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Scientists found a group of sperm whales and an unlikely companion by their side: a dolphin with a spinal deformation.
After spotting trapped killer whales in the freezing waters of Hudson Bay on Wednesday, concerned residents called for the government's help to free the large marine mammals.
Two underwater robots with instruments that detect the calls of baleen whales heard the ‘songs’ of nine critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine in December, scientists reported on Wednesday.
Marine biologists are beginning to understand the varied diving and foraging strategies of filter-feeding whales by analyzing data from multisensor tags attached to the animals with suction cups.
The endangered beluga whales that make their home in Cook Inlet are not recovering, leaving federal conservation experts unsure as to why and fearing that the species may soon face extinction.
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A nearly 60-foot-long whale that had been found stranded along a New York City beach on Wednesday was confirmed dead earlier today.
Humpback whales have always been known to sing to their potential mates, but new research shows that the marine mammals also belt out songs when hunting.
When long-finned pilot whales sense the presence of a potential danger, they use synchronized swimming as a defense mechanism, an international team of scientists has discovered.
High-energy prey make for high-energy predators in the marine world. Survival, for those predators, depends on sustaining the right kind of high-energy diet, so not just any prey will do.
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) 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...
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...
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....
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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