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Norfolk Cetaceans - 5th July 2015

Stephen Bowers once again had a couple of cetaceans offshore. Two HARBOUR PORPOISE – one 7 miles off Caister heading south and the other 6 miles of Great Yarmouth also heading south.

Recent Sightings

Dolphin Days

O Grove’s local dolphins are highly active. In a year of sea surveys, there’s only been a couple of times when we couldn’t find them. 573 more words

Animal Cognition

Humpback Whales on The Great Barrier Reef

Rainbow Warrior was stopped in the water when a mother humpback whale and her calf came up for a closer look. They proceeded to play peek-a-boo, disappearing and popping up on the other side, again and again – had the crew and volunteers running from port to starboard and back. 17 more words

Greetings from Galicia!

Hello there! My name is Allison, and I’m a senior at UC Berkeley pursuing my degree in Cognitive Science.

About a year and a half ago, I took a class which changed my perspective on everything: Animal Cognition. 376 more words

Animal Cognition

SeaWorld and Whale Slavery

The whales are so smart they know that even if they hear the cranes coming up the pathway or certainly if they see them, they won’t separate, they won’t allow it to happen because they know the possibility … that one of the members of their family or their social group could be taken away from them.

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Environmental Protection

Toothed whales have survived millions of years without key antiviral proteins

June 15th, 2015. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have determined that toothed whales lack functional Mx genes — a surprising discovery, since all 56 other sequenced mammals in the study possess these genes to fight off viruses like HIV, measles and flu. 740 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Short-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)


Short-finned pilot whales have an odd shape (compared to most of their closest cetacean relatives). They have square shaped heads with melons that bulge out a little. 284 more words

Marine Mammal