David Auerbach’s excellent piece is here. For loyal readers interested in the problem of explaining consciousness, read all the comments and note the link to Guilio Tonini’s article in The Biological Bulletin here.
From the Atlantic: Alex Madrigal’s compassionate and profound piece about the whale eye, its visual perception and whale consciousness is here. The photos alone are worth the price of the ride. But this is also one of the best articles about animal cognition that I’ve read in some time. Read it all.