A cool article in the New York Times about the complexity, and the real purpose, of humpback whale song. Much of the article is based on this paper that suggests potential “cultural revolutions” in humpback whale songs (paper summary below).
I really cant tell if this is fake news, but if not it is amazing. Dolphin getting high on pufferfish (video link here).
I am always excited to report positive news (reported at length here). Starting in the new year, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will require countries exporting seafood to the United States to demonstrate that their fisheries comply with the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The US is the world’s largest seafood importer and the MMPA is among […]
Check out a new paper from BMMRO on echolocation in mother-calf pairs of Blainville’s beaked whales. In short, this study provides novel insight into the vocal behavior of mothers when accompanied by calves and suggests that neonates dive with their mothers during foraging. See full paper here.
Dunn, C., Claridge, D., Durban, J., Shaffer, J., Moretti, D., […]
Check out Gina’s movements for the last two weeks: