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Rare whale caught on film for first time

Australian researchers Thursday revealed they had filmed a pod of extremely rare Shepherd's beaked whales for the first time ever.

Filmmaker sounds alarm over ocean of plastic

On Midway atoll in the North Pacific, dozens of young albatross lie dead on the sand, their stomachs filled with cigarette lighters, toy soldiers and other small plastic objects their parents have mistaken for food.

How a researcher discovered a completely undocumented whale

One evening in November 2013, the noted whale researcher Salvatore Cerchio sat down to dinner with his team of scientists on Nosy Iranja, a small island known for its white sands and turquoise waters that's located off the ...

What does a whale and a human have in common?

The immune system of the blue whale is as good as the human's and other land mammals; the species is healthy and could resist an epidemic of bacteria or fungi. Disclosed in the first study of its kind to be carried out globally ...

Whales feel the (sun)burn

Whales have been shown to increase the pigment in their skin in response to sunshine, just as we get a tan.

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