In 1977, the Explorers Club received an odd gift. Unable to attend a whaling exhibition, a couple sent a regrets note and a sperm whale foreskin, mounted and stuffed.
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A humpback whale that stranded on a sandbar in Long Island's Moriches Bay on Nov. 20 was euthanized on Wednesday (Nov. 23), after attempts to move the animal into deeper waters were unsuccessful.
All mammals nourish their young with milk, but fat content is one aspect of mothers' milk that can differ greatly from species to species.
The enormous blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History is clean as a whistle following its annual vacuuming.
How does the American Museum of Natural History wash a 21,000-pound fiberglass blue whale? Watch on Live Science today to find out!
Marine biologists report observations of humpback whales acting as unlikely marine vigilantes, ganging up on killer whales when they attack other species.
The discovery of a new species of rare and elusive whale in the North Pacific shows how little humans know about the deep and vast ocean, researchers say.
A brown bear in southeastern Alaska was dwarfed by its unusual and enormous meal — a beached sperm whale carcass.
On May 20, tourists on an Australian cruise witnessed an incredible, albeit somewhat gruesome, sight.
A dead whale that washed up on a southern Australia beach has something peculiar in its mouth: a sharp and pointy fang, say the researchers who examined it.
A suspected "sea monster" that washed ashore in Mexico is likely just a portion of a sperm whale's head.