Driven by the question whether the winter-excursion of the humpback
whales in the eastern Weddell Sea was a unique event, Ilse Van Opzeeland developed a procedure for the automatic detection of humpback
whale calls and analysed all PALAOA recordings from 2008 and 2009 for acoustic signs of life from these animals.
whales learn from their peers as well, reports marine biologist Luke Rendell, also from the University of St.
Key words: Ningde, Encounter rate, Indo-Pacific humpback
Minke whales tend to occur singly or in very loose aggregations, whereas fin and humpback
whales form more cohesive groups.
Key words: humpback
whitefish, Coregonus pidschian, least cisco, Coregonus sardinella, size structure, age structure, growth, mortality rate
Forvie reserve manager Annabel Drysdale said: "It was so exciting to see humpbacks
on our own doorstep, and it was wonderful to see everyone at Forvie really enjoying this incredible experience.
- or pink salmon - is native to the Pacific Ocean but has already invaded river systems in Norway and appears to have made its way across the North Sea.
whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) appears to be such a model species and whale watching focused on this species in their feeding grounds and breeding distribution areas has been developed worldwide (Hoyt, 2009).
It remains a mystery why a female humpback
whale swam thousands of miles from the reefs of Brazil to the African island of Madagascar, which researchers believe is the longest single trip ever undertaken by a mammal - humans excluded.
Working from two small boats supported by New Zealand's research vessel, Tangaroa, the research team--led by Dr Nick Gales of the Australian Antarctic Division--collected 64 skin biopsy samples and 61 individual tail fluke photographs from humpback
whales are the most acrobatic of all whales.
DIVERS spotted a Humpback
whale off the coast during a trip to Northumberland.
Every year humpback
and southern right whales make their way from rich feeding grounds in Antarctica to calf and raise their young in warmer waters, off the Kimberley coast in Western Australia.
whale has been spotted in Hong Kong waters for the first time on record, and chances of it continuing on with its migratory journey are good, a cetacean scientist said Wednesday.
The workshop, organised jointly by ESO and WWF-Pakistan, aimed to raise awareness on the Arabian Sea humpback
whale and other baleen whales, and introduce a regional data sharing platform called 'Flukebook', stated a press release.