Scientists recorded a blue whale's heartbeat for the first time, and found that the world's largest creatures can survive on just two beats per minute while diving for food.
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Underwater and airborne cameras recently captured an astounding sight: feeding whales producing bubble nets to trap their prey.
Fishermen in Norway came across a Russian spy late last week, but the interloper wouldn't reveal its mission, and with good reason: It couldn't, because it was a beluga whale.
Blue whales are the largest animals ever to live on Earth, but many of the details of their lives remain a mystery to the biologists who study them.
Japan plans to leave the International Whaling Commission so that it can resume commercially hunting the marine giant, according to news reports from government sources.