Whales Archive
25 October 2009, 08:25 AM ET
Scientists figure out how flippers help dolphins swim.
21 September 2009, 08:48 AM ET
New worm species were discovered on whale carcasses.
08 August 2009, 05:39 AM ET
"Free Willy" star chose the comforts of human care over freedom.
25 May 2009, 05:37 AM ET
Overfishing led to shrinking ocean populations and animal sizes centuries ago.
22 May 2009, 05:28 AM ET
Underwater microphones locate endangered whales in region where were thought extinct.
21 May 2009, 07:09 AM ET
A new device can help marine mammals hear approaching ships and avoid collisions
12 May 2009, 11:30 AM ET
Blue whales are migrating from California to the north Pacific Ocean, researchers find.
09 February 2009, 06:08 AM ET
Mother right whales teach babies where to go in the vast ocean to find food.
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.
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.