Whales Archive
06 February 2009, 10:23 AM ET
Killer whales are smart. But this scientist was surprised.
05 February 2009, 06:34 AM ET
Calves of older killer whales have better survival rates; older age in human moms can also be beneficial.
03 February 2009, 03:01 PM ET
Skeletal remains of a mother whale with her fetus inside were discovered.
05 January 2009, 09:02 AM ET
A large number of North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in the Gulf of Maine, suggest a rare wintering ground.
12 November 2008, 03:40 AM ET
The mist from whales' blowholes could give scientists information on their health.
06 November 2008, 10:28 AM ET
North Atlantic right whales sometimes make a loud gunshot-like noise whose purpose has so far been elusive to scientists.
16 September 2008, 10:19 AM ET
The calls of three whale species have been heard in the waters around New York City for the first time.
11 September 2008, 04:36 PM ET
The first whales once swam the seas by wiggling large hind feet.
03 May 2008, 08:00 PM ET
Smart buoys listen for whales and warn ships.
11 January 2008, 09:39 AM ET
A study of underwater images suggests the huge fishes are growing in numbers.
06 December 2007, 03:01 AM ET
Humpback whales may sing for exploration more than sex.
18 September 2007, 04:23 AM ET
A new study suggests that whales use sonar similar to how bats do.
10 September 2007, 01:01 PM ET
Gray whales haven't fully recovered from whaling.
08 August 2007, 12:52 PM ET
The Yangtze River dolphin is driven to extinction by humans.
11 July 2007, 05:42 AM ET
Rare colossal squid washes up on Australian beach.
26 June 2007, 09:17 PM ET
Study busts myth that ultrasound subdues the prey.
25 May 2007, 08:30 AM ET
Animals will make extraordinary and often mysterious expeditions to find a good meal, sexy mates, and the perfect place to raise a family. This month, billions of
22 May 2007, 09:09 AM ET
Climate changes threaten whale and dolphin habitats and food supplies, report says.
18 May 2007, 04:40 AM ET
First anemone ever found to live in a whale carcass at the bottom of the sea.
10 April 2007, 09:47 AM ET
A group of humpback whales seeking balmier waters traveled a record-breaking 5,100 miles, the longest-ever documented migration undertaken by a mammal.
12 March 2007, 04:17 AM ET
After a dinner of tacos, beer and rum on a research vessel, scientists decide to tag both beasts to learn more about predator and prey.
06 March 2007, 05:57 AM ET
Blue whales sing to find mates and call to each other in distinct dialects to stay together in herds, according to new research. The finding could help with efforts to protect this endangered species.
16 January 2007, 12:44 PM ET
Myths and mysteries make the fascinating, but even odd creatures ought to be understood. We explore a few recent findings, common misconceptions and amazing adaptations.
03 January 2007, 06:06 AM ET
A rare North Atlantic right whale was lacerated multiple times and killed by a ship off the Georgia coast, causing scientists to again sound the alarm on these endangered creatures.
27 November 2006, 03:34 AM ET
Scientists discover 35 different sounds, including grumbles, snorts and cries.
16 November 2006, 04:42 AM ET
From male killer whales that ride the dorsal fin of another male to female bonobos that rub their genital together, the animal kingdom tolerates all kinds of lifestyles.
23 October 2006, 09:07 AM ET
Researchers worry about the future of grey whales after they fail to show up at their summer feeding grounds in the North Pacific. Some, they know, are not getting enough to eat.
20 October 2006, 05:16 AM ET
Beaked whiles are found to dive deeper than any other air-breathing creature. Yet oddly, only during shallow dives do they get the bends.
16 October 2006, 10:01 AM ET
Lowly ocean phytoplanktons generate five times more power annually than is used by all the humans in the world.
28 September 2006, 01:23 PM ET
Arctic whales whose spiraled tusks are associated with the myth of the unicorn seem to call out with individual voices, according to a new study.
30 August 2006, 05:30 AM ET
Paleontologists have uncovered a whale fossil with a monstrous set of teeth and enormous eyes. It has them rethinking whales’ evolutionary history.
22 August 2006, 08:05 PM ET
Rather than a flowers, however, they might opt for an intimate swim.
18 July 2006, 04:34 AM ET
The fossil record is chock full of big beasts that didn't make it. Find out why, and what lessons can be learned.
25 June 2006, 08:22 AM ET
A limit of 10 knots in certain areas could help the roughly 300 right whales avoid extinction. Federal ships exempt.
21 June 2006, 07:07 AM ET
A whale's ability to communicate with its tail inspires new lab work revealing surprising nerve growth.
22 May 2006, 08:01 PM ET
In deep, dark water, sound is better than sight.