Three fishermen from Oman have stumbled a very rare and precious catch: a giant lump of ambergris or whale vomit. The ambergris weighs more than176 pounds and is estimated to be worth $3 million.
A team of scientists from South Carolina has discovered a fossilized ear of a prehistoric animal that holds the answer on the origins of whales' ultrasonic hearing.
According to the study published in the journal PeerJ, researchers discovered that their findings are consistent with the hypothesis that the structure of sperm whale's forehead evolved to be used as a massive battering ram during male-to-male competition.
A dozen giant sperm whales have found themselves stranded along the Dutch island of Texel and the German islands of Wangerooge and Helgoland this year. Experts say many made made wrong turns toward the coast after becoming disoriented.
Sperm whales use a series of clicks to communicate within their clans. Similar to human cultures, there are many patterns, or dialects, of these clicks.