Newsweek spoke to Joshua Zeman, director of "The Loneliest Whale," about his quest to track down the enigmatic 52-hertz whale.
This is the 17th dead whale that experts from The Marine Mammal Center have responded to in the San Francisco Bay Area this year.
Stunning aerial footage of a pod of killer whales is helping researchers uncover the predators' secret social lives, watching them pick and choose friends and become less sociable as they grow old.
Michael Packard, 56, has recounted the horrifying ordeal in which the whale took him into his mouth then spat him out.
"We don't know how many whales are in this group, but we suspect it's a lot by the enormous number of calls we hear," study author Tracey Rogers said.
Researchers have responded to more than a dozen whale deaths in the San Francisco Bay Area this year.
One of the individuals suffered a suspected fractured neck, officials said.
"This tragic incident—inundating beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka with tonnes of microplastics—will have immediate and long-term effects on this coastal ecosystem," the World Wildlife Fund told Newsweek on Thursday.
Ambergris is a rare and valuable substance that is produced by some sperm whales.
Scientists have found that some of the whales were abnormally thin, but they say more research is needed.
The bodies of the endangered fin whales surfaced after becoming dislodged from the hull of HMAS Sydney.
One TikToker has made a habit of getting closer to giant marine life than the average boater and his encounters have garnered him millions of fans.
A Cuvier's beaked whale found washed up on a beach in France died after eating 16kg of plastic waste.
Rescuers are doing their best to prevent a young minke whale from being stranded in the River Thames, though officials reported the animal's health is declining. Officials said Monday that they fear they will be forced to capture and euthanize the whale.
The spate of deaths has been called "alarming," and ship strikes are thought to be the number one threat to fin whales.
"Secrets of the Whales," produced by James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, was filmed over three years in two dozen locations.
As fans eagerly await a sequel to "Avatar," its director James Cameron talks to Newsweek about another mysterious world he's putting on screen, one that also needs to be understood and protected.
Scientists have been intrigued by "Peto's paradox," which suggests large, long-living animals should get cancer more often than their smaller counterparts. But they don't.
The death of the animal is the latest case in what officials have called an "Unusual Mortality Event" that has been ongoing among North Atlantic right whales since 2017.
"It was absolutely amazing to see something so dramatic and intense in person," said 27-year-old Haydn Thomason.
False killer whales are large members of the dolphin family that are found in open waters throughout the tropics and sub-tropics.
"I don't frighten easily and this was terrifying," boatsman David Smith said.
Baby calf was found stranded far from their mother by Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Since Monday, over 450 long-finned pilot whales have been stranded on the shores of Macquarie Harbor in Australia.
Nearly 400 beached whales have died on the shores of Tasmania, Australia, since Monday.
The clip shows the man riding on the back of a whale shark, which is an endangered species.
The whales are currently acclimatizing in a care facility at a first-of-its kind sea sanctuary before their eventual release.
"When you see the state of her body, you know she is going to die," said Arnaud Gauffier from WWF France
Exploding Whale Memorial Park in Oregon commemorates a gory 1970 attempt to remove a whale carcass and is now open to the public.