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North Atlantic Right Whale

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North Atlantic Right Whale

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - January 11, 2018

The North Atlantic Right Whale is currently one of the rarest large whales in the world, having been drastically reduced to critically low numbers by more…

A Fleet of Pioneering Marine Robots Used to Detect Whales in the Deep Ocean

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A Fleet of Pioneering Marine Robots Used to Detect Whales in the Deep Ocean

Source: Phys.org/University of East Anglia - December 20, 2017

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have been recording the sounds made by whales and porpoises off the coast of northern Scotland – using more…

10 of the Wildest Encounters With Marine Life From This Year

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10 of the Wildest Encounters With Marine Life From This Year

Source: The OC Register/Laylan Connelly/Michele Cardon - November 22, 2017

The ocean is their playground — and fortunately for us, sea creatures put on amazing shows this year that were captured on camera for the more…

New Study Identifies Microbiome in Whale’s Blow

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New Study Identifies Microbiome in Whale’s Blow

Source: Phys.org/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - October 12, 2017

A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues identified for the first time an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy more…

Warming Seas Will Bring New Dangers For Whales

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Warming Seas Will Bring New Dangers For Whales

Source: The New York Times/Karen Weintraub - October 5, 2017

From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats twice at 22-second intervals, interrupting the endless more…

Whales and Dolphins as ‘Sentinels’ of Ocean Health

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Whales and Dolphins as ‘Sentinels’ of Ocean Health

Source: The Conversation/Stephanie Plön - September 26, 2017

From the poles to the equator, marine mammals such as seals, dolphins and whales, play an important role in global ecosystems as apex predators, ecosystem engineers and more…

A 60-Ton Wake Up Call, North Atlantic Right Whales

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A 60-Ton Wake Up Call, North Atlantic Right Whales

Source: COSEE Now/Ari Daniel - September 14, 2017

Ari Daniel created the podcast Ocean Gazing about ocean observing and exploration. In each episode, he considers the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of more…

New Legislation in California Aimed at Creating Reducing Whale Deaths by Ship Strike

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New Legislation in California Aimed at Creating Reducing Whale Deaths by Ship Strike

Source: Press-Telegram/Rachel Uranga - September 11, 2017

The 79-foot endangered blue whale that washed ashore in Northern California in May was no match for the ship that hit it. Nor was the 56-foot endangered more…

Whales Are Diving Deeper and Longer When Exposed to Sonar, Which Could Trigger ‘The Bends’

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Whales Are Diving Deeper and Longer When Exposed to Sonar, Which Could Trigger ‘The Bends’

Source: Phys.org/Royal Society Open Science/Bob Yirka - September 1, 2017

A combined team of researchers from Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research and the U.S. Navy's Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division has found evidence of whales more…

Ships Are Massive and Loud, So Why Don’t Whales See Them Coming?

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Ships Are Massive and Loud, So Why Don’t Whales See Them Coming?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - July 28, 2017

When eight endangered North Atlantic right whales turned up dead in the ocean off Nova Scotia this past June, scientists scrambled to find out why. more…