90 whales stranded on New Zealand beach

January 23rd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 23 (IANS) A pod of about 90 pilot whales has grounded itself on a beach in New Zealand's South Island in the latest of a series of whale ... Read more...

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How whales have changed over 35 million years

May 30th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Using molecular and computational techniques, UCLA evolutionary biologists and a colleague, have reported how in the last 35 million years-since the ancestor of all living whales appeared-have fast ... Read more...

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20 dolphins die of poisoning

May 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Some 20 pink dolphins were apparently poisoned and killed by poachers in Bazagan Lagoon in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, the Lima press said. According to the daily ... Read more...

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15 Whales stranded on Chile beach rescued

April 28th, 2010 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Fifteen whales washed up on a beach in the northern Chilean city of Iquique were rescued by some 300 volunteers, police and navy personnel. However, three of the cetaceans ... Read more...

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How whales and dolphins evolved

September 25th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A new research has shed new light on the origin and evolution of cetaceans like whales and dolphins.The origin of whales, dolphins, and porpoises-with their highly modified legs ... Read more...

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Deadly pesticides found inside marine mammals

May 21st, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Marine mammals are being increasingly exposed to a deadly brew of pesticides and other poisons, an extensive study of their brains has found. The pesticides found inside the brains ... Read more...

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Mammals’ brains exposed to hazardous cocktail of pesticides

May 21st, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): The most extensive research of pollutants in marine mammals' brains has revealed that these animals are exposed to a hazardous cocktail of pesticides such as DDTs and PCBs, ... Read more...

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A quarter of whales threatened with extinction

August 12th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): A new study by conservationists has revealed that a quarter of whales, dolphins and porpoises are threatened with extinction, with one in 10 species endangered to the ... Read more...

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‘Fisheries, not whales behind fish shortage’

June 30th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) Leading conservationists at an International Whaling Commission meet have trashed the argument that whales were behind declining fish stocks. Humane Society International WWF and Lenfest Ocean Program Monday ... Read more...

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It hurts Dolphins to swim faster than 54kph near the surface

March 29th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
London, March 29 (ANI): A pair of researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa has discovered that it hurts dolphins to swim faster than about 54 kilometres per hour ... Read more...

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