Endangered whale washes up on Fla. beach
(AP)—One of the most endangered whales in the world has washed up dead on a beach in northeast Florida.
Judge: Navy can train near rare Atlantic whales
(AP)—The Navy can build a $100 million offshore range for submarine warfare training, despite environmentalists' fears that war games would threaten endangered right whales, a federal judge ruled.
Expedition returns wealth of data on whales, sea lions and birds
A University of Otago led multi-disciplinary expedition to the Sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands has recently returned with an abundance of scientific data on whales, sea lions and birds, but also evidence of ...
Underwater noise decreases whale communications in Stellwagen Bank sanctuary
According to a NOAA-led paper published today in the journal Conservation Biology, high levels of background noise, mainly due to ships, have reduced the ability of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales to com ...
First paternity study of southern right whales finds local fathers most successful
The first paternity study of southern right whales has found a surprisingly high level of local breeding success for males, scientists say, which is good news for the overall genetic diversity of the species, ...
S. Africa issues shark warning around washed-up whale
South African coastal authorities on Friday warned beachgoers around the tourist town of Knysna that sharks were moving into the area, feeding on the remains of a whale that ran ashore two days ago. ...
Whale carcass washes ashore in S.Africa
The carcass of a 14-metre (46-foot) southern right whale has washed ashore in the south coast tourist town of Knysna, where volunteers Thursday were trying to haul it from rocks and back out to sea.
New app signals that endangered whales are nearby
A whale of an app is about to make a splash on iPhones and iPads, providing a hand-held tool for those who need to know if right whales are swimming through their shipping lanes and what to do in such an event.
Ship noise boosts stress in whales, 9/11 reveals: study
The steady drone of motors along busy commercial shipping lanes not only alters whale behaviour but can affect the giant sea mammals physically by causing chronic stress, a study published Wednesday has reported ...
Cape Cod Bay holds hidden risk for dining North Atlantic right whales
Tracking their dinner may be the best way to help North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay avoid being hit by recreational and commercial boats, according to a team of researchers who studied the whales ...
Fighting back from extinction, New Zealand right whale is returning home
After being hunted to local extinction more than a century ago and unable to remember their ancestral calving grounds, the southern right whales of mainland New Zealand are coming home.
Australia expecting massive whale watching season
Australia marked the start of its whale-watching season Wednesday with predictions that some 4,000 of the giant animals will be spotted as they make their way along the coast during winter.
Dispatches from the edge of doom
Something strange happened in 1973. Republican president Richard Nixon -- who the year before had stated, "this is not the land of quotas and restrictions" -- signed the Endangered Species Act into law.
Prey-tell: Why right whales linger in the Gulf of Maine
(PhysOrg.com) -- As they might with most endangered animals, scientists consider the whereabouts and activities of right whales extremely important. "It is helpful to know where they go, why they go there ...