UBC researcher reveals humpback whales' dining habits -- and costs
As most American families sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, a University of British Columbia researcher is revealing how one of the largest animals on earth feasts on the smallest of prey and at what cost.
Some large marine mammals are known for their extraordinarily long dive times. Elephant s...
New study finds most North Pacific humpback whale populations rebounding
The number of humpback
whales in the North Pacific Ocean has increased since international and federal protections were enacted in the 1960s and 70s, according to a new study funded primarily by NOAA and conducted by more than 400 whale researchers throughout the Pacific region.
Marine scientists to assess environment before offshore drilling begins in US arctic waters
...he seabed, including crustaceans, mollusks and echinoderms, such as sea stars and sea urchins. These in turn support walrus, a diverse array of birds, humpback
whales and much more.
"The huge flux of food from the overlying waters to the sea floor also creates a diverse food web that provides larger marin...
American Library Association names NJIT profs Whale Music book a top ten
...playing and recording interspecies duets with the melodic mammals. The corollary compact disc Whale Music featuring the sounds of beluga, killer and humpback
whales can be heard at http://cdbaby.com/cd/davidrothenberg2 , iTunes or www.thousandmilesong.com . The musical tract includes a never-before-r...
Whale songs are heard for the first time around New York City waters
... ITHACA, N.Y. For the first time in waters surrounding New York City, the beckoning calls of endangered fin, humpback
and North Atlantic right whales have been recorded, according to experts from the Bioacoustics Research Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and...
Whales and dolphins influence new wind turbine design
The work centres on studies of vortices, tornado-shaped water formations that develop in the wake of the animals. "In the case of the humpback
whale, vortices formed from tubercles (bumps) on the front edge of flippers help to generate more lift without the occurrence of stall, as well as enh...
Warning buoys for right whales installed along Massachusetts Bay
... skim tiny plankton from the shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic. Each winter and spring, many right whales congregate -- along with fin, minke and humpback
whales -- in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 25 miles east of Boston Harbor, which bisects official shipping lanes used by some 1,500 c...
Researchers to develop ocean sanctuary 'noise budget' to evaluate potential impact on marine mammals
...eavy vessel traffic, is frequented by marine mammals like endangered Northern right whales, and forms a critical feeding ground for endangered fin and humpback
whales. It is also home to acoustically-sensitive marine animals like commercially important haddock and other fishes, sharks and sea turtles.
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WHY DO WHALES SING?
whales may copy other whales' songs because this enables them to more clear...RE TRACKING WHALES!
Since 2004, scientists have been tagging and tracking humpback
whales in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to better understand th...
DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales
...even whales in general, nor is it a new dilemma. Scientists estimate that illegal Soviet whaling in 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 countr...