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Pic Shows Humanlike Bones in Gray Whale's Front Fins?
Sep 7, 2023
"Them whales evolving into humanoids," one social media user commented on the viral pic.
Are Orcas Not Whales But Dolphins?
Aug 4, 2022
Dubbed the “killer whale,” orcas have mouths full of dozens of interlocking, 3-inch teeth.
Is the 'Humpback Whale Swallows Two Girls in California' Video Real?
Aug 1, 2022
Two women who were enjoying a day of kayaking received the surprise of their lives when they had ...
Could a Blue Whale's Fart Contain a Horse?
Jun 1, 2018
This story, like the feeding behavior of the animal in question, is a deep dive.
Did a Sperm Whale Die After Swallowing 64 Pounds of Plastic Debris?
Apr 12, 2018
A photograph of an art installation is frequently attached to genuine reports about a dead whale ...
Fisherman Survives Inside Whale for Three Days
Sep 3, 2016
The faux-spirituality web site Spirit Science posted a spoof story of a Spanish fisherman suppos ...
Does This Photograph Show Whales Breaching Near a Small Boat?
Jun 21, 2016
A whale of a picture, impressive at any scale.
Photograph Shows Swimmer Giving 'Shaka' Sign to a Diving Whale
May 2, 2016
A photograph showing a swimmer giving a "hang loose" sign to a whale originated with a well-know ...
Is This Man Surfing with a Whale?
Dec 30, 2015
Photobombing is seemingly an activity not limited to terrestrial mammals.
Does This Photograph Show a Saved Whale Saying 'Thanks'?
Apr 24, 2006
A lovely (true) account of a rescued whale, but the photograph attached to it has nothing to do ...
Blue Whale Phallacy
Jul 6, 2003
In which we learn the difference between a whale and a whale shark, and the genitals thereof.