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Whale Sharks

The World’s Largest Fish Are Missing

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 03.28.2016 | Science

Scientists are finding that even the world’s largest fish can hide in the vastness of the ocean....

Impressive Sightings in the Caribbean

Amanda Walkins | Posted 03.10.2017 | 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...

Seven Times Wild Animals Came to Humans for Help

Matt Trezza | Posted 02.19.2017 | Good News
Matt Trezza

On February 6, a SeaWorld San Diego rescue team recovered a sick sea lion pup who'd stranded herself in a local restaurant. They brought the frightene...

"It's Djiboutiful!"(And the Hottest New Destination)

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.18.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

When our rafts were bitten by crocodiles or hippos, complications presented we hadn't imagined. We were in Ethiopia making a series of first desce...

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.

Teen Jumps On Whale Shark Like It's NBD

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weird News

Two teens made headlines on Monday after video emerged of one of them riding a whale shark off the coast of Destin, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Seven Spectacular Wildlife Phenomenons to Experience

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Witness some of planet's greatest wildlife spectacles, from the gathering of Antarctica's emperor penguins to the migration of immense herds on the African plains.

WATCH: Entire City Attacked By Giant Shark.. Murals

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

By now, your social feed has undoubtedly been attacked by Shark Week. Thankfully, real life sharks -- bless them -- are not nearly as aggressive as Di...

Galapagos' Gentle Giants: Mysteries of the World's Largest Shark

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

My first encounter with a whale shark is something I will never forget. I was submerged in the clear blue waters of the Galapagos Islands, diving for a glimpse of these gentle giants.

Swim With Whale Sharks in Baja

Fathom | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

Like it was playing hide and seek, the whale shark's rectangular head appeared from the sapphire-colored watery abyss. I knew that it wouldn't attack me. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.

This Shark Week, Let's Stand Up for Unfairly Maligned Shark and Ray Species

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Shark Week is back. The Discovery Channel's annual fear-fest has led millions of Americans -- including some of our own friends and family -- to warily scan their beach waters each August for lurking fins.

Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico

Nadia Aly | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Nadia Aly

Not many people know that you can have an amazing ocean adventure just one hour out of Cancun, Mexico.

The Year of the Dragon Heralds a Shift for Sharks

Francesca Koe | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

The connection between declining shark populations and finning is tragically clear. Each year, up to 73 million sharks are stripped of their fins and thrown back to the ocean to die a painful and prolonged death.

WATCH: Whale Shark Chows Down On Easy Dinner

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

Talk about making the most of an opportunity. A whale shark in the waters off Indonesia capitalized on the chance for an easy dinner by sucking fish s...

WATCH: Who Has America's Best Aquarium?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.08.2012 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

In Monterey's world-famous aquarium, the star attractions are jellyfish. In Atlanta's aquarium, it's the Whale Sharks.

PHOTOS: Learn To Scuba Dive In Bali

Kevin Richberg | Posted 07.30.2012 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

In just three days or one long weekend you can get your PADI certification card in Open Water Diving usable anywhere in the world, and you'll be doing it in one of the easiest and most unique places for beginners in the world.

Whale Shark Feedings Bring Tourist To The Philippines

Kip Patrick | Posted 07.24.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

When a whale shark would venture into their territory, the fishermen caught fewer fish. Something had to be done.

PHOTOS: Mexico's Whale Shark Festival

Posted 05.22.2012 | Travel

The fifth-annual Whale Shark Festival hits Isla Mujeres, Mexico on June 21, offering visitors to the island off the coast of Cancun the rare chance to...

A Huffington Post Guide To Family Vacations In The Caribbean

The Huffington Post | Rory Bratcher | Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in the Caribbean can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, w...

WATCH: Sir Richard Branson Swims With 300 Sharks

Posted 10.09.2011 | Green

While swimming with the dolphins is enough to appease many travelers, Sir Richard Branson is a bit more adventurous than most. Instead, it took swimmi...

Lessons From Diving With Whale Sharks

Keith Addis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Keith Addis

Observing these spectacular animals in the wild is a wake-up call that sharks around the world need our help. Sharks are hunted ferociously for their fins. Millions are killed every year, the result being that many species are now threatened with extinction.

Long Beach -- Shark Ed 101 -- No Hugs Required

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

2010-09-30-hammerhead.jpgThe "da-dum, da-dum, da-dum" music we associate with sharks from the movie Jaws might be the music sharks hear when they see us, because we are the bigger threat.