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Minke whales lunge 100 times an hour to feed under sea ice

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 19:22

Scientists have for the first time recorded the feeding behaviour of Antarctic minke whales under the sea ice and found that the mammals lunge feed up to 100 times per hour, gorging on Antarctic krill.

Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:02

Australian authorities struggled to rescue a beached baby whale today and were forced to suspend the operation as fading light hampered efforts to return it to sea.

Whales help in `boosting` our ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:11

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 14:42

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.

152-million-year-old fearsome marine creature ate like modern-day killer whales

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:11

A fossilised tooth belonging to a fearsome marine predator has been recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK, following its recent discovery.

Sonar signal `leaks` likely audible to some marine mammals

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 15:21

Scientists have found that killer whales and other marine mammals can hear sonar signals better than previously thought.

Whales hear sonar signals more than we realize

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 12:24

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

520-mn-yr-old shrimp-like creatures filtered food like modern whales

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 16:00

Newly discovered fossils of a huge shrimp-like creature that lived 520 million years ago during the Early Cambrian filtered food just like modern whales.

Cuvier`s beaked whales most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:57

Cuvier`s beaked whales are claimed to be the most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals.

Scientists count whales from above the sky

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 19:15

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 14:17

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

Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:22

A pod of nine killer whales died Wednesday in a rare mass stranding on the New Zealand coast, in a loss conservationists said was a major blow to the local orca population.