Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
When the sun’s atmosphere is stormy, more whales end up on the beach, according to a new study. Biologists speculate it may have to do with navigation or health.
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings

When the sun’s atmosphere is stormy, more whales end up on the beach, according to a new study. Biologists speculate it may have to do with navigation or health.

When the sun’s atmosphere is stormy, more whales end up on the beach, according to a new study. Biologists speculate it may have to do with navigation or health.

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Grandmother Orcas Help Young Whales Survive and Thrive: Study
Grandmother Orcas Help Young Whales Survive and Thrive: Study
Lisa Winter | Dec 11, 2019
Post-menopausal orcas tied to an increase in calf survival by providing food, care, and guidance.
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Ashley Yeager | Nov 26, 2019
Slowing to just two beats per minute, the animals’ heart rate shows how they survive plunging far below the ocean’s surface to eat.
Image of the Day: Drones Measure Whales
Image of the Day: Drones Measure Whales
Emily Makowski | Oct 2, 2019
Researchers estimate whale body mass from aerial images.
The Narluga: New Insights from Old Bones
The Narluga: New Insights from Old Bones
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
DNA analysis of a bizarre, 30-year-old whale skull serves as a reminder of the secrets that museum specimens keep about the natural world.
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Ashley Yeager | Aug 13, 2019
Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act will be altered, easing protections for the most critically threatened plants and animals.
Six North Atlantic Right Whales Have Died So Far This Year
Six North Atlantic Right Whales Have Died So Far This Year
Ashley Yeager | Jun 28, 2019
Canadian officials are investigating the deaths and implementing regulations to reduce the number of ships that strike the endangered species or snag them in fishing gear.
Image of the Day: Hybrid Cetacean
Image of the Day: Hybrid Cetacean
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 21, 2019
The DNA of a whale shows its father was a beluga and its mother was a narwhal.
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 3, 2019
About 70 gray whales have been found dead this year on the west coast of the US.
Seven North Atlantic Right Whale Calves Spotted So Far This Year
Seven North Atlantic Right Whale Calves Spotted So Far This Year
Ashley Yeager | Mar 5, 2019
The number of new babies is up from zero born last year, but scientists say the birth rate is still too low to sustain the population of endangered whales.