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Ecology Sep 22, 2022

Whale strandings: Five questions answered

The death of about 200 pilot whales at a Tasmanian beach has renewed questions about what causes such mass strandings and whether they can be prevented.

Plants & Animals Sep 17, 2022

An arms race over food waste: Sydney cockatoos are still opening curbside bins, despite our best efforts to stop them

Bloody hell! That cockatoo just opened my bin, and it's eating my leftover pizza. We can't have that, I'll put a rock on the lid to stop it opening the bin. Problem solved…?

Plants & Animals Sep 16, 2022

The koala: When it's smart to be slow

The koala was clinging to an old tree stag while stranded in the Murray River, on the border between New South Wales and Victoria. A team of students from La Trobe University noticed its predicament as they were paddling ...

Ecology Sep 09, 2022

Shipping giant changes course to save Sri Lanka whales

Animal rights activists on Friday cheered a move by a shipping giant to alter course in Sri Lankan waters to avoid collisions with blue whales, the world's largest mammals.

Ecology Sep 07, 2022

Rescued Irrawaddy dolphin calf dies despite weeks of care

An Irrawaddy dolphin calf who was rescued and nursed day and night for weeks by veterinarians and volunteers after his rescue from a tidal pool on Thailand's shore has died despite all their efforts, officials who were providing ...

Ecology Sep 06, 2022

3 rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary

Three bottlenose dolphins were released into the open sea in Indonesia Saturday after years of being confined for the amusement of tourists who would touch and swim with them.

Ecology Sep 05, 2022

Dolphin health check shows state of our oceans

Until now it has been difficult to test the health of dolphin populations due to their migratory pattens, their size and, in some cases, dwindling numbers.

Plants & Animals Sep 05, 2022

Decades-long study finds endangered whales are having fewer babies

A world-class collaborative research project has found that the Australian population of southern right whales is calving less frequently and fewer whales visited Australia's coastlines this whale season than expected, putting ...

Plants & Animals Sep 03, 2022

Dolphins use signature whistles to represent other dolphins, similar to how humans use names

Bottlenose dolphins' signature whistles just passed an important test in animal psychology. A new study by my colleagues and me has shown that these animals may use their whistles as name-like concepts.

Evolution Sep 02, 2022

Did primitive cetaceans feed like marine reptiles?

Did the first ancestors of whales pick up where the mosasaurs left off 66 million years ago, after the extinction of all the large predatory marine reptiles?

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