Get the full length video on the Whales Tohora exhibition website. Dive with a sperm whale and join the hunt for the giant squid. This amazing experience is based on real scientific data taken from digital tags (D-tags) placed on sperm whales. From Search and Destroy, Whales Tohora exhibition. From Dr. M in 2007: . . . → Read More: KRAKEN Day: Defenseless Kraken Hunted by Mean Ole Sperm Whales
It appears that the oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico have found fresh, new expertise in deep-sea rig inspection enlisting the help of sperm whales. I hear their work for squid. Hat tip to @Sfriedscientist on Twitter. . . . → Read More: Oil Companies’ New Deep-Sea Inspection Crew
Hell yes! We are bringing back Thank God It’s Friday videos! For the first one is a teaser for the full length video Search and Destroy from the Whales Tohora exhibition. Love this video but wish the Giant Squid did not have to die. . . . → Read More: The return of TGIF: Sperm Whale Vs. Giant Squid
An occasional series where we briefly report 3 new studies and tell you why they are cool! A new report from Lambert et al. reports on a new fossil sperm whale skull, teeth, and mandible from Peru. Dating back to the 12-13 Mya from the Middle Miocene, Leviathan melvillei possessed a 3 meter (~10 feet) . . . → Read More: The Tide Pool: Super Sperm Whales, Extinction Debts, and Vent Conservation
While the commentary actually makes this sound appropriately apocalyptic, please ignore the cheesy last minute sound bite. hccreekkeeper writes on his youtube page for this video: This was the most emotionally disturbing video I have ever done! A flight over the BP Slick Source where I saw at least 100 Dolphins in the oil, some . . . → Read More: Hell-on-Earth Flyover of the Gulf of Mexico
Finally, the amazing underwater photographer Tony Wu caught a sperm whale with a piece of giant squid caught between its teeth. Must see pics! I’m not sure of the copyright status of the images so I will play it safe and just refer you to the exclusive story on the Daily Mail. One of the . . . → Read More: Sperm Whale Caught with Giant Squid Snack Between Teeth
I am standing in the back of a large lorry, my feet submerged in a pool of blood, water and oil. The truck’s container is open to a grey Welsh sky, but with high-sided walls to keep the blood and us hidden from view. I shout instructions to Nick, my PhD student, over the wind . . . → Read More: Chopping Up Whales For Science!