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Environment

Belugas use personalized sounds to identify themselves: researcher

Individual beluga whales make personalized sounds that let others know who they are, says Valeria Vergara, a research scientist with Ocean Wise, a conservation program of the Vancouver Aquarium. They may even share some calls with others in their group» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Noise effects on whales, other mammals to be studied

The Canadian government will provide $26.6 million to researchers investigating the impact of shipping-related noise on whales and other marine mammals. Several species use sound to communicate with each other, to navigate and feed. Noise generated by ship engines and» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Ottawa invests $3M in endangered whale research

The federal government is investing $3 million to study populations of endangered whales off Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts, officials announced Wednesday. The joint initiative between the federal department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics

Attempt to end captivity of whales, dolphins in Canada

A bill in the Canadian Senate seeks to prevent further captive displays of dolphins and whales in this country. Liberal Senator Wilfred Moore of Nova Scotia, speaking at a news conference Thursday after introducing the bill, said, ” I’ve long»