December 3, 2023

Scientists are using satellites to spot whales from outer space

BY ARIEL BOGLE from Mashable A humpback whale may be a huge creature to the human eye, but they’re still tough to spot from space. Until recently, the necessary high-resolution satellite technology wasn’t readily available, but researchers in Western Australia are beginning to use satellite imagery to check on the size of local populations. The […]

‘Granny,’ the oldest known orca presumed dead at 105 years old

BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable At an estimated age of 105 years old, the orca known to researchers as “Granny” is presumed to be dead. Labelled J2, she was a member of the Puget Sound orcas which are located in Washington State in  the U.S., a small and closely monitored group of the species. Over […]