Whales

Find out everything there is to know about whales and stay updated on the latest whale news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and whale pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating creatures as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about whales.
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Oceans Apart: 3 Humpback Whale Subspecies Identified
Humpback whale tail
May 20th, 2014
Despite their epic migrations, humpback whale populations in different oceans are genetically distinct subspecies, new research finds.
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Killer Whales Bully Lone Blue Whale in Rare Video
Orcas Attack Blue Whale
March 5th, 2014
Incredible video shows a gang of orcas attacking a lone blue whale off the coast of California.
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Groups Sue Feds to Protect Blue Whales and Dolphins Off California (Op-Ed)
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January 27th, 2014
A new round of U.S. Navy sonar testing off California is poised to harm hundreds of thousands of blue whales, dolphins and other animals.
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500 Right Whales Could Face the Wrong Fate (Op-Ed)
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May 16th, 2014
Commercially hunted for generations, the last remaining North Atlantic right whales may now face further danger from seismic surveys.
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Some Endangered Species Actually at Low Risk
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November 6th, 2013
The polar bear is one of five species whose extinction risk is actually a myth.
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New Whale Stranding Is Painful Evidence for Naval Sonar Risks (Op-Ed)
A front-end-loader removes a beaked whale that was stranded on the beach after an earlier mass stranding off Greece in 1996.
April 3rd, 2014
Recent whale deaths are further support for declaring certain waters off-limits to naval sonar exercises.
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Whales Moving Into Thawed Arctic Ocean
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February 27th, 2014
Whales are pushing into new territory as the far north warms quicker than the rest of the planet and sea ice retreats.
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Distinct Humpback Whale Populations Found in North Pacific
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December 4th, 2013
Five distinct humpback whale populations have been identified in the North Pacific Ocean, in the most comprehensive genetic study of these marine mammals in this region of the ocean yet.
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