sperm whale

  • Do solar storms lead to beached whales?

    Study makes the case that solar activity caused a mass sperm whale stranding in 2016.

    In early 2016 a spate of sperm whale strandings in the North Sea perplexed scientists. Many theories were proposed fo...

    Biology September 6, 2017
  • Why the sperm whale has a huge head

    It’s a massive organ used for echolocation.

    The profile of the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, is unmistakeable. The creature’s huge, blunt head makes up at...

    Biology October 13, 2014
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