A previously unidentified call heard in the Mariana Trench could be a new baleen whale call as reported by the Oregon State University researchers who recorded and analyzed the sound. The scientists at Oregon State University's Marine Science Center have dubbed the sound the 'Western Pacific Biotwang.'
Wildlife endocrinologist and research professor Kathleen Hunt has pioneered new methods of analyzing the hormone levels of Baleen Whales.
Unintentional entrapments of non-target species such as whales were usually associated with improper fishing management. But now, a study has highlighted the potential of eye problems causing whales to get tangled on fishing nets. It seems that they cannot clearly see what's right next to them.
A fossil species of baleen whales sheds new light on the transition from ancient toothed whales to modern baleen whales.
A recent analysis of the fecal matter of three different species of baleen whales, by Harvard and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, found intriguing similarities between the ocean giants and hippos and large, toothy predators.
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.
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have made the first-ever field observations of Omura's whales, which occured off the coast of Madagascar. This study sheds light on the rare species' behavior and habitat preferences.
Three new fossil whale species were found in New Zealand. This provides valuable insight on how baleen whales evolved from their toothy ancestors.
It's hard to believe that anything can bother the southern right whale. Fifty feet long and weighing up to a stunning 60 tons, this behemoth of our southern oceans has no known natural predators. However, that doesn't save it from some intense bullying by your everyday seagulls, of all things.
Baleen whales are indisputably huge creatures and rorqual whales are the largest group of them all, weighing up to a stunning 180 metric tons. Even the smallest of this group, the northern minke whale, can weigh a whopping 9.9 short tons. Being so big, it's not a stretch to assume their biology might be a little different than our own, and now a new study has proven it so. Rorqual whales, it seems, have unique nerve tissue that is just as thick and stretchy as your run-of-the-mill bungee cord.
Scientists have recently created the best, most comprehensive family tree of baleen whales, helping to shed light on this 40-million-year-old species, a new study says.