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Sperm Whales

No One Knows Why Sperm Whales Are Stranding On North Sea Beaches

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science

LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A sixth sperm whale has died on a British beach, the latest of nearly 30 to have become stranded in shallow waters on the co...

SnotBot: Going Where no Drone has Gone Before

XPRIZE | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact

What do drones, Sir Patrick Stewart, and whales have in common? They're all part of a Kickstarter project aimed at launching a new way to study whales, and ultimately the health of the ocean.

Is "Sleep Swimming" Endangering the Lives of Whales?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Van Winkle's

Is the way whales "sleep" putting their lives at risk? It's possible, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently, there's a growing trend of tired whales...

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 ...

Drift Gillnets Still Threaten California Marine Life

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

With cleaner, more selective fishing gear types available, and historic lows in fishery participation, there is no reason to continue using this unsustainable fishing gear.

#HawaiiProblems: Giant, Floating Whale Carcass Could Attract Unwelcome Visitors

Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

The 30-40 foot sperm whale carcass currently floating off Oahu's windward shore "kind of looked like Swiss cheese," according to Brad Peebles of Badbu...

WATCH: This Swimmer Is In For A Surprise

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green

As one brazen swimmer recently learned, sperm whales can get a bit testy. A Norwegian teen who went swimming with a sperm whale was in for quite a...

WATCH: Crazy Way Sperm Whales Snooze

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.09.2012 | Science

For sperm whales, "drifting off to sleep" isn't just a figure of speech. The video above shows an odd habit in which some sperm whales in the wild slu...

Giant Squid Found Off Australian Coast

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

Big-game fisherman and Daily Telegraph fishing columnist Al McGlashan got the highlight of his career Friday when he stumbled upon the carcass of a ne...


Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The same week news broke that Facebook would acquire Instagram, two travelers used the app to shoot their Baja California expedition, capturing a $1 billion memory of a gorgeous wilderness.

Why Is Sperm Whale Poop So Valuable?

Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson: If you were asked to picture a treasure-hunting beachcomber, you'd probably imagine an old man wielding ...

Sperm Whales Cleared Out After Gulf Oil Spill

Discovery News | Larry O'Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A lucky placement of acoustic survey equipment has allowed scientists to get some rare insight into what sperm whales did in response to the Deepwater...

What Are Whales Telling Us About the Earth?

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It's time to end the whale hunt and grant amnesty to these magnificent creatures that are helping us survive on our planet -- by determining how quickly global warming is occurring.

Gulf of Mexico's Battle of the Titans: Giant Squid vs. Sperm Whale

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

The crude which is destroying the Gulf of Mexico contains about 40 percent methane which may create vast "dead zones" where oxygen becomes so depleted that nothing is allowed to live.

Eight Ways to Save the Gulf's Endangered Species

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Newman

The Deepwater Horizon rig continues to spew 200,000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. The fish, birds, marine mammals in the Gulf region -- many of whom are endangered species -- are now struggling to survive.

Curious about 'The Whale?' Read the Book

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Christian Hall

Philip Hoare pays eloquent tribute to the beauty, power, and history of the sea's mightiest creatures. Can readers who have discovered the elegance and mystery of whales ever again enjoy a seaquarium?

Bryant Austin's Stunning Whale Photography (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Marine Mammal Conservation Through The Arts is producing a documentary about Bryant Austin, a photographer whose life-size photographs of endangered w...

Feds Crack Down On Sperm Whale Teeth Traffickers

New York | By Camille Dodero (1:16PM 05/27) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sperm whales are an endangered species, and therefore protected by the Endangered Species Act. That doesn't mean you can't import them -- you just nee...