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Fossils Reveal Eclectic Ancient Marine Mammals Of North Pacific
2014-02-06 08:47:30

The pre-Ice Age marine mammals of the North Pacific were a diverse and fascinating lot, according to an analysis of hundreds of fossil bones and teeth excavated from the San Francisco Bay Area's Purisima Formation.

Five Distinct Humpback Whale Populations Identified In North Pacific Ocean
2013-12-04 19:40:46

A new genetic study shows there are five distinct humpback whale populations in the North Pacific Ocean.

Killer Whales Use Stealth Approach When Hunting Prey
2013-12-04 04:57:23

Newly discovered evidence that killer whales can hunt marine mammals during the nighttime has led scientists to suggest that the creatures can use their hearing to help locate prey.

New Method Measuring Marine Noise
2013-12-03 12:02:16

A team of scientists has devised a novel method for monitoring artificial marine noise in Scotland’s Moray Firth inlet.

Mapping Human Impacts On Top Marine Predators
2013-10-29 08:00:43

One of the richest ecosystems in the world, the California Current System, is driven by nutrient input from coastal upwelling and supports a great diversity of marine life. It is also heavily impacted by human activities, much like other coastal regions.

Increased Abundance Of Humpback Whales In Critical Feeding Habitat
2013-09-12 10:37:50

Humpback whale populations are on the rise in the coastal fjords of British Columbia, doubling in size from 2004 to 2011

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.

1972 Law Has Done Well To Protect Sea Mammals In US Waters
2013-04-12 13:41:54

In October 1972, Congress passed the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), a landmark law that enacted a moratorium on the import, export, and financial transaction of any marine mammal or their parts within the United States.

Marine Mammals Need To Eat Right To Survive
2012-11-23 06:25:17

High-energy prey make for high-energy predators in the marine world. Survival, for those predators, depends on sustaining the right kind of high-energy diet, so not just any prey will do.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.