Authorities have rescued 88 pilot whales and are attempting to free 20 others that survived Australia's worst mass stranding, as crews prepare to remove 380 decomposing carcasses from the shallows of Tasmania state.
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Deception Island, aptly named, hides its history. The island conceals a secret bay, a sunken volcanic caldera that hosts rusting whaling equipment and the legacy of human industry in Antarctica.
By Vicky Stein
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a team of veterinarians went into overdrive when they discovered a beluga whale calf separated from its mother on a rocky, Alaska beach. Special correspondent Valerie Kern of Alaska Public Media shares…
By PBS NewsHour
This dolphin and whale graveyard may hold the secrets to cetacean lifestyles.
By Rashmi Shivni, Teresa Carey
By Andrew Wagner
Using computer models based on a Smithsonian's fossil collection, evolutionary biologists now believe whales' gigantic size was driven by climate change.
By Nana Adwoa Antwi-Boasiako
Tilikum gained international attention when he killed his trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of a live audience at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010. The incident sparked a public conversation about whether orcas, also known as killer whales, should remain in captivity.
“What we’re really trying to do is let the (fishing and shipping) industries do the work that they do, but do it in such a way that it doesn’t cause a species to go extinct.”…
By Catherine Woods
Researchers detect high levels of banned toxic chemicals in whales in the Mediterranean Sea.
By Justin Scuiletti
The secret to giving humanity a longer life and protection from age-related illnesses could be hidden within the genome of the longest living mammal.
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