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Unprecedented Dolphin Die Off Witnessed Along Eastern US Coast
2013-11-10 06:34:01

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced unsettling and unfortunate news this week centered on the bottlenose dolphin and Cetacean populations on the east coast of the United States. We are witnessing the most unprecedented stranding and die-off of these creatures in our recorded history.

Just Like People, No Two Bottlenose Dolphins Are Genetically Alike
2013-11-05 08:35:44

The most common and well-known of their kind, bottlenose dolphins are famous for their roles in movies, television and water parks everywhere. And to the layperson's eye, one bottlenose dolphin might not look any different from another. When you look closer, however, perhaps genetically, there are telltale differences in each individual.

Bottom-Feeding Observed In Gulf Of Maine Humpback Whales
2013-10-31 07:35:24

Humpback whales have exhibited a complex set of feeding techniques, including "trapping" krill and other prey within bubble nets produced by the whales and gulping up to two-thirds their weight in prey-laden water.

Dolphin Study Provides Insight Into History, Conservation Of Species
2013-10-30 10:15:45

A genomic study of the Yangtze River dolphin, commonly known as the Baiji, provides new insight into the genetic and evolutionary adaptations of dolphins and valuable resources for the conservation of mammals, and particularly, of cetaceans.

New Humpback Dolphin Species
2013-10-30 08:25:36

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of humpback dolphin swimming off the coast of northern Australia.

Bats And Whales Share Echolocation Success Story
2013-10-30 04:37:49

What could a 50 ton whale and a one gram bat have in common? They share a success story - both have developed the ability to use echolocation, a type of biological sonar, for hunting.

2013-10-24 12:04:53

The same algorithm used to find tunes in music retrieval systems has been successfully applied in identifying the signature whistles of dolphins, affording a new time-saving device for research into the world of dolphin communication.

How Finless Porpoises Hear In the Yangtze
2013-10-21 13:40:33

A new study has found that the Yangtze's finless porpoises may have trouble using sound to find their way through the river's dark, bustling waters.

Scientists Study Genetics Of Blue Whale Immune Systems
2013-10-10 12:57:41

The immune system of blue whales living in the Gulf of Mexico is as good as that of humans and other terrestrial mammals.


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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ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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