Thursday, 21 September 2017
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Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker

Added: 20.09.2017 20:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

A suction cup modelled on how a strange faeces-eater attaches to other fish can withstand a pull of 340 times its weight, letting robots ride sharks and whales

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North Atlantic right whales decline confirmed: 458 remaining

Added: 19.09.2017 22:01 | 12 views | 0 comments

Marine biologists have developed a new model to improve estimates of abundance and population trends of endangered North Atlantic right whales, which have declined in numbers and productivity in recent years. Between 1990 and 2010 abundance increased to 482 animals, but since 2010 the numbers have declined to 458 in 2015, with 14 known deaths this year.

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Report finds staggering decline in Canada wildlife

Added: 14.09.2017 18:57 | 6 views | 0 comments

September 15, 2017 1:57 AM
MONTREAL (AFP) - Half of the vertebrate populations in Canada are in staggering decline, despite the country's vast outback, according to a WWF report on Thursday (Sept 14) that highlighted threats to beluga whales and caribou.

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California crabbers use GPS to find whale-killing gear

Added: 14.09.2017 17:16 | 5 views | 0 comments

Fisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat "Sadie K," spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and dozens of feet of rope, just the kind of fishing gear that has been snaring an increasing number of whales off U.S. coasts.

From: Why do we see hurricanes like Harvey and Irma as otherworldly omens? | Philip Hoare

Added: 12.09.2017 8:00 | 9 views | 0 comments

Even in our rational society, the wind is an unseen monster that has a timeless hold on our imagination – rather than the results of human transgressions
The strange and terrible news from our meteorological world seems to collide ominously in our unsettling times. Last week a scientific report was published, indicating that the remarkable and tragic stranding of 29 sperm whales on North Sea coasts last January may have been – and drove them on to shallow beaches to die.

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Whales are washing up on beaches because of solar storms

Added: 06.09.2017 14:54 | 10 views | 0 comments

Solar storms could explain why so many whales wash up on North Sea beaches, new research shows.

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Solar storms linked to whale beaching

Added: 05.09.2017 17:22 | 26 views | 0 comments

The mass beachings of sperm whales in countries around the North Sea last year could have been due to solar storms, German scientists say.


Northern lights linked to North sea whale strandings

Added: 05.09.2017 0:27 | 16 views | 0 comments

Scientists connect the solar storms behind the Aurora Borealis to the deaths of 29 whales in the North Sea.


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