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Bowheads42
2012-08-01 19:15:58

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.

Wild Bottlenose Dolphins: Research Shows They Can Be Stuck Up
2012-08-01 14:45:13

Talk about stuck up, new research shows that bottlenose dolphins form elite societies and cliques.

Whaling Has Caused Humpbacks To Remain In Antarctic Bays Longer Than Usual
2012-07-31 15:25:06

As humpback whales struggle to recover from 20th century whaling that severely depleted their numbers, scientists have found that the aquatic mammals reside in the bays along the Western Antarctic Peninsula into late austral autumn where they feast on a bounty of cold-water krill.

Mediterranean Fin Whale Numbers Were Overestimated
2012-07-29 09:00:09

The fin whale, like many other whales, was decimated by whaling throughout the 19th and 20th century — to the point of being considered officially endangered and being placed on the IUCN Red List.

Dolphin Deaths In The Gulf Of Mexico Caused By Numerous Factors
2012-07-20 11:53:12

The largest oil spill along the northern Gulf of Mexico to date, along with other environmental factors, led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf.

Are Dolphins Math Whizzes?
2012-07-18 16:42:40

Dolphins can perform complex math equations when hunting, suggesting that these animals are far more skilled mathematically than scientists had previously given them credit for, according to new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

Scientific Whaling Plans Dumped By South Korea
2012-07-18 12:27:06

After experiencing some heavy criticism, the South Korean government is looking to cancel a controversial plan to hunt whales for scientific purposes, according to a new report.

Whales Coping With Undersea Noise
2012-07-17 18:36:16

Because extremely loud noises can travel underwater for thousands of miles, they cause over a quarter-million sea creatures to suffer some kind of hearing loss every year, a number experts warn is on the rise.


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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