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.
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 →
Waters off the California coast were once home to a porpoise that used a long, lower snout to hunt for food. Continue reading →
These now-extinct swimmers had highly dense bones that facilitated their transition from land to sea by helping them sink to seafloors to graze.
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?
Dozens of fossilized whales, seals and other marine animals have been discovered piled up in an ancient tidal flat in northern Chile.
Bottom-dwellers survived because of their specific undersea roles, even when almost every other marine species died out, a new study finds.
Some animals can keep a beat, while others seemingly have zero dancing ability. New research explains why.
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