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Killer whale females have the longest period of menopause of any non-human species. A new study, led by the University of Exeter and the University of York, claims this is so the female Orcas can care for their adult sons.
At the IUCN's World Conservation Congress this week, the Wildlife Conservation Society urged the world's governments to take urgent steps to save sharks and rays from the relentless pressure of overfishing for international trade.
Tracking Jaws - non-profit Ocearch brings Global Shark Tracking to US San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 With the nation captivated by
As the Discovery Channel kicks off its annual Shark Week, conservation groups are petitioning the government to protect the ferocious ocean predators living off the coast of California.
The plight of the shark has been a hot topic for conservationists as of late, most appalled by the continuing presence of shark hunting that ends up with many threatened species being mutilated only for their precious fins...
Southern dwelling killer whales, located in the Pacific Northwest, experience more strain by lack of fish than by hordes of whale watchers, according to a study conducted in the Salish Sea.
There are a number of sharks that have specialized light-emitting organs on their undersides that allow them to glow in the darkest depths of the ocean. In fact, according to researchers, at least 10% of all known shark species are luminous, and this ability is one of the most mysterious areas of shark biology.
Scientists believe they have made the very first sighting of an adult white killer whale. The adult male was spotted off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia. Scientists have nicknamed the whale Iceberg.
The bobcat (Lynx rufus, or commonly Felis rufus) is a wild cat native to North America. They are found mostly in the United States, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. The bobcat is an adaptable animal that inhabits wooded areas as well as semi-desert, urban, and swampland environments. They live in a set home range that shifts in size with the season. They utilize several methods to mark their territorial boundaries including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. In appearance, the...
The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family Delphinidae. They are sometimes referred to as blackfish, a group including pilot whales, pigmy and false killer whales and melon headed whales. It is the second-most widely distributed mammal on Earth (after humans) and is found in all the world's oceans, from the frigid arctic regions to warm, tropical seas. It is also a versatile, deadly predator, eating fish, turtles, birds, seals, sharks and even...
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