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  1. urban fauna
    He’s the Guy You Call When You Need to Bury a WhaleTalking to Robert DiGiovanni about being New York’s go-to whale fixer and the surprising number of burials he’s done in the Rockaways.
  2. mysteries of the deep
    Look at This Freaky Old WhaleIt had four legs and roamed both land and sea.
  3. doom
    I Wish a Whale Would Try to Swallow MeShocking video footage shows a humpback appearing to nearly swallow a kayak. (Everyone was fine.) But honestly it does sound sort of nice …
  4. mysteries of the deep
    Good Job, WhaleCongrats to the new record-holder for longest deep dive by a marine mammal!
  5. mysteries of the deep
    Are the Orcas Exacting Their Revenge?Killer whales have reportedly been bullying boats in the Strait of Gibraltar.
  6. congrats
    Let Me Live Vicariously Through These WhalesTwo belugas are thrilled to return to the sea after a long, involuntary stint in captivity.
  7. motherhood
    If Anything Happens to This Baby Orca, So Help Me GodPlease, let Tahlequah have a happy ending.
  8. mysteries of life
    What Do Whales Gossip About?Now that the oceans have quieted down, whales are having “more complex conversation.”
  9. the low hum
    The Whale in the RoomWhat can I tell my daughters about climate disaster?
  10. rankings
    Whales, RankedWe ranked 38 species of whales.
  11. animals
    Whoa, Killer Whales Go Through Menopause?The more you know!
  12. the national interest
    Trump Follows Collusion Solicitation With Even Crazier DefenseNo one’s asking him to report everything he discusses with foreign leaders (or whales) to the FBI, just the offers of covert election interference.
  13. spies
    The Mystery Around the Alleged Russian Spy Whale Keeps DeepeningPer new reports, the beluga’s real career may be something much more altruistic.
  14. cautious optimism
    Can This Orca Baby Break the Curse?An orca family has finally had a calf survive after four very unlucky years!
  15. the panopticon
    A List of Every Animal That Humans Can Spy on With Facial RecognitionIt’s way more than you think.
  16. nature
    Beatles of the Sea: Belugas Invite Narwhal to Boys-Only Sex PartyLike John Lennon and Paul McCartney before them, this group of belugas and their one narwhal friend have bonded by playing “social, sexual games.”
  17. motherhood
    May We Be Inspired by Mother Whale Who Carried Her Dead Calf Across the OceanA tale of love, loss, and a mother’s will has come to a close.
  18. natural beauty
    How to Exfoliate Like a WhaleThe ultimate in natural beauty.
  19. drama
    Whales and Dolphins Also Love to Get Drunk on GossipTurns out humans aren’t the only messy mammals who live for drama.
  20. This Giant Group of Whales Is Definitely Up to SomethingHumpback whales, which usually travel solo, are currently gathering en masse — and leaving scientists stumped.
  21. This Video Shows a Rare Whale Species Only a Few People on Earth Have SeenThe footage was taken on a student trip near the Azores islands.
  22. Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Whales Do Awesome Leaps Into the AirNow that’s a data breach.
  23. tourism
    SeaWorld San Diego Abandons Its Classic Killer-Whale ShowAfter years of protest.
  24. One Way to Make Captive Whales Happier: Let Them ‘Skype’ Other WhalesA new paper argues that a sort of long-distance whale-chat system would improve the animals’ social lives.
  25. The One Wedding-Photo Trend You Never Knew You WantedWhales!
  26. animal behavior
    Whales Cling to the Bodies of Their Dead Loved OnesA new study adds a sad item to the long list of reasons whales are fascinating, complex creatures.
  27. Deep in the Ocean Lies the Loneliest, Horniest Mammal on Planet EarthPoor guy.
  28. World’s Loneliest Whale May in Fact Be the World’s Horniest WhaleNew Scientist just made this weird.
  29. So, It Turns Out Some Whales Have Regional AccentsMuch like people in different regions of the same country, groups of whales have their own distinct calls.
  30. trailer mix
    See the New Trailer for In the Heart of the SeaThis will be the harpoon-iest movie of 2015.
  31. Brochure Enough, by Matthew David BrozikAbout This Rack: On these shelves you’ll find brochures for all of the most interesting and/or exciting things to do and/or see in the general […]
  32. accidents
    Monday’s Dead Whale May Have Caused Sunday’s Cruise-Ship DelayThis is what it’s like when news trends collide.
  33. whales
    Animal Planet Going After Its White WhaleWith a movie called Revenge of the Whale.
  34. trailer mix
    Blackfish Trailer: The Killer in Killer WhalesGet ready to feel sad about whales!
  35. sad things
    Beached Whale Buried in Queens Sand DunesBiologists still haven’t determined a cause of death.
  36. sad things
    Whale Beached in Breezy Point Has Died As expected.
  37. sad things
    Beached Whale in Breezy Point Is Probably Going to DieDon’t get too attached.
  38. in development
    At Last, a Movie About Whales Raising a ChildWho becomes an Olympic swimmer!
  39. crimes and misdemeanors
    The Mystery of the Whale With the Gunshot WoundWho murdered this beautiful creature?
  40. trailer mix
    Big Miracle Trailer: Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski Save the WhalesEverybody does love whales.
  41. clickables
    Watch a Mariachi Band Play for a Pleased Beluga WhalePlease add “Mariachi Beluga Whale” to your dancing-animal files.
  42. the industry
    Industry: Chelsea Handler Gets a New Backstage ShowThe host of Chelsea Lately gets an extra half-hour.
  43. thou damned whale!
    Whale Who Attacked Yacht Was Apparently ‘Annoyed’Onlookers say the boaters were “harassing” him.
  44. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Kristen Bell to Save WhalesPlus: Dr. Strange finally gets his due.
  45. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Krasinski, Heigl, The Dark TowerPlus: ‘Glee”s Quinn to date an alien.
  46. Crime Scenes
    Whale Wars Team Brings Pennywise and Reel Big Fish to Protest The HumpA Santa Monica sushi restaurant is ready to pay a fine for selling whale meat while a protest looms.
  47. The Gold Watch
    Jonathan Gold’s Brother Goes After The Hump for Whale CrimesMark Gold runs Heal the Bay and wants The Hump closed after selling whale meat.
  48. Crime Scenes
    The Cove Filmmakers Bust Restaurant for Serving WhaleThe Hump restaurant could face criminal charges for an illegal delicacy.
  49. whales
    Jack Hanna Compares Whale Trainers to Astronauts on KingAnd the PETA president says she hopes SeaWorld gets sued.
  50. awful things
    Shamu Kills TrainerThis is awful.
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