2019 / 04 / 12
Fossil of Four-legged, Amphibious Whale Discovered in Peru
The terrestrial ancestors of whales first entered the water some 50 million years ago in the region around India and Pakistan, possibly to protect themselves or to feed. They subsequently spread until...
2019 / 03 / 13
Contaminated Belugas: Major Project Launched to Understand Contamination and Its Effects
To protect an endangered species, one needs to understand the factors inhibiting its recovery. In the case of the St. Lawrence beluga, one of the hypotheses is that contamination is affecting the spec...
2019 / 03 / 04
Solitary Dolphins and Belugas: Independent or Lost?
The female dolphin known as “Dolphy” regularly plays with swimmers and boats in the French port of Collioure. It is even said that she completely loses interest in humans as soon as her canine fri...
2019 / 01 / 23
Six Newborn Right Whales: A Glimmer of Hope
Update of 12 February 2019: A fifth and a sixth calf has been confirmed. Since North Atlantic right whales have left the frigid waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to return to their wintering grounds,...
2019 / 01 / 16
An Ancient Whale with Neither Teeth Nor Baleen
Museum collections are full of fossils that haven’t been carefully examined in years. However, by taking a closer look at a 33-million-year-old whale fossil from the Smithsonian’s National Museum ...