In a recent forum by Youngentob et al. (2021) pose this fascinating question, given that endotherms commonly reduce their voluntary food intake in warm temperatures - could reduced food intake be an overlooked driver of climate change casualties?
A recently recorded population of Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins has been observed using their own distinct whistles which have longer durations, lower frequencies and fewer inflection points. Not only does this suggest they are an independent population but researchers suggest that the specific features of this delphinid language are used to communicate more effectively in the waters around Hainan Island, Zhanjiang, and Sanniang Bay.
Every year, between late Austral Spring and early Autumn, a natural phenomenon takes place near Bremer Bay in the western Great Australian Bight. Over one hundred orcas congregate over the continental slope near the head of the Hood Canyon.
A new study by Mason, Kent and Bilgmann (2021) has shown that a resident population in Port Phillip, Australia, show much stronger social bonds than their offshore counterparts.
A new study by Xiyang Zhanga, Fengping Zhana, Ri-Qing Yu, Xian Sun and Yuping Wu has found that pregnant Indo-pacific humpback dolphins transfer organic contaminants to their unborn offspring. Their investigation found that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) were all found in both the mothers and foetuses.
European Cetacean Society (ECS) Webinar 2021 At the ECS we believe it is important for the marine mammal scientific community, not only in Europe but worldwide, [...]
The 'Rolling in the Deep' series takes us to the beautiful reefs of Solomon Islands. This beautiful destination has a little bit for everyone. Reefs, Fish, Critters, Wrecks, and topside cultural experiences. I hope you enjoy the short film. Please comment on what you like, and certainly feel free to share.
This talk will cover the various aspects of captive enclosures and how orcas (also known as killer whales) are maintained in marine theme parks and aquariums [...]
"WARNING: If you don't like Sharks, Snakes or Tentacles, this film isn't for you :)" Filmed and edited by Marcelo Johan Ogata Gear used: bugDreamer.com/gear #bugDreamer Another incredible video by the underwater wizard at bugdreamer.com
From CBS News Alex Ferrer investigates the treatment of SeaWorld's captive killer whales for "Whistleblower." To watch the CBS full episode (41:44 minutes) you'll [...]
A fantastic video by Below The Surface - Sylvain Camps "Rangiroa is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus, and one of the largest in [...]
Everyone should watch this.... From the author of some of our favorites books: "Song for the Blue Ocean", "Eye of the Albatross" and recently "Beyond [...]
The BP oil spill, the largest ever oil spill on open water to date, contributed significantly to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in [...]
Written by Nate Green After watching Ric O’Barry in The Cove, it’s hard not to want to free any dolphin you come across in captivity. [...]
"There is something you need to know about Jaws. He was a fabrication. Photographer and explorer Amos Nachoum dispels the misconception of killer species [...]
From commercial whaling at least, for now... From the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society: WDCS Press Statement: Moratorium remains intact: Pro-whaling advocates fail [...]