Behold! The biggest poop on earth! Well, we don’t actually know if it’s the actual biggest poop, but it is a poop that came out of the biggest animal ever to exist on Earth. The majestic poop of the mighty blue whale! Photo by Eddie Kisfaludy. This photo was taken from a small plane off . . . → Read More: TGIF: The Biggest Poop On Earth (possibly)
Check out these gorgeous photos of blue whales going through the red tide! Eddie Kisfaludy took them with his iPhone from a small plane off La Jolla Shores, and they are published here with his permission. (Thanks, Eddie!) For more information on the current red tide – still going strong today – see our FAQ . . . → Read More: Blue whales in a red tide
Blame Jarrett Byrnes. UBC.ZOOLOGY.GAGA.WHALE from Matt Siegle on Vimeo.
The largest, Blue Whale and smallest, Hector Dolphin, cetaceans. From wikimedia commons The question is not why are whales big but why are whales not bigger? The blue whales reached weights of 150 tons prewhaling. To appreciate how massive a blue whale is, consider it would take 15 school buses, around 10 tons in weight . . . → Read More: Why Are There No Super Whales?
I recently came across an article by Andrew Baxter of the Nelson/Marlborough Conservancy of New Zealand’s Department of Conservation published in the Bycatch Communication Network Newsletter. He kindly allowed me to reprint the article here for our readers with permission from BCNN’s publisher. —————————————————————————————————- Blue whale reveals a sobering reminder about the threats of marine . . . → Read More: Rope found in Blue Whale’s Stomach
Jim Moore is a bay area concept artist working in the games industry. I became familiar with is artwork when Jim won the Scion Artist Intersection Contest grand prize at Kongregate. He won with the his amazing illustration Whale Sub (visit link for full resolution image). Being both a fan of steampunk art and nautical . . . → Read More: Whale Sub
The Duke Research site this month features my answers to five questions about ocean biodiversity, body size variation, blue whales, municipal water supplies, giant squids, cell membranes, giant isopods, islands, Victorian science, and of course the deep sea. Yeah I cover a lot.
Tonight at 8pm eastern time, National Geographic Channel is premiering its new documentary Kingdom of the Blue Whale. After just previewing it twice this weekend, I have to say this is one you won’t want to miss! Filmed with 2 main story lines, expeditions from the Channel Islands in California to “the Dome” in Costa . . . → Read More: Enter the Kingdom of the Blue Whale
In which one of the pirates here at at DSN receives the 2008 NOAA David Johnson Award for “outstanding and innovative use of satellite data” for work describing the migratory behavior of blue whales and sea turtles in relation to sea surface temperature fronts in the Northeast Pacific… . . . → Read More: Reflections upon an award, thanks, and praises