U.S. running out of beaches for rotting whales

World / Science & Health Jun 22, 2019

U.S. running out of beaches for rotting whales

So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. The number of dead whales ...

NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale

World / Science & Health Jun 20, 2019

NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. Researchers used moored acoustic recorders to capture patterned calls made by male North Pacific right whales. Researchers detected four distinct songs over eight years at five ...

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

World / Science & Health Jun 1, 2019

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...