/r/whales

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News, images, videos, conservation, and information about whales. Our warm-blooded cousins in the sea!

For more aquatic mammals check out /r/elephantseals & /r/Seacows!

Welcome to /r/whales!


Looking for more information on whales? Use the NOAA, WFF, or WDC as a starting point to find out information on species, why whales matter, threats, and more!

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

CMS list of toothed whales

The Beaked Whale Resource

Baleen Whale Species

Want to help whales? Check out this guide to non-profit environmental groups.

Posting Guidelines

Do post:

Images

Conservation

News

Videos and Documentaries

Information/facts

(Not sure if your link is appropriate? Message the mods.)

Please follow reddiquette when posting or commenting.


We welcome images of whale paintings and handmade whale-related items! But please, no promotion of your work for sale. This includes Etsy or other online store links in comments, "find more in my profile", "pm me for details", etc etc. Thanks!

Aquatic animal subreddits:

/r/cephalopods
/r/cetacea
/r/elephantseals
/r/ImaginaryLeviathans
/r/jellyfish
/r/oceancreatures
/r/orcas
/r/Seacows
/r/sharks
/r/TheDepthsBelow
/r/walrus
/r/WhaleSharks
/r/HvaldimirTheBeluga
/r/belugawhales
/r/BlueWhales

Biology/ecosystems/conservation:

/r/Animals
/r/conservation
/r/ecology
/r/LifeAquatic
/r/likeus
/r/marinebiology
/r/marinelife
/r/Oceans
/r/SeaShepherd
/r/species
/r/TheCove

Images of sand and sea:

/r/BeachPorn
/r/SeaPorn
/r/IslandPorn

And some terrestrial animals:

/r/Badgers
/r/BearsWaving
/r/catpics
/r/Crocodilia
/r/Elephants
/r/FisherHaven
/r/foxes
/r/hyenas
/r/lynxes
/r/OkapiParadise
/r/polarbears
/r/tapirs
/r/Tortoises
/r/wolverines

The complete list of animal subreddits:

Reddit's Animal Kingdom

Not the whales you're looking for? Try

/r/Wales

/r/whales

47,482 Subscribers

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The friendliest whales on Earth. What an incredible experience!

1 Comment
2024/04/24
22:50 UTC

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For all we know, blue whale is the biggest living being in the universe.

8 Comments
2024/04/22
14:11 UTC

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Update: Orphaned Biggs orca calf trapped near Zeballos, BC finally eats seal meat, putting rescue on hold

0 Comments
2024/04/22
06:31 UTC

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Humpback whale watching

Humpback Whale in Antartica.

0 Comments
2024/04/22
00:25 UTC

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Can AI Help Us Talk to Whales? - YouTube

1 Comment
2024/04/22
01:56 UTC

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Whales are one of the unluckiest mammal species

They don't have gills like fish, so they can't breathe underwater and their organs will crush themselves if they are on land, so they can't live on land either. The worst of both worlds.

They are probably in the middle of evolving into a complete fish with gills but for now (which is probably millions of years into the future), a lot of them actually drown everyday which is so unfair since they live in water.

Whale's most distant ancestor which is a wolf-like creature (Pakicetus?) decided to re-enter water in search of whatever it was and ended up here today. This is either the example of unluckiest share of food across the planet at that time, forcing whales to look into the water for all their food or a big example of curiosity without any thought put into it.

54 Comments
2024/04/21
04:57 UTC

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Troubles in blue paradise - killer whale

By Frank Willems

3 Comments
2024/04/20
17:39 UTC

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Whale picture from Antartica

Picture taken during trip to Antartica

0 Comments
2024/04/20
08:10 UTC

1 Comment
2024/04/20
03:49 UTC

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WHALES SIZE COMPARISON | 50 Living Whale Species Comparison

1 Comment
2024/04/19
12:25 UTC

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The case of the wandering gray whales

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2024/04/18
22:58 UTC

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(re-upload to specify a fact) Infographic I made about dolphin captivity (sources in comments).

1 Comment
2024/04/18
15:13 UTC

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Funny whale is funny

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2024/04/16
23:47 UTC

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A mom and baby humpback came to say hello - Maui

2 Comments
2024/04/16
18:35 UTC

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Caught a pod Bubble net fishing

They did this for almost an hour straight and our tour guide said he had never seen them do it this much and this often. Truly amazing to see. One boat near us also was nearly swallowed 😳. The surfaced 10 feet away and nudged the boat.

3 Comments
2024/04/15
22:29 UTC

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A New Species of Orca is Revolutionizing Marine Biology 10m4s KPassionate walks us through the different known types of orca and their specializations and new evidence that there are different species of orca

0 Comments
2024/04/14
02:19 UTC

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Boat operator said this was a fin whale

8 Comments
2024/04/14
01:36 UTC

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Born to be Free

frankly, I don’t know where to post this, but I really wanted to know if I wasn’t the only one. I saw born to be free(2016) years ago, and it was absolutely devastating. I actually saw blackfish after born to be free, and… it made blackfish so anticlimactic to me. Yes, it was bad, but even sea world san diego seems to be trying to be better to their animals, while no one talks about Georgia Aquarium trying to cover up inadvertently killing 18 belugas by ordering them from Russia. I know it’s basically nothing, but I now refuse to go to georgia aquarium and have already seen mantas (best night of my life) and whale sharks are next on my list to see in the wild. Once again, totally understandable if this is the wrong sub, i’ve just often felt like it’s common knowledge that Sea World is unethical, but no one talks about the systematic kidnapping and torturing of juvenile belugas even after they mature in russia and georgia aquarium enabling it 🤷

4 Comments
2024/04/13
18:10 UTC

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Help me get feedback on my new orca/yacht interaction research article?? ☺️⛵️

Hi everyone!!

My name is Leila, I’m an undergraduate studying ocean science and marine conservation and I have just finished my undergraduate dissertation article on the causes/triggers for the orca interactions that have been happening in Spain and Portugal since 2020. I will not be getting my grades back for a while, but I am hoping to potentially get this rewritten for publication as I think I may be onto something here!! But it’s only my first ever piece of scientific writing and could use some other opinions!

So I was wondering if there are any marine biologists or lecturers (or any fellow orca enthusiasts ☺️) in this group who would be interested in taking a look at my article and letting me know what they think/ if they think it’s worth trying to publish and offer me any advice moving forwards whilst I’m waiting on my results from the University

Please message me if you’re interested in taking a look!!

Thank youuu 💗

5 Comments
2024/04/12
23:58 UTC

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Childish?? One strange behavior Orcas do is carrying jellyfish in their mouth without eating them. While scientists don’t know the reason they do this, I think it is because even Orcas like having pacifiers to chew on

72 Comments
2024/04/10
22:40 UTC

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Saving North Atlantic right whales from extinction

1 Comment
2024/04/09
09:42 UTC

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