Thursday, June 20, 2013
Whales display human-like ability to learn from each other
Humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other, just as humans do, new researc...
Humpback whales pass on hunting tips like humans
Humpback whales pass on hunting techniques to each other just like humans do, a new study has reveal...
How whales got their teeth
A multidisciplinary team of researchers has married together the fossil record and the embryonic dev...
Marine bots helped locate endangered whales off US
Two bots (the word is derived from `robots`) equipped with listening devices helped detect nine enda...
California`s sea lanes changed to protect whales
Ship traffic off the California coast will be re-routed under new rules designed to protect slow-mov...
Pamela Anderson wears itsy bitty wetsuit for `save whales` campaign
Former ‘Baywatch’ star Pamela Anderson is returning to the water for a campaign to save the whales.
Why are killer whales momma`s boys?
Scientists have cracked one of the most enduring marine mysteries - why adult male killer whales pre...
Whales can adjust their hearing: Study
Scientists have discovered that whales can adjust their hearing to navigate and hunt better.
Bats, whales have surprisingly similar bio-sonars
Bats and toothed whales use surprisingly similar acoustic behaviour to locate, track, and capture pr...
Blue whales can hear sounds in wider range
Blue whales can be affected even by sounds that are outside their vocalisation range.
New Zealand: 33 whales shot after rescues failed
The pilot whales shot were the last of 99 that stranded themselves on Monday on Farewell Spit on the...
Whales strand in New Zealand; 7 dead, 18 refloated
Seven long-finned pilot whales died after being beached in New Zealand, but rescuers were confident ...
Mass whale stranding on New Zealand beach
Thirty-one pilot whales have died and 34 more are stranded on New Zealand`s South Island, Xinhua rep...
Whales off California coast draw crowds, warning
The humpback whales, each measuring about the length of a school bus, have come about a mile from la...
Is ocean garbage killing whales?
A review of research literature from the last two decades reveals hundreds of cases in which cetacea...
Whales have trendy tunes too!
Male humpback whales modify their songs to differ from their rivals during courtship.
Improved ocean turbine design – inspired by whales!
Underwater turbines have long been thought to be sources of alternative energy.
Whales also get sunburns
Even whales suffer the effects of exposure to strong UV rays, such as blisters and sunburns.
NZ rescuers save 14 whales from stranded pod
Late Friday, a total of 24 whales were trucked 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Spirits Bay.
Only nine of 63 whales survive NZ stranding
Only nine of 63 whales which beached themselves in a northern New Zealand bay survived.
Bowhead whales smell the air
Scientists have revealed a previously undiscovered ability of bowhead whales` to smell the air - a f...
Why killer whales & women stop breeding early
The evolutionary mystery of menopause is a step closer to being solved, thanks to new research on ki...
Toxins found in whales bode ill for humans: Report
Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth`s oceans have built up stunningly high...
Whaling commission ponders suspending hunting ban
The International Whaling Commission began its most important meeting in decades debating whether ...
Whales closer to us than thought, say scientists
Marine mammals are smarter than thought and share several attributes of humans, scientists say.
Exploiting whales, companies eye new products
Companies in Japan, Iceland and Norway are developing whale-based products ranging from drugs to cos...
Human rights urged for whales and dolphins
Whales and dolphins should get "human rights" to life and liberty because of their intelli...
Fifteen whales stranded on Chile beach rescued
Fifteen whales washed up on a beach in the northern Chilean city of Iquique were rescued by some 300...
Japan to catch 60 minke whales for `research`
The Fisheries Agency has said that a fleet of five vessels will catch 60 minke whales off the nort...
California gray whale-watchers fear dip in population
Gazing past the rolling whitecaps in the middle of San Diego`s whale-watching season, boat captain B...
Whales honeymoon off Dominican Republic coast
Like many of the jet set, some humpback whales swim to the Atlantic off the Dominican Republic coast...
Whaling conflict: Japan FM meets Oz PM Rudd
Rudd`s threat to take legal action to stop Japan killing whales in Antarctica has drained goodwill f...
Twenty-eight whales euthanised after New Zealand stranding
A pod of 28 pilot whales had to be put down by conservation workers after a mass stranding on a remo...
Taiwan to use DNA to protect whales, dolphins
Taiwan plans to use DNA from whales and dolphins as evidence to convict poachers and protect the end...
15 whales die beached in NZ, 33 coaxed to sea
Rescuers in New Zealand managed to coax 33 beached whales back out into deep waters Sunday, but anot...
Over 100 whales die on two New Zealand beaches
More than 120 pilot whales died in mass strandings at two New Zealand beaches, it was reported on Mo...
Humpback whales can protect seals
Two scientists have discovered that humpback whales can out of maternal instinct to save seals runni...
Noise pollution turning blue whales deaf
The world largest animal, the blue whale is slowly turning deaf due to increasing noise pollution ...
Whales increase their ‘singing’ to cope with ships` noise
A new research by scientists has determined that blue whales have had to increase their ‘singing’ to...
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