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The U.S. recently released a strategy to study and quiet the rising cacophony of underwater noise pollution. But in the absence of widespread regulation, some researchers are holding out hope that whales might be able to adapt in order to make their voices heard.

Humpback mother and calf in Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (Hawaii; NMFS photo) I was IN the water in Maui WITH the Momma & newborn humpbacks.

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This Prehistoric Shark Was So Enormous, It Ate Whales For Lunch

It has been suggested that Megalodon fed on marine mammals, including whales The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.

Experts concerned about whale safety in San Francisco Bay

Experts concerned about whale safety in San Francisco Bay

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point - It’s unknown when this marine mammal died, or what the cause was. However, Jamie at the Marine and Science Technology (MaST) Center in Des Moines told us that Orcas have been swimming around the area, and they are known to be predators to Sea Lions.

The body of a dead Sea Lion washed up on the north side of Burien's Three Tree Point beach this week. It's unknown when this marine mammal died, or what the

In this 2007 file photo, Steller sea lions dive off a rock haulout. Two thirds of marine mammal deaths and serious injuries from human interactions during a recent five-year period were of Steller sea lions, a new NOAA report says. Vladimir Burkanov / Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service

NOAA: Human interactions killed far more Steller sea lions than other marine mammals

Not-So-Friendly Skies: United Airlines Continues To Transport Dolphins To Marine Parks - United Airlines has become the latest target of international anti-captivity activists who are trying to convince commercial air and cargo carriers not to transport whales and dolphins for the marine mammal display industry.

Not-So-Friendly Skies: United Airlines Continues To Transport Dolphins To Marine Parks

Not-So-Friendly Skies: United Airlines Continues To Transport Dolphins To Marine Parks

A mother lifts her calf out of the water on her back in the second photo; the Killer whale on the far left can be seen of another calf's carcass killed just minutes earlier. Photo via S. Wenngren/Marine Mammal Science.

Why Are Killer Whales Suddenly Hunting Humpbacks?

A mother lifts her calf out of the water on her back in the second photo; the Killer whale on the far left can be seen of another calf's carcass killed just minutes earlier.

The identification of a new species belonging to the marine mammal group Desmostylia has intensified the rare animal's brief mysterious journey through prehistoric time, finds a new study.  Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-10-fossils-mystery-short-lived-toothy-mammals.html#jCp

The identification of a new species belonging to the marine mammal group Desmostylia has intensified the rare animal's brief mysterious journey through prehistoric time, finds a new study.

Conservationists are urging the Mexican and Chinese governments to take action to save the world's most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise.

The world's smallest porpoise is in trouble. Can the 'little cow' be saved?

In Photos: The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal - Illegal gillnet fishing in the Gulf of California is driving the vaquita, a tiny, critically endangered and elusive porpoise, to extinction.

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