Tag: "Marinelife"

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Dolphins use Complex Mathematics while Hunting

Dolphins can easily be called the mathematicians of the animal world as a new research suggests that the marine animals used complex nonlinear mathematics while hunting.

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Cape Cod Town Issues Warning to Swimmers after Shark Sighting

Chatham, a Cape Cod town has issued a warning for swimmers after two great white sharks were spotted in the waters. One of the sighted sea sharks was believed to be more than 16 feet in length.

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Rescuers Free Gray Whale Tangled in Netting Off The Coast Of California

A gray whale that became entangled in fishing nets has been freed thanks to some help from some incredible rescuers.

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King Penguins come back from the Brink

In the 19th century Macquarie Island, between Australia and Antarctica, was known for its abundant seal and king penguin population and this attracted sealers to set their base here and extract the prized ‘blubber’ the oil used for lamps.

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Ship Noise Stresses Baleen Whales

The Baleen whales are characterized by having baleen plates for filtering food from water instead of having teeth. But it seems that while these endangered whales are able to filter food, they are not able to filter the low frequency noise created by large ships in the sea and these noises are a constant source of stress for the whales.

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SoCal The Place To Be For Whales

Southern California isn’t just the place to be for beach bums, surfers and aspiring movie stars any more – it is also the new cool hangout for whales. December was a record month for gray whales spotted off the Southern California coast, and now a group of killer whales have been hanging out in the Redondo Beach area.

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First Ever Hybrid Shark Discovered in Australian Waters

Scientists have just discovered the world’s very first hybrid shark off the eastern coast of Australia– and it wasn’t created with science!

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Marine Animals Will Need to Move Quickly and Relocate to Avoid Climate Change

Coming decades are going to be very crucial for fishes and other sea creature as the temperature rises all over the world. According to a latest study conducted by team of international scientists, marine life will only be able to survive if they travel large distances and move away from the warming waters of their natural habitat.

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Coral Reef Fishing: How Much Is Too Much

Most things in life are best done in moderation. Like fishing on coral reefs, for instance. You don’t want to outright ban fishing or people would lose their livelihoods. On the other hand, if you don’t limit the amount of fishing that takes place it would cause irreparable damage to the ecosystem. The problem is, it has never been known in the past how much was too much in terms of fishing a coral reef

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Snorkelers in Florida Swim With A Whale Shark

A group of snorkelers off the coast of Florida experienced an encounter of a lifetime when a whale shark happened upon their tour and stayed for a half an hour to swim with them.

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Mass Extinctions In Oceans Predicted

The Dead Sea might get some company soon. In a recent report, scientists have stated that humans are destroying the world’s oceans much worse than previously thought. In fact, things have gotten even worse than the “worse case scenario” predicting just a few short years ago. Pollution, habitat destruction, global warming, overfishing – the list goes on and on at how the human race is killing off the ocean race.

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Nine New Marine Species Discovered in Bali

A two week long survey conducted by Conservation International (CI) and its local partners in Indonesia led to the discovery of nine potential new marine species including eight fish species and a coral reef species.