Tag: cetaceans

blue whale
January 12, 2023

Whales store carbon for decades

Whales’ massive weight and long lives help them play a key role in carbon storage. According to new research, this carbon relationship may help whales regulate climate change. Their size...

December 12, 2022

Navy sonar disturbs Blainville’s beaked whale foraging

Blainville’s beaked whales rely heavily on echolocation to track down prey during deep dives under the ocean’s surface. They use clicks to locate squid hundreds of meters down, sometimes diving...

April 11, 2022

Boat speed and sonar may thwart killer whales’ hunt for prey

When killer whales prowl the dark coastal waters of Washington state and British Columbia, sound helps more than sight. The marine mammals pulse a series of underwater clicks that beam...

February 25, 2022

WSB: ‘Snotbot’ drones can track whale health and populations

A good drone operator knows fairly well how long a whale stays submerged before it needs to take a breath above water. The flying device isn’t allowed to get within...

December 17, 2021

Wild Cam: Tracking Venezuelan dolphins

Researchers are tracking dolphin populations across parts of the Venezuelan coast in an effort to improve information in an understudied part of the Caribbean Sea. “Venezuela holds 33% of the...