These massive aquatic mammals are the largest animals on the planet. Dive deep into the latest research on whale anatomy, songs, social dynamics, habitat, populations, and more.
Latest Whales Stories
For marine life to survive, we must cut carbon emissions
A baby orca sparks a glimmer of hope for an endangered group of whales
An Antarctic feeding frenzy means good news for vulnerable fin whales
Megalodons liked to snack on sperm whale snouts
Boat noise is driving humpback whale moms into deep, dangerous water
Whale-monitoring robots are oceanic eavesdroppers with a mission
Even blue whales aren’t safe from orcas
Baleen whales have an ‘oral plug’ to help them guzzle down food without choking
These ancient marine reptiles got very big, very fast
Biologists vastly underestimated how much whales eat and poop
As El Niño years get worse, right whales suffer
A rare humpback whale ‘megapod’ was spotted snacking off the Australian coast
These killer whales go through menopause
Nine Populations Of Humpback Whales Leap Off Endangered Species List
Drones revealed the intricate social lives of these killer whales
How bomb detectors discovered a hidden pod of singing blue whales
Carcasses are the best clues we have for these mysterious whales
How Do You Autopsy a Whale?
Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why
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
Cause Of Mysterious Whale Deaths? Whole Fish Jammed In Blowholes
Watch This Drone Catch Whale Snot
Mass Whale Strandings in Tasmania
The toxins of our past still threaten the future of killer whales
Ask an Interspecies Musicologist
Protein From Whales Might Make Better Synthetic Blood
SeaWorld Says Tilikum, Orca Of ‘Blackfish’ Fame, May Be Dying
When Whales Walked the Earth
Navy Agrees To Limit Sonar Testing In California And Hawaii To Protect The Whales
What I learned from getting covered in whale snot
Science Says Sperm Whales Could Really Wreck Ships
How whale corpses feed ocean floors
Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.
Humpback Whales Learn New Tricks By Watching Their Friends
We can protect whales from ship strikes by translating their songs
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
A Drone Filmed This Huge Whale Feeding For The First Time
The secret to helping this resilient whale species lies in its genes
NOAA Is Using Drones To Track Migrating Gray Whales
Look to large bodies to understand long life spans
Remembering one of history’s greatest whale explosions
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
While Listening for Underwater Earthquakes, Seismologists Record Whale Songs
Listen to this orca saying ‘hello’—for science!
Possible New Whale Species Discovered In Pacific Ocean
Acoustic Buoy Off Long Island Hears Its First Whales
Humans may be scaring narwhals to death
Larger Marine Animals Now In Greater Danger Of Going Extinct
California Bans Captivity, Breeding Of Orcas
Can a Whale Get Rabies?
Space weather may be killing sperm whales
Can virtual reality help us empathize with whales? See for yourself.
Granny, the world’s oldest known orca, is likely dead
To understand the evolution of menopause, just look at family drama—in killer whales
To save endangered whales, look to the poop
How To Euthanize A Whale
How New Zealand is avoiding hundreds of exploding whale corpses
Why can whale nerves stretch and turn like bungee cords?
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