Understanding how the ageing of sperm works in other animals is more important than ever as human male fertility is in decline.
A newly described fossil from South Australia is making waves in our understanding of where and when whales evolved titanic body sizes.
For Australia’s saltwater people, the migration routes of humpback whales represents an important songline
If a whale comes across a patch of kelp, it may well start playing with it. This practice may also be useful to rid whales of unwanted passengers.
You might see the heartbreaking videos of stranded whales and dolphins and wonder why we can’t rescue them. Sometimes we can – but time and tide make it harder
Sadly, the chances of survival for the remaining whales is very low – and time is fast running out.
Our new genomic research finally solves a 150 years of scientific mystery about the unusual and ancient pygmy right whale.
Unusual human-wildlife interactions raise questions about managing the risks. What’s driving these wacky whale antics? How and when should we intervene?
Three debut Australian novels explore diverse territory: the recognisable real world of parental estrangement, and a dystopian near-future where it never stops raining.
We want good news on climate change. But whales storing enough carbon needs more evidence.
The multi-billion-dollar whale-watching industry enables millions of people to see these magnificent creatures up close. But the noise made by so many boats is a threat to whales’ wellbeing.
Ants are skilled surgeons, bacteria have their own internet, and scientists think sperm whales have names.
By analyzing small samples of killer whale fat, scientists can learn about the diets of different killer whale populations. This has implications for our understanding of changing ecosystems.
Food quality, not just quantity, matters when it comes to the health and survival of the southern resident killer whales.
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.
Drones are a new technology that help researchers observe and record whale behaviours from a distance. But if the drones are flown too low, they change the whales’ behaviour.
The gaping maws and great belch of the Norse ‘hafgufa’ may well have been a humpback whale simply engaging in trap-feeding.
We’ve noticed a clear trend away from singing as a mating tactic among male humpbacks. But it’s probably a pretty good strategy.
Noisy oceans are having a significant impact on marine life.
To fish the oceans sustainably, nations must reduce bycatch, or accidental catches. But fishermen often resist changing gear or techniques that kill nontargeted species.