Whales
Why Are So Many Gray Whales Washing Up Dead on California's Coast?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Seven dead gray whales have washed up on Northern California beaches in less than two months, and that has researchers concerned. more
Study finds white sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research from Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions published today in Nature Scientific Reports challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in... more
NOAA: Bryde's whales in Gulf of Mexico are endangered  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Federal scientists say a tiny group of Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico is endangered, with threats including oil and gas exploration and development. more
Russia plans to free almost 100 captured whales  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Russian officials have invited a French ocean explorer to offer advice on how to safely release nearly 100 illegally captured whales, voicing hope that the animals could be let into the wild... more
Four-Legged ‘Whale’ Lived in Peru 43 Million Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new species of ancient whale ancestor has been identified from a fossilized skeleton found in Peru. Named... more
Ancient, four-legged whale with otter-like features found along the coast of Peru  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Cetaceans, the group including whales and dolphins, originated in south Asia more than 50 million years ago from a small, four-legged, hoofed ancestor. Now,... more
Ancient Four-Legged Whale Swam Across Oceans, Walked Across Continents  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
This ancient whale swam across the South Atlantic Ocean then got out of the water and walked across South America. more
Ancient, four-legged whale with otter-like features found along the coast of Peru  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cetaceans, the group including whales and dolphins, originated in south Asia more than 50 million years ago from a small, four-legged, hoofed ancestor. Now,... more
Ancient four-legged whales once roamed land and sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Whales belong in the ocean, right? That may be true today, but cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) actually descended from four legged mammals that once lived on land. New research published in Current... more
Citizen science shows that climate change is rapidly reshaping Long Island Sound  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the summer of 1973, Joe Hage was in the seventh grade. Together with his peers, he boarded the old Boston Whaler from Project Oceanology just... more
Another Dead Whale Full of Plastic. This Time, in Italy.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The whale's cause of death is still under investigation, but a stomach full of plastic isn't a healthy thing. more
WWF sounds alarm after 48 lbs of plastic found in dead whale  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The World Wildlife Foundation is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter (over 26-foot) sperm whale was found dead... more
Whale Experts 'Cautiously Optimistic' That Once Starving Grandma Orca Will Survive  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
A grandmother orca who was on death's door late last year is still alive, although her health remains in a precarious state, according to researchers who... more
Deep time tracking devices: Fossil barnacles reveal prehistoric whale migrations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Long-distance migrations are common for large whales, but when in their evolutionary past did whales begin to migrate and why? Scientists looked for these answers in fossil whale... more
Fossil barnacles, the original GPS, help track ancient whale migrations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Barnacles that hitch rides on the backs of humpback and gray whales not only record details about the whales' yearly travels, they also retain this information after they... more
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