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Humpback Whale

This diver was nearly swallowed by a whale off Cape Cod

June 14th, 2021

Little did a humpback whale know on Friday when it opened its mouth off the coast of Cape Cod to feed that it would promptly make the news for swallowing a lobster diver and spitting him out. It actually sounds like the kind of unbelievable thing you see in movies — a whale attempting to …

new whale species

An incredibly rare whale washed up dead in Florida

January 28th, 2021

The carcass of a whale washed up off the coast of Everglades National Park in Florida in 2019, and it sparked a mystery that is still ongoing. Scientists studying the specimen believe it may actually be an as-of-yet unnamed species that is critically endangered. If the whale is indeed a unique species, researchers estimate there …

whale breath record

Whale stuns scientists by holding its breath for nearly 4 hours

September 24th, 2020

Researchers studying the diving habits of beaked whales observed one specific whale staying beneath the surface for huge lengths of time. The whale stayed underwater for nearly three hours during the first round of observations, and then a week later it nearly reached the four-hour mark. It’s possible that sonar signals from Navy activity in …

whale mimicking human speech

Whales can mimic human speech, and you have to hear it to believe it

February 1st, 2018

We’ve known for some time that orca whales are incredibly intelligent creatures, capable of advanced social behaviors and coordinated hunting efforts, but new research has revealed that they’re actually smart enough to mimic human speech. In a new paper published in the Proceedings of Royal Society B, scientists explain how an orca was successfully trained …

science news

Manmade sonar is literally driving whales insane

August 30th, 2017

Well, humanity, we’ve done it again. We already pushed our planet to a point where storms are getting stronger and more frequent, trees are migrating, and our own food supplies are going to start becoming less nutritious, so what more could we possibly screw up? A new study on the habits of whales has proven …

Orca Whale Flips Seal

Watch this killer whale flip a seal 80 feet into the air

October 27th, 2015

The sea is cruel and unforgiving, especially if you’re not high up on the food chain. Recently, an innocent harbour seal learned this the hard way when an orca whale straight up punted him 80 feet up into the air with its tail. After watching this video, you’ll undoubtedly agree that orcas, which may be more commonly …