Tag Archives: Marine Mammals

Scientists dig the jazz that bowhead whales sing

A research team led by an University of Washington oceanographer has published the largest known set of songs from bowhead whales, the jazz singers of the cetacean tribe. An analysis of 184 different songs, recorded between 2010 and 2014, finds … Continue reading

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Killer whale woes linked to salmon shortage

What’s killing the killer whales? After following the whales and analyzing their poop for years, scientists say the Pacific Northwest’s population is dwindling primarily due to a chronic lack of Chinook salmon. The killer whales, also known as orcas, aren’t … Continue reading

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Scientists mourn the loss of the oldest orca

No body has been sighted, but after months of missing her, researchers have declared that the oldest orca in Puget Sound’s J pod is presumed dead. The loss of J2, better-known as Granny, marks a turning point for the small … Continue reading

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Whale sanctuary plan rides wave of support

An effort to create the world’s first sanctuary set aside for rehabilitating whales and dolphins is moving ahead, but now the hard part begins. Today marked the official launch of the Whale Sanctuary Project, a non-profit organization that aims to identify … Continue reading

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