Entries in whales (7)


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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Marine Mammal Masters

Mammals are a darn cool animal family. It's a family of diversity, adaptability and new mysteries yet to discover. This diversity is what has helped generate some amazing mammal skills too. Let’s narrow it down though, and focus on some of the most awe-inspiring mammals of the lot: Whales

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How Whale Beaching & Ship Collisions Are Effecting Whale Populations 

Already some of the most endangered species, whales have, in recent years, seemed to come up against two more frequent threats which are slowly but surely wreaking havoc on their populations globally.

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Whale of a Worry: Return of Japan’s Annual Whale Hunt 

The hunt is on, again. The Japanese whaling fleet managed to keep everyone happy for a year, but now they’ve flipped the proverbial middle finger at the international community and have decided to go ahead with this seasons annual whale hunt, despite global opposition.

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Quiz: Can you Name these Madagascan Animals?

Can you tell your silky sifaka from your mouse lemur? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the animals of Madagascar!

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Antarctica: A New Frontier

Antarctica is a frozen, windswept continent, with no permanent inhabitants residing on the frozen planet because of its hostility and remoteness.

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Science Club: Your Weekly Dose

Here is your weekly summary of all that is new in the Science and Nature world. This week saw the first sighting of a rare whale and the big issues surrounding world fishing raised in a new report by the United Nations. If you want to catch our stories as they come then visit our Science Club during the week.


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