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What Kayaking With Whales Taught Me About My Kids

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.18.2015 | 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

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Not All Entanglements End Happily

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 10.29.2015 | 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 Co...

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 Sanc...

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 almo...

SnotBot: Going Where no Drone has Gone Before

XPRIZE | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact

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 | Posted 08.10.2015 | Travel

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...

We're Guessing This Whale Just Wanted To Say, 'Hey!'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

When Cimeron Morrissey woke up to go kayaking, she probably didn't expect she'd get an awesome greeting from a beast of the ocean. Well, she was wr...

Authorities Investigating If Ferry Collision Killed Whale

AP | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A team of scientists is investigating the death of a humpback whale that was struck by the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak. ...

WATCH: Rare Albino Humpback Whale Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green

On June 19, some lucky whale watchers caught a rare glimpse of this magnificent creature along the Green Cape in New South Wales, Australia. Though th...

5 Vacations You Can Feel Good About Taking

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

Earth Day was nearly three weeks ago, and if it taught us anything, it's that our planet is incredibly, overwhelmingly, absolutely breathtaking. Its n...

WATCH: Gentle Giants Or Violent Warriors?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

After traveling 3,000 miles over the course of 30 days, these humpback whales were greeted by a curious National Geographic team in the waters of Hawa...

WATCH: Silly Whale, Piggyback Rides Are For Humans!

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Kayaker Berthold Hinrichs got several tons more than he bargained for after a humpback whale nearly collided with him during a trip to Gyllefjord in S...

A Little Too Close For Comfort

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

It's one thing to get a high-five from a dog, but a whole other thing to get one from a ginormous humpback whale. Though it does not seem like the...

On the Trail of the Whales: Crossing Borders

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I'm aiming for Anacortes, on the coast near Seattle, tonight. It's our springboard into the ocean, the gateway to the San Juan islands. From there we'll ferry-hop to Canada, while scouring the sea for migrating grey whales.

WATCH: Whale Knocks Surfer Unconscious

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green

Bishan Rajapakse may have gotten more than he bargained for when he was surfing off the coast of Australia Sunday morning. The 38-year-old doctor ...

WATCH: Baby Whale's Dramatic Rescue Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

This whale of a tale has a happy ending. On Sunday, swimmers at the Coromuel water park in La Paz, Mexico, noticed a juvenile humpback whale seemed...

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.