The state pathologist says they will process samples from the two dead whales to confirm things like species and sex, but they likely won’t be able to determine cause of death.
Kodiak whale necropsy adds to the growing body of data about 2019 gray whale deaths
According to NOAA, over 180 gray whales have washed up dead along the West Coast so far this year. But each new specimen adds a little more clarity for scientists.
Federal researchers open formal investigation into gray whale deaths, including Alaska’s
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that the 70 dead whales seen this year in the U.S. constitute “an unusual mortality event.”
To get a count on bowhead whales, North Slope scientists head out onto the sea ice
“They’re just so graceful and beautiful. Every time I see a whale I get excited,” says biologist Craig George. “I’ve seen thousands and thousands. It’s always like seeing a bowhead for the first time.”
Science and traditional knowledge converge in North Slope Borough’s bowhead whale program
Scientists have spent the past few decades catching up to traditional knowledge, documenting scientifically what whale hunters already knew. Like the fact that the whales can smell, and that they can travel under sea ice.
All I want for Christmas is a giant whale eye
A giant whale eye spent decades on a strange journey before it finally arrived at an animal eyeball lab and gave the folks there the “best Christmas ever.”
NOAA halts whale disentanglement efforts after rescuer dies
Boat captain Joe Howlett died on Monday after freeing a right whale that was tangled in fishing gear in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence.
How the biggest animal on Earth got so big
Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven’t always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.
SeaWorld To Change Its Criticized Orca Show After Next Year
The company’s market value has plunged after complaints about its treatment of killer whales. The CEO says in 2017 SeaWorld in San Diego will switch to an “informative” show in a more natural setting.
Federal government proposes taking humpback whales off endangered species list
45 years after the whales were first listed, federal scientists say that most humpback populations, including those common in Alaska, are stable and growing