Latest Physeteroidea Stories
Call him isthmia. Well. More properly: Nanokogia isthmia. This is the name of an extinct species of pygmy sperm whale recently discovered in Central America--by Dr. Jorge Velez-Juarbe and an international team of researchers.
A scientific expedition carrying out research in the Gulf of Mexico last Tuesday got a very big surprise (both literally and figuratively) when their robotic submarine captured rare footage of a typically reclusive sperm whale swimming laps around its cameras.
In the largest regional study of its type to date, marine ecologists offer better understanding of the feeding ecologies of 2 very rare sperm whale species in waters off the southeast US coast, adding baseline data they say are important as climate change, fishing and pollution alters the animals' environment and food sources.
Scientists found a group of sperm whales and an unlikely companion by their side: a dolphin with a spinal deformation.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.