Dolphins and whales experience pleasure
Sam Ridgway has spent most of his life learning about dolphins and whales. Over his five-decade career he has asked these cetaceans various questions, including how deep they can dive and how depth affects ...
Scientists test hearing in Bristol Bay beluga whale population
The ocean is an increasingly industrialized space. Shipping, fishing, and recreational vessels, oil and gas exploration and other human activities all increase noise levels in the ocean and make it more difficult ...
Dolphin pod dies trapped in ice off Canadian coast
Some 30 white-beaked dolphins have died after being trapped in ice off the coast of Canada's easternmost Newfoundland province, and three remaining alive are not faring well, officials said Monday.
Beluga whales create art in Japan aquarium
Beluga whales at an aquarium near Tokyo are learning how to paint pictures as part of an autumn art programme for visitors, an official said Wednesday.
Ga. aquarium denied permit to import 18 belugas
Georgia Aquarium officials say the National Marine Fisheries Service has denied its application to import beluga whales from Russia.
New population of rare Irrawaddy dolphins found in Palawan
A new Philippine population of critically-endangered Irrawaddy dolphins was reported recently by WWF-Philippines.
Studying 'whale snot' to help protect Arctic marine mammals
Justin Richard spent nearly 10 years as a beluga whale trainer at Mystic Aquarium, where he taught the Arctic marine mammals to voluntarily submit to regular health screenings. But it's not so easy to conduct ...
Baby beluga's rescue marks a hopeful milestone
The two Alaskan fishermen had stopped to examine a bald eagle when they noticed something sleek and gray in the Bristol Bay surf: a baby whale in the shallows, faintly whistling and clicking.
Ancient whale species sheds new light on its modern relatives
Beluga whales and narwhals live solely in the cold waters of the Arctic and sub-arctic. Smithsonian scientists, however, found that this may not have always been the case. They recently described a new species ...
Over 100 Beluga whales 'trapped in Bering Sea'
Over 100 Beluga whales are trapped in water between ice floes in the Chukotka region of Russia's Far East, the authorities said, calling on the government to send an ice-breaker to free them.
WWF sounds warning on caviar
Poaching and illegal trade in sturgeon caviar persist in Romania and Bulgaria, environmental group WWF warned on Monday, posing a serious risk to the highly threatened species of fish.
Beluga gives way to Facebook Messenger
Facebook is ushering out freshly acquired Beluga text messaging service to clear the way for a replacement tailored for the social network.
Hong Kong drops plan to import rare whales
A Hong Kong theme park has dropped a contentious plan to buy and import rare wild-caught beluga whales, in a decision lauded Friday by conservationists who had protested against the bid.
Sturgeon's death highlights threat to ancient fish
(AP) -- Alas, poor Harald. Wired up to a satellite transmitter, he had much to teach science about the life of the great sturgeons of the Danube River and Black Sea.