The smallest member of the filter-feeding family is one of the only whale species not to embark on seasonal migrations, new research finds.
Almost two decades of whale recordings suggest the movements of the pygmy blue whale are affected by climate cycles.
New research shows how human-modified landscapes affect the diets of these marsupial scavengers.
The good news is, pygmy blue whales appear to be thriving in the Indian Ocean. But not-so-good is that climate change may be threatening their food sources.
Baleen plates – the signature bristle-like apparatus toothless whales use to feed – reveal how these large aquatic mammals adapt to environmental changes over time.
They are the only known scavengers in the world to have picky diets.
I know what you did last summer: chemical clues in the marsupial’s whiskers can reveal what they ate months – and even seasons – ago.
It was the whales’ singing that gave them away.
UNSW Sydney researchers collected and tested samples of humpback whale "snot" – similar to mucus from a human nose – and found severely depleted microbial diversity a
UNSW researchers have linked the burden of humpback whales’ annual migration to depleted microbial diversity in their airways – an indicator of overall health.