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January 17, 2014

 

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How Whales Dive Deep

How is it that whales are able to withstand the extreme pressures of the ocean's depths?

July 5, 2013

 

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The Evolution Of Diving In Mammals And Myoglobin

The protein myoglobin provides new clues to the evolution of diving in mammals.

September 18, 2012

 

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Do Whales Get Sunburnt?

Researchers have been studying the effects of UV rays on whales in the Gulf of California for over three years...

December 14, 2010

 

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Blue Whales Sing In Perfect Pitch

No, they aren't trying to get on American Idol. Research shows that blue whales use Doppler shift to sing.

April 6, 2010

 

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Which Whale Came First, Meat-Eating Or Plant-Eating One?

Scientists have always struggled with this riddle...however, new research is giving some clues to the answer.

June 17, 2009

 

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How Whales Became Sailors

Learn how whales became sailors on this Moment of Science.

July 11, 2008

 

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Sleeping in the Deep

Scientists have long wondered how cetaceans, such as whales and dolphins, are able to get enough sleep. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 29, 2008

 

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A Whale of Evolution

Whales must have evolved from some other larger, ancient creature, right? However, sometimes evolution takes unexpected twists.

June 3, 2005

 

Greatest Whale Hits

Have you ever heard whales moan and make noise in the sea? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 27, 2005

 

Coextinction

Coextinction isn't something we can afford to ignore. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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