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Scientists are now spotting whales from outer space using satellites

Scientists are now spotting whales from outer space using satellites A humpback whale may be a huge creature to the human eye, but they're still tough to spot from space.Drones are one technology now commonly used in whale research, but they're not always able to deliver the scale a satellite can.

Heartbreaking images emerge of mass stranding of over 400 whales

Heartbreaking images emerge of mass stranding of over 400 whales The whales are located at Farewell Spit near the city of Nelson, with volunteers doing what they can to help save the surviving 100 whales.250 to 300 are already dead, according to the Department of Conservation.

Why drones are the one of the best things to happen to animal research

Why drones are the one of the best things to happen to animal research While humans have always been curious to learn about the habits of animals, such research is more pressing than ever.For Debra Saunders, an ecologist at the Australian National University in Canberra, drones have also cut down on labor.

Can everyone quit hanging out with dolphins while we're stuck in the office?

Can everyone quit hanging out with dolphins while we're stuck in the office? Here's a request: Please stop posting videos of incredible encounters with wildlife in stunning locations while we're working 9 to 5.Take Luke Taylor, who caught vision of these dolphins hanging out at Tallow Beach, near Byron Bay, Australia on Feb.

Here's 5 species to celebrate on International Polar Bear Day

Here's 5 species to celebrate on International Polar Bear Day Polar bears have become the poster child for all the horrible things we're doing to the planet.On Monday, conservationists will celebrate International Polar Bear Day to highlight the small but important steps people can take to help preserve the bears' homes — namely by cutting greenhouse gas emissions to slow the pace of global warming.

Welp, humanity had a good run: Humpback whales organize into mysterious 'super-groups'

Welp, humanity had a good run: Humpback whales organize into mysterious 'super-groups' Huge groups of humpback whales have been seen gathering in the Southern Hemisphere, and it's leaving scientists and people on the internet a little confused.Of course, that didn't stop people on Twitter from wildly speculating about the whales' real motives.

Stunning underwater footage shows serene whale's-eye view of Antarctica

Stunning underwater footage shows serene whale's-eye view of Antarctica Scientists are diving deep off the coast of Antarctica to help protect whale feeding areas.But they're not jumping into the frigid Southern Ocean themselves.

Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding

Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding just ask researchers at Oregon State University.A group of scientists at the university recently captured rare footage of blue whales feeding in the Southern Ocean off New Zealand via drone.

Dozens of humpback whales have died in the last year and nobody knows why

Dozens of humpback whales have died in the last year and nobody knows why Let's start with the grim: A troubling number of humpback whales are dying on the U.Fisheries officials this week declared an "unusual mortality event" following the deaths of 41 humpbacks from Maine down to North Carolina.

Badass mother whale fights off orcas attacking her calf

Badass mother whale fights off orcas attacking her calf A mother gray whale managed to successfully defend her calf from a pod of hungry orcas in Monterey Bay, California on Sunday.In the aerial clip, a pod of orcas can be seen attacking a small calf that's swimming alongside its mother.

40-ton whale filmed jumping fully out of the water like it's some kind of hotshot dolphin or something

40-ton whale filmed jumping fully out of the water like it's some kind of hotshot dolphin or something An enormous adult humpback whale was filmed breaching fully out of the water off the southeastern coast of South Africa in early July.The massive whale propels its full body out of the water, like it's some kind of fit young dolphin or something.

Baby whale lands on snorkeler and the dude rightfully flips out

Baby whale lands on snorkeler and the dude rightfully flips out A few snorkelers in Australia had an up-close encounter with a whale and her calf.Maybe a little too close.

Baby whale close to shore wows beachgoers, but the story is actually really sad

Baby whale close to shore wows beachgoers, but the story is actually really sad A juvenile gray whale has been spotted multiple times in the last few weeks off the coast of California.While the whale has been described as a "thrill" for beachgoers, its story is actually quite sad.

Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them? Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them.