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How whales became the largest animals ever

Whales are the largest animals to ever exist on this Earth, outweighing even the dinosaurs. These titans roam the oceans in search of food, but that wasn’t always the case. Millions of years ago they used to be land dwellers. Here is how whales ended up becoming the biggest of […]
How whales became the largest animals ever
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WATCH: Humpback whales are ‘mugging’ spectator boats off Sydney

The season for whale watching off Sydney has produced amazing images and recording of a whale behaviour that’s become known as mugging. “We had a fantastic individual over the weekend on Saturday that was very curious,” says Vanessa Pirotta, a Phd student at Macquarie University who’s also been to Antarctica […]
WATCH: Humpback whales are ‘mugging’ spectator boats off Sydney
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Science says the songs of whales have good vibrations

The haunting songs of the humpback whale also cause vibrations in the sea as well as sound waves, according to the latest research. A study off Hawaii by the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, published by the Royal Society, shows that singing whales generate high […]
Science says the songs of whales have good vibrations
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VIDEO: Watch a humpback whale do a headstand

Scientists have captured an incredibly rare sight of a humpback whale doing a “headstand” off the coast of Hawaii. It was captured by a research drone by the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries’ Collaborative Center for Unmanned Technologies during a field operation earlier last week. In it a female humpback […]
VIDEO: Watch a humpback whale do a headstand