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

Tags: whales whale-and-dolphin-strandings

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

Tags: australia whales western-australia

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

Tags: canada united-states washington whales killer-whales

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

Tags: animals plastic plastic-pollution oceans marine-biology whales

'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

Tags: whales

First stranded Orca found in almost 20 years in the Wash

The dead 15ft (4.5m) long juvenile killer whale was found on the coast of Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 14, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: marine-biology whales zoological-society-of-london whale-and-dolphin-strandings

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 12, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: human-evolution animals whales

Sperm whale dies with 100kg 'litter ball' in its stomach

Fishing nets and rope were among the debris found inside the whale which stranded on the Isle of Harris.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 2, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: plastic-pollution whales whale-and-dolphin-strandings isle-of-harris

Battersea Bridge whale found motionless on shore

The mammal, believed to be a minke whale, was found below Battersea Bridge in London.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: whales river-thames rainham greenhithe dartford gravesend

Satellites to monitor whale strandings from space

Scientists are developing the techniques to spot mass stranding events from orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 17, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: space-exploration whales chile earth-observation british-antarctic-survey

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