A strange, gruesome species of bone-eating worm that was thought to have evolved at the same time as whales has now been dated back to prehistoric times.
Scientists have uncovered the longest migration in the animal kingdom. They've found that a critically endangered species of whale takes a round-trip trek of nearly 14,000 miles by sea.
Baleen whales are the largest animals to ever live on Earth and now, new research is providing the most comprehensive picture ever of their evolutionary history.
After using CT scanning on fetal whale specimens, researchers have confirmed that changes in the development of ear bones in the womb parallel changes observed throughout whale evolution.
Scientists have identified more than 100 areas within U.S. waters that should be considered biologically important when making management and regulatory decisions about human activities.
Whales sing complicated songs to one another that obviously can be heard; however, scientists have been unable to explain how whales capture the energy of low frequencies and direct it to their ear bones--until now.
Environmentalists are fighting the U.S Navy in court I order to protect animals from war games in the Pacific Ocean.
When it comes to whales and dolphins, certain bones seem to serve little to no purpose. Their hip bones, in particular, look as if they're just evolutionary remnants from when they used to walk on land. Now, though, scientists have found that these pelvic bones may be crucial when it comes to sex.
California blue whales are making a comeback. Scientists have found that the number of these whales has rebounded to near historical levels, which is good news when it comes to the conservation of this species.
It turns out that whales have a powerful and positive influence on the function of the world's oceans, global carbon storage and the health of commercial fisheries.
Scientists have found that marine mammals likely hear sonar signals far more often than thought, since commercially available sonar systems emit signals known to be within their hearing range.