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North Atlantic Right Whale

Speed Limits Save Right Whales

Numbering just 500, the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is one of the rarest animals in the world. The whales have been hunted...
Southern Right Whale

Whale Watching from Space

But not by astronauts or space tourists. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey are using satellite images to detect and count southern right whales...
Whale Meat

Whale Meat Stallholders Could Face Jail in Germany

German customs officers have confiscated whale meat snacks being sold by a Norwegian stall at Berlin's Green Week. The stallholders could face prosecution and...

Iceland Resumes Whaling for Japan: More Dog Food?

Environmental organisations have strongly criticised the resumption of commercial fin whaling by Icelandic whaler Kristján Loftsson, whose company plans to hunt up to 180...

Marine Robots detect Endangered Whales

Underwater robots detect nine endangered North Atlantic right whales

How Noisy were Whales before Industrial Whaling?

Concern is growing that human-generated noise in the ocean disrupts marine animals that rely on sound for communication and navigation. In the modern ocean,...

Lawsuit Seeks Plan for Most Endangered Large Whale in World

The Center for Biological Diversity yesterday filed a formal notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to develop a...

What shape are dolphins? Turning 2D images into 3D models.

New research published in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence uses dolphin photos from the SCUBA Travel site to show, for the first time, how to build 3D moving models from 2D photographs.

Record number of whales in Antarctic Bay

Scientists have observed a “super-aggregation” of more than 300 humpback whales gorging on the largest swarm of Antarctic krill seen in more than 20...
Killer Whale

Several species of Killer Whale, scientist say

It has long been thought that there were several types of killer whales. Now scientists are recommending that at least three be reclassified as separate species.