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Fats In Whales' Heads May Help Them Hear

Fats In Whales’ Heads May Help Them Hear

For decades, scientists have known that dolphins and other toothed whales have specialized fats associated with their jaws, which efficiently convey sound waves from the ocean to their ears. But until now, the hearing systems […]

Whale Heads and Tales

Whale Heads and Tales

It’s a Saturday morning at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Mass., the farthest point on the Cape. I am sleepy, hungry, and slightly dehydrated, but we are on a schedule dictated by the tides. The […]