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Jan 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM
One very smelly sperm whale secretion may soon make one lucky British beachcomber a very happy man.
Feb 13, 2012 at 2:56 PM
The 12-foot female orca was found Saturday about a mile north of the Cranberry Beach approach.
May 15, 2011 at 9:24 AM
Sperm whales, the world's largest toothed cetaceans, for more than a decade have bedeviled fishermen catching sablefish, also known as black cod, a deep-water fish that tastes like butter and sells for more dollars per pound than any other Alaska finned fish.
Mar 11, 2011 at 10:48 AM
Sperm whales eat squid on the ocean floor, surface only briefly and usually individually.
Nov 10, 2010 at 7:40 AM
Scientists say some whale species off the Mexican coast are showing signs of severe sunburn that may be caused by the damaged ozone layer's decreased ability to block ultraviolet radiation.
Jun 24, 2010 at 3:11 PM
Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals, according to American scientists who say the findings spell danger for the millions of humans who depend on seafood.
May 31, 2010 at 4:16 PM
Independent scientists and government officials say there's a disaster we can't see in the Gulf of Mexico's mysterious depths, the ruin of a world inhabited by enormous sperm whales and tiny, invisible plankton.
May 31, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Independent scientists and government officials say there's a disaster we can't see in the Gulf of Mexico's mysterious depths, the ruin of a world inhabited by enormous sperm whales and tiny, invisible plankton.
Apr 26, 2010 at 6:51 AM
It could take hours or it could take months to stop a 42,000-gallon-a-day oil leak polluting the Gulf of Mexico at the site of a wrecked drilling platform.
Feb 22, 2010 at 3:45 PM
Press release courtesy OSUToothed whales are known to form long-standing social groups – especially among females – and scientists have hypothesized that these bonds are created to fend off sub-dominant males interested in mating, and to watch after...
Jan 4, 2010 at 1:24 PM
A baby whale washed ashore in Cannon Beach during New Year's weekend. A research team from Portland State University performed a necropsy Sunday, but did not immediately determine the cause of death.
Mar 2, 2009 at 7:33 AM
The 194 pilot whales and half a dozen bottlenose dolphins became stranded on Naracoopa Beach on Tasmania state's King Island on Sunday evening - the fourth beaching incident in recent months in Tasmania.
Aug 19, 2007 at 12:07 PM
Some south Texas areas began taking precautions as Category 4 Hurricane Dean followed a course toward the Yucatan Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico, with the Texas coast a possible target.
Jun 14, 2007 at 4:16 PM
Five killer whales paid Coos Bay an afternoon visit this week, probably to dine, and then turned tail back to the Pacific Ocean. They eat marine mammals such as sea lions, porpoises, dolphins, gray whales and sperm whales.