Recent WHOI Marine Mammal Research

Marine Mammals Meet Modern Medicine

To study whales, scientists use instruments designed for humans
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Caller IDs for Whales

Crowd-sourcing helps sort marine mammal vocalizations
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Tangled Up in Fishing Gear

What scientists learned from a right whale named Eg 3911
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Seismic Studies Capture Whale Calls

New software could reveal songs amid the sounds
Source: Oceanus Magazine

WHOI Marine Mammal Research (Archive)

What Is the Sound of 130 Wind Turbines Turning?

Researchers record undersea sound at offshore wind farm site
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Fats In Whales' Heads May Help Them Hear

Study shows first evidence for auditory fats in baleen whales
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Whale Heads and Tales

A student probes the mysteries of whales' hearing
Source: Oceanus Magazine

The Latest Fashion in Bowhead Whale Songs

Why do cetacean crooners change their tunes?
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Are Whales 'Shouting' to be Heard?

Whale calls get louder as noise levels rise in the ocean
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions

Specially engineered mooring system detects whales and warns ships
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Pilot Whales the 'Cheetahs of the Deep Sea'

Researchers reveal first glimpse of whales' high-speed, deep-diving hunts for squid
Source: Oceanus Magazine

The Sound of Sonar and the Fury about Whale Strandings

Navy and scientists join efforts to learn more about marine mammals' response to sonar
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Melting Ice Threatens Polar Bears' Survival

Decision to put bears on federal endangered species list is imminent
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Stranded Marine Mammals Stir Tough Decisions

Experts propose guidelines for when to rehabilitate, release, and euthanize
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Put the D-tag on the Manatee

Digital device is enlisted to help prevent boat collisions with endangered species
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Eavesdropping on Whales' Mealtime Conversation

A graduate student journeys to Norway to investigate how orcas orchestrate their hunt
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Following Whales Up a Creek

A conversation with marine mammal biologist Michael Moore
Source: Oceanus Magazine

The Deepest Divers

D-tags give scientists in-depth records of whales in the depths
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Abandoned Walrus Calves Reported in the Arctic

Melting sea ice may be forcing mothers to strand their pups in deep water
Source: Oceanus Magazine

What Does It Take To Break a Whale?

Stress tests on whale bones aim to help endangered species
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Mass Strandings Keep New Marine Mammal Facility Busy

In its first season, WHOI lab becomes a hub for cetacean research
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Caught in the Middle of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

A law designed to protect animals sometimes hinders research that could help them
Source: Oceanus Magazine

What Brings the Food that Brings the Whales?

Scientists investigate delicately balanced ecosystem off Alaska
Source: Oceanus Magazine

To Find Whales, Follow Their Food

WHOI biologist employs an array of tools to reveal right whale feeding habits and habitats
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Diving into the Right Whale Gene Pool

What is compromising the endangered species' ability to reproduce?
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Doing the Right Thing for the Right Whale

WHOI Right Whale Initiative accelerates research to help conserve an endangered species
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Scientific (and Surfing) Safari

On and off the job, a MIT/WHOI graduate student displays his passion for the ocean
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Big Whale, Big Sharks, Big Stink

R/V Tioga sent into action to perform whale necropsy at sea
Source: Oceanus Magazine

In and Out of Harm's Way

Shipping lane changes proposed to prevent collisions with whales
Source: Oceanus Magazine

How to See What Whales Hear

Biomedical imaging reveals new insights into marine mammal ears
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Even Sperm Whales Get the Bends

Source: Oceanus Magazine

Playing Tag with Whales

Engineers overcome nightmarish specifications to create a dream instrument
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Run Deep, But Not Silent

A new tagging device lets scientists 'go along for the ride' into the underwater world of whales
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Scientists Muster to Help Right Whales

With time running out, an ambitious research plan is launched for an endangered species
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Whither the North Atlantic Right Whale?

Scientists explore many facets of whales' lives to help species on the edge of extinction
Source: Oceanus Magazine