science
Are Humpback Whales Plotting to Take Over the World?

Maybe you thought the apocalypse would come from a nuclear war or climate change or revolting sentient robots or something. But after reading about a strange new humpback whale behaviour, you might want to add a cetacean coup to your list. Happy Friday. Read More >>

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Diver Catches Once in a Lifetime Closeup Footage of a Whale Breach

The ocean’s already fraught with danger, the last thing you need while swimming is a massive humpback whale deciding it wants to leap out of the water a few feet from where you’re treading water. But that’s exactly what happened to Australian photographer Beau Pilgrim, who fortunately got the whole thing on video. Read More >>

animals
New Two-Lensed Camera Shows What It’s Like to Ride on the Back of Whale

Researchers from Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station have developed a two-lensed camera that sticks to the backs of filter-feeding whales with suction cups. The new device has been used to capture unprecedented footage of whales in action, and it’s offering new insights into the feeding and swimming behaviors of these aquatic beasts. Read More >>

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Flying Humpback Whale Nearly Crushes Kayakers

Humpback whales, those 36,000 kilo giants of the sea, might be the living embodiment nature’s majesty, but when one gets close enough to crush you, it’s like you’re in the middle of some Godzilla monster flick. Read More >>

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Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best friends. It’s like The Fox and the Hound but maybe less depressing? Read More >>