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Genetic survey of endangered Antarctic blue whales shows surprising diversity

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

More than 99 percent of Antarctic blue whales were killed by commercial whalers during the 20th century, but the first circumpolar genetic study of these critically endangered whales has found a surprisingly high level of diversity ...

U.S. Government Wants Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

News : Slate: The Slatest

The U.S. government on Monday recommended taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list 45 years after they were first listed as endangered. The change reflects the general success of conservation efforts that have helpe...

World body agrees to stricter oversight of Japan's whale hunts

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

The world's whaling watchdog voted Thursday to conduct stricter reviews of whales killed under an exemption to a 30-year-old moratorium which Japan's critics say it abuses to hunt for meat.

Scientists are puzzling out the mass death of endangered whales in Chile

Health : The Checkup

More than a month after discovering them on April 21, scientists are still trying to determine what killed about 20 endangered whales found beached in Chile.[Gulls have a habit of flaying whales alive, but the whales are fighting ba...

Scientists Might've Accidentally Killed an Endangered Orca

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

Scientists hoping to protect endangered orcas might have inadvertently killed one instead. A killer whale tagged by NOAA researchers in Washington state in February turned up dead in British Columbia five weeks later, reports the CB...


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