CTV News False killer whale calf now nursing at Vancouver aquarium CBC.ca After many failed attempts, a false killer whale calf rescued near Tofino, B.C., earlier this month has reached a milestone and has started nursing from a bottle, according...
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Head veterinarian Martin Haulena said the fact the calf is now suckling is a great sign of improvement, and the male calf has been slowly increasing its strength, buoyancy and co-ordination.
"He will need to get better at feeding from the bottle over the next few days in order for that to be the only way we provide nutrition, but this is a great start," said Haulena.
False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) are a species of oceanic dolphins, which are distinct from the killer whale (Orcinus orca). They are only rarely sighted in B.C. waters.
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The Plan to Prevent the Slaughter of Thousands of Whales Care2.com Public awareness of the awful atrocities committed against whales and dolphins has increased greatly in recent years, thanks in no small part to the ongoing work of the Sea Shepherd...
A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across the 12 species, with bigeye thresher, dusky, and scalloped hammerhead being the most vulnerable. ...
The Guardian Shark nets should come down to save whales, says Australian expert The Guardian Using special knives, the rescue team took 90 minutes to release the struggling mammal after being alerted to its plight by beach walkers.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. Our seas are under immense pressure: too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and too little is being done
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Thanks to over 2,500 of you for your positive responses in support of protection during last years public consultation. This has taken 10 years and now the fight to make sure they're properly managed begins.
After decades of damage to marine wildlife and habitats, this is great news for Scotland’s hidden, underwater wonderlands.
The Epic Fight to Protect Whales From the US Navy Wired Long before he started studying whales, Balcomb had served two tours of duty in the Navy, where he'd done classified work with submarine-detecting sonar.