If you always thought whales breach out of water just for fun, you’re not alone. Scientists now have some explanations for this behavior.
Delight friends, family, or acquaintances with any of these Gifts for Whale Lovers.
Make the next celebration for your family or friends a memorable one with any one of the below gifts for whale lovers. Each one has its own unique features and you’ll find something suitable for all ages too.
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For all aquatic lovers out there, here is our rundown of 10 ideal gifts for whale lovers orContinue reading
The Common Minke Whale is the smallest in its suborder and is known for “human watching.”
The Common Minke Whale is one of two species of minke whales both within the suborder of baleen whales.
This whale is the second smallest in size among the baleen whales. The pygmy right whale is the only one that’s smaller. It has a blackish-gray and sometimes purple color with white underbelly. A white band on each flipper distinguishes the common minke whales from others of its kind.
The common minke whale was initially ignored by commercial whalers during the whaling era because of itsContinue reading
The Sei Whale is the fourth largest baleen whale and an endangered species.
Although it prefers deeper offshore waters, it’s often sighted in most oceans and adjoining seas.
Typically, its body is colored dark steel gray with irregular light grayish to white markings towards the front of the lower body. The Sei whale’s skin is commonly marked with distinct crater-shaped scars caused by woundsContinue reading
The Gray Whale resisted capture so much that whalers named it “Devilfish.”
The Gray Whale is a medium-sized baleen whale and the only surviving member of its genus and family. This species is a migratory animal that travels annually between its feeding and breeding grounds.
These whales have a hump and a ridge of sharp bumps running down their backs rather than a dorsal fin. They also prefer to stay close to shore – feeding in shallow waters.
The common name, Gray Whale, comes from the contrasting gray patches and white mottling on its dark colored skin. The white patches are the result of barnacles and lice that have attached themselves to the whales’ skins. InContinue reading
Marine Plastic has long been a menace to all sea life: and the situation is getting worse.
In another confirmation of the dangers of marine trash, scientists were shocked to discover a beached Cuvier’s Beaked Whale with more than four kg (9 lbs.) of ingested plastic bags.
The whale was found washed up on a beach on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Researchers went into the water to perform an on-the-spot autopsy only to find huge amounts of plastic coiled and tangled up in its stomach and intestines.
The plastic irritated its stomach and intestines and likely led to its deathContinue reading