The curtains may be closing on the orca shows at SeaWorld. The park has announced that it will be phasing out its traditional Shamu show in San Diego and replace it with one that's less about tricks and more about orcas' natural behaviors in the wild.
Scientists may have found what's killing off young right whales. It turns out that there's a close relationship between a sudden surge in whale deaths at Peninsula Valdes, Argentina, and the toxic algae Pseudo-nitzschia
Scientists have made the first-ever field observations of one of the rarest whales in the world: Omura's whales.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the cetaceans and have found how blue whales maintain their enormous body size through foraging strategies that optimize the energy they gain from the krill they eat.
Why do whales use echolocation when bacteria do not? Now, scientists have announced that body size determines available sensing modes.
No. This isn't some Herman Melville novel.
There's a hidden problem impacting our world's oceans: ghost gear.
Do whales have culture? That may just be the case. Scientists believe they have new insights into the different dialects used by groups of sperm whales
Scientists have taken a closer look at the epic migration of the blue whale. Using DNA profiling and photo identification, researchers may have solved the mystery of where these giant animals go to breed.
Humans aren't the only ones that have different voices. The same theory that explains individual differences in human speech has recently been applied to other members of the animal kingdom, including whales.
Scientists have long wondered how rorqual whales, which are baleen whales, can engulf massive mouthfuls of food. Now, they've discovered a unique nerve structure in the mouth and tongue of rorqual whales that can double in length and then recoil like a bungee cord.