Endangered whale threatened by noisy ships

Noise from ships has cut the ability of critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales to communicate with each other by about two-thirds.

Whales stressed out by shipping noise

Low-frequency noise from shipping is causing chronic stress in whales, a study has found.

'Cap and trade' system proposed for commercial whaling

A group of academics has suggested a pragmatic, if radical, solution to the problem of continuing commercial whaling - putting a price on the animals.

Loss of Arctic ice could lead to new hybrid species

The loss of Arctic sea ice could lead to species such as polar bears and some types of seal and whale being lost through hybridization.

Ancient sea monster dined on whales

Named for the author of Moby Dick, a newly-discovered fossil whale makes Captain Ahab's nemesis look like a shrimp.

Whale poo saves world from global warming

Save the whale, and it'll save you too, say Australian scientists, by recycling iron in the ocean through its poo.