Once hunted and slaughtered for their meat and blubber, all cetaceans
are now protected in the Philippines by the amended Fisheries Code.
About 30 cetacean
species inhabit or pass through Philippine waters, ranging from the 2.
present conflicts with fishing, often in a negative way (Santos Junior & Marmontel, 2016).
become stranded many times each year all over the world.
Thus, the cetaceans
aggregations registered on March 3 (especially fin whales) could be the result of any of these oceanographic processes that led to a concentration of food.
Although localized and short-term behavioral responses have been reported for some cetaceans
during seismic surveys (Richardson, Greene, Malme, & Thomson, 1995; Gordon et al.
Mark Uhen has focused his work on the earliest known cetaceans
(archaeocetes), which bridge the gap between the terrestrial ancestors of cetaceans
and the first fully aquatic forms.
Before the 2000s, most research on cetaceans
in Hawaii focused on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) (e.
Strumble Head must be among the three top places to see cetaceans
in the UK with harbour porpoise seen on a daily basis all year round.
The sightings were reported by the Cetacean
Population Study Team researching along the Sindhudurg coast for the past six months under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project on Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and implemented by the Maharashtra State Mangrove Cell.
If it is collected by cetacean
[the genus of mammals which inclued whales, dolphins and porpoises] monitoring, it will undergo an autopsy, but there is a quota each year.
Almost always in motion, cetaceans
spend only 20% or less of their time at the water's surface.