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Sperm Whale

'Moby Dick' May Be More Than Just A Whale Of A Tale

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.09.2016 | Science

Debate has swirled for nearly 200 years around whether sperm whales rammed whaling ships with their foreheads to sink them. Director Ron Howard's 2015...

Newly Discovered Whale Species Named With A Nod To Moby Dick

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.13.2015 | Science

For 90 years, the strikingly white fossils of a 15 million-year-old sperm whale sat on a storage shelf in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, i...

Sperm Whale Delights Researchers By Crashing Underwater Video Feed

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.17.2015 | Science

"Does this count as a selfie?" Researchers working in the Gulf of Mexico were stunned earlier this week when an inquisitive sperm whale decided to ...

Underwater Photographer Gets Caught in a Sperm Whale 'Poopnado,' Brings Back Photos

DL Cade | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

There's a story behind every photograph -- some are inspirational, some are harrowing, some others are just downright crazy. Drone and underwater phot...

PHOTO: You Wouldn't Want To Be Stuck Behind This Truck

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A massive sperm whale was laid to rest in a landfill recently after being transported from its stranding site in the bed of a tractor-trailer -- an od...

Tragic End For Beached Whale

Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

There would be no happy ending for the emaciated-looking sperm whale that beached itself near Tampa, Fla., on Thursday morning. The 30-foot whale w...

WATCH: Swimmers Attempt To Ride Dying Whale

Posted 12.21.2012 | Miami

Sunday morning, a South Florida woman spotted a whale off the coast of Pompano Beach. As she watched what she described as the whale trying to beach i...

8 Surprisingly Misnamed Animals

Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Linda Lombardi: Animal names . . . you just can't trust them. Sure, the yellow-bellied sapsucker has a yellow tummy and eats sa...

Giant Squid's Basketball-Sized Eyes Serve Life-Saving Function

Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

Giant squid have the largest eyes on Earth, about the size of a basketball—but why do they need such big peepers? So they can see a sperm whale in t...

Whale-Eating Whale DISCOVERED At Coastal Desert In Peru

msn.com | Larry O'Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The massive skull and jaw of a 13-million-year-old sperm whale has been discovered eroding from the windblown sands of a coastal desert of Peru....