Health of Grey whales declines

Three years of “health check-ups” on Oregon’s summer resident gray whales shows a compelling relationship between whales’ overall body condition and changing ocean conditions that likely limited availability of prey for the mammals, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. >> read more …

Solar Storms Might Be Causing Gray Whales to Get Lost

AUSTIN, Texas — Migrating animals that live in Earth’s oceans may have a closer relationship with the sun than we thought. New research shows that healthy gray whales are nearly five times more likely to strand when there is a high prevalence of sunspots, and therefore high levels of radio waves emitted from solar storms. … Meer lezen

De grijze walvis van Wijster

Rond 1960 vond er bij Wijster een opgraving plaats naar een nederzetting uit de 2de – 4de eeuw na Christus. Één van de vondsten was een gehoorkapsel of bulla tymapnica van een walvis. >> lees verder …

Recent Birch Bay gray whale sightings worry wildlife experts

For about a month from mid-June to mid-July, at least one gray whale explored Birch Bay, feeding in the muddy, shallow waters. While the visit was exciting for those who spotted the whale breaching in the bay, it may be an ominous sign for the eastern North Pacific gray whale population. >> read more …

Why are gray whales starving in the Pacific

Pacific gray whales are showing up dead in North America’s oceans and shores at a rate four-times greater than typical. As of July 11, 182 gray whales have been found dead or beached this year in Mexico, the US, and Canada according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). >> read more …