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Orca Whale

Orca Whales Exhale Bad Breath, Human Waste Can Be Cause For Bacteria In The System, Study Finds

By Carrie Winters - Mar 27, 2017 09:47 PM EDT

Orca whales have bad breath when they exhale. These bacteria that can cause infection may come from human waste.

'Oldest Killer Whale'

'Oldest Killer Whale' Is Missing And Presumed Dead; "Granny" The Orca Is Reportedly 100 Years Old

By Carrie Winters - Jan 04, 2017 05:30 AM EST

It is presumed that the "oldest killer whale" known as Granny is dead. Researchers indicate that the whale is missing.

Blue Whale

Blue Whales Are Smart And Efficient Foragers, Study Reveals

By Peter R - Oct 03, 2015 06:07 PM EDT

The study sought to answer how Blue Whales, the largest animal ever to exist, sustains its bulk.

Whales

4-Million-Year-Old Baleen Whale Ancestor Unearthed At California Construction Site

By Peter R - Sep 22, 2015 11:50 AM EDT

The fossil dates to a time when whales seperated from their ancestors. Scientists have said it can help further understanding of whale evolution. The fossil was found in Santa Cruz Mountains.

Plankton

Tiny Plankton Not Just Whale Food, They Produce Half Of All the Oxygen We Breathe

By Kamal Nayan - May 22, 2015 11:20 AM EDT

Tiny plankton in the ocean are not just whale food, but they are also responsible for producing half of all the oxygen living organisms breathe on the planet.

Whale nerve

Bungee Nerves Key to Whale-Sized Gulps, New Research Shows

By Peter R - May 05, 2015 04:50 PM EDT

Researchers from UBC found stretchy nerves in a whale specimen's jaw that could help them to take in enormous amounts of water and prey in a single gulp.

Gray Whale

A Whale's Record Migration Across the Pacific Proves Revelatory to Scientists

By Peter R - Apr 16, 2015 05:10 PM EDT

Varvara the whale nearly swam 14,000 miles from Russia to Mexico and back in just under six months.

Ancient Whale

Ancient Whale's Misadventure Tells Scientists How Bipedal Primates Came to Be

By Peter R - Mar 18, 2015 04:33 PM EDT

Researchers inferred from the beaked whale's fossil that it swam upstream to reached elevated waters.

Blue Whale

Ocean Life Sizes Increased 150 Fold Over 542 Million Years, Courtesy Evolution

By Peter R - Feb 20, 2015 10:00 AM EST

A new study claims that evolution and not random drift, is favoring large life forms in the sea.

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