Cetaceans

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A rare glimpse inside Britain’s secret vault of whale skeletons
The hoard of bones of 6,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises is one of the world’s finest research resources – and may hold the key to the long-term future of these species

Anna Turns

21, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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High levels of ‘forever chemical’ found in endangered orcas in Canada
Southern resident killer whales off British Columbia show alarming levels of 4NP chemical used in toilet paper, study finds

Leyland Ceccoin Toronto

14, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Dolphins ‘shout’ to compensate for human-made background noise
Research adds to concerns about the impact of human noise pollution on marine life

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

12, Jan, 2023 @5:41 PM

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Orca necropsy will search for clues to rare, ‘heartbreaking’ beaching in Florida
Female killer whale died after grounding itself north of Daytona Beach in first recorded instance in south-eastern US

Richard Luscombe in Miami

12, Jan, 2023 @2:38 PM

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Animal activists say Senate omnibus bill condemns right whale to extinction
Provision allows Maine’s lobster industry to continue using fishing gear that maims the species, often fatally, until 2028

Edward Helmore

21, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Dolphins may suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers in Scotland
Bottlenose dolphin, a long-finned pilot whale and a third species found to have markers of the degenerative disease

Patrick Barkham

19, Dec, 2022 @6:34 PM

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Moon the humpback whale completes 5,000km journey – with a broken back
Moon’s grievous injury is stark reminder of growing dangers for whales along Canada’s west coast

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

11, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘They teach us’: how whales can help dispel the myth of green capitalism
In her new book, Adrienne Buller argues the desire to eke profit out of climate policy is wilfully naive

Maya Goodfellow

24, Nov, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Canada rejects Arctic mine expansion project after years of fierce protest
Community members and campaigners have hailed the move as a win for vulnerable marine ecosystem and wildlife

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

17, Nov, 2022 @8:19 PM

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Blood, guts and suspiciously mangled fins: inside a porpoise autopsy
On a steel table at London Zoo sleuths are trying to solve a tricky whodunit: what is killing the UK’s cetaceans?

Anna Turns

17, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Norway plans sanctuary for ‘spy’ whale Hvaldimir who came in from cold
Charity aims to establish first open water safe haven in a reserve for whales, including a Russian beluga that went viral on YouTube

Helena Horton

06, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Whales ingest millions of microplastic particles a day, study finds
Blue whales consume up to 1bn particles over a feeding season with as-yet-unknown impacts on health

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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