Latest Marine mammal Stories
When research biologist Brittany Hancock-Hanser came upon the scene of a killer whale attack, the only thing she found left of the victim was a heart, some lungs and a bunch of oil. It was a classic case of "Who Bit the Dust?"
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.
A new genetic study shows there are five distinct humpback whale populations in the North Pacific Ocean.
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.
A team of scientists has devised a novel method for monitoring artificial marine noise in Scotland’s Moray Firth inlet.
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.
Humpback whale populations are on the rise in the coastal fjords of British Columbia, doubling in size from 2004 to 2011
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.
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.
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.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.