Whales http://www.kplu.org en Whales' New Breath-Hold Record Like 'Flying From Seattle To San Jose' Without A Gasp http://www.kplu.org/post/whales-new-breath-hold-record-flying-seattle-san-jose-without-gasp <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142900297&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Think about how long you can hold your breath, then consider this.</p><p>Northwest-based whale researchers have documented a new breath-hold record among mammals. They timed a dive by a beaked whale that lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes.</p><p>A paper&nbsp;<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0092633" target="_blank">published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One</a>&nbsp;by scientists with the Cascadia Research Collective of Olympia revealed two new records. The researchers tagged Cuvier's beaked whales, a rarely-seen species which forages in deep ocean waters worldwide, including off the U.S. West Coast.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:03:22 +0000 Tom Banse 15647 at http://www.kplu.org Whales' New Breath-Hold Record Like 'Flying From Seattle To San Jose' Without A Gasp Endangered whales invade California coastal waters 
 http://www.kplu.org/post/endangered-whales-invade-california-coastal-waters <p>SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Tourists from around the world are flocking to the Monterey Bay to catch a glimpse of the massive marine mammals, including impressive numbers of blue whales, the largest animals on earth.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:35:23 +0000 The Associated Press 6067 at http://www.kplu.org Endangered whales invade California coastal waters 
 Mysterious sensory organ found in whale's chin http://www.kplu.org/post/mysterious-sensory-organ-found-whales-chin <p>If you came face to face with a great whale, you might find a few surprises in its chin: Like whiskers, if you look closely at the surface.</p><p>And, hidden inside the chin, lies a mysterious sensory organ, unknown to centuries of whalers and biologists.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 17:00:57 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5072 at http://www.kplu.org Mysterious sensory organ found in whale's chin Groups sue over Navy sonar use off Northwest coast http://www.kplu.org/post/groups-sue-over-navy-sonar-use-northwest-coast <p>Conservationists and Native American tribes have filed a lawsuit over the Navy&#39;s expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and other marine life.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:36:27 +0000 The Associated Press 3943 at http://www.kplu.org Just a cool photo of a beluga whale ... blowing a bubble ring http://www.kplu.org/post/just-cool-photo-beluga-whale-blowing-bubble-ring <p>A white whale, also known as beluga, puffs a ring at Kamogawa Sea World in Kamogawa, east of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Dec. 25.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 23:21:04 +0000 Jake Ellison 3585 at http://www.kplu.org Just a cool photo of a beluga whale ... blowing a bubble ring Whale skeleton being processed for assembly, display in Tacoma http://www.kplu.org/post/whale-skeleton-being-processed-assembly-display-tacoma <p>The skeleton of a gray whale that died last year in Seattle is taking shape in Tacoma.</p><p>Highline Community College marine biologist Rus Higley, staff and volunteers are bleaching and assembling the skeleton for display in later this year. (Photo gallery inside)</p><p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:45:31 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 1969 at http://www.kplu.org Whale skeleton being processed for assembly, display in Tacoma