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Humpback Whale

Yes, A Friggin' Whale In The Hudson River

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green

New York, New York. A big city for big dreamers and, apparently, big sea creatures. People reported to the U.S. Coast Guard sightings this month of a ...

Watch The Magical Moment A Whale Breaches Right Next To Swimmers

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.01.2016 | Good News

Watching a whale breach can be a magical experience. But watching a whale leap into the air mere feet away from you as you swim in the ocean? That’s...

Amazing video: Did the Dory whale call really work?

David Anderson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Weird News
David Anderson

Are whales as curious about us as we are of them? Does the Dory whale call really work? See video. I have led whale watching trips for over 20 year...

Flute-Playing Paddleboarder Gets A Whale Of A Surprise

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.21.2016 | Weird News

Who knew whales loved flute music? Flutist Viviana Guzman got up close and personal with a humpback whale while paddleboarding in California’s Half...

Whales Chase Dolphins In A Playful Game Of Tag

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.08.2016 | Good News

Though the ocean covers more than 70 percent of our planet, we actually know very little about the deep blue sea. What we do know is it’s a world fu...

Tiny Boat Dock Gets A GIANT Surprise Visitor

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green

When whales breach in the open ocean, it's an awe-inspiring sight. But when one pops up next to a tiny boat dock with people on it, it can feel a litt...

Impressive Sightings in the Caribbean

Amanda Walkins | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

If you've already learned to dive and you're ready to spot some of the most impressive big animals in the ocean, take a look at these locations in the...

Mom And Baby Whale Take A Tour Of Pearl Harbor

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.03.2016 | Good News

The Navy recently found itself with a very important, very impromptu mission: protect a pair of friendly whales at all costs. A humpback whale and her...

Feds Scrap Grand Vision To Expand A Marine Sanctuary In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science

After six years of planning, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has withdrawn its proposal to expand the size and focus of the Hawaii...

These Paddle Boarders May Be Luckier Than The Powerball Winners

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.23.2016 | Good News

When you vacation in Hawaii, it's only natural to expect a magical experience. And sometimes, as this pair of lucky paddle boarders found out, Mother ...

Can We All Please Calm Down About Hawaii's 'Missing' Whales?

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.22.2016 | Science

It’s true that Hawaii is experiencing a seemingly slow start to its annual humpback whale season. But are the majestic marine mammals actually “di...

What Kayaking With Whales Taught Me About My Kids

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.18.2016 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

So very often, as parents, our schemes do not pay off. It rained on our camping trip. The hike to the waterfall was a bust. But, finally, here was an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations.

Humpback Whale Entangled In Fishing Line Rescued Off Calif. Coast

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.02.2015 | Crime

After two days of effort, rescuers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and SeaWorld San Diego managed to free a humpback w...

Not All Entanglements End Happily

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Tam Warner Minton

Don't you love seeing whale and animal rescues on YOUTUBE or tv or the news? I know I do. I especially enjoy the one where the whale thanked her saviors by giving them a breaching display for over an hour.

Hungry Humpbacks Spotted Miles Up Columbia River

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.24.2015 | Weird News

People near the small port town of Astoria, Oregon, were treated to a bizarre sight earlier this week: several humpback whales swimming in the Columbi...

Breaching Humpback Whale Lands ON TOP Of Kayakers

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.14.2015 | Weird News

Two kayakers in California escaped being crushed to death after a breaching humpback whale landed on top of them. Capt. Michael Sack of Sanctuary Crui...

AIR WHALE! Incredible Humpback Breach Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.26.2015 | Weird News

Whale watchers in Canada got a close encounter they'll never forget when a humpback did a backflip right next to their boat, going almost completely a...

SnotBot: Going Where no Drone has Gone Before

XPRIZE | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
XPRIZE

What do drones, Sir Patrick Stewart, and whales have in common? They're all part of a Kickstarter project aimed at launching a new way to study whales, and ultimately the health of the ocean.

Lucky Whale Watchers Get An Insanely Close View Of Humpback Pod

LittleThings | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
LittleThings

When you go on a whale-watch, just the prospect of seeing the majestic creatures at all is seriously thrilling. For a few lucky tourists off the coast of Massachusetts, their trip out to sea turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get really cozy with the ocean's gentle giants.

This Glorious Rainbow-Spouting Humpback Whale Is The Queen Of The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.09.2015 | Good News

This whale is everything! Off the coast of Newport Beach, California, last weekend, a drone video captured spectacular footage of a humpback whale ...

Playing Humpback Jazz

Charles Redfern | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Charles Redfern

We often think we're meant to be working beings who sometimes have fun. Perhaps we've got it reversed. Maybe we're meant to be merry beings who sometimes work -- and work itself is meant to be fun.

Whale Of A Fail! Guy On His Phone Misses The Sight Of A Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.05.2015 | Green

Whatever this guy is looking at on his phone, it better be good -- because it cost him the sight of a lifetime: a humpback whale breaching just feet a...

This Humpback Whale Is About To Rock The Boat, Quite Literally

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green

Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here? On a Jan. 10 whale-watching tour off the coast of Lahaina, Maui, passengers got more than they bargained...

Whale Attempts To Blend In With Dolphin Pod, Fails Miserably

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green

This might be the most epic game of tag we've ever seen. In the video above, watch as a humpback whale either playfully chases a small pod of dolph...

How Do Humpback Whales Sleep?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green

Have you ever wondered how humpback whales sleep? A group of underwater photographers known as Panga MX says it captured rare footage of the majes...