Antarctic minke whales are elusive and hard to track – but a new study of their behaviour offers clues to their evolution and the limits of their filter-feeding behaviour.
A new acoustic recorder could track the movements of marine mammals more accurately.
Whale species at higher risk of predation from killer whales are more adversely affected by the sound of sonar.
A new report shed light on the migratory routes of 1,000 whales worldwide.
Blackfish struck an emotional chord over the plight of a traumatised performing whale, prompting real change.
Some animals, such as California sea lions, have small brains relative to their body size, but are still impressively intelligent, showing brain evolution is even more complex than it appears.
The cetacean brain has a specialised thermogenic system that helps the animal’s brain to produce enough heat to maintain a functional brain temperature.
Whales are rediscovering their old haunts in the Arctic and Southern oceans after centuries of hunting.
It’s time to listen to warnings from the people of the Pacific.
How we worked out when whales first evolved asymmetrical skulls.
The long tusk of the male narwhal earned these whales their fanciful nickname. But there’s more to these Arctic mammals than their unique spiral tooth.
As the field of animal law continues growing, so does public awareness of the problems with inconsistent ways that Canadian law protects some animals, while leaving others behind.
Japan’s exit from the IWC should spur on more global cooperation on environmental issues, not less.
An animal behaviour expert gives his view on finding that a killer whale can copy the sound ‘hello’.
A new report will supply some information needed for science based conservation measures in the Red Sea.
Researchers have found evidence of the same brain pathologies in dolphins that are present in the brains of humans who died with Alzheimer’s. What might this suggest about Alzheimer’s in humans?
Complex behaviour such as regional accents and cultural food preferences in whales and dolphins seems to be linked to brain size.
More than 400 whales have died on a beach in New Zealand.
As the vaquita porpoise heads towards extinction, new management measures in Mexico still may have missed the point – affecting not one but two critically endangered marine species.
Globally, a quarter of whale and dolphin species are endangered. Though South African dolphin populations are generally in good heath, the humpback dolphin is cause for concern.