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The Whale of Iron: Take a tour of the JMSDF Akishio submarine and the Kure Maritime Museum

After 18 years of service, the diesel-electric submarine Akishio of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force was decommissioned. Today you can tour it as part of the JMSDF Kure Museum. The adjacent Kure Maritime Museum holds its own attractions, including a 1/10th-scale model of the largest battleship ever built, the Yamato.

By June 25, 2016


Forget planking, #whaling is the hot new Vine trend

Vine users everywhere are breaching the surface and singing whale songs to feed the weird new #whaling movement.

By March 13, 2014


Killer whales say hello to GoPro

Turns out young whales love having their photo taken -- and even show off their chompers.

By May 18, 2016


Disney and Hipster Whale team up for a Crossy Road crossy-over

Disney has released a trailer for an upcoming collaboration that sees Disney and Pixar characters playing in traffic.

By March 16, 2016


Just how big is a blue whale's heart? See for yourself

The PBS and BBC One series "Big Blue Live" offers a close look at a blue whale's massive ticker. Just be thankful YouTube doesn't have a virtual smell feature...for now.

By August 21, 2015


Drone flies through whales' spouts to sample their breath

Getting a breath sample from a whale isn't the easiest task in the world. But with the help of a hexacopter, scientists are getting the job done.

By August 5, 2015


Nissan websites hacked in protest of Japan's whaling exploits

The automaker doesn't have a single thing to do with whaling, of course, but good luck telling that to the person behind the keyboard.

By January 15, 2016


Meet the rare whales you didn't know existed

Mysterious Omura's whales emerge from the watery depths of obscurity as researchers peek into their hidden lives under the ocean.

By October 27, 2015


Paddleboarder dwarfed by whales in new drone-captured video

A man standing on a thin piece of fiberglass gets a visit from two very large mammals off the coast of Australia.

By September 28, 2015


Sperm whales develop culture, regional accents

A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects.

By September 8, 2015