Latest Whales Stories
Remembering one of history’s greatest whale explosions
The secret to helping this resilient whale species lies in its genes
We can protect whales from ship strikes by translating their songs
Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.
Finally, some good news about humpback whales
What’s big, lives underwater, and fights climate change with its body and booty? Whale give you one guess.
Four-legged whales once straddled land and sea
The toxins of our past still threaten the future of killer whales
What I learned from getting covered in whale snot
How whale corpses feed ocean floors
Drones can take scientists to strange new places—like inside whale snot
A new study on whales suggests Darwin didn’t quite get it right
Look to large bodies to understand long life spans
Listen to this orca saying ‘hello’—for science!
Humans may be scaring narwhals to death
Space weather may be killing sperm whales
To save endangered whales, look to the poop
Why whales are back in New York City
Whales today are bigger than ever before. Now, we know why.
This ancient whale had teeth, but it still sucked food off the ocean floor
A disturbing number of humpback whales are dying off the east coast
Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why
Here’s the first video of one of the planet’s most elusive beaked whales
Why can whale nerves stretch and turn like bungee cords?
How New Zealand is avoiding hundreds of exploding whale corpses
To understand the evolution of menopause, just look at family drama—in killer whales
Granny, the world’s oldest known orca, is likely dead
Can virtual reality help us empathize with whales? See for yourself.
California Bans Captivity, Breeding Of Orcas
Larger Marine Animals Now In Greater Danger Of Going Extinct
Nine Populations Of Humpback Whales Leap Off Endangered Species List
Acoustic Buoy Off Long Island Hears Its First Whales
Possible New Whale Species Discovered In Pacific Ocean
A Drone Filmed This Huge Whale Feeding For The First Time
Science Says Sperm Whales Could Really Wreck Ships
SeaWorld Says Tilikum, Orca Of ‘Blackfish’ Fame, May Be Dying
Cause Of Mysterious Whale Deaths? Whole Fish Jammed In Blowholes
Watch This Drone Catch Whale Snot
Protein From Whales Might Make Better Synthetic Blood
Navy Agrees To Limit Sonar Testing In California And Hawaii To Protect The Whales
NOAA Is Using Drones To Track Migrating Gray Whales
Odd Sound In Antarctica May Be From New Whale Species
Underwater Robot Surprised By Sperm Whale [Video]
Bone Eating ‘Zombie’ Worm Has Been Around For 100 Million Years
‘Paleo Ale’ Brewed From Yeast Found On A 40-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil
How To Euthanize A Whale
What We Can Learn About A Whale From Its Earwax
Humpback Whales Learn New Tricks By Watching Their Friends
While Listening for Underwater Earthquakes, Seismologists Record Whale Songs
How Do You Autopsy a Whale?
Humpback Whale Makes The Longest Documented Mammal Journey With a 6,200-Mile Swim
Can a Whale Get Rabies?
A Gallery and a Giveaway! “Wild Pacific” on PopSci.com
Mass Whale Strandings in Tasmania
Ask an Interspecies Musicologist
When Whales Walked the Earth
Navy Sonar Testing to Proceed