A new study highlights the significant risk that microplastics could be posing to iconic large marine animals like baleen whales
, whale sharks and manta rays -- all marine filter feeders.
2011a); 5) beaked whales with relatively small group sizes; and 6) baleen whales
(see Table 2 for the composition of each species pool).
products were destined largely for human consumption, while the products taken from sperm whales were primarily consigned for industrial use or animal food.
Most of the whales that visit New York's waters are baleen whales
Surveys by ESOAAEs Whale and Dolphin Research Group in January revealed a further three baleen whale
strandings in the Gulf of Masirah, putting the known total for the Al Wusta region alone at seven individuals in the last six months.
Here, we document the partial fossil skeleton of a baleen whale
from Pliocene strata in western Nicaragua (Fig.
Fitzgerald said the fossil had features that marked it as a member of the baleen whale
group, which includes blue whales.
This massive baleen whale
can feast on two tons of krill each day.
This year pounds 70,000 is available in grant aid for projects which must be completed before February 28, 2006Work must target one of Wales's 187 priority species which range from the humble river jelly lichen to the majestic Baleen whale
, and can include anything from wildlife surveys and monitoring to practical habitat restoration work Details: Pauline Hughes, CCW, 01248 385786
Each toothed whale has a single external blowhole, while each baleen whale
Detailed analysis has now confirmed they are members of a species of baleen whale
not recognised before.
The placed jockeys will offer: "It's starting to get a bit soft - I think I'd have won if I hadn't collided with a baleen whale
at the two-pole.