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New Study Finds Ocean Ecosystems Naturally Engineered By Whales
2014-07-03 14:58:31

Whales have often been viewed at the lonely nomads of the seas, but a new report has found that whales are actually great engineers of marine ecosystems.

2014-04-23 12:23:31

Scrubeads(TM) an Environmentally Friendly Replacement That May Help Save Sea Life TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desert Whale Jojoba Company presents Jojoba Scrubeads(TM),

2014-03-27 13:18:34

Scientists monitored Cuvier's beaked whales' record-breaking dives to depths of nearly two miles below the ocean surface and some dives lasted for over two hours.

2014-02-20 12:20:30

Grant, from proceeds of 11th Hour Auction at Christie's, to protect sharks, marine animals, habitat in Pacific and Arctic WASHINGTON, Feb.

Stranded Whales Lead Scientists To Discovery Of A New Species
2014-02-05 14:06:36

Researchers say they have discovered a new species of beaked whale after studying several stranded cetaceans on remote tropical islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The first of these new species was discovered more than 50 years ago.

Bats And Whales Share Echolocation Success Story
2013-10-30 04:37:49

What could a 50 ton whale and a one gram bat have in common? They share a success story - both have developed the ability to use echolocation, a type of biological sonar, for hunting.

Whales Get Sunburned
2013-08-30 12:07:41

A new study found that whales experience an increase in skin pigment as a result of exposure to the sun’s rays. It also found that a whale's skin can suffer genetic damage due to UV ray exposure – just like humans.

Military Sonar Disrupts Behavior Of Blue Whales
2013-07-03 14:31:38

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have observed the behavior of whales as they come into areas where sonar is being used and found whales may even avoid venturing into new feeding areas when they hear sonar.

Deep Breaths: The Evolution Of Diving Mammals
2013-06-14 07:14:57

A new study led by the University of Liverpool sheds new light on how diving mammals, such as the sperm whale, have evolved to be able to submerge for long periods underwater without breathing.


Latest Sperm Whale Reference Libraries

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2006-09-01 13:07:05

The Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps) is one of three species of whale in the sperm whale family. They are not often sighted at sea and most of our understanding of the creatures comes from the study of washed-up specimens Taxonomy There has been debate and differing opinion as to the correct classification of the Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales. The two were widely considered to be the same species, until 1966, when a scientist at the Smithsonian Institute definitively diagnosed them as...

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2006-08-26 19:18:28

The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of all toothed whales and is believed to be the largest toothed animal to ever inhabit Earth, measuring up to 60 ft (18 m) long. (The baleen blue whale is larger, and invertebrates such as the Lion's Mane Jellyfish or the Portuguese Man of War may be longer.) The whale was named after the milky-white substance spermaceti found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. The Sperm Whale's enormous head and distinctive shape, as well as...

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2006-07-17 18:05:29

The Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus), also known as Greenland Right Whale or Arctic Whale, is a marine mammal of the order Cetacea. It can grow to 20 m. (66 ft.), long. Description Bowhead whales large dark colored animals with no dorsal fin and a strongly bowed lower jaw and narrow upper jaw. The baleen plates, which are larger than three meters and the longest of the baleen whales, are used to strain tiny prey from the water. The whales have massive bony skulls which they use to...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.