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Piece to the puzzle of baleen whales' evolution - A researcher has added another piece to the puzzle of the evolution of modern baleen whales with a new study examining the teeth and enamel of baleen whales' ancestors.
Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic? - Using risk assessments, like those used for setting occupational safety limits in the workplace, researchers determined the winners and losers of climate change in the Antarctic. They show that marine animals associated with sea ice for food or breeding, such as some whales and penguins, are most at risk from the effects of climate change, while seafloor predators and open-water feeding animals like starfish and jellyfish will benefit from the opening up of new habitat.
Ocean giant gets a health check: Combination blood, tissue test reveals whale shark diets - Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, likely endure periods of starvation and may eat more plants than previously thought, according to the first results of a new health check. Ocean scientists now have a powerful, simple tool to discover the diets, migrations, and conservation needs of this endangered species.
Far-ranging fin whales find year-round residence in Gulf of California - Researchers from Mexico and the United States have concluded that a population of fin whales in the rich Gulf of California ecosystem may live there year-round -- an unusual circumstance for a whale species known to migrate across ocean basins.
15-meter-long ancient whale Basilosaurus isis was top marine predator - The stomach contents of ancient whale Basilosaurus isis suggest it was an apex predator, according to a new study.