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Dead whales usually sink, so most evidence of 'ship strikes' quickly disappears beneath the waves.
The first whale to be taken from Japan’s waters since the country resumed commercial whaling, July 1 2019.
Japan's exit from the IWC should spur on more global cooperation on environmental issues, not less.
Migrating humpback whales avoid loud, nearby sounds.
Humpback whales are deterred from their migration routes by the noise of air guns used to survey the ocean floor for oil and gas deposits, a new study has found.
Humpbacks can use their fins as weapons against killer whales.
Humpback whales have been spotted fending off killer whales from attacking other species. But this kind of interspecies altruism raises an evolutionary conundrum.
School of thought.
Understanding this will boost conservation efforts.
Did someone say Frosties?
It is one of the most controversial questions in nature. Now a group of British researchers have shed light on the answer.
Humpback whale populations have leapt on both Australia’s east and west coasts.
Ari S. Friedlaender (under NMFS permit)
Chalk it up as a rare conservation win: humpback whales have bounced back so strongly since the whaling era that there is no longer a need to include them on Australia's official threatened species list.