It's the worst stranding event the Australian island has ever seen.
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Two young beluga whales that were on show in an aquarium in Shanghai have now arrived at a seawater sanctuary off Iceland. This is the first time they've seen the sea in more than a decade.
A new park in Oregon gets its name from an explosive event in 1970: the dynamiting of a dead, beached sperm whale.
Researchers popped suction-cup cameras on the backs of baby humpback whales and captured a rare glimpse into the life of a nursing whale.
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.
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.