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.
Ancient yet playful, endangered but resurgent, the North Atlantic right whale is a living reminder of how little we know. Philip Hoare is the author of Leviathan or, The Whale (2008) which won the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction. This is a wonderful educational read, don’t miss it.
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.
We already heard of dolphin vocalizations and signature whistles. A new research suggests that dolphins might actually call each other by names.
In their latest study Stephanie King and fellow St. Andrews biologist Vincent Janik investigate a phenomenon they first described in 2006 bottlenose dolphins recognizing the signature whistles of other dolphins they know. Read the article and listen to amazing audio clips.
A huge pod of about 1,000 Common Dolphins stampeded off the coast of Dana Point, California, like a herd of wild horses. Passengers aboard Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari boat were able to see a truely spectacular show.