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Whales Get Sunburned
2013-08-30 12:07:41

A new study found that whales experience an increase in skin pigment as a result of exposure to the sun’s rays. It also found that a whale's skin can suffer genetic damage due to UV ray exposure – just like humans.

The Ice Surrenders Its Secrets Floe By Floe
2013-08-27 12:28:35

Bowhead and minke whale sightings, extensive ice floe measurements and the successful retrieval of important moored instruments are among the successes of a multinational team of ice engineering researchers and marine biologists during their first week off the coast of northeastern Greenland on the Swedish icebreaker Oden.

2013-08-14 23:17:11

ICREATE Technologies announces the production launch of this controversial documentary film portraying that we humans are set to evolve from Homo Sapiens into the new species of Homo Intelligens

2013-08-13 23:03:19

BeingHuman.org Hosts Daylong Event at Nourse Theater in San Francisco, September 28, 2013 San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Some of the brightest

Origins Of Menopause
2013-08-01 09:24:52

Compared to other primates, human women tend to live for many years after they can no longer bear children. Yet researchers still don't quite understand the origins of menopause.

Gulf Of Maine May Be On Mating Ground Used By North Atlantic Right Whales
2013-07-25 10:42:58

Using six years of data collected during regular aerial surveys, combined with genetics data obtained by a consortium of research teams, a new study adds evidence that points to a central Gulf of Maine mating ground for North Atlantic right whales.

Extinct Hobbit Resembled Humans Not Apes
2013-07-24 10:37:41

According to a new report, the ancient humanoid species referred to as the "hobbit" closely resembled man and not apes as some experts thought.

Understanding The Breeding Structure Of Killer Whales
2013-07-13 06:52:08

Orcas, or killer whales, are found in every ocean in the world making them a global force to be reckoned with. They have remarkable social bonds and sophisticated hunting techniques that make them the top predators in the oceans.


Latest Megafauna Reference Libraries

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

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...

Dall’s Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's Lagoon, and strays can occasionally be found in the Chukchi Sea. It prefers to reside in cold...

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...

Con Rit
2013-08-26 07:37:45

The con rit is a mythical creature of the oceans around southeast Asia, mainly off the coast of Vietnam. It is considered to be a type of sea serpent but with a strange appearance. Vietnamese folklore considers the con rit as a water dragon. In Vietnamese, the word con rit translates to millipede. Resembling a giant millipede, it is said to be about 50 feet long with jointed and armored segments, each being two to three feet in length with a pair of legs attached. The coloration of this...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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