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Minke Whale Skeleton Found At Bottom Of Antarctic Ocean
2013-03-18 19:22:56

Marine biologists reported they have discovered a whale skeleton sitting on the ocean floor near Antarctica for the first time.

Bizarre Whale Strandings Not Due To Family Ties
2013-03-15 09:10:25

A new study of mass whale strandings has shown that despite previous theories, family ties do not appear to play a role in this bizarre phenomenon. The true cause, however, remains a mystery.

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.

Leader-follower Dolphin Pairs More Likely To Be Related Than Unrelated
2013-03-14 10:37:23

Traveling into uncharted territory in search of food can be a dangerous undertaking, but some bottlenose dolphins may benefit by moving through their habitat with relatives who may be more experienced or knowledgeable.

Expert Believes Ukrainian Killer Dolphins Escaped To Hunt For Mates
2013-03-13 11:50:45

According to Ukrainian media reports, several military-trained dolphins have abandoned their naval unit to apparently “make love not war.”

2013-03-11 23:02:02

San Diego Infographic Whale Watching and Migration by Marriott (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean along southern California’s

Dolphins Give Each Other Names Through Mimicry
2013-03-08 13:58:52

Dolphins are one of the more majestic creatures in the animal kingdom. Their grace under water and their humanesque behaviors have led many to believe that these underwater animals can even have healing and soothing effects on the ill. And continued research is finding even more new and interesting things about these intelligent mammals.

The Origins Of Whale Teeth
2013-02-20 10:30:22

A new study has brought together the fossil record and the embryonic development process of whales to investigate how this majestic marine mammal got its curious teeth.

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.


Latest Cetaceans Reference Libraries

Cetology
2013-10-02 11:21:29

Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented details about some cetacean species, calling them mammals, while traveling on the Aegean Sea with...

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...

Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa Attenuata
2013-01-30 15:25:51

Image Caption: Fossil of Feresa Attenuata, Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum KAIKYOUKAN, Japan. Credit: OpenCage/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) The pygmy killer whale is widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical waters worldwide. Regular sightings of this species occur off the coast of Hawaii and Japan, and also in the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka and Lesser Antilles. In the Atlantic the pygmy killer whale has been seen off the coast of South Carolina and Senegal. This species swims in...

Crabeater Seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
2012-06-26 14:40:11

The crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus) is a true seal that can be found around the whole of Antarctica. Its range also includes small areas in South America, New Zealand, Africa, and Australia. It resides on the pack ice zone for the entire year, even as it shifts seasonally, and prefers to stay in the continental shelf area in water with a depth of less than 1,968 feet. Because the populations are so wide spread and are sufficiently mixed, there have been no subspecies found. Because...

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