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Using sound and environmental DNA to find an elusive, endangered whale  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In an ongoing effort to detect endangered Bryde's whales, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and MBARI have teamed up to deploy an Environmental Sample... more
Whales are dying, but numbers are unknown. Coronavirus has stalled scientific field work  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As gray whales began their northern migration along the Pacific Coast earlier this month—after a year of unusually heavy die-offs—scientists were poised... more
Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters. more
A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as 'a quintessential forage fish' for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales and other marine... more
Secrets to swimming efficiency of whales, dolphins  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Recent work has examined the fluid mechanics of cetacean propulsion by numerically simulating their oscillating tail fins. A team developed a model that, for the first time, could quantitatively predict how the motions of... more
Researchers unlock secrets to swimming efficiency of whales, dolphins for next-gen underwater robots  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Someday, underwater robots may so closely mimic creatures like fish that they'll fool not only the real animals themselves but humans as... more
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