Whale sharks are known to be the largest of their kind and can grow up to 40 feet and weigh unto 15 tons.
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A project called The Great Whale Trail is tagging the behemoths of the sea as they make long-distance journeys.
Dog owners will swear that their dog can smile, but scientists can't confirm this interpretation. Life's Little Mysteries examines whether animals have feelings.
Samples taken from sperm whales across the Pacific Ocean showed signs of exposure to toxic pollutants. Those from the Galapagos were most severe.
Whales and women have different life histories, but dispersal and breeding patterns may reveal why both stop reproducing relatively early in life.
Skin damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet light was common among whales studied in the Gulf of California.