Sperm Whale

Brian Blessed tells us which animals he’d be reincarnated as

Brian Blessed: actor; writer; presenter; myth; man; legend. A beast of a man with a beast of a voice: but imagine if he was not man, but beast …

Arthur Conan Doyle

SHOULD’VE BEEN HERE AN HOUR AGO

A dead Sperm Whale has washed up on East Beach, East London. After initial inspection, it is assumed that the Sperm has died of old age, this however …

Surfing

Sperm whale washes up on East London beach

Quigney residents woke up today to an “exceptionally” large sperm whale which had been washed up just metres from the East London Aquarium.<p>Kevin …

News (South Africa)

Rescuers try to save whales beached off Indonesia's Aceh

Rescuers are trying to save a small pod of whales that beached Monday off Indonesia's Aceh province.<p>The head of Aceh's marine and fisheries office, …

Indonesia

Blue Planet II: The moment giant sharks attack crew submarine

At a depth of 700 metres, a Blue Planet II sub was shoved by some enormous sixgill sharks.<p>The team were tracking a dead sperm whale that had floated onto the Atlantic Ocean seabed.<p><i>You can watch Blue Planet II on Sundays at 20:00 GMT on BBC One or you can catch up on the</i> BBC iPlayer<i>.</i>

Atlantic Ocean

Reseacher: Young Oak Island sperm whale may have been latest hurricane victim

A researcher suggested Friday that a juvenile sperm whale euthanized here early Thursday evening may have been the latest victim of a series of …

Oceans

Sperm whale washes up on NC beach

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WECT) — Hundreds of people flocked to the beach in Oak Island Thursday morning to catch a glimpse of a young sperm whale that had …

Oceans

Tragic ending as rescuers fail to rescue beached sperm whale off Oak Island

Attempts to rescue a juvenile whale that was trapped in the surf here Thursday morning tragically failed and experts euthanized the whale late …

Oceans

Hundreds surround beached whale off NC island, some trying to keep it alive

Prospects are not good for a sperm whale that beached itself near Oak Island, North Carolina, Thursday morning, despite crowds of concerned onlookers …

Oceans

'Looking a whale in the eye is profound'

October 29, 2017 12:00AM<p>WADE Hughes had his first encounter with a sperm whale in the crystalline waters of the Azores in 2005, and he feared it …

Whales

After years of persecution, whales are getting their own back

NO GOOD deed, cynics say, goes unpunished. That is certainly the view of longline fishermen in southern Alaska. The good deed in question is the end …

Oceans

Autopsy provides new details on violent death of prison Sgt. Meggan Callahan

A full autopsy report, released Wednesday, provides new details about the attack that killed Sgt. Meggan Callahan inside an Eastern North Carolina …

Crime

Why a Local Museum Keeps Burying Whales Under Raleigh, North Carolina

It mostly has to do with grease.<p>Just down the road from North Carolina’s cosmopolitan state capital, there is a field. In that field, there is an …

North Carolina State University

Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person.<p>And now, scientists have identified key differences among cetaceans linked to brain size. …

Science

Big and brilliant: complex whale behaviour tied to brain size

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person.<p>And now, scientists have identified key differences among cetaceans linked to brain size. …

The Brain

Against all probability, a sperm whale is called into existence above the surface of an alien planet

SHIPtember may be over, but there’s still plenty more spacecraft measuring over 100 studs in length left in the sea. Feast your eyes on <b>Christian</b> …

Lego

13 Facts About Animals' Brains That Will Make You Say, "IDK How To Feel About This"

FACT: There's a fungus that can take over an ant's brains and turn it into a zombie!!!

Whales

Another dead whale washes ashore on Grand Isle | NOLA.com

A 10-foot whale was discovered dead on a Grand Isle beach Friday morning (Sept. 15), the second found there in two months and at least the fourth on …

Oceans

New study suggests that sperm whales travel together, dine alone

Sperm whales have long been known to be highly social creatures and a new study confirms that when a group of them travel, they tend to hang pretty …

Oceans

The Mysterious Connection Between Solar Storms and Stranded Whales

Could cosmic events be leading sperm whales to their deaths?<p>Sperm whales are the largest of the world’s toothed whales—smaller than giant, …

Culture

Space weather may be killing sperm whales

A stellar suspect in the mysterious beachings.<p>The same phenomenon that creates the Northern Lights might also be confusing male sperm whales. In case you’ve forgotten already (really, how could you?), early 2016 brought a veritable tidal wave of beached spermaceti in the North Sea. No one could …

Animals

Is The Sun Killing Sperm Whales? Scientists Say Solar Storms Confuse Them

The colorful displays of light called auroras might be linked to the deaths of more than two dozen young whales in northern Europe.<p>Researchers …

World News

Report: Dead whale washes ashore in Grand Isle

Grand Isle residents woke up on Saturday morning to see that a dead whale had washed onto the beach nearby. After calling sea-mammal-rescue hotlines, …

Baton Rouge

Pygmy sperm whale rescued from beach dies

The pygmy sperm whale that captured the attention — and hearts — of the public when it was rescued from La Jolla Shores last month died late …

Oceans

The Ambergris Factor

In the American whaling industry, which got underway during the eighteenth century, whalers slaughtered the giant Sperm whale for sperm oil, which …

Business

Pygmy sperm whale still in SeaWorld's care

Updated:Tuesday, September 5 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-09-05 16:18:30 GMT<p>San Diego animal lovers are pitching in to help furry victims of Hurricane …

San Diego

SeaWorld works to save pygmy sperm whale that beached itself in La Jolla

A pygmy sperm whale that beached itself on La Jolla Shores was in critical condition Saturday as veterinarians and other animal-care specialists from …

Oceans

Beached whale appears in Paris, stunning tourists and residents

Imagine strolling along the Seine river in Paris, hand-in-hand with a partner when all of a sudden, you glimpse a beached whale stranded on the …

Lifestyle

Dead Sperm Whale That 'Washed Up' In Paris Is Teaching Us All An Important Lesson

Close enough to home yet? 🌍<p>If you’re planning a romantic mini-break to Paris, you might be planning to visit Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and eat …

Oceans

Two Paleontologists Discuss the Possibility of an Epic Battle Between a Sperm Whale and Giant Squid

In a wonderfully insightful video from the American Museum of Natural History, two respected paleontologists, Neil Landman and John Flynn discuss …

Whales