2017 / 03 / 06
Intimidating Predators in a Less Icy Arctic
A recently published study shows that the presence of killer whales significantly alters the behaviour and distribution of narwhals, even at distances of up to 100 km. ...
2017 / 02 / 13
Are humpback whales saving other species being hunted by killer whales?
In 2012 in Monterey Bay, California, a BBC team filmed the intervention of two humpbacks to protect a young gray whale being pursued by killer whales. The calf ends up dying, but about fifteen other h...
2016 / 12 / 08
Are killer whales a threat to the marine mammal populations that they feed on?
Predation alone does not generally pose a threat to the sustainability of a population. It is often associated with other factors and the status of the hunted population....
2016 / 06 / 14
Study Reveals Exceptional Efficiency of a Small Hunter
The harbour porpoise feeds day and night, aiming to capture up to 550 small fish per hour, with a success rate of over 90%...
2016 / 04 / 20
Could Climate Change Benefit Some Cetaceans?
Some whales, especially humpback and bowhead whales, could actually benefit from climate change, at least in the short term. ...
2016 / 01 / 12
Do blue whales have any predators?
Measuring some twenty metres long and weighing around 100 tonnes, what predator "dares" to attack the largest animal on the planet? The killer whale is one of the only predators of the blue whale. ...
2015 / 12 / 02
Southern Right Whales Targeted by Gulls
The waters around Argentina's Valdes Peninsula are thebreeding and calving grounds for southern right whales (Eubalaena australis). These whales have become targets for the kelp gull (Larus dominicanu...