Latest Beached whale Stories
Scientists have long been aware of a link between naval sonar exercises and unusual mass strandings of beaked whales.
Nearly 60 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach in northern New Zealand, conservation authorities reported Friday.
Park officials said Thursday that a 30-foot-long dead humpback whale washed ashore near Jones Beach State Park.
A new study suggests that sperm whales may team up and work cooperatively to hunt down and corral their food.
Vacationers and conservation workers were able to coax 43 pilot whales back into the ocean after getting stranded on the beach over the weekend.
Researchers say global warming is bringing food stocks closer to shore, causing the mass beaching of whales along Australia's coast.
Right whales in Florida waters may be threatened by recently approved Navy sonar projects.
Wildlife officials said that more than 40 sperm whales have died after a pod of about 50 became stranded off southern Australia.
A new study of pygmy killer whales shows that those living off Hawaii tend to stay close to the islands and don't swim out to the open ocean, researchers said.
Australian authorities reported on Sunday that at least 150 whales have died after being stranded on Tasmania's west coast.
Bryde's Whales are the least known and in many ways the most unusual of the rorquals(Baleen Whales). They are small by rorqual standards"”no more than about 25 tons. They prefer tropical warm waters to the polar seas that other whales in their family prefer. They are largely coastal whales and their diet is composed almost entirely of fish. There appear to be two species, and some confusion between the two exists. Bryde's Whales are very similar in appearance to Sei Whales and almost as...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.