Posts Tagged ‘whales’

Blue Whale Survival

Friday, July 25th, 2014
whales, ships, ship strikes, california, west coast, pacific, oregon state university, NOAA

Researchers suggest changing shipping lanes in busy West Coast ports to help protect blue whales.

Saving Whales

Monday, June 9th, 2014
science today, life, whales, kathi koontz, oceans, crab fishing, entanglement, fishing, california, pacific

A team of dedicated volunteers work to free an entangled whale off the coast of California.

Whale Echolocation Origins

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
whales, fossils, skull, echolocation, evolution, toothed, melon

The fossil of a toothed whale hints at early signs of echolocation.

Reason Behind Ancient Whale Graveyard

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
whales, fossils, sloths, smithsonian, chile, atacama, cerro ballena

Smithsonian researchers have uncovered the cause behind mass marine stranding events occurring millions of years ago in Chile.

The Patterns of Fluid Movement

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
whales, birds, bats, bend, propulsion, fluid, motion, winds, tails, fins, marine, jellyfish

Do the wings of an airborne monarch butterfly move through the air the same way the tail of a bottlenose dolphin moves through the sea?

Counting Whales from Space

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Southern right whales, whales, population, count, satellite, space, images, sustainability

Scientists are using satellite imagery to survey whale populations.

Fall Migrations

Friday, November 1st, 2013
alison young, autumn, birds, fall, hawks, migrations, Moe Flannery, whales

Learn about local fall migrations and how you can help track the migrating animals.

When in Rome…

Friday, April 26th, 2013
monkeys. vervet, whales, humpback, culture, genetic, copycats, st andrews

Even in nature, locals are the best guides!

A Whale of a Surprise

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Researchers discovered an extremely rare whale stranded on a New Zealand beach.

Beluga Whale Speaks Human

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

One beluga whale sounds vaguely familiar…

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