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By measuring hormone in tissues comprised from keratin, researchers from the New England Aquarium in Boston and North Slope Borough in Alaska are hoping to find a way to study the physiological condition and reproductive activity of bowhead whales.
Killer whale biologists believe that at least one orca acted as a midwife during the recent birth of a calf. The birth of the calf was confirmed by Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research.
The decade long study found that humpback whales do indeed use these “tick-tock” pulse noises when they hunt in groups at night in the almost total darkness of deep water.
At almost 100 feet in length, blue whales are believed to be the largest animals that ever existed, bigger even than any known dinosaur. And yet, scientists now tell us, there is room in the southeastern Pacific Ocean for two different kinds of blue whales, with two distinct populations living in the waters of the region.
Baleen gray whales have been spotted on their annual migration from the Bering Sea to the Baja California lagoons and Flagship Cruises & Events has once again partnered with the Birch Aquarium
Scientists have made a fascinating discovery in the northern Indian Ocean: humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea are the most genetically distinct humpback whales in the world and may be the most isolated whale population on earth.
After thousands of orca sitings off the coasts of Spain, Portugal and Morocco, scientists have finally identified where the whales are hunting for red tuna.
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Tortoises living on the Galapagos island of Española have made a dramatic recovery after their population had reached a low point of just 15 individuals.
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 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) 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...
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 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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