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Millions Of Prawns Wash Up On Beach
2013-03-22 21:17:50

A beach in southern Chile is being overwhelmed by millions of stranded prawns that have taken up two miles worth of the coastline.

Minke Whale Skeleton Found At Bottom Of Antarctic Ocean
2013-03-18 19:22:56

Marine biologists reported they have discovered a whale skeleton sitting on the ocean floor near Antarctica for the first time.

Bizarre Whale Strandings Not Due To Family Ties
2013-03-15 09:10:25

A new study of mass whale strandings has shown that despite previous theories, family ties do not appear to play a role in this bizarre phenomenon. The true cause, however, remains a mystery.

Baleen Whale Teeth Entangle Tiny Prey
2013-03-14 16:15:40

A biologist has found that whales' baleen systems actually works best by entangling food as water flows across them, according to a report in The Journal of Experimental Biology.

2013-03-11 23:02:02

San Diego Infographic Whale Watching and Migration by Marriott (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean along southern California’s

The Origins Of Whale Teeth
2013-02-20 10:30:22

A new study has brought together the fossil record and the embryonic development process of whales to investigate how this majestic marine mammal got its curious teeth.

New Species Of Whale Discovered In California Fossil Bed
2013-02-19 09:27:37

Fossil discoveries are nothing new. And finding new species is just as common. But when you find a fossil of an animal new to science, things start to get more interesting—especially when that discovery includes not one, but at least four new species of a particular creature.

Pre-Whaling Humpback Population Estimates Could Help Recovery Measures
2013-02-14 14:21:20

For over 50 years, conservationists have been championing the protection of humpback whales—and as the population begins to recover from decades of whaling, scientists are starting to ask about the size of the whale population before they were hunted en masse.

Whale Of A Find Could Be Worth Thousands
2013-02-01 06:12:43

Normally, stumbling across a pile of vomit while taking a stroll along the beach isn’t exactly a good thing, but in the case of one UK man, it could pay off big time.


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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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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