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Fin whale songs could help map the ocean floor

Fin whale songs could help map the ocean floor

Science
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The fin whale is the loudest species in the ocean. The mammal's long, loud, low-frequency vocalizations can travel for hundreds of miles. Fin whale songs are so strong, in fact, they generate seismic data that can be used to probe the structure and composition of Earth's seafloor. Advertisement Scientists described the fin whale's potential as a seismic source in a new paper, published Thursday in the journal Science. "The idea to study subsurface signals in whale calls was rather a coincidence," lead study author Václav Kuna told UPI in an email. "I am a seismologist and I was studying earthquakes at the Blanco Fracture Zone west of the Oregon coast. Accidentally, I found fin whale call recordings in our data and -- given my seismological perspective -- I was wondering ...
Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Science
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Whale swims free of crocodile-filled Australian river

Whale swims free of crocodile-filled Australian river

Technology
A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it apparently got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern AustraliaBy ROD McGUIRK Associated PressSeptember 21, 2020, 9:22 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCANBERRA, Australia -- A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia.There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in the remote East Alligator River in the Northern Territory’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with little visibility.In a more common phenomenon, scores or perhaps hundreds of pilot whales were reported on Monday ...
Humpback whale escapes crocodile-infested river

Humpback whale escapes crocodile-infested river

World
A humpback whale that made a wrong turn and entered a crocodile-infested river in Australia has managed to escape back to sea.The whale was first spotted in the East Alligator River in the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park last week. Feach Moyle, Kakadu National Park manager, said: "It made its way out on the high tides and we're pleased it appeared to be in good condition and not suffering any ill effects." ...
James Whale: Radio host reveals cancer in kidney, spine, brain and lungs

James Whale: Radio host reveals cancer in kidney, spine, brain and lungs

Entertainment
Veteran radio DJ James Whale has revealed he has cancer in his kidney, spine, brain and lungs.The 69-year-old told The Sun he received the diagnosis two weeks ago. It comes 20 years after he had one kidney removed because of a tumour."It's in my remaining kidney," he said. "I've got a couple of small lesions in my lungs. I've got it in my spine. I've got it in my brain."Whale has hosted a nightly evening phone-in show on TalkRadio since 2016.But the often controversial and confrontational host has been absent for the past month. He told The Sun he went to the doctor when he started forgetting names on air.'Really bad news'"The woman looked worried and she said, 'I'm so sorry. I've got really, really bad news for you. I'm afraid 2...