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Impressive Right Whale Photography

Zooillogix has a lot of Belgian readers. This makes us uncomfortable. One such pale reader, Thomas Cordie, pointed us to some beautiful photos of right whales on National Geographic. Despite my temptation to just copy them all for you to enjoy, I’m posting one, and suggesting you take a look over there. More NGC stuff…

Dolphin Obesity: A Growing Problem

Aquarium staff at Kinosaki Marine World in western Japan recently noticed that their dolphins were less acrobatic in their performances and more lethargic in general. Concerned about their health, the dolphins were weighed and found to be significantly heavier since only a few months prior. Apparently a fattier mackeral, their typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner,…

Elbow Deep in Whale Poop!

Researchers at the New England Aquarium have stepped into a totally new method of studying Atlantic’s threatened population of right whales – collecting and analyzing floating feces to test the population’s health! I didn’t know whales ate corn! Right whales got their name because they were the “right” whale to catch during whaling’s hey day,…

This 6-month old pygmy right whale stranded itself on the beach in New Zealand. It is being dissected by a team of scientists as I write this! The whale has a similar head to true right whales, but scientists do not believe that they are closely related. In fact, they are not quite sure where…

Sleeping Whales

A Japanese research vessel bonanza. Note that there is no sound on this vid so as not to wake the whales…

Dolphin Rescues Two Whales

A mother and baby pygmy sperm whale in New Zealand appeared disoriented this week, repeatedly stranding themselves on a sandbar off of Mahia Beach. After multiple attempts by the locals to guide the whales back to sea failed, the human rescuers were starting to get worried. All of a sudden, a well known, local dolphin…