Scuba diver almost gets swallowed by 49-foot whale

This 49-foot (15 meter) Bryde's whale came close to accidentally swallowing diver Rainer Schimpf off the coat of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The whale appeared right under Rainer, going up mouth open, swimming at full speed to catch as many fish as she could. » 5/20/14 6:20pm 5/20/14 6:20pm

Friendly wild whale goes to fisherman and says hi waving her fin

The folks from I Want to Fish were about start fishing salmon off the coast of British Columbia when a humpback whale came to their boat to say hi. No, really, she actually came by, said hi waving her fin and left. That's how awesome whales roll. » 2/27/14 3:06am 2/27/14 3:06am

This Is the World's First Adult White Killer Whale

Say hello to Iceberg. Spotted off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia, he is the first ever entirely white adult killer whale to be observed. » 4/23/12 9:54am 4/23/12 9:54am

What's More Fun Than the Fail Whale? This Dinky Whale Speaker

How cute is this little-widdle whale speaker? It wraps around iPhones, and plugs right into the audio jack with its trusty 3.5mm jack. Unfortunately he's native to the Korean waters, but hopefully he'll swim over to the US where he'll sell for around $30. [EarlyAdopterShop via Technabob] » 8/19/11 1:40pm 8/19/11 1:40pm

Orca Ears Inspire Researchers To Build Pea-Sized Underwater Microphones

If you want to make the best equipment to listen to underwater sounds, where should you look? Most people would point you to the sales department of a high-end audio company, but a group of Stanford researchers are looking to Orca whales for their inspiration. » 6/30/11 9:12pm 6/30/11 9:12pm

Connecticut City Shuts Down Fountain When it Becomes a Public Latrine

The city of New London, Connecticut a problem with public urination. The problem is so bad the city has shut down its showcase Whale Tail fountain due to health concerns. » 6/07/11 8:40pm 6/07/11 8:40pm

The Story of the Lonely Whale Will Break Your Heart

Once upon a time, there was a whale called June. Or maybe her name is Margaret. Or Kate. We don't really know. A few nitrogen-hearted scientists call her 52 Hertz just because she sings at a 51.75Hz frequency, but I will call her Alice. » 2/28/11 2:00pm 2/28/11 2:00pm