A gigantic sperm whale was found along the shores of Samal Island in Davao, Philippines. An analysis of the whale's stomach showed that it might have ingested too much plastic, which led to its untimely death.
The carcass of a giant, 28-foot beached sperm whale was found on San Jose Island and will likely to stay there while marine experts figure out what to do with the dead animal.
Unlike the living sperm whale, which has no functional teeth, the ancient Livyatan melvillei, with its 36 cm. teeth feeds on other whales and bigger predators.
Have you ever heard of floating gold? We'll apparently, in the beaches in Europe, they do exist. But not in a shiny, glittery form, instead they look like a rock which smells, too. It's a stone secreted by sperm whales and are used in making perfumes. It is called "whale vomit" and it is extremely rare. It is considered valuable because a block of it can cost up to $70,000. But authorities fear that if people decided to harvest whale's vomit, it might further worsen the population drop of the endangered sperm whales.
Researchers have identified why so many sperm whales washed up on beaches in the North Sea. It turns out they were hunting for squid in shallow waters.
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.
Every year more than 100 million blood donations are collected globally, and according to the World Health Organization, that's not nearly enough. Synthetic blood would be one ideal solution, but it has long been nothing more than a pipe dream. Now, thanks to new research on deep-diving whales, researchers suddenly think they've figured out the secret to making this medical miracle a reality.
A new fossil has been discovered in Panama that is the missing link in sperm whale evolution, helping to shed light on this amazing species.
Despite their fame as movie stars and entertainers, orca whales were first and foremost known as the "wolves of the sea." After all, they aren't called "killer" whales just for fun. Recently, scientists from the NOAA were reminded of this after coming upon a gruesome scene, where a pod of orcas absolutely decimated their prey until there was little left. Some forensic sleuthing has now revealed just what the victim was, and it came as something of a surprise.
Eight sperm whales became mysteriously stranded on the South Australian coast over the weekend, resulting in the death of seven of them - nearly the entire pod. It is thought that this may be the first instance of a mass beaching of the species ever seen in this part of the world.