229 Results From "marine mammal "

Baby orca next to adult in the Salish Sea near Washington
Environment

A baby orca sparks a glimmer of hope for an endangered group of whales

Is swimming in ice water good for you?
Health

Is swimming in ice water good for you?

A photo of a humpback whale and her calf.
Environment

Boat noise is driving humpback whale moms into deep, dangerous water

four orange candles are in a row with a black background
Environment

How to use candles and incense sustainably

a black and white photograph of swimmer gertrude ederle. she is standing on a beach in a one piece swimsuit holding an oar.
Fitness & Exercise

Gertrude Ederle and the grueling science of marathon swimming

Polar bear decline is directly linked to greenhouse gas emissions
Environment

Polar bear decline is directly linked to greenhouse gas emissions

a humpback whale breaching the surface of the water with its mouth open
Environment

Baleen whales have an ‘oral plug’ to help them guzzle down food without choking

Sea otters defy our understanding of metabolism
Environment

Sea otters defy our understanding of metabolism

wildfire and climate change risks
Environment

How does climate change threaten where you live? A region-by-region guide.

Mother and baby killer whale swimming in ocean with mountains in the background.
Environment

These killer whales go through menopause

robotic buoy floating in ocean
Technology

Whale-monitoring robots are oceanic eavesdroppers with a mission

Biologists vastly underestimated how much whales eat and poop
Environment

Biologists vastly underestimated how much whales eat and poop

Shark Week may be hurting, not helping, its namesake creature
Environment

Shark Week may be hurting, not helping, its namesake creature

Reconstruction of Hupehsuchus about to engulf a shoal of shrimp. The ancient lizard widely opens its skinny snout and large mouth to swallow a large ball of shrimp.
Environment

The planet’s first filter feeder could be this extinct marine reptile

A banded sea snake swimming freely
Environment

Some sea snakes may not be colorblind after all

A deer looks down a snowy trail at two women walking.
Health

The animal kingdom is full of coronaviruses. Here’s what that means for COVID’s future.

an illustration of three long-necked and marine reptiles swimming with four paddle shaped limbs in an ancient sea
Environment

This giant polar reptile once stalked an ancient super-ocean

Oysters can’t sleep—and your lights might be the cause
Environment

Oysters can’t sleep—and your lights might be the cause

A yellow salamander with a brown stripe on its back sits on a green leaf.
Environment

Why small, scary, and ‘non-charismatic’ lost species are harder to rediscover

An artist's rendition of the Perucetus colossus.
Science

This giant sea cow-like whale may have been the heaviest creature to ever live on Earth