Tag Archives Whales

Whale Breach

In the latest edition of Marine Mammal Science a team from the University of Queensland published a paper outlining an explanation of the much observed and highly spectacular "breaching" behaviour. Thanks to @MJ_Coren for his article in Quartz. Paper: Evidence for the functions of surface-active behaviors in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) As part of their social sound repertoire, migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)…

Seven miles deep... The project, which was funded by the NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, was designed to establish a baseline for ambient noise in the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean. Human-created noise has increased steadily in recent decades and getting these first recordings allows scientists in the future to determine if the noise levels are growing and…

...... timing RT @BBCEarth: Upstaged by a whale's perfect comic timing #BigBlueLive #EarthOnLocation https://t.co/62ztLONw3E — Sanctuaries (NOAA) (@sanctuaries) August 19, 2015

Snot Bot - Ocean Alliance

The Ocean Alliance has a Snotbot Kickstarter project. This is taking non-invasive research to the next level – to study whales without harassing them or harming them. Tens of thousands of whales are killed or injured every year as a direct or indirect result of human activities. The health of ocean ecosystems is tied directly to the health of whales. If…

It's connected... How Whales Change Climate from Sustainable Human on Vimeo. Links: Sustainable Human Trophic Cascades - Nature  

Songs of Humpbacks

Thanks to FlowingData for highlighting this link by Albert Cairo to the article by David Rothenberg and  Mike Deal " Whale Song Explained". The largest single pressing of any album of recorded music was not made by Michael Jackson or Mariah Carey, but by an animal the size of a city bus. Ten million copies of Songs of the Humpback Whale were inserted into…

The vaquita - a rare cetacean discovered only discovered 60 years ago - might soon be extinct http://t.co/NEYJKkmNLZ pic.twitter.com/rWYqW163ZK — GreatOceanQuarterly (@GreatOceanQrtly) December 16, 2014

.@NOAA-led rescue team frees humpback whale from life-threatening entanglement in Hawaii http://t.co/7DWQF4iMVQ pic.twitter.com/ZwtHKigCTP — Sanctuaries (NOAA) (@sanctuaries) December 16, 2014