimate the number of seals in the Bering Sea region to learn what types of seals are in the region and how they are affected as sea ice, which some species depend on, shrinks due to climate change in the region.
A rapid increase in shipping in the formerly ice-choked waterways of the Arctic poses a significant increase in risk to the region's marine mammals and the local communities that rely on them for food security and cultural identity.
Results of research cruise to Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas surprise scientists and may have implications for climate modeling.
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...
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...