Scientists have known that humpback whales have a trick or two when it comes to finding prey at the bottom of the ocean, but how they locate a meal at night with little or no light has remained a mystery.Read more
Whales 'sing' for their supper while mounting joint operations to locate food
The Cetacean Free and Safe Passage resolution outlines the ills of captivity and states that these magnificent beings ought to be protected in their environment, and resolves:Read more
The Cetacean Free and Safe Passage resolution, which was passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors last month states that whales and dolphins have the rights “to be free of captivity, and to remain unrestricted in their natural environment.
About 50 baleen whales live in an underwater canyon off the Florida Panhandle, making them the only resident baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico, have long been classified as Bryde's whales Several other baleen species visit the Gulf, but this grRead more
Genetic testing has identified that small group of whales living off the coast of Florida could be a distinct subspecies of Bryde’s Whale, or they could potentially be a new species altogether.
To better understand where important whale habitat and shipping lanes overlap along the U.S. West Coast, scientists attached satellite tags to 171 whales off the coast of California during summer and early fall from 1993 to 2008.Read more
The endangered blue whale population has been slow to recover since they were protected in the 1960's. Scientists suggest that one reason may be ship strikes that injure or even kill whales.
The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously voted to allow the aquarium be allowed to keep cetaceans in captivity, but ordered an end to the breeding of most whales and dolphins.Read more
Demands stop short of phasing out cetacean program entirely. Two belugas, two Pacific white-sided dolphins and two rescued harbour porpoises currently reside at facility
A new study in the journal Plos One has revealed blue whales assemble for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off California, raising concerns about collisions between vessels and the endangered cetaceans.Read more
Whales assemble in California's busy shipping lanes, increasing potential for collisions. Some 2,500 of estimated worldwide population of 10,000 found off West Coast.
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.
The animals tagged for this study exhibited profound diving capabilities; however, the dive depths and durations reported here far exceed the prior records for this species. The deepest dive of 2992 m.Read more
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. The deepest recorded dive reached 2992 m, and the longest dive lasted 137.5 min.