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Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
New research finds that killer whale grandmothers who were no longer able to reproduce had the biggest beneficial impact on the survival chances of their grand-offspring. This may be because grandmothers without calves of... more
Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-calves, new research has found. more
Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?  NPR · 5 days
New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies... more
Whales may owe their efficient digestion to millions of tiny microbes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that the microbial communities inside whales may play an important role in the digestion of... more
Characterizing whale vocalization can help map migration  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Killer whale pods each have their own set of calls they use to communicate, sometimes referred to as the pod's "dialect." By characterizing an individual pod's calls, researchers can track the pod's seasonal movements,... more
Whaling and climate change led to 100 years of feast or famine for Antarctic penguins  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
New research reveals how penguins have dealt with more than a century of human impacts in Antarctica and... more
220-lb. 'Litter Ball' Found Inside a Dead Sperm Whale's Belly  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Whale experts who visited the scene described the amount of plastic in the animal's body as 'horrific.' more
Whaling and climate change led to 100 years of feast or famine for Antarctic penguins  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research reveals how penguins have dealt with more than a century of human impacts in Antarctica and... more
Giant Magnetic Ropes in a Galaxy’s Halo  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
This image of the "Whale Galaxy" (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), reveals... more
Astronomers Spot Huge Magnetic Structures in ‘Whale Galaxy’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have captured a new image of the edge-on barred spiral... more
Medical News Today: How fast does a blue whale's heart beat?  MNT · 2 weeks
Scientists have recorded a blue whale's heart rate for the first time. The findings may explain why no other animal has ever been larger than a... more
Image: Giant magnetic ropes in a galaxy's halo  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This image of the "Whale Galaxy" (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), reveals hair-like filaments of the galaxy's magnetic field protruding above and... more
First recording of a blue whale's heart rate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
With a lot of ingenuity and a little luck, researchers monitored the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild. The measurement suggests that blue whale hearts are operating at extremes... more
With suction cups and lots of luck, scientists measure blue whale's heart rate  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups... more
Researchers report first recording of a blue whale's heart rate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Encased in a neon orange plastic shell, a collection of electronic sensors bobbed along the surface of the Monterey Bay, waiting to be retrieved by Stanford University researchers.... more
Alaska Native ice cellars failing amid environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For generations, people in Alaska's far-north whaling villages have relied on hand-built ice cellars dug deep into the permafrost to age their subsistence food to perfection and keep it cold throughout the... more
Manta rays and whale sharks consuming massive amounts of plastics near Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers from Australia, the U.S., Indonesia and New Zealand has measured the amount of plastics that manta rays and whale sharks... more
Endangered whales react to environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some "canaries" are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive change in the... more
Endangered whales react to environmental changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Some 'canaries' are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive change in the... more
Drones carting GoPros to track gray whale behavior and spot their poop off Oregon Coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using drones deployed in the air and GoPros underwater, Oregon State University marine ecologist Leigh Torres recently completed... more
Whale shark hot spot offers new conservation insights  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), whale sharks are considered endangered, which means the species has suffered a population decline of more than 50% in the past three... more
Russia releases last belugas from 'whale jail'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The last whales held in a notorious facility dubbed the "whale jail" in Russia's Far East were released on Sunday, the institute overseeing the operation said. more
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