Sperm Whale

Ivory lobby is putting fine scrimshaw at risk | Financial Times

I agree with Martin Levy ( Letters, June 30) that the British Museum was right to accept the Victor Sassoon ivories collection. Although the ivory …

British Museum

The sperm whale spotted close to the Dutch coast has died

The sperm whale spotted off the coast at Den Helder in a severely weakened state has died, marine animal organisation...

Netherlands

Whale Spotted Frolicking In Hamptons

Check out the great videos here! In other whale news, reports of a whale entangled off Montauk were mistaken, experts say.<p>EAST HAMPTON, NY — East …

Marine Conservation

A Strangely Hypnotic Video of Whales Sleeping Vertically

It must be hard to get a good night’s sleep when you’re an animal in the wild. Not only would the ever-present threat of predators detract from a …

Sleep

Sperm whale found stranded in East Aceh

A sperm whale was found stranded on Kuala Baroh Bugeng Beach in Nurussalam district, East Aceh regency, on Sunday.<p>"We estimated the weight [of the …

Indonesia

Sperm Whale Socks - Men's Mid Calf

Often confused for an extrusion of water, the spouting action of aquatic mammals is actually a massive exhale. Consider it a well deserved sigh of …

Gear & Gadgets

Rare whale strands, dies on Mass. beach

A pygmy sperm whale that was found alive by beach-goers on Steep Hill Beach this week died shortly after washing ashore.<p>Marine mammal rescue staff …

Whales

Necropsy planned for rare pygmy sperm whale found on Ipswich beach

The rare pygmy sperm whale that washed up on an Ipswich beach and later died will be taken to the New England Aquarium for an necropsy, an official …

Boston

Rarely-seen whale dies after washing ashore on Massachusetts beach

The New England Aquarium says the 9.5-foot-long, 800-pound whale washed up on an Ipswich beach around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

New England

Rarely-seen whale dies after washing ashore

IPSWICH, Mass. (AP) — A rarely-seen pygmy sperm whale has died after washing ashore on a Massachusetts beach. The New England Aquarium says the …

Ipswich

Pygmy whale beaches, dies in Ipswich

A rare whale usually found in the deep near the edge of the continental shelf died shortly after stranding on the beach in Ipswich yesterday, …

New England

Rarely Seen Whale Washes Ashore Steep Hill Beach

The whale unfortunately died before a rescue attempt could be made.<p>IPSWICH, MA — Police say a rarely seen whale washed ashore Steep Hill Beach …

New England

Pygmy sperm whale washes up on Ipswich beach

IPSWICH, MASS. (WHDH) - A whale washed ashore in Ipswich Tuesday, police said.<p>The whale, identified by the New England Aquarium as a pygmy sperm …

Whales

How Did This Sperm Whale End Up Beached Near a Lake in the French Alps?

<b>How the hell did a sperm whale end up beached on the shores of Lac de Serre-Ponçon in the French Alps,</b> 700 meters or so above sea level? Locals were …

Whales

Google creates doodle for PH Independence Day

MANILA – Google has created a special doodle to celebrate the 120th Independence Day of the Philippines.<p>But instead of featuring known Philippine …

July 4th

Vendee Globe - Stricken yacht confirms whale strike in Southern Ocean

by Scuttlebutt Europe | GrindTV.com on 17 Mar 2017<p><b>French sailor Kito de Pavant was sailing along in the Indian Ocean a month after the start of the</b> …

Sailing

Man pleads guilty to trafficking sperm whale teeth

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to smuggling more than $26,000 worth of endangered sperm whale teeth from Ukraine into the U.S.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice says John Bell, of Lakeville, entered his plea Wednesday to wildlife trafficking in violation of the Lacey Act. …

U.S. Department of Justice

Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Endangered Whale Teeth

A Connecticut man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trafficking teeth from endangered sperm whales, according to a memo from the Justice Department. John …

Endangered Species

Lakeville Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Endangered Sperm Whale Teeth From Ukraine

A Lakeville resident pleaded guilty Wednesday to smuggling over $26,000 worth of sperm whale teeth from Ukraine and reselling it in the United …

Corruption

Connecticut man cops to trafficking in endangered sperm whale teeth

An artist who created works carved from bone admitted Wednesday that he smuggled dozens of sperm whale teeth into the U.S.<p>John "Jake" Bell, of Lakeville, Conn., pleaded guilty to one count of wildlife trafficking in federal court in Boston. As part of his plea, Bell admitted that he sold …

Endangered Species

See Photos Of A Sleeping Pod Of Whales

Whales

How This Whale Got Nearly 20 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach

Eighty shopping bags and other plastic debris clogged the animal’s stomach, making it unable to eat.<p>Last week, a small male pilot whale was found struggling, unable to swim or breathe, in a Thai canal near the Malaysia border. Rescuers fought to save the animal by deploying buoys to keep it afloat …

Pollution

Something killed a lot of sperm whales in the past—and it wasn’t whalers

Sperm whales are a genetic puzzle. The deep-diving, squid-eating giants that inspired Moby Dick are found in every ocean, where they can mate with …

Science

What is the Largest Whale? A Cetacea Size Comparison Chart.

How do right whales size up? <b>North Atlantic right whales</b> (<i>Eubalaena glacialis</i>) are big, but they're not the biggest whales. That distinction goes to …

North Atlantic

Nat Geo Wild’s Clever Negative Space Ads Fuse Predator And Prey

There’s certainly ‘Nowhere To Hide’ on these canvases that make up Nat Geo Wild’s delightful ads to promote its Destination Wild series.<br>Created by …

Cetaceans of Madeira

Madeira: Volcanic, Remote and Green.The Madeira Archipelago, a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, is often called the Hawaii of the Atlantic. …

Madeira

Wounded sperm whale washed ashore in Zamboanga City

A 3-meter-long pygmy sperm whale washed ashore in the village of Talisayan, Zamboanga City on Friday afternoon.<p>Mariano Pandalan, a barangay tanod, …

Philippines

Top Shot: Sleeping Beauties

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos selected by the Your Shot editors. The photo our community has voted as their favorite is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Click here to vote for tomorrow’s Top Shot.<p>Your Shot …

Photos

Sperm whale washes up on Spanish beach with 29 kg of plastic inside it

Over 29 kilograms of man-made plastic was found in the stomach of a sperm whale that washed up dead on a beach at Cabo de Palos, Spain, earlier this …

World News

Sperm whale found dead in Spain had 29 kilos of plastic in its stomach

<b>Scientists have discovered 29 kilos of plastic in the stomach of a sperm whale, which washed up on the southern coast of Spain in February.</b><p>During an …

Whales