Last Friday a mass stranding of pilot whales occurred in the north-east of Iceland, in Langanes. Saving them turned out to be impossible and the few remaining ones were put down the following morning.
wo separate pods of pilot whales have gotten beached on Icelandic shores this summer, RÚV reports, leading experts to apprise locals of how best they can respond to such situations. Marine biologist Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir says that such beachings are becoming a yearly occurrence—an indirect result of warming ocean temperatures—and likely happening when whales pursue … Meer lezen
Short-finned pilot whales are found over a wide swath of the world’s oceans, with habitats in the Indian, and Pacific, and North Atlantic oceans. Despite this wide distribution, the whales have been recognized as a single species—but a recent study has found that two unique subspecies actually exist. The study published June 3, 2019, in Molecular Ecology. >> … Meer lezen