Whales


Most Humpback Whales Removed from Endangered Species List

Most Humpback Whales Removed from Endangered Species List

9 of 14 of distinct population segments of humpback whales have recovered enough to be taken off the endangered species list, N...

Sep 10 2016, 5:53am CDT

Ship Noise Disrupt Humpback Whales Feeding

Ship Noise Disrupts Humpback Whale Feeding

Research has shown that acoustic pollution probably interferes with the feeding behavior of humpback whales....

Aug 11 2016, 6:20am CDT

Ancient Toothed Whales' High-Frequency Hearing Abilities Arose Earlier Than Anticipated, Fossilized Ear Shows

Ancient Toothed Whales' High-Frequency Hearing Abilities Arose Earlier Than Anticipated, Fossilized Ear Shows

Scientists have found that the ultrasonic ability of whales has a whole history behind it....

Aug 5 2016, 6:23am CDT

NOAA Scientists Use Drone Technology to Study Whales off Hawaii

NOAA Scientists Use Drone Technology to Study Whales off Hawaii

Drone could provide a more accurate count of whales and dolphins around Hawaii island and could help protect them....

Aug 1 2016, 2:36am CDT

The U.S. Navy Has Been Harming Whales and Dolphins

The U.S. Navy Has Been Harming Whales and Dolphins

The use of low-frequency active sonar (LFA) by the US Navy violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act, according to the Ninth US...

Jul 19 2016, 8:06pm CDT

Why Bowhead Whales Undergo Severe Bone Loss

Why Bowhead Whales Undergo Severe Bone Loss

Young bowhead whales may cease growing lengthwise and undergo severe bone loss to help grow their enormous head and baleen pla...

Jun 26 2016, 5:23pm CDT

Sperm Whales May Use their Head as a Battering Ram to Sink Ships

Sperm Whales May Use their Head as a Battering Ram to Sink Ships

A new study addresses a controversial hypothesis regarding the head-butting ability of sperm whales....

Apr 5 2016, 11:46pm CDT

Japan Whale Hunting Fleet Kills 333 Whales in Antarctic

Japan Whale Hunting Fleet Kills 333 Whales in Antarctic

Japan’s four vessel whale hunting fleet returns after hunting over 300 whales despite the world’s protests....

Mar 24 2016, 10:30am CDT

Scientists Solving Mystery of World’s Rarest Whales off the Coast of Madagascar

Scientists Solving Mystery of World’s Rarest Whales off the Coast of Madagascar

About ten years ago, a researcher went to Madagascar to observe the dolphins that dwelt off its coastal regions. However, he be...

Mar 4 2016, 4:30am CST

Whales Dine With Their Own Species: Study

Whales Dine With Their Own Species: Study

It has been discovered that whales eat their food with other members of their own species. This camaraderie while dining is a u...

Mar 3 2016, 9:15am CST

Beluga Whales Dive Deep to Eat Maximum Food, Study Reveals

Beluga Whales Dive Deep to Eat Maximum Food, Study Reveals

New study sheds light into migration and feeding pattern of rare beluga whales...

Feb 14 2016, 2:55am CST

Ship Noise Prevents Killer Whales to Catch their Prey

Ship Noise Prevents Killer Whales From Catching Prey

Ship noise interferes with killer whales or orcas ability to locate their prey and it eventually has an impact on their surviva...

Feb 4 2016, 9:58pm CST

Facial Recognition Software could save Endangered Right Whales

Facial Recognition Software could save Endangered Right Whales

It has been found that facial recognition software could play a role in saving right whales from extinction....

Jan 25 2016, 5:18am CST

European Killer Orca Whales at Risk of Extinction due to Poisonous Chemicals

European Killer Orca Whales at Risk of Extinction due to Poisonous Chemicals

A recent study claims PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyl) have irreparably harmed Orca Whale populations....

Jan 15 2016, 9:49am CST

Where have all the Hawaii Humpback Whales Gone?

Where have all of Hawaii's Humpback Whales Gone?

Humpback whales have not arrived in Hawaii this winter. Experts are baffled by the mysterious absence of these iconic animals....

Jan 4 2016, 8:35pm CST

Humpback Whales Swim Under Stunning Northern Lights

Humpback Whales Swim Under Stunning Northern Lights

The amazing video shows a group of humpback whales moving about in the Northern Lights....

Oct 12 2015, 4:10am CDT

Blue Whales Get So Big Because of Sophisticated Krill Eating Strategy

Blue Whales Get So Big Because of Sophisticated Krill Eating Strategy

Blue whales have a special feeding behavior to support their massive body size and to survive....

Oct 4 2015, 6:58pm CDT

Sperm Whales Language Indicates They have a Culture

Sperm Whales Language Indicates They have a Culture

Different social groups of sperm whales have their dialects and they communicate with each other using their own sequences of n...

Sep 9 2015, 6:45am CDT

Sperm Whales Use Different Dialects of Click Language for Social Chat

Sperm Whales Use Different Dialects of Click Language for Social Chat

It has been found by researchers that sperm whales learn language cues in their socialization process. They let out sounds whic...

Sep 9 2015, 6:38am CDT

Pacific Killer Whales Making a Comeback

Pacific Killer Whales Making a Comeback

A fifth baby orca has been born in the Pacific Northwest in what has been described as a baby boomer. The Pacific Killer Whales...

Sep 8 2015, 6:42pm CDT

Big Rorqual Whales have Bungee Cords like Nerves

Big Rorqual Whales have Bungee Cords like Nerves

Scientists found out that the Rorqual whales have nerves of rubber while conducting experiments on the whale’s anatomy in Icela...

May 5 2015, 8:42am CDT