Are Humpback Whales and Killer Whales at War?

In the early 1980s, scientists Hal Whitehead and Carolyn Glass of the Newfoundland Institute for Cold Ocean Science observed for the first time scientifically something that whalers had anecdotally described numerous times in the past: killer whales (orcas) attacking humpback whales. >> read more …

Study shows a whale of a difference between songs of birds and humpbacks

Decades of research have been dedicated to understanding humpback whale songs. Why do they sing? What and where is the intended audience of these songs? To help uncover the answers, many scientists have framed whale songs as something similar to bird songs: vocalizations designed for attracting potential mates, or warnings to competitors. >> read more … Meer lezen

Why whales in Alaska have been so happy

The Covid pandemic brought tourism to a near-halt in Alaska last year. What will happen to the majestic humpback whale when cruise ships and visitors return in August? >> read more …

Het voorkomen van botsingen tussen schepen en bultruggen in Caribisch Nederland

Nieuw onderzoek van de Aeres Hogeschool combineert recent onderzoek en historische gegevens over aanvaringen met bultruggen in het Caribisch gebied. Het doel is om een lijst aanbevelingen op te stellen om toekomstige botsingen te voorkomen. Als het scheepsverkeer in de Cariben blijft toenemen, is het verkleinen van het risico’s op fatale aanvaringen cruciaal voor de … Meer lezen