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World’s most endangered porpoise: vaquita

September 25, 2017

  By Amber Friend The history-making extinction of aquatic animals is not just a thing of the past, unfortunately, with many species who have lived for billions of years disappearing before our eyes. The vaquita […]

Which dolphin employs “roto-tailing”?

September 22, 2017

The only dolphin known to display the unique trait called “roto-tailing” is the Striped Dolphin. Roto-tailing is when the animal leaps high out of the water and while airborne, rotates his tail vigorously.     […]

Which aggressive squid is an infamous cannibal?

September 18, 2017

By Earl Filskov   First discovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile in 1835 by French naturalist Alcide d’Orbigny, the Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) has developed a nasty reputation. In addition to […]

Which dolphin has the most teeth?

September 15, 2017

The Long-Beaked Common Dolphin has more teeth than any other dolphin, with up to 67 pairs of teeth lining the jaw. Long-beaked common dolphins are usually found in large social groups averaging from 100-500 animals, […]

What are “Pork Rinds of the North”?

September 14, 2017

  A delicacy for the Inuit natives in Canada and Greenland is maktaq (also muktuk, maktaaq), which is narwal skin that has been dried and cut into pieces. “A year with maktaq is a year […]

What are “Arctic Pork Rinds”?

September 12, 2017

  A delicacy for the Inuit natives in Canada and Greenland is maktaq (also muktuk, maktaaq), which is narwal skin that has been dried and cut into pieces. “A year with maktaq is a year […]

What dolphin is “thick-toothed”?

September 12, 2017

The scientific name Pseudorca crassidens for the False Killer Whale gives an indication of the formidable teeth this species has. The word crassidens is Latin for “thick tooth” which is an apropos description of the […]

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