Southern Humpback Whales Staging One Big West Side Story Production

Scientists studying southern humpback whales have found that the species is essentially just staging one giant West Side Story production. The new research has found that whale populations form calving grounds, thanks to their loyalty.  The research, published under the title of “First Circumpolar Assessment of Southern Humpback Whale Mitochondrial Genetic Variation at Multiple Scales and Implications for Management”, is essentially the first act of the musical, without the big rumble.  In other words, thanks to the whale behaviour of staying faithful to where they came from, the Jets remain the Jets, and the Sharks remain the Sharks. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: March 5-11

I’m so conflicted over this week.  Look, there were some really great stuff that happened this week, and I should be ecstatic.  The VW emissions scandal is finally coming to a close, we might have a cure for face cancer in Tasmanian devils, and- drumroll please– Shell is divesting from the oilsands!!!!!  Unfortunately, the WHO released a real terrifying report, and Scott Pruitt is an absolute moron, definitely setting up some hard times for the environment in the states.  So yeah, it’s been a week- let’s dive in! Continue reading

Breaching Whales Are Actually “Yelling” Whales

HELLO EVERYONE, HOW ARE YOU TODAY?  GOOD?  YEAH?  COOL!  Have I got something cool to tell you today.  Research out of the University of Queensland in Australia has answered the age old question:  Why do whales jump out of the water?  It’s not to majestically get air, or to show off in a mating display.  Nope, instead it’s to “yell” at other whales.  How great is that??? Continue reading