Welcome to the world of whales and dolphins
We still know relatively little about many of these species. Some have only been identified from bones and live in the deepest and most remote places in the ocean. Only by finding out more about their lives can we develop meaningful conservation measures that will protect them and their homes.
The world of whales and dolphins
An introduction to these amazing creatures and their lives beneath the surface. There is so much we still have to learn...
Meet the whales
Whales come in all shapes and sizes. Some you will probably be familiar with, others are so elusive and rare that even scientists have never seen them!
Meet the dolphins and porpoises
From the awe-inspiring orca (killer whale) to the tiny vaquita, dolphins and porpoises are incredible. They are perfectly adapted for their aquatic world.
Dolphins have long been recognised as having a high degree of intelligence and are often compared to humans and other animals. But how exactly do you measure how intelligent a dolphin is? After all, their needs are very different to ours.
Stories from the surface
We are still learning so much about whales and dolphins. From the discovery of fossils that help tell us how they evolved, to new species being identified, here are some of the latest stories about these amazing creatures.
Blue whales in New Zealand found to be genetically distinct
Fossil of new extinct baleen whale discovered in New Zealand
Bowhead whales sing jazz songs
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