Sperm whale

What Is Ambergris and Where Does It Come From?

Ambergris, a waxy-like substance found in perfumes, has a unique origin.
Humpback Whale

The Importance of Whale Poop

Whales are an important part of ocean biodiversity. So is their poop.
Seagulls follow whales to eat anchovies.

The Sound of an Unknown Whale

Researchers might have identified one—and maybe even two—brand new species of whale.

An Age-Old Whale of a Tale

Researchers recently sequenced the genome of a 200 year old bowhead whale.

Good News for California Blue Whales

Researchers writing in Marine Mammal Science report that California blue whale populations have rebounded from losses inflicted by whaling.