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 A good week for fossil hunters

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the discovery of an extinct big-toothed sperm whale and possibly the earliest known examples of multicellular life, this week has been a good one for fossil hunters and experts, some ...

dateJul 05, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Can Whales and Dolphins Adapt to Oily Gulf?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The dead sperm whale found this week in the Gulf of Mexico puts the spotlight on how the BP oil spill will affect this endangered mammal, along with other cetaceans, such as dolphins, that ...

dateJun 25, 2010 in Environment
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Scientists warn of unseen deepwater oil disaster

(AP) -- Independent scientists and government officials say there's a disaster we can't see in the Gulf of Mexico's mysterious depths, the ruin of a world inhabited by enormous sperm whales and tiny, invisible ...

dateMay 31, 2010 in Environment
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Scientists study prey of Gulf of Mexico sperm whales

Minerals Management Service (MMS) and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service biologists have set sail to learn more about the prey of sperm whales in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The ...

dateMar 02, 2010 in Ecology
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Whales are polite conversationalists

What do a West African drummer and a sperm whale have in common? According to some reports, they can both spot rhythms in the chatter of an ocean crowded with the calls of marine mammals -- a feat impossible for the untrained ...

dateOct 26, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Triangles Go Underwater and Supersonic

(PhysOrg.com) -- The seemingly effortless way dolphins and porpoises slice through the water and the unique capabilities of the supersonic Concorde airplane have more in common than one might think.

dateJun 30, 2009 in Other
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