Latest Baleen whale Stories
Once they undergo menopause and their reproductive cycles come to an end, older female killer whales help lead the rest of their pod and direct them to the best food sources, a new study finds.
An ancient 45- to 60-foot shark that resembled a larger version of the Great White shark, became extinct over two million years ago, and its death may have caused whales to grow to their current sizes.
A team of researchers from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History have been racing the clock to extract whale skeletons and other marine fossils from the Atacama Desert Region of northern Chile.
A fragment of whale rib found in a North Carolina strip mine is offering scientists a rare glimpse at the interactions between prehistoric sharks and whales some 3- to 4-million years ago during the Pliocene.
Scientists affiliated with the University of Michigan found that skewed skulls may have helped early whales find the direction of sounds in water.
A study released on Wednesday reveals that Southern Ocean sperm whales' feces are an unexpected ally in the fight against global warming.
An international team of scientists led by the paleontologist Steffen Kiel at the University of Kiel, Germany, found the first fossil boreholes of the worm Osedax that consumes whale bones on the deep-sea floor.
Science Article Weighs in on International Whaling Commission Debate WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Culling whales will not increase fisheries catches in tropical waters, according to a new paper supported by the Lenfest Ocean Program and published today in the journal Science.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.