Tagged Arabian Sea humpback whale reaches India

1/4/2018
Luban, who is named after the Arabic term for frankincense tree because of a tree-shaped pattern at the base of her tail fluke, is the lone female amongst 14 whales who were tagged on their dorsal fins under the Renaissance Whale and Dolphin Project project by the Environment Society of Oman.
Arabian humpback whales are among the most 'endangered species' and are considered the 'world's most isolated whale population on earth' by scientists. However, no one had really expected one particular female humpback whale to do what she really did! Named Luban, the whale began migrating ...
The coast of Kochi in Kerala played host to a memorable guest, a female humpback whale, on New Year's Eve 2018. In the first recorded trans-oceanic crossing by an Arabian humpback whale, Luban swam over 1500 kilometres across the Arabian Sea starting from the coast of Oman all the way to the ...
On November 12 last year, when Luban, a female humpback whale, began migrating eastwards in the Indian Ocean leaving her shoal far behind in the Gulf of Oman, it took scientists by surprise. She had not been known to do that. By December 31, it was clear that Luban had decided to welcome the ...
1/3/2018
Thiruvananthapuram: Luban, the humpback whale which reached Kerala waters on the New Year day, has finally moved to Sri Lanka. Researchers had tracked the female marine mammal to one of the 14 whales tagged by the Environment Society of Oman under the Renaissance Whale and Dolphin ...
Luban was one of the 14 whales that was tagged by the Environment Society of Oman under the Renaissance Whale and Dolphin Project. A. Biju Kumar, Director, Research, of the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries of the University of Kerala, said that his department has been partnering with ...
Thiruvananthapuram: One of the Arabian Sea humpback whales, which are believed to be the only non-migratory species, has reached the Kerala shores. Luban, one among the 14 Arabian Sea humpback whales tagged by the Environment Society of Oman, reached the Kerala coast on January 1.
1/2/2018
After leaving the Gulf of Oman two months ago, Luban, a satellite-tracked humpback whale, is currently visiting Kerala waters. Researchers have tracked the female marine mammal in Kerala waters on January 1. Luban was one of the 14 whales that was tagged by the Environment Society of Oman ...
1/1/2018
Whales circumnavigate the world, and none more so than humpback whales. In 2010, one extraordinary female swam 9,800 kilometres from Brazil to Madagascar, setting the record for the longest migration by any mammal. The following year, a Western North Pacific grey whale upset that record by ...
12/28/2017
An Arabian Sea humpback whale that was tagged in Masirah Island baffled marine biologists by turning up off the coast of India. The tagged whale, named 'Luban', is a female and made the 1,500km journey during the mating season. The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) said in a statement that ...

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