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.
Baleen plates – the signature bristle-like apparatus toothless whales use to feed – reveal how these large aquatic mammals adapt to environmental changes over time.
It was the whales’ singing that gave them away.
A UNSW study shows airway bacteria can indicate the health of dolphins and whales – a finding that could benefit endangered species like the northern right and blue whales.
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.
Blue whales - among the loudest animals in the oceans - are singing a little flat, and there may now be more clues as to why.
Size doesn't always matter when it comes to the pitch of your voice, especially if you're an aquatic mammal, write Kobe Martin and Tracey Rogers.
Songs of marine animals can help us discover new populations, write Joy Tripovich and Tracey Rogers.