Whales http://nwpr.org en Northwest Researchers Document Whales Which Set New Breath-Hold Record http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-researchers-document-whales-which-set-new-breath-hold-record <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Think about how long you can hold your breath and then let this discovery blow your mind. 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> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:09:35 +0000 Tom Banse 43793 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Researchers Document Whales Which Set New Breath-Hold Record Underwater Earthquake Recordings Reveal Mysterious Whale Calls http://nwpr.org/post/underwater-earthquake-recordings-reveal-mysterious-whale-calls <p>The Blue whale is believed to be the largest animal ever to exist.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But nobody remembers number two.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet, weighing in at around 80 tons.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And they’re very mysterious creatures.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now scientists have gained better access to the giant whale’s secret lives – almost accidentally.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 01:35:04 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 27677 at http://nwpr.org Underwater Earthquake Recordings Reveal Mysterious Whale Calls Navy Looks To Renew Permits for Sonar Testing In The Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/navy-looks-renew-permits-sonar-testing-northwest <p>Right now the Navy is allowed to use sonar for testing and training exercises off the Northwest coast and down to Northern California. There is evidence that using sonar may interfere with marine mammal behavior &ndash; and even damage hearing and cause stranding. But the Navy&rsquo;s use of sonar could change if it doesn&rsquo;t get its permits renewed by 2015. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:33:18 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 5209 at http://nwpr.org Navy Looks To Renew Permits for Sonar Testing In The Northwest