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Apr 4, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Valium might seem to be an unusual drug to give to whales in captivity, but its use on marine mammals at aquariums and rescue facilities is probably more common than you might think.
Mar 26, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
How long can you hold your breath underwater? A Cuvier's beaked whale just did it for over two hours while on a dive that took it to nearly 2 miles below the ocean's surface. Continue reading →
Mar 13, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Waters off the California coast were once home to a porpoise that used a long, lower snout to hunt for food. Continue reading →
Mar 12, 2014 07:50 AM ET // Laura Poppick, LiveScience
These now-extinct swimmers had highly dense bones that facilitated their transition from land to sea by helping them sink to seafloors to graze.
Mar 7, 2014 08:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Seismic air guns could be banging their way the U.S. East Coast in just a few months, in search of new petroleum reserves. How will it affect marine life?
Feb 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Laura Poppick, LiveScience
Dozens of fossilized whales, seals and other marine animals have been discovered piled up in an ancient tidal flat in northern Chile.
Feb 23, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Bottom-dwellers survived because of their specific undersea roles, even when almost every other marine species died out, a new study finds.
Feb 14, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Some animals can keep a beat, while others seemingly have zero dancing ability. New research explains why.
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