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DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

...the aftermath of World War II claimed about 48,000 humpback whales; the actual number reported was 3,000. Dolphins and other whale species also have been exploited without regulation or reporting in many countries. "The incentive, obviously, is financial," Baker said. "The result of under-reporting whale m...

Humpback whales have brain cells also found in humans

... the American Association of Anatomists,compared a humpback whale brain with brains from several other cetacea...iley.com/journal/ar . Although the biology of the humpback whale is well understood, there have been virtually no studies published on its brain composition, l...

Brazil creates buffer zone around coral reefs off Atlantic coast

...ms with unique and endangered species, such as the humpback whales. Under Brazilian law, buffer zones around protected areas offer strong protection, with special permits from environmental authorities required for any economic use. "The buffer zone will guarantee the biodiversity integrity in the Park and...

The diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Maine region is much greater than previously thought

... the Gulf of Maine. One of the more famous is the humpback whale, whose Latin name Megaptera novaeangliae mea...s to give birth in the winter. Mammals like the humpback whale are at the top of the marine food chain and depend on multiple species lower in the chain. Fo...

Warbling whales speak a language all their own

The songs of the humpback whale are among the most complex in the animal kin...munication, although the authors do not claim that humpback whale songs meet the linguistic rigor necessary for a true language. "Humpback songs are not like h...

Genetics links whale to two different ocean basins

...t time ever, a genetic study has followed a single humpback whale from one ocean basin to another, adding to t...ost recent Royal Society's Biology Letters, a male humpback whale that was first sighted in Madagascar's Antongil Bay in 2000 was found in 2002 swimming off the...

Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe

...usands of porpoises are killed each year; Atlantic humpback dolphins off the coast of west Africa; and francis... Songkhla lakes, Southeast Asia * Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in drift and bottom-set gillnets on the south coast of...

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

...usands of porpoises are killed each year; Atlantic humpback dolphins off the coast of west Africa; and francis... Songkhla lakes, Southeast Asia * Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in drift and bottom-set gillnets on the south coast of...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

...usands of porpoises are killed each year; Atlantic humpback dolphins off the coast of west Africa; and francis... Songkhla lakes, Southeast Asia * Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in drift and bottom-set gillnets on the south coast of...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

...usands of porpoises are killed each year; Atlantic humpback dolphins off the coast of west Africa; and francis... Songkhla lakes, Southeast Asia * Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in drift and bottom-set gillnets on the south coast of...

The secret lives of whales

...e animals that are 100’s of miles apart—cohorts of humpback singers moving coherently?and watch the collective...ne and Scott McVay were the first to discover that humpback whales sing—and Payne speculated that whales might communicate across oceans. Clark and others have ...

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