Entries in whale (7)

Tuesday
Apr172018

Don’t Krill My Vibe: How Human Demand For Krill Is Threatening Antarctic  Ecosystems

Image adapted from original by Uwe KilsRecent demand for krill based products has alerted the attention of environmental organisations such as Greenpeace who are determined to curb the trend. Krill are crucial players in the Antarctic food chain; feeding primarily on algae they support a vast web of life from Adélie penguins to blue whales.

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Tuesday
Mar132018

The Decline of the North Atlantic Right  Whale

Flickr | National Marine SanctuariesAfter rebounding in recent decades from the brink of extinction, today’s right whales now face a similar fate. An estimated 100 females remain in the whole population and scientists predict that if the current rate of mortality continues the species could become extinct in as little as 20 years...

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Monday
Aug142017

Animal Profile: Narwhals 

Dubbed the unicorn of the sea, the Narwhal remains an elusive, enigmatic mammal that has fascinated mankind for over three hundred years.

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Thursday
May112017

QUIZ: Which Ocean Mammal Are  You?

Ocean Mammals rely on the sea for their existence but unlike fish they breathe air and nurse their pups. Some of them can survive on land as well as in the ocean. Find out which Ocean Mammal you are most likely to be!

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Wednesday
Nov302016

New Research: Pilot Whales Babysit Calves

A team of scientists discover a new behaviour displayed by Pilot Whales in Canada. Just like babysitting in humans, alloparental care is the care of a young animal by another adult that is not its parent, known as the alloparent. The phenomenon is common in many social animals, even fish, but this is the first study identifying it in Pilot Whales.

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Monday
Nov232015

What a Load of Rubbish: The Problems of the Platisphere 

A group of marine biologists stand in full protective gear surveying the scene in front of them, which is something of a mess. The 15-meter long sperm whale carcass, which is draped across the Tainan coastline, would be a cause for attention on most days, but this whale is about to achieve a level of notoriety that most others have not. It is full of plastic. 

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Monday
Jan302012

Photo of the Week

Frontier Photo of the week

Into the Wild Photo of the Week: Something very special for you this morning ...This week's image comes courtesy of Stephen Criscolo and was taken in Hawaii, USA. Make sure you have a look around his Flickr account for more great photos.

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