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Evolution of whales challenged

Evolution of whales challenged Origin of whales challenged mongabay.com December 19, 2007 Modern whales appear to have evolved from a raccoon-sized creature with the body of a small deer, according…

Only 150 vaquita remain

Only 150 vaquita remain Only 150 vaquita remain mongabay.com November 19, 2007 Only 150 individual vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, remain, according to a new study published in Conservation Biology.…

Iceland halts whaling

Iceland halts whaling; until demand picks up Iceland halts whaling mongabay.com August 24, 2007 With stagnant demand for whale meat nearly a year after ending its ban on commercial whaling,…

Japan will kill 50 humpbacks

Japan will kill 50 humpbacks Japan will kill 50 humpbacks Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com April 26, 2007 Humpback whale populations are rebounding but concerns are rising over Japan's plans to…

Jumbo squid and sperm whales tagged

Jumbo squid and sperm whales tagged Jumbo squid and sperm whales tagged mongabay.com March 8, 2007 Scientists have simulatenously tagged sperm whales and jumbo squid off Mexico's Pacific coast, allowing…

How many whales are enough?

How many whales are enough? How many whales are enough? mongabay.com November 29, 2006 Iceland's decision to resume hunting endangered fin whales raises an important question: how many whales are…

Whales share human brain cells

Whales share human brain cells Whales share human brain cells mongabay.com November 27, 2006 Whales share brain cells with humans according to a new study published online November 27, 2006…

Ancient blue whale was a shark killer

Ancient blue whale was a shark killer sharks, terrorized the seas Ancient blue whale was a shark killer Ancestor of baleen whales terrorized the seas mongabay.com August 21, 2006 A…
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