Almost two decades of whale recordings suggest the movements of the pygmy blue whale are affected by climate cycles.
New research shows how human-modified landscapes affect the diets of these marsupial scavengers.
The good news is, pygmy blue whales appear to be thriving in the Indian Ocean. But not-so-good is that climate change may be threatening their food sources.
Baleen plates – the signature bristle-like apparatus toothless whales use to feed – reveal how these large aquatic mammals adapt to environmental changes over time.
They are the only known scavengers in the world to have picky diets.
I know what you did last summer: chemical clues in the marsupial’s whiskers can reveal what they ate months – and even seasons – ago.
It was the whales’ singing that gave them away.
UNSW Sydney researchers collected and tested samples of humpback whale "snot" – similar to mucus from a human nose – and found severely depleted microbial diversity a
UNSW researchers have linked the burden of humpback whales’ annual migration to depleted microbial diversity in their airways – an indicator of overall health.
The bigger the animal, the deeper the sound they make. But not if they live in the water.