Bone-eating worms that can devour an entire whale carcass were also feasting on prehistoric reptiles more than 100 million years ago.
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A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa, a new study finds.
A population of killer whales has been captured playing, chasing prey and socializing in gorgeous video taken by a tiny unmanned drone.
A tiny drone has captured stunning images of a killer whale pod, revealing which whales are pregnant and malnourished.
With no small amount of irony, the tables have turned with research discovering that we need whales for a healthy marine ecosystem, or at least their poop.
When commercial whaling was banned in 1986 it put an end to a harvest that threatened the existence of some of the most majestic animals on Earth.
Despite their epic migrations, humpback whale populations in different oceans are genetically distinct subspecies, new research finds.
Commercially hunted for generations, the last remaining North Atlantic right whales may now face further danger from seismic surveys.
Recent whale deaths are further support for declaring certain waters off-limits to naval sonar exercises.
Whales are pushing into new territory as the far north warms quicker than the rest of the planet and sea ice retreats.
A new round of U.S. Navy sonar testing off California is poised to harm hundreds of thousands of blue whales, dolphins and other animals.
Five distinct humpback whale populations have been identified in the North Pacific Ocean, in the most comprehensive genetic study of these marine mammals in this region of the ocean yet.
Killer whales that feed on marine mammals may passively listen for the sounds of their prey and then strike in complete darkness, new research suggests.
An elusive North Pacific right whale was spotted in the waters off Victoria, Canada in late October. This is the second sighting this season, the last happened 62 years ago.
Ships and industrial activity is drowning out the noise of whales in certain areas of the British Columbia coast, a new study shows.