Trained rescuers freed a young whale from rope and buoy entanglement off False Bay, South Africa. Entanglement is a major cause of death for marine mammals each year, worldwide.
The award-winning Newfoundland and Labrador tourism campaign has released a video that edits whale vocalizations to sound like the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada."
Humpback whales can now breathe a heavy sigh of relief because as of Monday, most of these iconic mammals are no longer endangered, federal officials announced.
New research has revealed that baleen whales, a group that makes up some of the largest animals on Earth, hear their surroundings and one another in a rather unique way. Their bones, it appears, can resonate with low frequencies, capturing sound and directing it to their ears, enabling supersensitive hearing that can stretch for miles.
Humpback whales are known for their magical songs, crooning most likely as a way to communicate with others, but a new study shows that they even sing for their supper.
Whale watchers have spotted a stunning number of humpback whales in New York waters recently, especially around the Rockaway peninsula, part of New York's borough of Queens. More than a hundred of the massive and majestic beasts have been sighted so far this year, marking what may be the largest resurgence of whales the region has ever seen.
Despite being a migratory mammal, the Arabian Sea humpback is possibly the most isolated whale population on the planet, according to a new study.
Alaska's humpback whales, federally protected for over 40 years, came close to losing their "endangered" status on Wednesday as reports surfaced of their growing numbers, a US agency said.
A rare albino whale, the famous Migaloo, was spotted for the first time this year off the Australian coast on Tuesday.
Whale watching in Boston Harbor is exceptionally exciting this month, with hundreds of humpback whales flocking to the coastal waters, a hefty increase to the usual two or three that are spotted.
A new genetic study has revealed that populations of humpback whales in the oceans of the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere are actually members of separate subspecies.
Researchers are finding more concrete evidence that humans are not the only species which pass traditions down from generation to generation, but humpback whales and vervet monkeys also learn behavior from their peers.