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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

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

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

Secrets of Sound: Studying the Calls of Whales, Elephants, and Birds

Secrets of Sound: Studying the Calls of Whales, Elephants, and Birds    ... 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

Chemical Used In Marine Paint May Damage Hearing In Whales

New Haven, Conn. -- A toxic chemical painted on the bottom of large vessels to protect against barnacles may cause hearing... Read More

First record: Common bottlenose dolphin in Canadian Pacific waters

Common bottlenose dolphins are the largest species of the beaked dolphins that inhabits in temperate and tropical oceans... Read More


Definition noun, plural: flukes (1) (ichthyology) Summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus (a flatfish) (2) (cetology) Either... 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

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More


Homologous Definition What is homologous? In general science, the word “homologous” is used to show a degree of... Read More

Yale Researchers Find Environmental Toxins Disruptive to Hearing in Mammals

New Haven, Conn. — Yale School of Medicine researchers have new data showing chloride ions are critical to hearing in... 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


Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Elephants Imitate Sounds As A Form Of Social Communication

Elephants learn to imitate sounds that are not typical of their species, the first known example after humans of vocal... Read More

Newfound Reptile Swam in Dinosaur Era

By Ker Than An artist illustration of the head and neck of an adult (top) and juvenile (bottom)... 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


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

Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life by C.Starr & R.Taggart

Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)   ... Read More


spiracle 1. (Science: anatomy) The nostril, or one of the nostrils, of whales, porpoises, and allied animals. 2. (Science:... Read More


Definition noun, plural: nostrils The external opening of the nose, which serves as a passageway for air and other gases and... Read More


Blubber 1. A bubble. At his mouth a blubber stood of foam. (Henryson) 2. The fat of whales and other large sea animals from... Read More


The aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales.Animals that... Read More

Systema Naturae

Definition noun A book of binomial nomenclature introduced by a Swedish botanist, zoologist and physician Carolous Linnaeus... 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


Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Aquatic locomotion

Definition noun The form of movement of living things on freshwater and marine water Supplement Locomotion in an aquatic... Read More

Analogous structures

In evolutionary biology, analogous structures are defined as biological structures having similar or corresponding functions... Read More

Antarctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers the Antarctica Supplement Biogeographic realms are large spatial regions... Read More


Definition noun A branch of biology that is concerned with the study of mammals Supplement In biology, mammalogy is a branch... Read More

Lurking beneath the ice

Scientists found dead tardigrades beneath Antarctica, particularly the Antarctic realm, based on their report published of... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More


Flipper 1. (Science: zoology) a broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc. 2. The... 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


Pod (Science: botany) 1. A leguminous fruit. A two-valved seed Vessel. A dehiscent fruit or pericarp containing multiple... Read More

Micro-Plants Yield Pharmaceutical New Wave

Compounds with anti-cancer properties and potential for use in new generation antibiotics and nutritional supplements have... Read More

The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould

The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould     ... Read More