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Marine Mammals

Ailing calf remains under 24-hour observation by aquarium staff

A Cuvier's beaked whale has set a new deep diving record for a sea mammal by plunging nearly three kms below the ocean surface.

Humpback whales in the oceans of the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere are much more distinct from each other than previously thought

Tusk revealed to be sensitive to temperature and chemical differences in external environment

  • X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

    It’s an adventure. You swim like a champion, trying to be as streamlined as possible and glide effortlessly through the water. Your heart rate is already at its limits and your breathing borders on hyperventilation. Your focus is on the sperm whale and its blow, which you can see just as you slide into the water. You are hoping to get the animal in front of your camera, but it is a bit of gamble.

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Both Norway and Canada insist seal-hunting methods are humane

Nearly 50 blue whales have been observed regularly feeding in the sea between the top of the South Island and lower Taranaki.

With the re-discovery of Mesoplodon hotaula, there are now 22 recognised species of beaked whales.

It is the first time in a nearly 100 years a new species of river dolphin has been discovered in the Araguaia River basin of Brazil

Conservationists condemn beer as immoral

Wild seas and strong winds made rescue attempt impossible

Oil tankers and humpbacks on potential collision course

Dolphins in the area of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana are suffering from lung diseases, abnormalities, and low birth rates.

A comprehensive genetic study of humpback whale populations in the North Pacific Ocean has identified five distinct populations.

Not all of the Southern Hemisphere humpback whales migrate towards the equator at the end of the Antarctic summer

Some 66 different tunes recorded despite low population

Researchers concerned by increase in beluga calf mortality

Fish vendor discovered selling meat at roadside market

NOAA Fisheries denies application to import 18 whales for public display

Dolphins can recognize their old tank mates' whistles after being separated for more than 20 years — the longest social memory ever recorded for a non-human species.

The names are composed of whistles. Wild bottlenose dolphins respond to hearing a copy of their own signature whistle by calling back.

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing support the theory the rare type D orca, which is only found around Antarctica, might be a distinct species

Noise from navy sonars may cause whales to alter diving behaviour or temporarily avoid important feeding areas.

Designed to attract cruise line tourists, development called "unregulated development," by opponents

The H1N1 virus has been detected in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the central California coast a year after the human pandemic began.

A gray whale has been spotted off the coast of Namibia.

Humpback whales are able teach each other hunting techniques.

Endangered dolphins discovered off Palawan coast

Isolated population of 1,500 sperm whales living in the Northern Gulf may be different enough to qualify for special protections.

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