Tag: Pacific Ocean

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...

August 5, 2021

Decades-old sea otter translocations prove successful

Sea otters translocated to new parts of the Pacific half a century ago have mostly burgeoned into healthy, sustaining populations despite having a nearly 90% death rate in some areas...

May 29, 2018

Seal ‘symphony’ unravels mysteries of seal migration

What’s musical composition got to do with wildlife biology? Scientists suggest it can provide an insightful approach to following the movement and behavior of large groups of elephant seals and...

March 8, 2018

Endangered Mexican sea turtles at risk of bycatch

On a Baja California Peninsula beach, sometimes over 1,000 sea turtles a year unexpectedly wash up dead because local fishermen incidentally entangle them offshore. Analyzing these animals’ bones, researchers discovered...

Loggerhead turtle
May 19, 2015

First Tagged Loggerhead Turtle Released Off West Coast

Government scientists have tagged an elusive sea turtle species with a satellite transmitter for the first time off the coast of southern California. The information they gain while tracking the...