Dolphins and Whales News -- ScienceDaily

Whales in the desert? (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
In Cerro Colorado, located in the Ica Desert of Peru, sedimentary sequences dating back nine million years have been found to host the fossil skeletons of hundreds of marine vertebrates. In 2008, remains of a giant raptorial sperm whale, Livyatan melvillei, were discovered at this site. In September 2014, the same international team of researchers found a partial skeleton of a mysticete whale in a rock boulder.
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New species of extinct river dolphin discovered in Smithsonian collection (Tue, 16 Aug 2016)
A fossil that has been in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History since it was discovered in 1951 is today helping scientists piece together the evolutionary history of whales and dolphins, including the origins of the endangered South Asian river dolphin.
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Whales' ultrasonic hearing has surprisingly ancient history, fossilized ear shows (Thu, 04 Aug 2016)
All living toothed whales rely upon echoes of their own calls to navigate and hunt underwater, a skill that works best in conjunction with high-frequency hearing. Now, researchers who studied one of the best-preserved ears of any ancient whale ever discovered find that whales' high-frequency hearing abilities arose earlier than anticipated.
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WhaleTrails

WhaleTrails is an app developed for HHR to capture whale sightings on the go and make a fast & easy contribution to whale research. You can explore the sightings on the below map. Download for iPhone/Android.

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WhalesSurveyed

The HHR research program helps to monitor the health, movement and well-being of humpback whales in south-east Queensland. Our annual systematic surveys reveals exciting and new facts. Check our latest entries on the map below. >>more

MarineRescue

You can participate in marine expeditions and support state of the art research. You can learn to rescue marine life and rescue the ocean from pollution. Invite us for guest lectures at schools or  events to raise awareness of whales and dolphins.>>more

MarineSupport

We are monitoring the health of marine mammals in south-east Queensland and work closely with governmental agencies, universities, businesses and the wider community to ensure that whales and dolphins are save. Make a wave together.