These Might Be The Loneliest Whales in the World

Humpback whales can be found all over the world's oceans, despite the heavy beating they took in the era of industrial whaling. They undertake one of the longest annual migrations feeding at high latitudes and breeding near the equator. But there's one peculiar group of humpbacks who live life a bit differently. » 12/04/14 7:52pm 12/04/14 7:52pm

Why Are Killer Whales Suddenly Hunting Humpbacks?

Not for nothing are Orcas called Killer whales, but reports of their hunting the "great" whales (baleen & sperm whales) have been rare, and there is little consensus as to the importance of such predation. But new evidence suggests that Humpback whale calves are a regular snack for the black and white killers. » 12/04/14 1:10am 12/04/14 1:10am

Humpback whales like to remind humans how tiny we are

The gaping maw of a humpback whale can open to a width of several meters when engaging in a predatory technique known as lunge feeding. And even though humpbacks feed primarily on small fish and crustaceans, I like to imagine that they enjoy reminding us that they could just as easily fit a few humans inside their… » 11/04/11 11:56am 11/04/11 11:56am