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Jacqueline Howard

Here's Why Blue Whales Have A Tough Time Avoiding Ships | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science

Blue whales and cargo ships don't mix. In fact, scientists say frequent collisions between the whales and giant ocean-going vessels may help explain w...

Big Oil Seismically Slaughtering Sealife

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

From The Great Australian Bight to Lake Macquarie, NSW, the race to destroy sealife to extract more climate disrupting oil and gas has reached a diabolical frenzy.

California Blue Whales Recover From Whaling, Study Finds

AP | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new analysis suggests there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunt...

Cargo Ships In California Slow Down To Protect Blue Whales

Reuters | Dana Feldman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The massive container ships passing through the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California will be pa...

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

For the Man Who Jumped Into the Sea to Save a Dying Whale

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Sourav Roy

Michael's jump into the Sea of Cortez to save Valentina was symbolic of his frustration at the current situation that these majestic animals face, his way of appealing to all of us to do our bit and speak up for the whales to our appropriate agencies and governments.

The Last Great Coal Rush: The Business of Killing Earth

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each year 200 million tons of coal - stripped from the East Kalimantan rainforests - has irreparably destroyed this province impoverishing the biodiversity and the abundance of all life forms.

Can Whale 'Wax' Help Save Endangered Mammals?

natureheader | Olive Heffernan | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science

Wax inside a whale’s ear stores all sorts of useful information on the animal’s exposure to pollutants and stress levels throughout life, research...

WATCH: The Human Race Can Learn Something From This Whale-Dolphin Friendship

Posted 09.05.2013 | Good News

There are few things we love as much as interspecies love fests. This one is extra special. That's because it involves the rare sighting of a ...

PHOTOS: Blue Whale Encounters in the Sea of Cortez

Sandra Larriva | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green
Sandra Larriva

At first, your eyes wander near and far in an attempt to take in the enormity of the creature. Then, a voice in your head screams, having realized that you're in the presence of the largest animal that's ever lived.

Most Whale Deaths Since 1970 Were Human-Caused

Posted 10.09.2012 | Green

By Megan Gannon, LiveScience News Editor: Early Sunday (Oct. 7), a 50-foot fin whale was spotted belly-up in Boston Harbor. Biologists are still in...

Scientists Use Military Technology To Track Blue Whales' Songs

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists are using military technology for locating submarines to track rare blue whales hundreds of kilometers away b...

Largest Animal on Earth of CA Coast

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

There's still time to see one of the greatest shows on Earth. And it's not far, particularly if you live near Long Beach, CA (or another ocean-front city). The largest animal on the planet, the Blue Whale, is frolicking in the waters off Southern California.

Humpback Whales Off California Coast: Up Close And Personal [PHOTOS]

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green

A photographer driving along the coast in California pulled over and managed to capture some unbelievable shots of a humpback whale rising from the wa...

Endangered Whales Flock To California

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Grab your camera and binoculars: There's rarely been a better time to go whale-watching off the California coast. Tourists from...

Walking the Waters: How to Bring the Major Oil Companies Ashore and Halt the Destruction of Our Oceans

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Obama administration has been fast-tracking Shell's dangerous drilling plan, while paying remarkably little attention to the ecological fears it raises and the potential devastation a major spill or spills would cause to the native peoples of the north.

BLUE WHALES! Dozens Of Rare Sightings Reported On CA Coast

AP | Posted 07.06.2012 | San Francisco

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Blue whales, the world's largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast. The ocean giants are being...

Blue Whales Put On show In Waters Off LA Coast | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

PALOS VERDES -- Dozens of giant blue whales are putting on a show along the Southern California coast and whale watchers are flocking to the area to c...

WATCH: Blue Whales Spotted In Huge Numbers Off Southern California Shore

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whale watchers in Southern California have been delighted this year with the spectacle of blue whales turning up close to shore in unusually large num...

Best Whale Watching Season In Decades Ends Soon

LAist | Zach Behrens in News on September 15, 2010 10:30 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

After hearing about the extraordinaire amount of blue whales feeding off coast this year, Heal the Bay's staff, including head honcho Mark Gold checke...

The Wonder of the Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The ocean is the biggest backyard we have, and a close look at the life it contains will leave you wide-eyed in amazement.

Blue Whale Washes Ashore In Northern California

AP | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO — A 70-foot, female blue whale that officials believe was struck by a ship has washed ashore on the Northern California coast in w...

Endangered Blue Whales Sing Up A Storm Off New York Coast

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ITHACA, N.Y. Blue whales are moaning and purring off the New York coast. The endangered mammals have been positively identified for the first time i...

Blue Whales Return To Former Alaska Waters

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Blue whales are returning to Alaska in search of food and could be re-establishing an old migration route several decades af...