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Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Humpback Whales Alter Migration Pattern, Stay in Antarctic Waters Longer


Environment  (tags: environment, endangered, whales, wildlife, animals, climate-change, climate, ecosystems, environment, world )

Kevin
- 624 days ago - enn.com
Large numbers of humpback whales are remaining in bays along the Western Antarctic Peninsula to feast on krill late into the austral autumn, long after their annual migrations to distant breeding grounds were believed to begin



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Sue Matheson (62)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 2:15 pm
interesting. thanks.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 4:16 pm
Thanks for keeping us all informed with this unlike the news on T.V.
 

OutofTown M. (444)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 5:42 pm
Thank you Kevin for the news at site!

Just this morning when I was reading the paper, I saw a photo that a small aircraft that was flying off the So.. California Coast, saw numerous Blue Whales - Wow photos were something. Was going to look up the news, but maybe you'll find it.
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 11:38 am
With the whales staying longer to feed it makes me wonder if the whales feeding habits are changing due to enviromental reasons?
 

Kevin A. (68)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 12:09 pm
Milkah, I agree that is probably the case. Unfortunately, the antarctic oceans is where the Japanese fleet goes looking for them.
 

Alexandra Rodda (175)
Friday August 3, 2012, 5:05 am
Krill, the whale's food cannot thrive in warmer water. That is why the whales stay longer in the cooler water nearer to the pole. The loss of Krill will devastate the whole antarctic ecology, as it is the "bottom line" which sustains the ecology. It will lead to all kinds of animals perishing.
I wish people would think of that when they refuse to do even little things, like getting rid of the incandescent lamps.

To fight global warming, get information from: beyondzeroemissions.org
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday August 3, 2012, 6:00 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Dave C. (204)
Friday August 3, 2012, 6:46 am
noted, thanks.....
 

Vanessa Wolfe (28)
Friday August 3, 2012, 7:01 am
Thats why it important to support Sea Shepherd.
 

Azaima A. (217)
Friday August 3, 2012, 11:09 am
thanks
 

Deborah F. (2)
Friday August 3, 2012, 11:56 am
noted.
 

janet f. (29)
Friday August 3, 2012, 12:29 pm
Except for climate change deniers, does anyone think this is due to anything but climate change? What will it take for humans to accept that we're destroying the planet?
 

Christeen Anderson (420)
Friday August 3, 2012, 1:15 pm
Thank you for sharing this information.
 

Joan M. (816)
Friday August 3, 2012, 3:02 pm
Thanks for posting Kevin
 

Dianne D. (450)
Friday August 3, 2012, 9:12 pm
There are so many signs telling us that the environment is in deep, deep trouble. When will we learn that we can't keep taking without giving back.
 

Eternal Gardener (700)
Friday August 3, 2012, 9:16 pm
Noted.
 

Ruth S. (348)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 6:17 am
Animals always suffer because of human stupidity!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 10:58 am
Slazem se,zivotinje ispastaju radi ljudske gluposti i nemara.
 

Maggie Carmel (5)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:53 am
Noted
 

Deborah F. (2)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 8:31 am
noted
 
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