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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
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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.
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
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