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Music Project Combines Whale Sounds & Human Sounds

Cats playing the piano have nothing on the musical talents of humpback whales. While whales don't have vocal cords like humans do, they create beautiful songs by pushing air through their giant nas…

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15 Weird Facts About Whales (Plus 4 Amazing Videos)

Whales are so obviously different from us, yet surprisingly similar in so many ways. They are extremely intelligent and social beings that share our lifespan and often our close-knit family structures…

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Man Single-Handedly Saves Whale Trapped in Net

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger Although the intricate messages conveyed within a whale's call are lost on human ears, there's a pretty good chance that at least one young humpback's song will …

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Humpback Whale Tagging

In the busy waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Boston, ships and submerged fishing gear pose a threat to humpback whales. Researchers with the US National Oceanic…

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Whale Swims 6,000 Miles

A humpback whale swam over 9,800 kilometers from Brazil to Madagascar in the longest migration by a mammal ever documented. Peter Stevick from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine document…

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Albino Whale Spotted Near Australia

One of the world's only known albino humpback whales -- Migaloo -- has returned to an area near Green Island during his movements south. Migaloo is one of the most famous whales in the world. Albino w…

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Humpback Whales Nurture Long Friendships

By David Bois, Tonic We've long known them to be highly intelligent and at-least somewhat social creatures. But a surprising set of results from studies conducted by Canada's Mingan Island Ceta…

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Humpback Whales: Don’t Harm Their Habitat

Every year, about 7,000 humpback whales migrate to Antongil Bay, the coastal waters in northeastern Madagascar, to breed and calve. At the same time, shrimp trawling boats in the area threaten the …

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