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A new study suggests that sperm whales may team up and work cooperatively to hunt down and corral their food.
In an effort to save endangered marine animals from poachers, scientists in Taiwan plan to use DNA from whales and dolphins to convict the illegal hunters.
Rocket science is opening new doors to understanding how sounds associated with Navy sonar might affect the hearing of a marine mammal â€“ or if they hear it at all.
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.
The man who trained dolphins playing Flipper on the popular 1960s U.S. TV show has turned animal activist, speaking out against dolphins held captive. Ric O'Barry has protested attractions featuring captive dolphins and has been arrested for cutting nets.
Researchers say global warming is bringing food stocks closer to shore, causing the mass beaching of whales along Australia's coast.
A new study of pygmy killer whales shows that those living off Hawaii tend to stay close to the islands and don't swim out to the open ocean, researchers said.
Research suggests that the bizarre teeth of male beaked whales have evolved to help females choose their mates.
Illusive mammals such as the beaked whale are hardly seen, mysterious, and obscure, and yet they have become the focus of new studies due to the harm that military sonar systems seem to cause them.
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Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris), also known as the dense-beaked whale, can be found in a large range that includes the warm and tropical waters of all oceans. It prefers to reside at depths between 1,600 and 3,000 feet and does not migrate. This species received its common name from Blainville, the man who classified it as Delphinus densirostris after studying a description of a piece of one individual’s nose located in the Paris Museum. In 1846, John Edward Gray...
The hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) is a rare species that can be found in Antarctic and subAntarctic waters. Most sightings of this species have been made in the southern waters near the Shetland Islands, off the coast of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and in the southern waters near New Zealand. It is thought that this dolphin does not congregate in large numbers in any area of its circumpolar range. Qouy and Galmard first recognized the hourglass dolphin as a new species in...
The short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is a species that can be found in warm temperate and tropical waters. Its range is larger than that of the long-beaked common dolphin and includes the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, but it is not thought to occur in the Indian Ocean. This species is classified within the Delphinus genus along with the long-beaked common dolphin. Both of these species were classified under one species, named D. delphis, until it was found that both were...
The Melon-headed Whale (Peponocephala electra; other names are many-toothed blackfish and electra dolphin) is a cetacean of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae). It is closely related to the Pygmy Killer Whale and the Pilot Whales, and collectively these dolphin species are known by the common name blackfish. The Melon-headed Whale is widespread throughout the world's tropical waters, although not often seen by humans on account of its preference for deep water. Taxonomy On account...
The Australian Snubfin Dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) is a recently recognized species of dolphin first described in 2005. It is closely related to the Irrawaddy Dolphin, and closely looks like it. Until very recently it was thought to be an Irrawaddy dolphin. However, the Australian Snubfin Dolphin is three-colored, while the Irrawaddy dolphin only has two colors on its skin. Also the skull and the fins show minor differences between the two species. The discovery of a new mammal is...
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