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 […]
Experts investigating a series of extraordinary encounters between orcas and yachts off the coasts of Spain and Portugal believe the animals responsible may have been triggered to target boat rudders by an earlier “aversive incident” involving some kind of vessel. ‘They were having a real go’: man tells of orca […]
Megalodon was the most massive shark that ever lived, and its gargantuan girth was highly unusual even among sharks, scientists recently discovered. In fact, Megalodon’s gigantism — it’s estimated to have measured up to 50 feet (15 meters) in length, about as long as a bowling lane — was […]
Vaquita porpoises have puzzled scientists since their discovery in 1958. Regrettably, their populations have gotten much smaller over time due to illegal fishing practices. In this post, we highlight that while these “little cows” may be difficult to protect, we should try everything we can to save them. […]
From the Strait of Gibraltar to Galicia, orcas have been harassing yachts, damaging vessels and injuring crew. Reports of orcas striking sailing boats in the Straits of Gibraltar have left sailors and scientists confused. Just what is causing such unusually aggressive behaviour? hen nine killer whales surrounded the […]
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 […]
Scientists have long theorized that an oddly-shaped skull found nearly three decades ago belonged to a narwhal-beluga hybrid, but couldn’t confirm it until now After a mysterious skull sat in a museum for almost three decades, scientists have finally used it to confirm the existence of a narwhal-beluga […]
Returns of adult sockeye salmon in B.C.’s Fraser River were supposed to clock in at nearly one million this year. Instead, the forecast has been revised down to what would be a record-low return of 283,000. Head north to Yukon, and it’s a similar story. Officials had expected to see […]
Stunning footage of glowing dolphins gliding through the water was captured off the Newport Beach coastline Wednesday night (California, USA). The video, taken aboard a whale watching boat, showed the dolphins as bioluminescent streaks of blue as they whooshed and shimmied their way through the waters.
The nearly endangered species, the Narwhal is unique in its kind for its appearance and therefore is the unicorn of the sea. It is an ocean going mammal, like the Blue Whale, but spends most of its time in the Arctic!