Dozens of pilot whales stranded in Indonesia, eight dead

Eight pilot whales have died after a mass stranding on the coast of Indonesia's main island of Java that sparked a major rescue operation, an official said today.

Watch: Footage of rare Omura's whales off Madagascar!

Watch: Footage of rare Omura's whales off Madagascar!

Dr Salvatore Cerchio and his fellow researchers documented around 80 Omura’s whales off the coast of Madagascar last November.

Shocking! 45 whales die after being washed ashore in Tamil Nadu

Shocking! 45 whales die after being washed ashore in Tamil Nadu

While as many as 36 whales have been rescued by the fishermen, 45 whales have been confirmed dead.

Several whales washed ashore in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin

Several small whales have been washed ashore on a beach in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu since Monday night, as per reports.

Over 100 whales wash ashore in Tamil Nadu

Over 100 whales wash ashore in Tamil Nadu

Several whales have been found stranded on a beach in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.

Planktons' jumps may help us improve our engineering

 Dolphins and whales may attract a lot of attention when they leap dramatically out of the water. But aquatic animals thousands of times smaller, such as plankton, are accomplished jumpers, too.

How blue whales plan their feed 'outings'

How blue whales plan their feed 'outings'

Are whales indiscriminate grazers that consume copious amounts of tiny krill throughout the day? No, says a new study which finds that whales forage efficiently to optimise their energy levels.

Iceland says it killed 184 whales this year

Iceland says it killed 184 whales this year

Iceland announced today that 155 fin whales and 29 minke whales were killed in its hunting season this year, in defiance of calls to end the practice.

How deep-diving whales may help create synthetic blood

As per a recent study, deep-diving whales can hold answer for synthetic blood.

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.