Humpback Whale Nearly Eats a Lobsterman, Then Thinks Better of It

Michael Packard, a lobster diver in Provincetown, Mass., found himself inside the mouth of a whale on Friday morning, then was spit out.

#cape-cod-mass, #center-for-coastal-studies, #diving-and-divers, #provincetown-mass, #whales-and-whaling

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On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking

The few living North Atlantic right whales are smaller than previous generations, and some show signs of severely stunted development.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #atlantic-ocean, #current-biology-journal, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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Meet the Other Social Influencers of the Animal Kingdom

Culture, once considered exclusive to humans, turns out to be widespread in nature.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monkeys-and-apes, #science-journal, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #zambia

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Whale Mothers Need Their Moms. So Do I.

Scientists have found intergenerational care may be the key to thriving mothers, and children.

#children-and-childhood, #mothers-day, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #whales-and-whaling, #women-and-girls

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A Choreographer Diving Into Grief Looks to Whales

In a haunting new digital work, “Whale Fall,” Mayfield Brooks mourns Black bodies.

#abrons-arts-center, #black-people, #brooks-mayfield-choreographer, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #whale-fall-dance, #whales-and-whaling

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What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oceans-and-seas, #odlin-marty, #whales-and-whaling

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For Planet Earth, No Tourism is a Curse and a Blessing

From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?

#air-pollution, #alaska, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #glacier-bay-national-park-alaska, #global-warming, #noise, #ships-and-shipping, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #wales, #whales-and-whaling, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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America’s New Whale Is Now at Extinction’s Doorstep

Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservation-of-resources, #darwin-charles-robert, #drilling-and-boring, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #everglades-national-park, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #florida-panhandle, #genetics-and-heredity, #gulf-of-mexico, #national-marine-fisheries-service, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #natural-gas, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states, #whales-and-whaling

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Whale Songs Could Reveal Deep Secrets Beneath the Oceans

The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.

#earthquakes, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #geology, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #science-journal, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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In the Oceans, the Volume Is Rising as Never Before

A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.

#acoustics, #animals, #biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #law-of-the-sea-un-convention, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #reefs, #ships-and-shipping, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Sea Shanty TikTok Meme, Explained

Hauling sail into 2021 like “soon may the Wellerman come …”

#folk-music, #tiktok-bytedance, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean

The whales in the group seem to sing a unique song.

#animal-behavior, #endangered-species-research-journal, #indian-ocean, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Humpback Whale Upends California Kayakers

Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel were whale watching off California’s Central Coast when a humpback suddenly surfaced beneath their kayak.

#kayaks, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #san-luis-obispo-calif, #whales-and-whaling

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How Suckerfish Surf Across Blue Whales Without Falling Off

Remoras — known for hitching rides on whales and sharks — swim surprisingly freely over the surfaces formed by their hosts.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #physics, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Tasmania Whale Rescue Ends With 108 Saved and Over 300 Dead

The whale beaching, one of the largest strandings ever recorded globally, prompted a five-day rescue effort.

#australia, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #tasmania-australia, #whales-and-whaling

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Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive

Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #animal-behavior, #biology-and-biochemistry, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #mammals, #marine-biology, #north-carolina, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Rescue Effort Is Underway After Hundreds of Whales Beach Themselves Off Tasmania

About 270 pilot whales became stranded on the west coast of the island state in Australia. Rescuers estimate that a third of them have already died.

#australia, #rescues, #tasmania-australia, #whales-and-whaling

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Rough Play or Bad Intentions? Orca Encounters Off Iberia Baffle Experts

Nobody knows why the marine mammals have been ramming boats in waters from Gibraltar to Galicia, Spain, in recent months. Some vessels were so badly damaged that they had to be towed to port.

#galicia-spain, #sailboats-and-sailing, #spain, #whales-and-whaling

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Orca That Carried Dead Calf for 17 Days Gives Birth Again

Researchers spotted the killer whale they call J35 alongside her “robust and lively” new calf on Saturday — a ray of hope for the endangered Southern Resident population off the Pacific Northwest.

#marine-biology, #strait-of-juan-de-fuca, #washington-state, #whales-and-whaling

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What It Took to Free a Whale Entangled in 4,000 Pounds of Fishing Gear

The influx of whales to cleaner waters off New York City has meant that the number of them injured or killed there is on the rise.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #new-york-harbor, #nonprofit-organizations, #rekdahl-melinda, #rescues, #whales-and-whaling, #wildlife-conservation-society

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Dolphins Have Hidden Fingers. So Do Seals. These Sea Creatures Did Not.

A recent analysis of the flippers of living and extinct marine animals shows the enduring power of “baby mittens.”

#biology-letters-journal, #crocodiles, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #evolution-biology, #fingers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #paleontology, #penguins, #reptiles, #research, #sea-lions, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and Trump Could Be Their Last Hope

The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobsters, #whales-and-whaling

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‘Exploding Whale’ Park Memorializes Blubber Blast 50 Years Later

Residents of a coastal Oregon city voted to name a park for a 1970 explosion that rained chunks of rotting whale flesh on curious bystanders.

#bombs-and-explosives, #exploding-whale-memorial-park-florence-ore, #florence-ore, #names-geographical, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #whales-and-whaling

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Doing the Bump With the Belugas

An isolated corner of Manitoba is one of the few places left in the world where humans are the outsiders on display for the wildlife to observe.

#animal-cognition, #beluga, #churchill-manitoba, #kayaks, #manitoba-canada, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #whales-and-whaling

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The Hunt for Moby Dick Moves Online

Every year, the New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts a marathon reading of “Moby-Dick.” For the social distancing edition, volunteers are recording performances from home.

#books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #melville-herman, #moby-dick-book, #museums, #new-bedford-mass, #new-bedford-whaling-museum, #whales-and-whaling

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The Sound of One Shrimp Snapping

How climate change is altering nature’s sonic landscape.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #australia, #birds, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #frogs, #global-warming, #krause-bernie, #nagelkerken-ivan, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #reproduction-biological, #spring-season, #summer-season, #weather, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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When Crocodiles Once Dived Like Dolphins and Whales

They didn’t have blowholes, but an ancient lineage of crocodilians returned to the oceans in a manner similar to some marine mammals.

#crocodiles, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #ears-and-hearing, #evolution-biology, #fossils, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #schwab-julia-a, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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