Posts Tagged ‘Whales’

 

Entangled whale dies off East Lothian

Monday, April 29th, 2019

A humpback whale was entangled in rope for “weeks, if not months” before it drowned off the coast of East Lothian, a post-mortem examination has found. The young male, which…

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Minke whales recorded off east Scotland

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Minke whales have been recorded off Scotland’s east coast for the first time, scientists have said. Noises the animals make called pulse trains were detected in recordings taken by a…

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Fish farm ADDs harm other marine life

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Campaigners say that electronic underwater devices used to scare seals away from fish farms are causing distress to whales and dolphins more than 30 miles away. The acoustic deterrent devices...
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Why are beaked whales stranding again?

Monday, September 10th, 2018
             Cuvier’s beaked whale on Baleshare, North Uist, 10/8/2018 © Sarah Dolman/ WDC Since early August, a minimum of 38 Cuvier's beaked whales have stranded, dead, on the coasts of...
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Porpoises Flee from Noise Pollution

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Toothed whales, which communicate at higher frequencies than their baleen brethren, are also disrupted by artificial noise, explains this piece from Hakai Magazine. When pioneering whale biologist Roger Payne released...
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