Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne

A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.

A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.

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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.
Mysterious Killer Whales Observed off Chilean Coast
Mysterious Killer Whales Observed off Chilean Coast
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 8, 2019
These Type D killer whales have blunter heads and a different color pattern than other orcas. A new species designation hinges on the results of genetic testing.
Image of the Day: Distress Signal
Image of the Day: Distress Signal
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 13, 2018
Dolphins and pilot whales can tell which orcas are coming for them by listening to their calls.  
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life
Proposed Seismic Surveys Raise Concern Over Health of Marine Life
Ashley Yeager | May 11, 2018
The Atlantic has been free of intense air-gun blasts to probe for oil and gas for 30 years, and researchers fear for endangered North Atlantic right whales and other animals.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Image of the Day: No Table Manners
Image of the Day: No Table Manners
The Scientist Staff | Aug 24, 2017
Ancient bones of the newly described toothless, stout-nosed dolphin Inermorostrum xenops suggest that it slurped its food.
Image of the Day: Whale Watching
Image of the Day: Whale Watching
The Scientist Staff | Mar 8, 2017
Scientists capture the True’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) on film for the first time.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.