Using satellites to whale watch from space

Recent research has shown that satellite imagery is an effective and viable way of identifying and tracking the movement of large baleen whales. It could be set to revolutionise the way we monitor these ocean giants in the future. Accurately locating and tracking marine animals is one of the biggest limiting factors in our ability … More Using satellites to whale watch from space

Fossilized barnacles uncover ancient whale migration routes

Often considered one of the most boring and unremarkable organisms in the ocean, barnacles are now being used to track whale migrations over millions of years of evolutionary time.   New research into the barnacles of whales has revealed these tiny hitchhikers can act like black boxes for whales, recording where in the world they … More Fossilized barnacles uncover ancient whale migration routes

The bizarre link between sun spots & beached whales

New research has shown a surprising connection between sun spot activity and whale strandings, which suggests magnetic navigation could be far more important to whales than previously thought. It is hard to imagine that the changing surface of the sun, over 93 million miles away, could have any impact on whales swimming around in our … More The bizarre link between sun spots & beached whales

The Arctic attraction hoping to change whaling opinions in Norway

The design for a new onshore whale watching venue inside the Arctic Circle has just been revealed. ‘The Whale’ aims to help change whaling practices in Norway by giving people a chance to fall in love with the majestic animals. Situated 300km inside the Arctic Circle, on one of Norway’s most northern islands, the town … More The Arctic attraction hoping to change whaling opinions in Norway

Ocean speed limits could yield huge benefits for conservation & climate change

A new report has shown that reducing the speed of big container ships on the ocean could reduce harmful emissions, cut marine noise pollution and save companies a lot of money. Not only is this a win-win for everyone involved, but it could also happen in the very near future. The best solutions to environmental … More Ocean speed limits could yield huge benefits for conservation & climate change