home > topics > whales

Here are the latest posts about Whales on Science, Space & Robots:

Whale Sharks Tracked Using Groth Star-Mapping Algorithm
The Groth algorithm is a pattern-matching algorithm used by the Hubble Space Teelscope to map star fields. It is also being used to track whale sharks. (August 12, 2020)

New Species of Beaked Whale Identified
Scientists have identified genetic evidence for a new species of beaked whale. (July 31, 2016)

Scientists Make First Observations of Rare Omura's Whales
Researchers have recorded the first field observations of the rare Omura's whales off the coast of Madagascar. (October 28, 2015)

Mystery Bio-Duck Ocean Sound Attributed to Antarctic Minke Whale
Scientists have linked a mysterious bio-duck ocean sound to the Antarctic minke whale. (April 23, 2014)

Scientists Say Ancient Toothed Whale Used Echolocation
Scientists discvoered the fossil of ancient whale in a drainage ditch in South Carolina. They say the skull of the whale fossil indicates the whale used echolocation. (March 13, 2014)

Scientists Say Toxic Algae Caused Ancient Whale Graveyard in Northern Chile
Scientists say toxic algae is to blame for the ancient whale graveyard discovered in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile (February 28, 2014)

New Species of Fossil Whale Excavated From San Francisco Bay Area's Purisima Formation
Scientists have discovered fossils of an ancient whale that lived 5 to 2.5 million years ago. (February 5, 2014)

Diving Champion Tanya Streeter Dives With Humpback Whales
World free-diving champion Tanya Streeter dives with humpback whales in the Turks and Caicos Islands in this video from BBC sea life show Diving with Whales. (July 6, 2012)

Scientists Discover New Grapefruit Sized Sensory Organ in Chin of Rorqual Whales
Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution and University of British Columbia have solve the mystery of how lunge feeding works through the discovery of a grapefruit sized sensory organ in the chin of rorqual whales that communicates to the brain. (May 27, 2012)

Killer Whales Create Waves to Wash Seals Off Ice Floes
NOAA's Fisheries Service scientists studying the cooperative hunting behavior of killer whales in Antarctic waters discovered that the animals favor one type of seal (Weddell seals) over all other available food sources. (March 30, 2011)

SeaWorld Says Dawn Brancheau Was One of Their Best Killer Whale Trainers
SeaWorld says Dawn Brancheau - killed by a killer whale - was one of their very best killer whale trainers. A video showed her playing with the whale before the fatal incident. (February 25, 2010)

Richard Ellis: Killer Whale Attack at SeaWorld Was Intentional
Dawn Brancheau, an experienced female trainer at Sea World Orlando, was fatally injured by a 12,000 bull Orca named Tilikum today. (February 24, 2010)

Dolphin Rescues Stranded Whales
This AP video tells the amazing story of a dolphin named Moko who rescued two straned whales. (March 20, 2008)