whales

How I Discovered a 40-Million-Year-Old Whale in Kitchen Limestone

How I Discovered a 40-Million-Year-Old Whale in Kitchen Limestone

Late one night last September, I received a phone call from a stranger. The man, the owner of a stone-cutting workshop near Cairo, told me he had seen something strange—some kind of fossil—while
Beaked Whales Use Coordinated Stealth Mode to Evade Killer Orcas

Beaked Whales Use Coordinated Stealth Mode to Evade Killer Orcas

Beaked whales are elite when it comes to their deep diving, but their echolocating clicks expose them to a dangerous predator: orcas. New research shows that groups of beaked whales can reduce
Scientists say the Pacific Coast “blob” is to blame for whale entanglements

Scientists say the Pacific Coast “blob” is to blame for whale entanglements

New research unravels the perfect storm of complex environmental factors that contributed to the rash of whale entanglements in recent years, providing crab fishermen and conservationists with new
Gray whales a little late in coming to Monterey Bay this year

Gray whales a little late in coming to Monterey Bay this year

The unusually slow trickle of gray whales passing through Monterey Bay en route to Mexico is finally strengthening to a flood.
Google’s AI powers real-time orca tracking in Vancouver Bay

Google’s AI powers real-time orca tracking in Vancouver Bay

Machine learning by Google AI is being used to alert Canadian officials to the location of Southern Resident orca whales in the Salish Sea near Vancouver.

Retail Accumulation? Number of Bitcoin Addresses With One or More Coins Sees Solid Rise

A key on-chain metric has witnessed solid growth over the past 12 months, possibly indicating steady accumulation of bitcoins by retail traders.
Un-Orca-strated: Orcas Interrupt A Six-Year-Old Girls' Water Ski Lesson

Un-Orca-strated: Orcas Interrupt A Six-Year-Old Girls' Water Ski Lesson

Natalie Kepa took her six-year-old daughter, Stella, waterskiing in Kumutoto Bay, New Zealand, when they ran into something unexpected -- orcas! Kepa told Storyful that upon first seeing the orcas,
New species of undulating prehistoric whale discovered in Egypt's Western Desert

New species of undulating prehistoric whale discovered in Egypt's Western Desert

1p>Representing a vital stage in the early evolution of whale locomotion, paleontologist Dr. Philip Gingerich and his research team at the University of Michigan have identified and cataloged an
Rescuers free entangled humpback whale off Monterey coast

Rescuers free entangled humpback whale off Monterey coast

A rescue team helped free a young humpback whale that was tangled in fishing gear south of San Francisco days after a fisherman first spotted it, a conservation group said Tuesday.
‘The Bird & the Whale’ Tells a Short and Sweet Tale Using Paint-on-Glass Animation

‘The Bird & the Whale’ Tells a Short and Sweet Tale Using Paint-on-Glass Animation

An animated short film written and directed by Carol Freeman uses an old-fashioned technique called paint-on-glass to form each luminescent frame. At seven minutes long, The Bird & the Whale is
Orca grandmothers babysit young whales, study finds

Orca grandmothers babysit young whales, study finds

Research on 378 killer whales finds those with grandmothers live longer and the older females help them when food is scarceDoting killer whale grandmothers help their grand calves survive,
'Horrific' 220-Pound Ball of Plastic Found in the Stomach of a Dead Sperm Whale

'Horrific' 220-Pound Ball of Plastic Found in the Stomach of a Dead Sperm Whale

A recently deceased sperm whale found was found with a tightly wound ball of marine debris in its stomach, including an alarming assortment of plastics. Read more...
Whale found dead with 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

Whale found dead with 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

A young sperm whale that died after becoming stranded on a Scottish island last week had a ball of debris weighing roughly 220 pound in its stomach, according to an organization that carried out a

Blue Whale Heartbeat Recorded For First Time (Video)

A team of marine biologists just discovered that after recording a blue whale's heartbeat, that the world's largest creatures can survive on just two heartbeats per minute. How crazy is that?! The
Save the Whales—But Actually

Save the Whales—But Actually

Environmentalists have been demanding that we save the whales for decades. The phrase has been printed ad nauseam on so many buttons and t-shirts and bumper stickers that it’s practically a joke.Read
Daredevil Underwater Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of Humpback Whales In The South Pacific

Daredevil Underwater Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of Humpback Whales In The South Pacific

The photos, taken by photographer Grant Thomas, show the whales up close and personal like you’ve never seen them before....
The Bay Area Is Skipping Dungeness Crab This Thanksgiving to Protect the Whales

The Bay Area Is Skipping Dungeness Crab This Thanksgiving to Protect the Whales

The season for stuffing our faces has arrived, but one item will notably not be on the table this Thanksgiving. In California’s Bay Area, commercial crabbers won’t be bringing in any Dungeness crab—a
First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Are a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes

First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Are a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes

For the first time ever, marine biologists have recorded the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild—the results of which even surprised the scientists. Read more...
First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Are a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes

First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Are a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes

For the first time ever, marine biologists have recorded the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild—the results of which even surprised the scientists. Read more...
Whales Could Help Prevent a Climate Catastrophe

Whales Could Help Prevent a Climate Catastrophe

The IMF estimates they're worth $2 million each to the planet.