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World's largest whales are mostly 'right-handed': Study

Added: 20.11.2017 19:59 | 3 views | 0 comments

November 21, 2017 3:59 AM
MIAMI (AFP) - Blue whales, the world's largest animals, usually favour their right side when they lunge to catch food - a preference similar to right-handedness in people, researchers said Monday (Nov 20).

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Righty blue whales sometimes act like lefties, study finds

Added: 20.11.2017 19:11 | 2 views | 0 comments

To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through massive baleen plates. In most cases, the whales roll to the right as they capture their prey, just as most people are right-handed. But, researchers now show that the whales shift directions and roll left when performing 360° barrel rolls in shallow water.

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Recovery of West Coast marine mammals boosts consumption of chinook salmon

Added: 20.11.2017 17:09 | 5 views | 0 comments

The researchers estimate that from 1975 to 2015, the yearly biomass of chinook salmon consumed by pinnipeds (sea lions and harbor seals) and killer whales increased from 6,100 to 15,200 metric tons, and from five to 31.5 million individual salmon.

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Righty blue whales sometimes act like lefties, study finds

Added: 20.11.2017 17:09 | 1 views | 0 comments

To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through massive baleen plates. In most cases, the whales roll to the right as they capture their prey, just as most people are right-handed. But, researchers now show that the whales shift directions and roll left when performing 360° barrel rolls in shallow water.

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Heartbroken Blue Planet II viewers pledge to cut plastic waste after upsetting footage of whale with dead calf 'poisoned by pollution'

Added: 20.11.2017 10:41 | 8 views | 0 comments

'I'll never use a plastic bag again'

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Rare spectacle

Added: 18.11.2017 3:11 | 14 views | 0 comments

The Norwegian island of Kvaløya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

Sharks now protected no matter whose waters they swim in

Added: 16.11.2017 22:18 | 27 views | 0 comments

126 countries have signed up to cross-border protection measures to conserve whale sharks and many other endangered migratory species

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Shifting presence of North Atlantic right whales tracked with passive acoustics

Added: 15.11.2017 17:10 | 4 views | 0 comments

A new study confirms what marine mammal researchers have suspected for a while: right whales use nearly the entire eastern seaboard during the winter, and they move around a lot more than was previously thought. How long they spend in some areas of their range has also changed in recent years.

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Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker

Added: 15.11.2017 2:27 | 12 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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Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker

Added: 15.11.2017 2:27 | 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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