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Why A Whale Shark’s Spots Could Help Save Its Skin

    Whale shark in the Maldives. (Image source: Wikepedia) ... Read More

Longest recorded trans-Pacific migration of a whale shark

Whale shark is a slow moving carpet shark and known as the largest extant fish species. It has a very huge mouth yet it... Read More

Warbling Whales Speak A Language All Their Own

The songs of the humpback whale are among the most complex in the animal kingdom. Researchers have now mathematically... Read More

Warbling Whales Speak a Language All Their Own

The songs of the humpback whale are among the most complex in the animal kingdom. Researchers have now mathematically... Read More

Reviewing Scientists Say Proposed Conservation Measures Unlikely To Help Whales

January 30, 2005 — Ocean sanctuaries are unlikely to fully protect whales, say three independent scientists charged by... Read More

Whales Set To Chase Shrinking Feed Zones

July 1, 2008 — Endangered migratory whales will be faced with shrinking crucial Antarctic foraging zones which will... Read More

Early Whales Gave Birth On Land, Fossil Find Reveals

February 4, 2009 — Two newly described fossil whales---a pregnant female and a male of the same species--reveal... Read More

Blue whale discovered singing in New York coastal waters: Cornell’s Bioacoustics Research Program identifies rare whales

New York, N.Y. — For the very first time in New York coastal waters, the voices of singing blue whales have been... Read More

Video cameras reveal seals, whales, and other marine mammals take a laid-back approach to deep diving

SANTA CRUZ, CA--For years scientists have puzzled over the ability of dolphins, seals, and other marine mammals to perform... Read More

Wild dolphins learn to “tail-walk” on the water, yet it’s just a fad

Dolphins performing acrobatic tricks have, time and again, fascinated and mesmerized people. As early as 1860s, capturers... Read More

Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic International Arctic Science Committee (Content Partner); Mark... Read More

New marine protected area to safeguard world’s largest fish

Majority share of Belizean Island purchased for local communities July 17, 2003 (Washington, DC) – Conservation... Read More

Google Earth Aids Discovery Of Early African Mammal Fossils

A limestone countertop, a practiced eye and Google Earth all played roles in the discovery of a trove of fossils that may... Read More


In evolutionary biology, the meaning of analogous is “having similarities in functions but different evolutionary... Read More

Social interactions may be traced back to carnivorous behavior

COLLEGE STATION, February 19, 2002 - It's little more than a dinner choice for most people, but meat - and the cooperation... Read More


Baleen (Science: zoology) plates or blades of whalebone, from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in... Read More

Deep Sea Buffet For Bone-devouring Worms

Deep Sea Buffet For Bone-devouring Worms      Laboratory photo of one of the newly... Read More


slice 1. A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread. 2. That which is thin and... Read More


Hoop 1. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of... Read More


A vestige, in biology, refers to the vestigial structures. Etymologically, the term came from the Latin vestīgium, meaning... Read More


Bull Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce. Bull bat, the pine snake of the united states. Bull... Read More

Structural Bioinformatics (Methods of Biochemical Analysis, V. 44)

 Structural Bioinformatics (Methods of Biochemical Analysis, V. 44)   ... Read More


spade 1. An implement for digging or cutting the ground, consisting usually of an oblong and nearly rectangular blade of... Read More


spout 1. To throw out forcibly and abudantly, as liquids through an office or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant... Read More


Definition noun, plural: predators (ecology) An organism that preys upon other organisms. Supplement In ecology, predators... Read More


Heterotroph Definition What is heterotroph? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph is an organism that does not have the... Read More


myoglobin (Science: physiology) protein (17.5 kD) found in red skeletal muscle. It was the first protein for which the... Read More

White adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: white adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals used to store energy and acts as... Read More

Homologous structures

Homologous Structures Definition What are homologous structures? Before we define that, let us first identify the meaning... Read More


slice 1. A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread. 2. That which is thin and... Read More

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary In Fair Condition, Facing Emerging Threats

September 2, 2008 — A new NOAA report on the health of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary indicates that the overall... Read More


Hump 1. A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back. 2. (Science: zoology) a fleshy protuberance... Read More

Endangered species

Definition noun Any species that is highly likely to become extinct in the near future (as categorized by the International... Read More


Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More


social 1. Of or pertaining to society; relating to men living in society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social... Read More

The World Without Us

The World Without Us     AUTHORS:  ... Read More

Arctic marine mammals on thin ice

Experts outline primary risks of climate change to natives of the Arctic The loss of sea ice due to climate change could... Read More

Physical characteristics of Sharks

Physical Characteristics of Sharks An article from Wikipedia Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) are a type of fish with... Read More

Unlike other mammals, newborn dolphins and orcas stay active 24/7 during first months of development

If you thought the sleep-deprived months with your newborn were tough, pity the poor mother dolphin or killer whale.... Read More

Blame Our Evolutionary Risk of Cancer on Our Body Mass

A key enzyme that cuts short our cellular lifespan in an effort to thwart cancer has now been linked to body mass.Until... Read More