Noise from ships has cut the ability of critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales to communicate with each other by about two-thirds.
Low-frequency noise from shipping is causing chronic stress in whales, a study has found.
A group of academics has suggested a pragmatic, if radical, solution to the problem of continuing commercial whaling - putting a price on the animals.
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.
Named for the author of Moby Dick, a newly-discovered fossil whale makes Captain Ahab's nemesis look like a shrimp.
Save the whale, and it'll save you too, say Australian scientists, by recycling iron in the ocean through its poo.