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New Peruvian whale fossil discovery sheds light on whale lineages

A new study led by a Monash biologist has provided fresh information on the origin of one of the major baleen whale lineages, which...

Fossil whales’ teeth shows what ferocious predators they were

International research involving Monash biologists has provided new insights into how the feeding habits of the whale -- the biggest animal -- have evolved. The...

Extinct early whales listened like their relatives on land, fossil evidence...

Whales rely on a keen sense of hearing for their underwater existence. But whales show surprisingly vast differences in hearing ability. Baleen whales tune...

Shedding light on the origin of the baleen whale

Monash University scientists have played a key role in discovering the origin of filter feeding in baleen whales -- the largest animal known to...

Whales in the desert?

In Cerro Colorado, located in the Ica Desert of Peru, sedimentary sequences dating back nine million years have been found to host the fossil...

Whales’ ultrasonic hearing has surprisingly ancient history, fossilized ear shows

All living toothed whales rely upon echoes of their own calls to navigate and hunt underwater, a skill that works best in conjunction with...

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