Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour
Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour

  Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins may increasingly put the survival of marine mammals at risk, conservationists have warned.

Whales help in `boosting` our ecosystem

It turns that ocean`s largest and subtle creatures, whales, are more crucial for balancing our ecosystem than actually known.

Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt

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.

Whales hear sonar signals more than we realize

A new study has found that killer whales and other marine mammals are likelier to hear sonar signals more than we`ve known.

Scientists count whales from above the sky

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.

Now, satellite technology helps spot whales

Scientists have shown how new satellite technology can be used to count whales, and ultimately estimate their population size.

New whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach

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.

Aircraft of the future to be inspired by whales

A Spanish designer has designed an aircraft that is shaped like a whale.

Stranded whales to be euthanised in New Zealand

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.

Fight to save stranded whales underway in New Zealand

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.

Scientists believe some whales flee from sonar

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.

Scientists believe some whales flee from sonar

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.

11 whales found dead in Florida Keys

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.

Fate of 40 stranded Florida whales unclear

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.

How whales successfully adapted to oceans

Researchers have claimed to have found how whales successfully adapted to ocean environment.

Japan`s hunts pushing dolphins, whales to extinction

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.

Bats and whales use similar biosonar for hunting

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 die on Brazil beach

Six whales died after they beached themselves in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, officials said Monday.

Whales also get tanned!

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.

How whales got their teeth

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has married together the fossil record and the embryonic development process to investigate how the whale got its teeth.