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History-of-Things
10-23-2012, 02:24 PM
The link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121019130502.htm

Baltimore1937
08-14-2015, 05:55 AM
Here's a friendly and clever whale:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fishermen-aid-struggling-whale-who-came-to-them-for-help_55cccc70e4b0898c4886c665?ncid=txtlnkusaolp000 00592&kvcommref=mostpopular

GailT
08-16-2015, 03:43 AM
Interesting quote from the article:


The bowhead whale may also be among the most long-lived mammal species. In 2007, aboriginal whalers on the Alaskan coast landed a whale carrying a valuable clue about the animal's probable age. The whalers discovered a harpoon point manufactured in the 1890s embedded in the whale's blubber, indicating the animal may have survived an encounter with whalers more than one hundred years ago.

Baltimore1937
10-10-2015, 01:27 PM
Here's another for the collection (rare Mexican porpoise):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151007-endangered-porpoise-vaquita-ocean-fishing-marine-mammal-gillnet-Mexico/

GailT
10-10-2015, 08:30 PM
Here's another for the collection (rare Mexican porpoise):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151007-endangered-porpoise-vaquita-ocean-fishing-marine-mammal-gillnet-Mexico/

Tragic. I hope they can be saved.

Baltimore1937
11-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Rare Pink Dolphins (Hong Kong area):

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20151029-the-last-of-the-pink-dolphins

Baltimore1937
11-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Massive whale die off in Chile:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151120-worlds-largest-whale-stranding-sei-chile-animals/

Táltos
11-21-2015, 09:53 PM
Massive whale die off in Chile:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151120-worlds-largest-whale-stranding-sei-chile-animals/
337, that is alarming. Yikes!

Baltimore1937
12-08-2015, 07:49 AM
How dolphins see people:

http://news.discovery.com/animals/whales-dolphins/image-shows-how-dolphins-see-people-151207.htm

Baltimore1937
12-12-2015, 03:52 AM
New ancient Sperm Whale relative discovered:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/moby-dick-sperm-whale_5668c93be4b009377b23ccc1

Baltimore1937
12-18-2015, 11:01 AM
Local news about Orcas:

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article50286045.html

Baltimore1937
01-03-2016, 09:43 AM
Wintering Hump-backs seem to be in short supply in Hawaiian waters this season:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0102/Mysterious-absence-Where-are-Hawaii-s-humpback-whales

Baltimore1937
01-18-2016, 10:08 AM
Right Whale:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/right-whale-chiminea-south-carolina_569c72f8e4b0778f46f9d0a3

Baltimore1937
01-19-2016, 05:49 PM
The problem of whaling in the North Atlantic:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riley-arthur/what-norway-iceland-and-denmark-could-learn-from-the-azores_b_9011180.html

Baltimore1937
04-03-2016, 05:25 AM
Another tale of a whale (Right Whale):

http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2016/03/the_mystery_of_right_whale_1334.html

Baltimore1937
09-23-2016, 09:19 AM
Another item for our whale collection (Rorqual Whales):

http://news.stanford.edu/2016/09/22/unique-feeding-habits-whales-come-light/

Baltimore1937
11-10-2016, 08:13 AM
Tidbit about Narwahls:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/science/narwhals-echolocation.html?_r=0

Baltimore1937
12-16-2016, 05:09 PM
Orcas or "Killer Whales" in the news:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shark-vs-killer-whales_us_585340e0e4b08debb78858d6

Baltimore1937
12-17-2016, 05:15 PM
Mysterious whale song identified:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/minke-whale-symphony_us_585476b7e4b0b3ddfd8cf915

Baltimore1937
01-04-2017, 12:12 AM
R.I.P. Orca "Granny":

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/granny-oldest-orca-feared-dead_us_586bbee9e4b0d9a5945c75ef