News tagged with killer whale

Zoning the ocean may help endangered whales to recover

Scientists in Scotland, Canada and the US have proposed a new method to identify priority areas for whale conservation. The team's findings, published in Animal Conservation, suggest that even small protected areas, identi ...

dateDec 16, 2009 in Ecology
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In tiny 'Tuk,' they man climate's front line

(AP) -- Caught between rising seas and land melting beneath their mukluk-shod feet, the villagers of Tuktoyaktuk are doing what anyone would do on this windy Arctic coastline. They're building windmills.

dateSep 07, 2009 in Environment
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California water plan aims to save Puget Sound orcas

A plan to restore salmon runs on California's Sacramento River also could help revive killer whale populations 700 miles to the north in Puget Sound, as federal scientists struggle to protect endangered species in a complex ...

dateJul 05, 2009 in Ecology
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Older killer whales make the best mothers

Killer whales (Orcinus orca) nearing the menopause may be more successful in rearing their young. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology shows that estimated survival rates for cal ...

dateFeb 03, 2009 in
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