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drone whale blubber
2015-05-29 13:46:46

Quit blubbering about. Scientists have found a way to measure gray whale blubber using drones to give a far better reading than the old binocular technique.

2015-05-26 16:25:05

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee, Ewan McGregor LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Audiences will splash into a new 3-D giant-screen adventure when Humpback

2015-05-19 12:33:29

Requests for Proposal will launch on World Oceans Day ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

This is a surface active group of right whales. (Credit: Jenny Tennessen/Syracuse University)
2015-05-19 08:23:38

There are certain people who can be easily identified by their voices. For instance, if you close your eyes and listen, you can undoubtedly tell when someone like James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman are speaking, simply by the tone and timbre of the sounds they produce.

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2015-05-13 11:57:28

WhaleWatch, a new initiative by NASA, will seek to prevent whales from colliding with vessels and fishing gear.

2015-05-08 16:21:50

Oceana releases new PSA featuring Mara, highlighting threats of drift gillnets to marine life WASHINGTON, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oceana released a new

rorqual whales
2015-05-05 11:49:19

According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, a large group of baleen whales called rorqual whales have nerves like bungee cords that are capable of doubling their length.

isthmia
2015-04-30 08:37:45

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.

fins to legs
2015-04-24 09:00:34

In Part I, we talked about how tetrapods, a group of animals including whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles, returned to the sea having once survived on land. Other creatures such as snakes and elephants may also have changed their habitat multiple times.

walking whales
2015-04-23 09:13:14

The theory that all animal life emerged from the sea has been well covered, but much less is known about the creatures that went back. Whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles are examples of marine tetrapods--an exceptional group of animals that moved from the sea to the land and back again.


Latest Whale Reference Libraries

Cetology
2013-10-02 11:21:29

Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented details about some cetacean species, calling them mammals, while traveling on the Aegean Sea with...

Dall’s Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's Lagoon, and strays can occasionally be found in the Chukchi Sea. It prefers to reside in cold...

North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis
2013-08-26 11:17:56

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), also known as the black right whale or the northern right whale, is one of three right whales in the Eubalaena genus. It can be found in a small population of about 396 individuals in the western North Atlantic. If it does occur in the eastern North Atlantic, experts assert that it only numbers in the tens, making it nearly extinct in that area. This species migrates into the western North Atlantic to feed in the spring, summer, and fall...

Giglioli’s Whale, Amphiptera pacifica
2013-08-19 13:14:53

The Giglioli’s Whale was discovered by zoologist Enrico Hillyer Giglioli on September 4, 1867, 1200 miles of the coast of Chile. He did not recognize the whale as any known species. It was observed for 15 minutes swimming close to his ship. Giglioli described the whale as being 60 feet long with an elongated body and having two dorsal fins 6.5 feet apart. No other known species of whale has two dorsal fins. It had long sickle-shaped flippers and lacked furrows under the throat....

Antarctic Minke Whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis
2013-06-22 16:21:07

The Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), also known as the southern minke whale, is one of two minke whales within the Mysticeti suborder, which contains baleen and rorqual whales. It can be found in every ocean in the southern hemisphere, residing in Antarctic waters in the summer months and northern waters in the winter months, where its range overlaps that the smaller common minke whale. The Antarctic minke whale was once classified with the common minke whale as a single...

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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.