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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Distress Signal
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 13, 2018
Dolphins and pilot whales can tell which orcas are coming for them by listening to their calls.
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life
Ashley Yeager | May 11, 2018
The Atlantic has been free of intense air-gun blasts to probe for oil and gas for 30 years, and researchers fear for endangered North Atlantic right whales and other animals.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Image of the Day: No Table Manners
Staff | Aug 24, 2017
Ancient bones of the newly described toothless, stout-nosed dolphin
suggest that it slurped its food.
Image of the Day: Whale Watching
Staff | Mar 8, 2017
Scientists capture the True’s beaked whale (
) on film for the first time.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
The Mystery of Whale Song
Kate Yandell | Mar 1, 2017
Structured whale songs are shared by group members and evolve over time, but the calls’ functions are still unclear.
“Waviness” Protects Nerves When Whale Mouths Stretch
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 21, 2017
Rorqual whales’ mouths can stretch to more than double their length without causing damage, thanks to two layers of neuronal coiling.
Peter Tyack: Marine Mammal Communications
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2016
The University of St. Andrews behavioral ecologist studies the social structures and behaviors of whales and dolphins, recording and analyzing their acoustic communications.
Book Excerpt from
The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.