Michael Packard, a lobster diver in Provincetown, Mass., found himself inside the mouth of a whale on Friday morning, then was spit out.
The few living North Atlantic right whales are smaller than previous generations, and some show signs of severely stunted development.
Culture, once considered exclusive to humans, turns out to be widespread in nature.
Scientists have found intergenerational care may be the key to thriving mothers, and children.
In a haunting new digital work, “Whale Fall,” Mayfield Brooks mourns Black bodies.
Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.
From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?
Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.
The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.
A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.
Hauling sail into 2021 like “soon may the Wellerman come …”
The whales in the group seem to sing a unique song.
Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel were whale watching off California’s Central Coast when a humpback suddenly surfaced beneath their kayak.
Remoras — known for hitching rides on whales and sharks — swim surprisingly freely over the surfaces formed by their hosts.
The whale beaching, one of the largest strandings ever recorded globally, prompted a five-day rescue effort.
Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.
About 270 pilot whales became stranded on the west coast of the island state in Australia. Rescuers estimate that a third of them have already died.
Nobody knows why the marine mammals have been ramming boats in waters from Gibraltar to Galicia, Spain, in recent months. Some vessels were so badly damaged that they had to be towed to port.
Researchers spotted the killer whale they call J35 alongside her “robust and lively” new calf on Saturday — a ray of hope for the endangered Southern Resident population off the Pacific Northwest.
The influx of whales to cleaner waters off New York City has meant that the number of them injured or killed there is on the rise.
A recent analysis of the flippers of living and extinct marine animals shows the enduring power of “baby mittens.”
The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.
Residents of a coastal Oregon city voted to name a park for a 1970 explosion that rained chunks of rotting whale flesh on curious bystanders.
An isolated corner of Manitoba is one of the few places left in the world where humans are the outsiders on display for the wildlife to observe.
Every year, the New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts a marathon reading of “Moby-Dick.” For the social distancing edition, volunteers are recording performances from home.
How climate change is altering nature’s sonic landscape.
They didn’t have blowholes, but an ancient lineage of crocodilians returned to the oceans in a manner similar to some marine mammals.