Whale threats from fishing gear 'underestimated'

Blue whales may be at a bigger risk than previously thought of getting entangled in fishing nets.

Feb. 9, 2021 ~3 min

Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Archaeologists believe the bones are as old as 5,000 years and remarkably well preserved.

Nov. 27, 2020 ~2 min

Blue whales have 'rediscovered' South Georgia

The great whales are returning to the island that hosted the industry that nearly destroyed them.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

South Georgia whaling: Antarctic art marks a dark past

Michael Visocchi's work memorialises the many animals killed by the whale hunters of South Georgia.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Deep-diving whale dies after swimming up river

Rescuers made a "sterling effort" to save the 21ft-long animal found in a tributary of the River Clyde near Glasgow Airport.

Oct. 27, 2020 ~3 min

Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

A Cuvier's beaked whale stays under water for almost four hours, leaving scientists puzzled.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Whale shark 'crushes' tourist in Australia

The woman is in a "serious but stable condition" after being hit by the shark's tail while snorkelling.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 3, 2020 ~2 min

Tahlequah: Killer whale who carried dead calf for days is pregnant

Tahlequah captured the world's attention when spotted carrying her dead calf for 17 days.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 28, 2020 ~3 min

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 27, 2020 ~2 min

'Astonishing' blue whale numbers at South Georgia

The biggest animal on Earth is returning to waters where it was nearly driven to extinction.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 20, 2020 ~6 min