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Humpback Whales

Alaska: Land of Bears, Eagles, and Leaping Whales

Don Mankin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

The humpback whale shot into the air a few feet off the side of the boat, so close I could see the barnacles on his nose, drops of water roll off his ...

Watch Humpback Whales Frolic Beneath The Northern Lights

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.09.2015 | Good News

This footage of the aurora borealis is spectacular on its own. Add a pod of playing humpback whales to the ethereal glow and we're at a loss for ...

Moving Masses

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

We are quite psycho with all our savagery to each other and to the Earth, but we must mobilize our cognitive, emotional, and executive functioning to figure this thing out rationally.

Humpback Whales Intervene in Killer Whale Attacks on a Baby Gray Whale, and Save Seals

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

How does a 45 ton whale manage to rescue a 300 pound seal? Or drive off a pack of hungry orcas in an attempt to save a baby of a different species? The following two incidents reveal how humpback whales did both of those things, adding a whole new meaning to the phrase "gentle giants.'

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.

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in August?

Lonely Planet | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or, when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef.

Is "Sleep Swimming" Endangering the Lives of Whales?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Van Winkle's

Is the way whales "sleep" putting their lives at risk? It's possible, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently, there's a growing trend of tired whale...

Playful Baby Whale Shows Off Newfound Swimming Skills

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green

Now this is a family photo op. The video above shows two adult humpback whales and a calf swimming together. While the adults are all business, the...

Researchers Are Super Excited About This Whale's Penis

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.24.2015 | Green

Here's a fun fact: A humpback whale's penis can be up to 10 feet long. Getting a glimpse of the impressive appendage, however, is surprisingly rar...

NOAA Proposes Removing Most Humpback Whales From Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday proposed removing more than two-thirds of the world's humpback whales from the endangere...

This Movie Is An Important Reminder That Not Every Environmental Story Is Bad News

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green

With so many of the world's biggest environmental stories dominated by degradation, loss and rapid change, it can be quite relieving to get a little b...

The Ingenious Way Humpback Whales Hunt In Pitch-Black Waters At Night

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green

Sound the dinner bell! Biologists studying the feeding behaviors of humpback whales have shed light on a long-standing mystery: How do whales find...

Watch These Humpback Whales Perform A Deadly Hunting Dance

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green

Humpback whales will literally sing and dance for food. The whale ballet seen in the video above is actually a complex group hunting technique cal...

Heroic Whale Rescue Reveals Sad Reality

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green

Crew members at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program are like superheroes for wha...

Expect To See More Humpback Whales Off The Coast Of New York City

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe they want to sing on Broadway. Humpback whales, the gigantic, endangered mammals known for their haunting under...

6 Things You Need To Know About Whale Watching

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

There's a right way to go whale watching and there's a wrong way to go whale watching. If your tour boat bumps into a whale in the open ocean and the ...

Hypnotically Beautiful Map Lets You Stalk Whales Around Hawaii

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

Hawaii is practically overrun by humpback whales every October through May when they come from such far-flung places as Russia and Alaska to breed in ...

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.

WATCH: Whales Outdo Viral Pipeline Video In The Most Incredible Way

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green

While it's not entirely clear why whales breach, there is a far fetched theory that they are jumping -- leaping, even -- to show off their pure joy. A...

This Baby Humpback Whale Snuggling With Mom Is All You Need To See Today

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

Drones have helped capture some of the Internet's most incredible videos, but we think this one might go down as the sweetest. While whale watching...


Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

An estimated 10,000 humpback whales are returning to the shallow, warm waters of Hawaii right now, and with them comes the coolest volunteer opportuni...

Looks Like The President Has Some Company In Hawaii...

Posted 12.20.2013 | Green

The Obamas aren't the only VIPs enjoying a Hawaii homecoming right now. The humpback whales are back in town and it's arguably a bigger deal to those ...

One Of The Biggest Killers Of Whales Strikes Again

Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

Maui is on an island-wide search for a young humpback whale that was seen entangled in polypropylene fishing line Monday. Hawaii News Now repo...

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...

The Animals of Alaska, Sixth and Last of a Few Journal Entries; Day 11

Ken White | Posted 12.22.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

Salmon so dense, dying in the creeks so thick, one could imagine walking across right on them. And a baby porcupine sleeping soundly by a stream, spotted while hiking the National Forest at the most blue of beautiful blues Mendenhall Glacier.