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Can Whales And Humans Collaborate On Research?

In "A Conversation with Whales" in <i>The New York Times</i> this past Sunday, James Nestor raises the tantalizing possibility of full-on collaboration between human observers and wild whales in research on whale communication. (The article includes a whale audio file and an option to download an app that …

Extinct "Killer Sperm Whales" Terrorized Ancient Oceans With Their Enormous Teeth

A 12-inch whale tooth, larger than that of a Tyrannosaurus rex, was discovered this month in Melbourne, Australia. Experts say it likely belonged to …

On Killer Whales, Eden & Screenwriting: An Interview with Shirley Barrett, Author of Rush Oh!

<i>by Peter Meinertzhagen</i><p><i>Shirley Barrett is best known as a screenwriter and director whose first feature film, Love Serenade, won the Caméra d’Or at</i> …

The oceanographic explorer and son of Jacques Cousteau has indirectly challenged embattled marine park’s claims that no orca has survived release<p>Oceanographic explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau has called on SeaWorld to release its captive orcas.<p>Cousteau’s intervention comes just one month after the …

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Humpy ballet - Hawaiian Style

New England Humpback Trio

Soon you'll be able to swim with sharks and whales in Western Australia

Western Australia's Coral Coast will offer visitors the chance to swim with humpback whales and whale sharks later this year.<p>Visitors will be able to …

Video of endangered gray whales near tourist boat in Mexico

Wildlife photographer Steve Trewhella was on a tourist boat in the San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja, California when he spotted a couple of female gray whales in the water near their boat.<p>The whales — which can reach 45 feet long and weigh up to 30 tons — could easily flip the boat over, or even crush it.<p>…

The Strange Ecosystem in the Sea: Dead Whales - Facts So Romantic

One April day in 2013, the submersible <i>Shinkai 6500</i> descended to the base of the steep São Paulo Ridge, 13,000 feet under the Atlantic Ocean. “Hang …

Mysterious Sperm Whale Deaths Continue — With Marine Litter Found In Their Stomachs

This year has not been kind to sperm whales. Thirteen young bulls have washed ashore near the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, in the latest spate of mysterious deaths that have plagued the species since January. This brings the death-toll to over 30 animals since January, found beached or …

The Dark Knight Returns casts a long, enduring shadow on superhero comics

<i>Back Issues</i><i>is a feature discussing a major comic of the past. This week:</i> The Dark Knight Returns<i>, Frank Miller’s groundbreaking 1986 miniseries that</i> …

Leak reveals first look at 'Batman: The Killing Joke' animated film

A leaked behind-the-scenes video reveals how DC Comics is adapting one of the most controversial Batman comics into a cartoon.<p>The first clips of the animated version of "The Killing Joke" appear in a 10-minute featurette posted Saturday on YouTube, in which the creators discuss the making of the …

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