A team of paleontologists has announced the discovery of an Eocene-era whale it believes may be the heaviest animal to ever live, surpassing the extant blue whale in mass. The behemoth is named Perucetus colossus, its genus name being derived from its country of origin. The animal’s fossilized remains were found in Peru’s Pisco Basin,…
An unusual mortality event of grey whales off the coast of Mexico is disturbingly persistent, according to a study published this week in the Marine Ecology Progress Series. The die-off began in 2019, and the grey whale death count is currently at 384, though the actual number may be higher.