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Scientists may finally know why orcas keep ramming into boats

6-3-2024 | 51

The unexplained behavior has resulted in more than 700 cases of killer whales attacking and damaging boats.

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Could whales granted legal 'personhood' status take us to court?

4-28-2024 | 6

In New Zealand, Indigenous leaders recently signed a remarkable new treaty to recognize whales as legal 'persons'.

Nature & Environment

Plan to use heavy metal music to deter orca attacks could backfire

11-21-2023 | 8

Sailors off the Iberian coast have been attempting to find ways to protect their boats from being attacked by killer whales.

Nature & Environment

Humpback whale filmed sneezing a rainbow

4-14-2018 | 6

A wildlife photographer recently captured the moment a whale's blowhole spray produced a spectacular rainbow.

Nature & Environment

Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives'

10-17-2017 | 8

Scientists have linked the brain size of cetaceans to the 'human-like' nature of their social behaviors.


Prehistoric whales were ferocious predators

8-30-2017 | 3

The ancestors of today's blue whales were deadly predators with rows of large, razor-sharp teeth.

Nature & Environment

Whales only became huge relatively recently

 VIDEO  5-24-2017 | 13

They may be giants of the deep today, but blue whales only gained their huge size 2-3 million years ago.

Nature & Environment

Whales have been gathering in their hundreds

3-12-2017 | 16

In a peculiar change to their normal behavior, humpback whales have been seen congregating en masse.

Nature & Environment

Rare whales caught on film for the first time

 VIDEO  3-7-2017 | 6

Three elusive True's beaked whales have been captured on camera during an expedition to the Azores.

Nature & Environment

650 whales end up stranded in New Zealand

2-11-2017 | 32

Volunteers have been struggling to refloat hundreds of whales after two consecutive mass strandings.

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Very rare whale filmed for the first time

 VIDEO  11-1-2015 | 3

Researchers have managed to record the first ever footage of one of the world's most elusive whales.

Science & Technology

Bowhead whales could hold key to longevity

1-4-2015 | 17

Scientists have identified the genes that enable these aquatic mammals to live in excess of 200 years.

Creatures, Myths & Legends

'Incredible discovery' at Lake Champlain

11-6-2014 | 28

Researchers seeking the lake's famous monster have found evidence that beluga whales may be living there.


Megalodon extinction gave whales a boost

10-24-2014 | 25

The disappearance of the world's biggest shark may have enabled whales to grow to huge sizes.

Nature & Environment

Endangered blue whale numbers on the rise

9-6-2014 | 14

A conservation success story off the coast of California has seen blue whales thriving in recent years.

Creatures, Myths & Legends

Whales spark 'sea monster' rumors in Ghana

9-3-2013 | 15

The remains of at least three whales have mysteriously washed up on different beaches across Ghana.

Nature & Environment

'Extinct' whale species discovered alive

12-23-2012 | 14

The pygmy whale is the last living relative of a group of whales that died out millions of years ago.

Nature & Environment

Whales are polite conversationalists

10-29-2009 | 0

A group of marine biologists have developed a new tool that can detect and identify the sounds made by individual whales...

Nature & Environment

Killer whales visit 'social clubs'

8-13-2009 | 7

It has been revealed that Killer whales visit their own type of social clubs much the same way as humans do with congreg...

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