Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins may increasingly put the survival of marine mammals at risk, conservationists have warned.
It turns that ocean`s largest and subtle creatures, whales, are more crucial for balancing our ecosystem than actually known.
Japan has slaughtered 30 minke whales off its northeast coast, in the first hunt since the UN`s top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, the government said.
A new study has found that killer whales and other marine mammals are likelier to hear sonar signals more than we`ve known.
In a breakthrough that could revolutionise the way marine mammal populations are estimated, scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting the whales from above the sky.
Scientists have shown how new satellite technology can be used to count whales, and ultimately estimate their population size.
More than 50 pilot whales beached themselves Saturday on the same remote New Zealand coast where another 52 whales have either died or been put down in the past two weeks.
A Spanish designer has designed an aircraft that is shaped like a whale.
New Zealand conservation officials said Thursday they would have to euthanise eight pilot whales stranded on a remote beach where five others died earlier this week.
Volunteers and conservation officers are fighting to save a pod of more than 60 pilot whales after they began stranding on a beach at New Zealand`s South Island Tuesday.
The Navy plans to increase sonar testing in US waters over the next five years even as studies it funded reveal worrying signs that the loud underwater noise could disturb whales and dolphins.
Eleven whales presumed to be from the pod that was stranded last week in southwest Florida were found dead over the weekend in the lower Florida Keys, officials said.
After a three-day rescue effort, the fate of 40 whales hung in the balance, with officials saying they had lost track of two dozen of them in southern Florida.
Researchers have claimed to have found how whales successfully adapted to ocean environment.
Environmental Investigation Agency, a voluntary group, Thursday said that Japan`s reliance on outdated data for hunts of small cetaceans has put some species of whales and dolphins at the risk of extinction, The Guardian reported.
Despite the difference in their size, with one weighing 50 tons and the other weight just a few grams, bats and whales share a similar story.
Six whales died after they beached themselves in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, officials said Monday.
A new research has claimed that there is an increase in pigment in skin of whales in response to sunshine, just like humans get tanned.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers has married together the fossil record and the embryonic development process to investigate how the whale got its teeth.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai