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.
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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.
Big whales washing ashore create logistical challenges, as the city of Rye, New Hampshire, found out the hard way.
It's hard to find your place when you’re the new kid in town — especially when you're the only kid with a tusk the size of a baguette jutting out of center of your forehead.
More than 80 plastic bags were found clogging the stomach of a small male pilot whale that died in Thailand on Friday (June 1), just days before World Ocean Day on June 8.
Llanocetus denticrenatus lived about 34 million years ago. It was big. It was an early ancestor of modern humpbacks and blue whales. And it had teeth.