Octopuses, which evolved surprisingly rapidly, are considered the most intelligent non-vertebrates

May 14th, 2018 (Ciaran McGrath). OCTOPUSES are “aliens” which evolved on another planet before arriving on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago as “cryopreserved” eggs via a process known as panspermia, radical new research has suggested. Read More…

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May 14th, 2018 (Allison Sundell). There may be more gray whale deaths and more whales in poor condition this year than normal, according to an Olympia-based research group. Read More…

May 14th, 2018. A pregnant finless porpoise and her foetus washed up on Cheung Sha Beach on Saturday (May 12). Beachgoers discovered the female adult porpoise with her lower body missing and the unborn calf laying beside her at around 3pm.

Gary Stokes and representatives from the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) were called to attend to the bodies. It is believed the porpoise had been hit by a ship, as there was a clean cut through her body.

Both porpoises were sent to the OPCF for further investigation.

@Gary Stoke

To report stranded cetaceans, call 1823.

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May 12th, 2018. The Finnish Coast Guard came to the rescue of a whale caught in a fish trap on Saturday in the narrow region of the Gulf of Bothnia known as Kvarken. Read More…

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May 11th, 2018. A 180-million-year-old fossil has shed light on how some ancient crocodiles evolved into dolphin-like animals. Read More…

A porpoise’s shattered ribs were forced into its lungs – by an attacking dolphin.

May 11th, 2018. GRUESOME pictures show how a porpoise’s shattered ribs were forced into its lungs – by an attacking dolphin. Read More…

May 10th, 2018 (Alan Simpson). WATERSPORTS enthusiasts have been warned they could face criminal charges if they bother dolphins. Read More…

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River standby to assist rescuers who eventually succeeded in freeing this entangled juvenile gray whale off the Washington coast.

May 10th, 2018 (Tom Banse). Specially trained rescuers have managed to free a whale that was tangled in fishing gear off the Washington coast. But they say the prognosis for the young gray whale is “guarded.” Read More…

This image shows a life-like reconstruction of Llanocetus denticrenatus, an ancient ‘baleen’ whale. Credit : Carl Buell

May 10th, 2018. Today’s baleen whales (Mysticetes) support their massive bodies by filtering huge volumes of small prey from seawater using comb-like baleen in their mouths much like a sieve. Read More…

Research from the NOAA have published research results that discovered evidence of inbreeding among the resident killer whales in B.C. waters. (C. Emmons/NOAA Fisheries)

‘We don’t know what the potential consequences are for the southern resident killer whales,’ says geneticist

May 5th, 2018. Two male southern resident killer whales off B.C.’s West Coast have fathered most of the population’s calves, a new study has found, a development that has raised the spectre of inbreeding. Read More…

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