Whale Songs Tell a New Story about Humpback Migrations

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Humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean spend their summers in cool northern feeding grounds like Alaska and off the coast of Russia, and every winter, different populations migrate to distinct warm areas off Hawai‘i, Mexico, the Philippines, or Japan, where they mate, breed, and raise their calves. At least, that’s what scientists thought. Two […]

Sudden seasonal occurrence of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae in the Firth of Forth, Scotland and first confirmed movement between high-latitude feeding grounds and United Kingdom waters

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Here we report on the sudden seasonal occurrence of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae within the Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK over the winter months of 2017 and 2018. Sightings and photographs collected by citizen scientists of the Forth Marine Mammal Project were inspected and a fluke photograph compared to existing catalogues from all known feeding […]