EARTHFLIGHT: Video: Pelicans and Whales

A flock of brown pelicans fly over the Pacific in search of fish. Juvenile brown pelicans, born in the warm waters of Baja California, follow their elders north, as they soar above a pod of breaching humpback whales in the waters below.

Aug 15th, 2013 | Comments

Attenborough’s Life Stories: Video: Whales for Future Generations

Sir David Attenborough on the anti-whaling campaigns of the mid-late 20th century that pushed legislation dedicated to saving these incredible marine mammals from extinction.

Feb 6th, 2013 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (7/14-7/20)

Genetically-modified apple doesn't brown when bruised or cut, whales may have the ability to block out noise pollution, biodiversity researcher develops mathematical formula to count number of species on earth, and French cow's diet includes fine wine.

Jul 20th, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Video: Songs of the Humpbacks

Although they're referred to as songs, male humpbacks create their famous underwater compositions by humming. The recital may contain half a dozen distinct themes that they've learned from one year to the next.

Mar 27th, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Video: The Oldest Mammal on the Planet

Analysis of Bowhead Whale Amino acid is revealing astonishing information about their age. There are some estimates that some could be over 200 years old, making them one of the oldest animals on the planet.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Video: Visit from an Infant Sperm Whale

An infant sperm whale, separated from its mother, swims remarkably close to cameraman Doug Allan, and as he approaches it calls out with a series of loud coda clicks.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Video: The Mating Marathon

A group of male humpback whales compete for the affection of a female. After the mating marathon ends, the overlooked males engage in some surprising behavior.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Going Aquatic: Cetacean Evolution

All cetaceans, including whales, dolphins, and porpoises, are descendants of land-living mammals. But how did these terrestrial ancestors evolve over millions of years into the whales and dolphins we are so familiar with today?

Mar 21st, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Additional Resources

A list of resources and websites related to whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals that were referenced in the PBS Nature Ocean Giants series.

Feb 26th, 2012
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