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Why are killer whales momma’s boys? Blame menopause


September 14th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the most enduring marine mysteries - why adult male killer whales pretty much stay momma's boys all their lives.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Flesh eating helped humans spread globally


April 19th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 19 (IANS) When early humans turned flesh eaters, the diet allowed women to wean babies earlier and have more children, culminating in the species' global spread, a study ... Read more...

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Killer whales hunt seals by creating waves


October 16th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Killer whales have hit upon a smart way of catching their unsuspecting prey. They create large waves in tandem to knock their prey into the water ... Read more...

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Johansson, Reynolds still committed to joint movie project


December 16th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Despite the break-up of their marriage, actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are still committed to working on a joint project about killer whales.Doubt as to whether the ... Read more...

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Tommy Lee In Feud With SeaWorld Over Artificial Insemination Practice Of Whales


December 12th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Noted rock drummer Tommy Lee, who is also known as the ex-spouse of former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, is in the headlines for the wrong reasons ... Read more...

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Women outlive genetically ‘disposable’ men


October 26th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) In the ultimate battle of the sexes, women usually win.Now scientists have come up with a theory to explain why woman live longer than men: men are more ... Read more...

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SeaWorld fined with $75,000 after death of whale trainer


August 24th, 2010 - 1:50 am ICT by BNO News
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – SeaWorld was fined on Monday with $75,000 for three safety violation after the death of a whale trainer in February, the Occupational Safety and Health ... Read more...

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Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson to work on whale docu


August 5th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): Hollywood couple Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are all set to join hands professionally for an upcoming documentary about killer whales.The blonde beauty is a co-executive producer ... Read more...

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Scientists test Japanese dolphins’ visual capacity with plasma TVs


July 24th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 24 (ANI): Japanese scientists are testing visual capacity of dolphins by screening nature movies on big screen plasma TVs in front of their tanks.Researchers from the Umikirara Aquarium in ... Read more...

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An Investigation Delves Into Killer Whales And The Inscrutability Of Human Menopause


July 4th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An investigation has been conducted by the Universities of Exeter and Cambridge. It has detected a connection between killer whales, pilot whales and humans. ... Read more...

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Why killer whales and human females stop breeding early?


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) The evolutionary mystery of menopause is a step closer to being solved, thanks to new research on killer whales. A study by the Universities of Exeter and Cambridge has ... Read more...

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Killer whales shed new light on human menopause


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new research on killer whales could help solve the evolutionary mystery of menopause.Scientists at the Universities of Exeter and Cambridge have found that killer whales, pilot whales ... Read more...

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Giant Whale Eating Whale Discovered of Peru Coast


July 1st, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The skull of an huge sperm whale, which was 12 to 13 million years old, and the largest whale skull fossil ever found, measuring a shocking 10 ... Read more...

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Giant Whale-eating whale discovered


July 1st, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jul 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The remains of a huge sperm whale believed to be 13 million years old, has been found along the coast near a desert in the ... Read more...

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Fearsome Moby Dick whale packed a mean bite 13 mln years ago


July 1st, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Researchers have discovered the fossilised skull of a mighty whale with a killer bite. According to the team, the beast could have shared the Miocene oceans with a ... Read more...

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Several new species of killer whales likely to be found in oceans


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study has found strong genetic evidence which points to the presence of several different species of killer whales in the world's oceans.Scientists have suspected for some ... Read more...

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Record Whale Die-Off Near Argentina Coast


April 3rd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Argentina, Apr 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Whales are dying in large numbers, making experts and researchers over the world consider the matter seriously. It is interesting to note that almost ... Read more...

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SeaWorld Trainer Dawn Brancheau’s Autopsy Report


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:10 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 01 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The details from an autopsy report for the autopsy done on the 40 year old Sea World Trainer, Dawn Brancheau was released on Thursday afternoon. The ... Read more...

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Whale can beat shark in fierce combat


March 1st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 1 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have estimated that in a ferocious battle between the killer whale and the great white shark, it would be the whale that would ... Read more...

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Seals tend to sleep as they sink in the sea


February 28th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that seals can sleep as they are sinking in the sea.When northern elephant seals migrate between their breeding and foraging grounds, ... Read more...

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Orca Trainer’s Death An Accident: Says Family


February 27th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Orlando, Feb 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) To the family of Dawn Brancheau's to whom the death of the Orca trainer has come as a shock, the death was an accident. The ... Read more...

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SeaWorld officials decide to keep orca, despite a trainer’s death


February 27th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Orlando, Feb 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) SeaWorld officials have decided to keep the orca, despite a trainer’s death. There have been many calls by the public to free, or even destroy the animal, ... Read more...

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Greenland Sharks Are The Focus Of Upcoming Frozen Planet Series


January 3rd, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a time when the Polar bears were thought to be the fiercest predator existing in the Arctic region. In 2009 a batch of scientists ... Read more...

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Top ten smartest species revealed in 2009


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 2 (ANI): A report from BBC's Earth News has outlined ten of the smartest species revealed in 2009.At number one is the albatross, which is smart enough to associate with ... Read more...

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Humpback whales can protect seals out of maternal instinct


December 27th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 27 (ANI): Two scientists have discovered that humpback whales can out of maternal instinct to save seals running away from predators like killer whales.According to a report in Natural History ... Read more...

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Success in conserving endangered whales depends on understanding feeding behavior


December 17th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): In a new research, an international team of scientists has determined that by understanding feeding behavior, the conservation of endangered whales can be done much more successfully.The researchers ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find mummy of young priestess from 300-450 AD in Peru


November 9th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Lima (Peru), November 9 (ANI): An archaeological excavation has uncovered the mummy of a young priestess, a member of the elite, with several precious items dating from the period of 300-450 AD ... 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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Killer whales have to raise their voices to be heard over ship noise


September 11th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): A new research has determined that killer whales have to raise their voices to be heard over ship noise, and the effort may be wearing the whales ... Read more...

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Killer whales like to party in ’social clubs’!


August 13th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that killer whales create and visit social clubs just like human beings.Up to 100 fish-eating killer whales come together in the Avacha Gulf, off the ... Read more...

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Mum sperm whales have babysitters when they go food shopping!


June 14th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Biologists studying sperm whales in the North Atlantic have found that mothers use organised babysitting sessions so they can go hunting for food.Scientists at the University of St ... Read more...

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Babysitting whales look after calves while mums go snacking


June 1st, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that there are babysitters in whale populations as well, which look after the young ones of mother whales while they ... Read more...

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Thousands of rare dolphins sighted in Bay of Bengal


April 4th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Thousands of rare dolphins have been sighted in the fresh waters off the Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal, according to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). WCS researchers estimated ... Read more...

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Eighty whales beach in Australia


March 23rd, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (DPA) Wildlife experts were struggling Monday to save a pod of 80 whales that came ashore near Margaret River on Australia's west coast. Residents of Margaret River, 270 km south ... Read more...

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Oldest killer whales make the best mothers


February 3rd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Killer whales closer to menopause seem to be more successful in bringing up their young, whose survival rates were also higher. Eric Ward of Northwest Fisheries Science Centre, ... Read more...

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