Cetaceans have been known to display remarkable behaviors such as rudimentary forms of “culture” for the transfer of information.
In her article Heather Alberro is investigating the intellectual and emotional lives of cetaceans. A very interesting read.
A great compilation of notable achievements in 2013.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has welcomed recent measures to protect deep-diving cetaceans from the potential effects of seismic survey noise. Read more…
This is an important step in the right direction.
The deaths of over 100 melon-headed whales, which stranded on the shores of a lagoon in northwest Madagascar in 2008, were likely primarily triggered by a form of sonar being deployed by an ExxonMobil survey vessel, according to a scientific review panel.
Musicians perform for Canada’s beluga whales. A troupe of 10 — including a contortionist and an opera singer — plans to put a series of summertime shows for thousands of beluga whales near the mouth of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba.
Get all the details and watch some previous musical experiment by some of the performing musicians.
Interesting article about reports from several people getting a health check after an unusual dolphin encounter and found they had a tumor. Cetacean-grams instead of X-rays? And would that justify to keep dolphins in captivity?
It is a well written piece by David Kirby, author of “Death at Seaworld”. He provides a lot of general facts about the ecolation of cetaceans. Read for yourself…
Forty-five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are opposing a proposed marine mammal facility at Blackbeards Cay in the Bahamas. Read more…
reEarth and Bahamas Freedom Alliance is petitioning the Minister responsible for Marine Mammal issues in The Bahamas for governmental support in preventing any future dolphin facilities in The Bahamas. More details on the petition can be found at Care2.org and on the Bahamas Freedom Alliance Facebook page.