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Smithsonian scientists have recently described a new species of toothed whale that once lived in warm climates during the Pliocene era 3-4 million years ago. These whales may have possibly been a close relative to the modern day Beluga and Narwhal.
Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are the top marine predator, wherever they are found, and seem to eat everything from schools of small fish to large baleen whales, over twice their own size.
More than a hundred Beluga whales are trapped in frigid water surrounded by ice floes in the Chukotka region of Russia’s Far East, and risk death unless they are rescued soon, local authorities said.
In a research paper published online Saturday in the Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, a publication of the American Geological Union (AGU), scientists reported the southern Baffin Bay off West Greenland has continued warming since wintertime ocean temperatures were last effectively measured there in the early 2000s.
New aerial survey techniques lead to increased narwhal estimates.
The World Conservation Society in New York says while cancer touches the lives of many humans, it is also a major threat to wild animal populations. Cancer is one of the leading health concerns for humans, accounting for more than 10 percent of human deaths, said Dr.
Scientists say they've found a much higher level of mercury flowing from Canada's Mackenzie River into the Arctic Ocean than found by previous studies. University of Alberta researcher Jennifer Graydon and her colleagues analyzed water in the Mackenzie River as it flowed north into the Beaufort Sea.
University of Alberta researchers conducting a water study in the Mackenzie River Delta have found a dramatically higher delivery of mercury from the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean than determined in previous studies.
Alaska's government said Wednesday it plans to issue a challenge to block federal protections for a struggling population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, a mature oil-producing basin.
Federal researchers said they're trying to figure out why beluga whales are dying in Alaska's Cook Inlet. The belugas have been listed as endangered, with an estimated 375 of the animals left in the area.
The Beluga Whale or White Whale (Delphinapterus leucas), is an Arctic and sub-arctic species of marine mammal. It is commonly referred to simply as the Beluga. The Beluga occurs in waters from 50Â° N to 80Â° N. There is also an isolated population which travels the St. Lawrence River estuary and the Saguenay Fjord. There is an endangered colony of Belugas in the Cook Inlet in Alaska as well. This small whale can grow up to 16 feet long and is larger than most dolphins, but smaller...
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