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As El Niño years get worse, right whales suffer
Whales are part of an important feedback loop in mitigating climate change, and are likely to face population decrease as El Niño years increase in intensity.
A rare humpback whale ‘megapod’ was spotted snacking off the Australian coast
The gobble gathering may also be a foreboding sign of climate change.
These killer whales go through menopause
Few mammals go through menopause, and the Biggs killer whale is one of them.
How bomb detectors discovered a hidden pod of singing blue whales
Underwater microphones have picked up the loud mammal's newest song.
Carcasses are the best clues we have for these mysterious whales
Researchers discovered two new elusive beaked whale subpopulations.
Sperm whales have a surprisingly deep—and useful—culture
Whalers and researchers alike have found that these mammals are excellent at learning from each other.
Remembering one of history’s greatest whale explosions
We’ve learned a lot since that messy day on an Oregon beach.
The secret to helping this resilient whale species lies in its genes
Sequencing the southern right whale’s DNA could lead to more modern conservation measures.
We can protect whales from ship strikes by translating their songs
Using song patterns to predict whale migrations could help us protect them from ship strikes.
Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.
If an AI-powered project can get giant cargo ships to slow down, fewer whales may perish.