Blue whales spotted off Maharashtra coast after 100 years
Blue whales spotted off Maharashtra coast after 100 years

A group of researchers claimed to have spotted a mother-calf pair of blue whales off the Sindhudurg coast in Maharashtra after nearly 100 years between March and May.

About a dozen dead whales found in Chile

 About a dozen dead whales were found beached in southern Chile, maritime officials said Friday, who said they were trying to determine what caused their deaths.

Carcass of whale washes ashore in Tamil Nadu

The carcass of a whale, weighing about 20 tonnes and 45 feet long was on Friday found washed ashore at Mandapam near here, officials said.

US says most humpback whales no longer endangered

 The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the US government said Monday that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection.

Japan buries more dolphins after mass beaching

Japanese officials were burying several more dolphins on Monday as researchers tried to work out why scores of the animals beached themselves last week.

Twelve whales die after Australia stranding

Nine whales died Monday after stranding themselves against a rocky breakwater on Australia`s east coast, with experts working to herd the rest of their group out to sea.

Upto 200 whales stranded in New Zealand
Upto 200 whales stranded in New Zealand

Upto 200 pilot whales were stranded Friday on Farewell Spit in New Zealand's Golden Bay.

Whales can hear through their bones
Whales can hear through their bones

Using computer simulation of a fin whale head, scientists have discovered that the skulls of at least some baleen whales have acoustic properties that capture the energy of low frequencies and direct it to their ear bones.

Harpoonless Japanese whalers heading for Antarctic: Govt

Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the United Nations' top court last year ruled their annual hunt was illegal, the government said today.

Whales make 'tick-tock' noises while hunting together in deep oceans at night

A new research has revealed that humpback whales make "tick-tock" noises while hunting together at night in deep, pitch-black water, but are silent when hunting alone.

Tooth loss in birds occurred 116 million years ago
Tooth loss in birds occurred 116 million years ago

Using the degraded remnants of tooth genes in birds to determine when birds lost their teeth, researchers have found that teeth were lost in the common ancestor of all living birds more than 116 million years ago.

New Zealand researchers identify ancient whale species

New Zealand researchers Wednesday said they have identified a previously unknown whale group that lived 27 million to 25 million years ago.

Science behind 'swimming' revealed
Science behind 'swimming' revealed

In a new study, experts have found the common principles at work in swimming, revealing how animals as big a whale or as small as larvae, swim.

EU, US oppose Iceland for promoting whaling
EU, US oppose Iceland for promoting whaling

The European Union (EU) along with US, France, Germany and Britain on Monday, led a joint opposition to Iceland government's permission for commercial hunting of whales.

 Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction
Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction

A new study has revealed that the pelvic (hip) bones in whales were not vestigial, but helped in their reproduction process.

 Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction
Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction

A new study has revealed that the pelvic (hip) bones in whales were not vestigial, but helped in their reproduction process.

Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour
Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour

  Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins may increasingly put the survival of marine mammals at risk, conservationists have warned.

Whales help in `boosting` our ecosystem

It turns that ocean`s largest and subtle creatures, whales, are more crucial for balancing our ecosystem than actually known.

Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt

Japan has slaughtered 30 minke whales off its northeast coast, in the first hunt since the UN`s top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, the government said.

Whales hear sonar signals more than we realize

A new study has found that killer whales and other marine mammals are likelier to hear sonar signals more than we`ve known.