Whales eat a lot, and yet paradoxically, their decline has also led to a decline in the krill they feed on, and negatively impacted the productivity of their ecosystem.
Whale researchers are taking advantage of changes in boat traffic in Monterey Bay during the pandemic to collect data on stress hormones in humpback whales.
Original story from UCSC Newscenter.
We are hunting whales in Antarctica and time is running out. Unlike the harpooners of old, our goal is not to butcher them for blubber. Instead, it’s to get close enough to slap satellite-linked tracking tags on them. And rather than kill them, the point is to figure out how to make sure they survive.
Original story from Canadian Geographic.