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When hunting, porpoises have the ability to switch their echolocation beam from a wide field to a narrow one and vice versa, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark reported in a study published earlier this month in the journal eLife.
Researchers from Yale University have announced the discovery of a new species of ancient porpoise with a massive underbite.
Echolocation is an important tool for several modern species, including bats and some birds. Previous research from New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine has found that this powerful navigational tool...
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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 study revealed genetic evidence of how whales evolved the ability to dive deep into the ocean for long periods of time and developed a specialized feeding system that uses baleen instead of teeth.
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) have determined why harbor porpoise are doing so well in coastal and busy waters.
Whales are remarkably diverse, with 84 living species of dramatically different sizes and more than 400 other species that have gone extinct, including some that lived partly on land.
When the ancestors of living cetaceansâ€”whales, dolphins and porpoisesâ€”first dipped their toes into water, a series of evolutionary changes were sparked that ultimately nestled these swimming mammals into the larger hoofed animal group.
Local officials of a Japanese coastal town said on Thursday they have gone ahead with their controversial dolphin hunt as animal-rights activists continue to protest them.
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