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 whalesâ€™ 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.
22 March 2006, 11:39 AM ET
Humpbacks use complex syntax to attract a mate. Listen in!
23 February 2006, 09:00 AM ET
A newfound beaver-like creature was huge compared to its contemporaries.
02 February 2006, 03:56 AM ET
Killer whales set traps for their prey and share their hunting tricks with friends.
03 January 2006, 03:27 AM ET
New underwater listening device reveals surprising and inexplicable sounds.
13 December 2005, 08:18 AM ET
Itâ€™s not magical, but it helps them find fish.
06 December 2005, 11:37 AM ET
The whale was first spotted Saturday morning off Georgia. It is being tracked by a telemetry buoy that rescuers affixed to the roughly 75-foot rope trailing the beast.
18 November 2005, 08:06 AM ET
Researchers are drawing inspiration from all corners of the animal kingdom to design synthetic lenses. They're also building them using flexible polymers that mimic materials used in nature.
19 October 2005, 01:18 PM ET
The lawsuit blames the Navy for the January stranding and deaths of at least 37 whales on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a mid-frequency sonar exercise. The Navy said the exercise was probably too far away to have harmed the whales.
18 July 2005, 06:20 AM ET
Scientists study oral tales in search of information to add to the geologic record.
20 April 2005, 03:19 AM ET
To protect against extinction, and because somebody's got to do it.
20 February 2005, 05:33 AM ET
Cuts into ability to navigate and find mates.
25 January 2004, 02:00 AM ET
A missing link is found, tying the diverse beasts to a common ancestor.
11 November 1111, 06:15 AM ET
New research reveals a drastic decline in gray whales in the Pacific Ocean since industrial whaling began, explains marine scientist Steve Palumbi.