Hunters say there were plenty of polar bear tracks around the giant mammal. When Lenny Panigayak and his family were out seal hunting near Taloyoak, Nunavut, they came across a rare sight, even for experienced hunters. It was a full-size, beached, frozen bowhead whale. “That was a very, […]
A polar bear waits patiently for a seal, but her cub is taken by surprise when it appears unexpectedly.
An extremely rare albino seal facing a lonely life may need to be rehomed by biologists who fear it will be rejected by its colony. Blue eyes and ginger fur set the young pup apart from the rest of the rookery in Siberia’s Sea of Okhotsk and researchers say these rare features could […]
The 5-inch segment of fossilized jaw, which was discovered in Antarctica in the 1980s, dates from 40 million years ago. Using the fossils’ size and measurements, the researchers were able to estimate the rest of the individuals’ size. The bird with the foot bone is “the largest specimen […]
The dodo? The woolly mammoth? Think again. Sometime in the late 1600s, in the lush forests of Mauritius, the very last dodo took its last breath. After centuries of untroubled ferreting in the tropical undergrowth, this species met its untimely end at the hands of humans, who had […]
The U.S.-based shark research team Ocearch tagged their largest great white in the Northwest Atlantic so far and named her after a Mi’kmaw grandmother figure. Nukumi, pronounced noo-goo-mee, was tagged on Friday morning near West Ironbound Island, south of Lunenburg, N.S. She’s more than five metres long, weighs 1,606 kilograms and is […]
Just when you think orcas couldn’t possible be any more awesome, they get even better. A study in 2019 showed these whales are really good at scaring off the most feared beast in the sea. Yep. Orcas have toppled the great white shark off their ‘apex predator’ throne. A […]
Recently watched this great wildlife documentary on YouTube with some great footage orcas, penguins and elephant seals! .
Seeds taken up to the Moon by China’s Chang’e-4 mission have sprouted, says China National Space Administration. It marks the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, and is being seen as a significant step towards long-term space exploration. The Chang’e 4 is the first […]