‘Thar she blows!’ Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

The old cry of sailors sighting a whale’s waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, to gather samples of the fluids exhaled by the huge mammals and track their health.


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Ancient toothless whale was forerunner of modern cetacean giants

A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece concerning the evolution of today’s huge filter-feeding whales, scientists said on Thursday.


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