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Hawaiian Whales Show 'No Overt Response' To Sounds Of ATOC Simulation
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Humpback whales
seem not to be bothered as they swim near a scale...Research Program who directed the study. "We saw whales
swim directly under the playback boat to join others in their pod, and in at least one case, a hump...
Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever
...ell University ( email@example.com ) will show that whales
can retain a rhythmeven after minutes of silence (4aAB4). Timothy Forrest of the University of North Carolina(firstname.lastname@example.org) will explain how listening to the daily, annual, and shorter-term rhythms in theacoustic signals of insects could help sc...
As A 'Carbon Sponge,' Iron-Poor Coastal Waters Can't Always Do The Job,
...sh or marine mammals, he says. "Top predators-like whales
and people on commercial fishing boats--are a commonsight in the iron-rich waters along California, such as Monterey Bay," Hutchinssays. "You see very few in the iron-poor waters near Big Sur, though. That'sbecause iron-starved phytoplankton populati...
Fish Love Songs/Whale Rhythms
...f Cornell University (607-254-2408) will show that whales
can retain arhythm even after minutes of silence (4aAB4). FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEFORE JUNE 22 Please feel free to call Ben Stein of the American Institute of Physics at301-209-3091. To read the abstracts of the papers mentioned in the newsco...
Alaska Scientists Say Salmon Declines Inevitable
...itute of Marine Science, has been studying bowhead whales
to determine how plankton productivity in the ocean is changing. Bowhead whales
eat millions of tons of plankton every year, the energy from which is converted to carbon in the wha...
Commercial Fish: Eat Up, Despite Low Levels Of Mercury
...celand, that isexposed to mercury mainly by eating whales
as well as fish. Thosescientists found that children who were exposed to mercury pre-natally had slight abnormalities in development at age seven. The Rochester scientists feel those findings may be relevant topeople who eat whale meat but are no...
USGS Finds Sea Otters At Risk From Killer Whales In A Changing Ocean
...bers of seaotters are being eaten by hungry killer whales
in western Alaska waters,according to findings in ...l Research Center. "This unusualbehavior of killer whales
toward sea otters ultimately raises questions aboutthe health of our oceans." In a chain of events p...
Killer Whales Have Begun Preying On Sea Otters, Causing Disruption Of Coastal Ecosystems In Western Alaska
... lions in short supply in the North Pacific,killer whales
are now feeding on sea otters, causing an abrupt d...lifornia, Santa Cruz. The new phenomenon of killer whales
preying on sea otters appears to be one linkin a chain of interactions extending from the open sea t...
Swimming Proficiency Of Marine Mammals Ranks Them Among The World's Elite Animal
...l recordincludes primitive cetaceans (ancestors of whales
and dolphins) and archaicpinnipeds (seals and sea ...hile seals use theirhind flippers and dolphins and whales
use a distinctive undulatory motion, butthey all achieve comparable energetic efficiencies. Other re...
Baby Dolphin "Little Orphan Annie" Loses Battle For Her Life
...ent is not unique. In fact, hundreds of dolphinand whales
beach and die along Florida's extensive coastline each year. Since1974, more than 3000 such incidents have taken place. "Annie's" passing trulyunderscores the need for such facilities that can extend man's knowledge of hisenvironment, while providing...
Could Humpback Whales Be Singing Grammatically?
...uck and his colleagues took recordings of humpback whales
and measuredvariations in the songs, such as chang...n in a song,not the actual amount. Nonetheless, if whales
do not communicate complexinformation, it is hard to explain why they evolved such complicated songs...
Researchers Find Unexpected Feature In Plankton Nervous System
...plankton on which theyfeed and the krill, fish and whales
that feed on them. In essence, they are theinsects of the sea -- more prevalent but harder to study than their land-basedcounterparts. The Pacific Biomedical Research Center team studies the behavior and morphologyof copepods, particularly how anatom...
New paleontology research from Natural History Museum of L.A. at international conference
...question, "Why are there no fossil beaked andsperm whales
living during this time on the West Coast, when they are foundaround the South Pacific and Atlantic?"...
When sperm whales talk, UW researcher listens
When sperm whales
talk, Michael Dougherty listens. Not only that, th...lysis that allows him to identify individual sperm whales
by the sounds they emit. The technology, which performed with nearly 100 percent accuracy during a ...
Unusual mussels may use whale bones en route to hot sea-floor vents
...and their distant shallow-water cousins. "Rotting whales
may provide the missing link between the huge muss...uding three carcasses sunk intentionally after the whales
died from natural causes. The carcasses were revisited by manned submersible over a number of years ...
Studies of marine mammals indicate a "breathtaking" ability to dive to great depths
...ply, marine mammals as different as seals and blue whales
employ the same physiological adaptations to allow...the same diving behavior was striking, even though whales
and dolphins evolved independently from seals and use quite different mechanisms to propel themselve...
Saving the whales -- how scientists measure success
...pulations are growing and others are not. Certain whales
populations are not recovering their numbers and m...opulation size of the western North Atlantic right whales
-- which number only 350 or so individuals -- according to the July/August issue of American Scienti...
Where does Japan's whale meat come from?
JAPAN'S annual scientific catch of whales
is disguising an undocumented trade in meat from a...ontinues it could drive a unique subgroup of minke whales
in the Sea of Japan to extinction. Sale of whale meat is legal in Japan if it comes from frozen s...
Ice-breakers drive whales away
...OISY ice-breakers may be scaring threatened beluga whales
away from their preferred habitats in the Arctic and even damaging their hearing, say researchers in Canada. They have developed software that might help ice-breaker crews-and other noisy industries-to work more quietly. Beluga numbers in parts of t...
DNA research reveals a new whale species
...y, and other organizations has revealed that right whales
living in the North Pacific Ocean are actually a u... than 300 individuals in the North Atlantic, right whales
of the North Pacific are genetically distinct, scientists say. "There is very little recent inf...
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