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Whale’s Slow Death Caused By Fishing Gear
2013-05-22 11:06:50

While bans against whale hunting have greatly reduced the direct threat fishermen pose to the marine mammals, a new study points to a deadly indirect threat – potential entanglement in fishing lines.

World's First: Researchers Discover Northern Pacific Gray Whale In Southern Hemisphere
2013-05-17 07:25:36

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.

Fin Whales Being Tracked Via Earthquake Sensors
2013-05-14 09:37:14

The second largest, and one of the least understood, animals to ever live on the Earth is the fin whale. The animal has a huge body and a global range that makes its movements and behavior hard to study under normal circumstances.

Humpback Whale Song Patterns Tracked Using Passive Acoustic Tracking
2013-04-30 07:17:28

Humpback whales are known for their songs that can be heard from miles away and new research from a team of American biologists has detailed the whales singing habits as they roam the feeding grounds of the northwest Atlantic.

Humpback Whales Learn Hunting Techniques From Each Other
2013-04-26 08:03:57

New research, led by the University of St. Andrews, has found that humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other, just as humans do.

Seismic Ocean Surveys For Gas And Oil Could Kill 140,000 Marine Mammals
2013-04-18 08:52:07

Blasting sound waves through the ocean to the seafloor in search of fossil fuels may do more harm than good, according to environmentalists. But the US Department of Interior has been considering giving large oil and gas companies permission to do just that.

Humuel Deer Population Resurges From Near Extinction
2013-04-16 13:45:31

Conservation scientists say the endangered Huemul deer, native to Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of extinction.

Detailing The Evolution Of Echolocation In River Dolphins
2013-04-05 13:51:23

A new study by researchers from researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) and Aarhus University in Denmark is focusing on one of the most endangered animal species currently known: the river dolphin.

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.

Risk To Endangered Whales From Ship Traffic Off Southern California Analyzed In New Study
2013-03-26 13:12:04

Researchers have identified areas off southern California with high numbers of whales and assessed their risk from potentially deadly collisions with commercial ship traffic in a study released today in the scientific journal Conservation Biology.


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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