Blue Whales…

ScienceDaily reports To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through massive baleen plates. In most cases, the whales roll to the right as they capture their prey, just as most people are right-handed. But, researchers now show that the […]

via Righty Blue whales Sometimes Act Like Lefties — Natural History Wanderings

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New Zealand Blue Whales…

This 2017 video says about itself: See Blue Whales Lunge For Dinner in Beautiful Drone Footage | National Geographic Scientists filming in the South Ocean off the coast of New Zealand captured this stunning footage of a blue whale eating a mass of krill. The whales can grow up to the length of three school […]

via New Zealand blue whales research — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Whales without tails!

National Geographic reports Experts say that entanglement in fishing gear and other objects is a likely cause for the gruesome injuries. When the marine mammals feed in areas with lots of fishing gear, debris, and other human-made objects, ropes and nets can get stuck at the base of their tail, gradually sawing off the fluke […]

via Rise in Tailless Whales off California Has Scientists Concerned — Natural History Wanderings

PLASTIC WASTE KILLS!

One of the most dangerous man-made creations and a deathtrap for many, plastic is destroying the global ecosystem and its inhabitants. This World Earth Day 2018, let’s take a look at how plastic affects our planet and what we can do, to stop its damaging effects.

via Pledging To Protect The Planet From Plastic — Stories So Wild

Every Minute of Every Day the Equivalent of one truckload of plastic enters the sea!

Human Wrongs Watch By Jen Fela* 13 April 2018 (Greenpeace International)* — I love the ocean, but for years I haven’t been able to visit a beach without seeing the effects of plastic pollution. Microplastics mix with seashells in the sand. Plastic bags roll down the beach. Foam cups break down in the surf.

via Every Minute of Every Day, the Equivalent of One Truckload of Plastic Enters the Sea — HUMAN WRONGS WATCH