The data captured by the cameras will not only help scientists understand the whale's feeding patterns, social habits and role in the Antarctic ecosystem, but as well as help them determine how any change in krill populations affect them. By understanding these, they will be able to come up with measures to help them survive.
A ghostly noise that was recorded near the Mariana Trench has finally been identified. According to the researchers at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center, who documented the vocalization, the sound could have been a never before heard whale call from a minke whale.
At least two white sharks were attending the whale and had removed the tongue, internal organs and most of the muscle.
Following a ruling by the International Court of Justice in 2014, saying that Japan had unlawfully claimed to be doing scientific research while whaling in the Antarctic, Japan's government recently announced that the country will resume whaling in Antarctica.