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Rush to rescue stranded whale in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:02

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.

Whales help in `boosting` our ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:11

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 14:42

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.

152-million-year-old fearsome marine creature ate like modern-day killer whales

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:11

A fossilised tooth belonging to a fearsome marine predator has been recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK, following its recent discovery.

Sonar signal `leaks` likely audible to some marine mammals

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 15:21

Scientists have found that killer whales and other marine mammals can hear sonar signals better than previously thought.

Whales hear sonar signals more than we realize

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 12:24

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

520-mn-yr-old shrimp-like creatures filtered food like modern whales

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 16:00

Newly discovered fossils of a huge shrimp-like creature that lived 520 million years ago during the Early Cambrian filtered food just like modern whales.

Cuvier`s beaked whales most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:57

Cuvier`s beaked whales are claimed to be the most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals.

Scientists count whales from above the sky

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 19:15

In a breakthrough that could revolutionise the way marine mammal populations are estimated, scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting the whales from above the sky.

Now, satellite technology helps spot whales

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 14:17

Scientists have shown how new satellite technology can be used to count whales, and ultimately estimate their population size.

Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:22

A pod of nine killer whales died Wednesday in a rare mass stranding on the New Zealand coast, in a loss conservationists said was a major blow to the local orca population.

Conservationists, big oil company join forces to help whales

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 09:47

Conservationists have joined forces with a company working on one of the world`s largest oil and gas projects to help limit the impact of seismic surveys on endangered whales.