Carcasses of Killer Whales reveal Important Fact about Specie

Carcasses of Killer Whales reveal Important Fact about Specie

In more than past two years, 10 killer whales' carcasses have been found. Recently, a study has been carried out by a group of U. S. and Canadian scientists.

The study, which has been published in the journal Marine Mammal Science, has concluded that approximately 48 killer whales are expected to lose their lives on yearly basis.

The study researchers were of the view that a whale carcass is a great opportunity for researchers to know a number of important things about the specie.

Some of the many things that can be known by studying whale carcasses are prey preference, growth rates, longevity, period of reproduction, injuries, vessel collisions and gestation period, among other things.

Study researchers said that by studying whale carcass, they are also able to know about the level of pollution present in water that has been proving dangerous for the health of whales. By studying the blubber and internal organs of dead whale, researchers can know about the level of polychlorinated biphenyls.

Brad Hanson, a marine mammal biologist, from National Marine Fisheries Service, was of the view that more number of researchers wants to know about the transient killer whales. Therefore, they are trying to study their carcasses.


FrenchTribune Specials

Google engineer claims that HTC 10 and LG G5 do not comply with USB Type-C spec

Google engineer Benson Leung has recently drawn attention to the fact that two of the latest Android-powered flagship handsets -- the HTC 10 and the LG G5 -- are not compliant with the USB Type-C specification.

According to Leung, the HTC 10 and the LG G5 handsets are equipped with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 technology which violates...

Most Popular

YouTube now supports 360-degree live streaming, spatial audio

In a Monday announcement, Google's video-sharing service...

GoPro to unveil new VR camera and VR content sharing platform this week

At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event...

Sporting Goods Retailer Sport Chalet Closing All Its Stores

On Saturday, La Canada Flintridge based sporting goods...

CBS Corp and Viacom both Cut Sumner Redstone’s Total Pay in Fiscal 2015

Sumner Murray Redstone, the 92 year old ailing media...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: