July 3, 2022

Scientists are using satellites to spot whales from outer space

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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

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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 ┬áthe U.S., a small and closely monitored group of the species. Over […]