Latest Cetaceans Stories
Deep-sea scavengers known as zombie worms have been around for approximately 100 million years, and may have had a tremendous impact on what types of fossils remain today, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Biology Letters.
Two purchasers of tickets to SeaWorld Park in San Diego, California are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed today in San Francisco, Ca. in State of California Superior Court.
Giant screen movie, Humpback Whales, opens in the 5-story dome theater at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, April 11. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) April 06,
When hunting, porpoises have the ability to switch their echolocation beam from a wide field to a narrow one and vice versa, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark reported in a study published earlier this month in the journal eLife.
SAO PAULO, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Dolphin is announcing the opening of a new office in Sao Paulo Brazil.
An ancient whale skull is revealing new information about the birthplace of humanity and the role that climate change played in human evolution, researchers from the University of Potsdam in Germany and colleagues from Kenya and the US report in a new study.
Once they undergo menopause and their reproductive cycles come to an end, older female killer whales help lead the rest of their pod and direct them to the best food sources, a new study finds.
The bottlenose dolphin only colonized the Mediterranean after the last Ice Age -- about 18,000 years ago -- according to new research.
Scientists that track grey whale migrations along the western coast of North America are always looking for more efficient ways to track their subjects and a new set of thermal imaging cameras could help them do just that.
Be quiet in the ocean; whales can hear you. Scientists have discovered that baleen whales can hear through their very bones, and this discovery could be a massive help in whale conservation efforts.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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