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The secret behind blue whales’ enormous appetite


December 9th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists from the University of British Columbia, Canada, have found that blue whales take in 90 times as much energy as they burn during a single dive.Analysing the ... Read more...

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Ozone layer holes causing sunburn among whales


November 10th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) It's not just holidaymakers who need to protect themselves from the sun. Scientists have discovered that a growing number of whales too are at a risk of sunburn ... Read more...

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Whales also get sunburns!


November 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A study from the University of London has found that even whales suffer the effects of exposure to strong UV rays, such as blisters and sunburns.The scientists studied ... Read more...

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Blue whales can accurately align the pitch of their songs


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Blue whales can synchronize the pitch of their calls with an extremely high level of accuracy, and a very slim margin of error from call to call, according ... Read more...

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Sea secrets - over 5,000 new marine species found


February 19th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) They were the sea's best kept secrets - until now. As work on the world's first ocean census inches closer to completion, scientists working on ... Read more...

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Pitch of blue whale songs ‘declining around the world’


December 10th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 10 (ANI): Researchers have found that the sound level of songs blue whales sing across the vast expanses of the ocean to attract potential mates has been declining for the ... Read more...

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Blue whales forced to increase their ’singing’ to cope with noise pollution from ships


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): A new research by scientists has determined that blue whales have had to increase their 'singing' to cope with noise pollution from ships.Man-made noise such as ships' engines ... Read more...

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Astronomers make most detailed map yet of ‘blue whale’ of space


July 14th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 14 (ANI): A team of astronomers has made the most detailed map yet of a rare radio galaxy, which is like the 'blue whale' of space.According to a report ... Read more...

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Blue whale ‘heard’ singing off New York coast


May 30th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) Acoustic experts confirmed tracking a singing blue whale 112 km off the Long Island and New York City early this year, even as the second one was heard ... Read more...

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Huge blue whale washed up dead on New Zealand beach


May 28th, 2009 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 28 (DPA) A rare blue whale, measured at 27 metres long and estimated to weigh about 150 tonnes, has washed up dead on a New Zealand beach, news reports said ... Read more...

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Oil hunters started decimating whale populations as early as 1800


May 25th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): One of several astonishing reconstructions of ocean life in olden days suggests that about the ocean around New Zealand teemed with about 27,000 southern right whales, about 30 ... Read more...

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‘Kingdom of the Blue Whale’ to premier on Nat Geo Sunday


March 5th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) They are the largest creatures to inhabit the planet, are larger than any of the great dinosaurs, yet few people have seen them. They deliver the world's ... Read more...

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Newborn blue whale first time caught on camera


March 5th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A newborn blue whale has been captured on camera for the first time, and is believed to be the first proof that a blue whale hot spot ... Read more...

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Noisy oceans threaten survival of whales and dolphins


December 4th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Increasing noise pollution in the worlds oceans is threatening the survival of sea life like whales and dolphins, according to a discussion in a UN-backed conference.According to ... Read more...

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