Did Icelandic whalers kill a blue whale or a hybrid blue/fin whale? Photographs from the current whaling season suggest the whalers might have killed a protected species.
Animals July 13, 2018
Marine scientists have discovered that certain species of whales are outsiders to the rorquals, the biggest group of whales in the ocean. Genome analysis revealed how whales have evolved and mated across neighboring species.
Animals April 10, 2018
The London National History Museum has unveiled 'Hope' the blue whale as the new centerpiece for its atrium. It will replace the much-loved 'Dippy' the dinosaur, which had been on display in the museum for more than 100 years.
Animals July 14, 2017
A 79-foot blue whale carcass washed ashore on Northern California's Agate Beach on May 26. Scientists and experts stated that the whale died because it collided with a ship.
Animals May 29, 2017
Scientists from Oregon State University captured a video footage of a blue whale employing strategic feeding tactics on Krill patches off the coast of New Zealand. The drone footage proves blue whale feeding habit theories true.
Animals April 21, 2017
Researchers found that blue whales employ an interesting feeding pattern to maintain their big size. Efficient krill feeding for blue whales is more than just literally diving for food, it comes with a strategy.
Animals October 5, 2015
A entangled blue whale found off the California coast baffled authorities as to how they can safely rescue the mammal. Officials are now urging the public to stay away from the area while operations are still ongoing.
Earth/Environment September 5, 2015
A dead whale sighting has been reported in San Francisco Bay. The type of whale species, as well as the actual cause of death has not been identified due to the extreme difficulty of accessing the carcass.
Earth/Environment August 27, 2015
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August 26, 2015
Scientists successfully tracked how a female blue whale traveled to and from the waters of the Chilean coast for the first time. This successful documentation, the scientists believe, is a big step in trying to identify the large mammal’s migratory and breeding pattern. Hints of breeding have also been seen when the scientists compared genetic patterns of sample whales from different regions.
July 23, 2015
By using historical data, specimens and scientific literature, a group of researchers came up with more accurate measurements of animals that live in the ocean. Here are the results.
Animals January 15, 2015
The population of the endangered California blue whale is rebounding to near pre-slaughter level but one problem appears to pose risks to its improving number: ship collisions.
September 8, 2014
After decades of being on the endangered list, the number of blue whales off the coast of California has grown. The population is now around 2,200 strong, but 11 of these creatures are killed each year by ships.
Geek September 6, 2014