Rapid warming and vanishing sea ice in the Arctic has enabled new species, from humpback whales to white-tailed deer, to spread northward. Scientists are increasingly concerned that some of these new arrivals may be bringing dangerous pathogens that could disrupt the region’s fragile ecosystems.
Complete Article From the publisher.In the last few decades, blue whale calls have been getting lower in pitch—and a rebound in their numbers may be the reason. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Doomed to die: Rescue bid fails to save injured whale that dies in bloodied waters after swimming into French port seeking refuge
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Complete Article From the publisher. Enlarge / A whale earplug, showing the layers accumulated across a lifetime, and the corresponding cortisol levels. (credit: Nature Communications) In a whale’s earwax lie clues to its entire life. […]