whales are known for their ability to communicate across great distances through the world's oceans.
whales are powerful swimmers, and the 40-ton (36-metric ton) behemoths typically clock up 5,000 miles in their trips from the frosty waters of the North Atlantic and the Antarctic to more temperate areas around the equator.
By deploying 110 sonobuoys (passive 'listening' devices), the team recorded sounds from blue, humpback
, minke, fin and sperm whales, and an unidentified beaked whale.
was captured on camera by Julie Forrest, of Coverdale, North Yorkshire, who dives in the area with her husband most weekends over the summer.
With as many as 21,000 humpback
whales hugging the coast, the west coast has been dubbed the Humpback
Highway by whale experts.
Over 16 species of cetaceans, including whales and dolphins, are known to have appeared in Hong Kong waters, but only two of them, the Indo-Pacific humpback
dolphin (or Chinese white dolphin) and the finless porpoise, live here permanently.
Tourism income is less, but it can be sustained throughout the entire course of the life of the animal, which in tile case of humpback
whales means about 60 to 70 years," says Juan Capella, who is a founding member of Whalesound, along with fellow marine biologist Jorge Gibbons.
confirmed to have a truly resident population of humpback
whales,Ao said Robert.
In an attempt to better understand how whales utilize the waters here, specifically Salt Cay, the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) will work with local whale watch operators to obtain baseline data of humpback
distribution and residency.
Confronted by intense global criticism, Japan canceled the humpback
hunt for the time being but still plans to hunt nearly 1,000 whales, including 50 highly endangered fin whales.
THE body of a 20ft-long humpback
whale was found floating off the coast of south Wales yesterday.
The 4lb fish, with its distinctive humpback
, was landed by a local angler, Ivan Harris, on the River Camel near Wadebridge, Cornwall.