Researchers named the now-extinct creature "Phiomectus anubis" after Anubis, the Egyptian god of death.
Amaya, a 6-year-old killer whale, died unexpectedly at the San Diego park.
Reduced noise from cruise ships has made a big difference in the lives of humpback whales in Glacier Bay.
“All of a sudden, I felt this huge shove and the next thing I knew it was completely black,” Michael Packard told the Cape Cod Times.
Fishing gear entanglements, ship collisions and climate change are shrinking the critically endangered marine mammals.
One of the whales found washed up on the beach was struck by a ship, while the causes of death for the others is unknown.
Some line couldn't be cut from its mouth. "We definitely helped it," said one of the rescuers. "But it's worse off than we thought."
After encountering a "friendly group of beaked whales," scientists realized they may have found a previously unknown species.
A massive tourist was spotted frolicking near landmarks like the Statue of Liberty.
The mother killer whale, also known as J35, gave birth to a calf researchers have determined is male.