Rare albino whale spotted in New Zealand

A group of scientists spotted a rare albino humpback whale, possibly the mythical, rarely-sighted whale `Migaloo`, off the coast of New Zealand, official sources said on Monday.

Japan intends to resume whale hunt this year

Japan`s chief whaling negotiator said Monday the country intends to resume hunts in the Antarctic this year, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose.

Japan`s whaling science under the microscope
Japan`s whaling science under the microscope

When Japanese researchers said earlier this year that eating whale meat could help prevent dementia and memory loss, the news provoked snorts of derision -- it couldn`t be real science, went the retort.

Whale genealogy gives new insight into evolution: Research

New Zealand researchers said they have developed the world's most comprehensive family tree of one of the largest and most unusual animals ever to live.

Canadian tourist killed by whale in Mexico, 2 injured

A 35-year-old Canadian woman died and two other tourists were injured when a surfacing gray whale crashed onto their boat, Mexican authorities said on Thursday.

Genes behind bowhead whale's longevity identified
Genes behind bowhead whale's longevity identified

Scientists have mapped the genome for the world's longest-living mammal, the bowhead whale, and discovered unique genes that give it a lifespan of more than 200 years.

Massive whale beached in southern Nicaragua
Massive whale beached in southern Nicaragua

A huge whale was stranded on a white sand beach on Nicaragua's southern Pacific coast, despite efforts by dozens of tourists and residents to get it back to sea.

70-foot whale found dead in Karachi

The dead body of a 70-foot whale has been washed ashore the coastal belt of Pakistan`s commercial hub Karachi today.

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard.
Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County says the 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist.

Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

Australian authorities struggled to rescue a beached baby whale today and were forced to suspend the operation as fading light hampered efforts to return it to sea.

Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

Australian authorities struggled to rescue a beached baby whale today and were forced to suspend the operation as fading light hampered efforts to return it to sea.

Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

Australian authorities struggled to rescue a beached baby whale today and were forced to suspend the operation as fading light hampered efforts to return it to sea.

Scientists solve mystery of whale graveyard in Chile

Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of an ancient fossilised graveyard of whales discovered about three years ago in Chile.

Mass whale stranding on New Zealand coast

Pilot whales are the most common species of whale seen in New Zealand waters. 

11 whales found dead in southwest Florida

Eleven whales presumed to be from the pod that was stranded last week in southwest Florida were found dead over the weekend in the lower Florida Keys, officials said.

Surfer knocked unconscious by whale at Bondi Beach

A surfer felt lucky to be alive after he had been knocked unconscious by a whale on Sunday morning while surfing at Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Whale calf gets trapped in fishing net, dies

A whale calf which got trapped in a fishing net off nearby Vedaranyam coast died as efforts by fishermen to save it failed, officials said on Monday.

Dwarf whale survived well into Ice Age

A dwarf baleen whale from Northern California avoided extinction far longer than previously thought and well into Ice Age, researchers, detailing its fossil, have found.

Calorie-rich diet key to survival of whales and dolphins

Survival of whales and dolphins depends on the right kind of high-energy diet and not just any prey will do, scientists say.

Search on for entangled whale off Calif. Coast

Boats and helicopters scoured the Southern California waters Wednesday for a 40-foot gray whale that became tangled in fishing line while migrating the wrong way.