Whales are astonishing creatures. In fact, more astonishing than we may realize. They are incredibly beautiful, but they also have cultures and societies, and scientists think they have a sense of personhood, much like you and me.
14 Jaw-Dropping Pictures of Whales - Take a look at some of these stunning marine giants.
Beautiful Whale Song - Hypnotic, mystical, hauntingly beautiful whale songs. Or, think of it as 51 minutes of getting to know your fellow Earthling.
Giants: The Complexity of the Humpback Whale - Mystical black and white photographs capture intimate portraits of these complex and conscious animals, highlighting their humanness.
19 Types of Whales - There are nearly 90 species in the order Cetacea, of which whales are a part, but which also includes dolphins and porpoises. Here are profiles of 19 whales, which differ greatly in appearance, distribution, and behavior.
Eye to Eye With a Sperm Whale - In this 2-minute video a gentle giant comes eyeball-to-eyeball with a diver. And, if that isn't close enough, try this 3-minute video, with the diver giving a whale a friendly pat.
40 Ton Humpback Whale Leaps Entirely Out of the Water - Just 3 minutes of a mammoth whale showing us puny humans what a super-athlete does for fun!
Top 10 Facts About Whales - Just how cool are whales?
Whale Songs in the South Pacific - An interesting 7-minute video exploring what scientists are learning about whale songs. You'll also hear some of the songs.
Whales Might Be as Much Like People as Apes Are - "When [whales] look in the mirror, they're saying, 'That's me'...They have a sense of self through time."