Baleen whales probably only grew colossal some 3 million years ago, and it was probably climate change that triggered the transformation. The post Why Are Whales So Dang Big? Science May Finally Have an Answer appeared first on WIRED.
On July 15, a federal court ruled that the Navy can't use a particularly powerful sonar tool in waters inhabited by marine mammals. The post The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar appeared first on WIRED.
Whether the causes are El Nino or the “Blob” or ultimately climate change, The post A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans appeared first on WIRED.
How exactly do you get rid of 80,000 pounds of rotting flesh? The post How to Get Rid of a Dead, Rotting Whale on Your Beach (Hint: Don't Blow It Up) appeared first on WIRED.
To study beaked whales, scientists use high-tech tags, large underwater microphones, and really fast boats.
The post Scientists Learn to Spot—and Tag—the Ocean’s Elusive Beaked Whale appeared first on WIRED.