Ari Daniel Shapiro, a wildlife biologist and radio contributor, shares his research on the vocalizations of killer whales. He reveals to “The WildLife” host Laurel Neme a number of interesting facts about the sounds of killer whales. Did you know they use both high and low frequencies in the same vocalization? He’ll also divulge what it’s…

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Joe Roman, Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School for the Environment and Natural Resources and author of the book Whale, discusses whale dung and its importance to the ecosystem. He tells “The WildLife” host Laurel Neme that, contrary to most other marine species, whales feed at the ocean depths but defecate near to the…

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Thinning of ozone layer means that whales are now suffering from sunburn. They must surface to breathe but don’t have fur or feathers for protection, plus they’re unable to use behavioral adaptations, like hiding in the shade. New research using skin biopsies from blue, fin and sperm whales from the Gulf of California show skin…

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