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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...

Yes, This Is How Whales Actually Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science

Toddlers get a lot of credit for being able to fall asleep anywhere. But, whales (and other marine mammals) might have them beat. The humpback whale i...

Crews Race To Rescue Entangled Blue Whale Off California

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for a blue whale tangled in commercial crabbing gear off California's coast stretched into a second day on Wednesda...

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...

This Rotting, 60,000-Pound Whale Is Getting The Most Gruesome Burial

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.29.2016 | Weird News

A 40-foot whale carcass floated for days at California's popular Lower Trestles surf spot before eventually washing up on San Onofre State Beach Sunda...

Surfers Hear Baby Whale Crying And Come Running To Help Her

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.24.2016 | Good News

An exhausted baby pilot whale who became stranded during low tide was saved from drowning this week — all thanks to the kindness of surfers who refu...

Upside-Down Whale 'Tail-Sails' Off The Coast Of Maui In Incredible Footage

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.11.2016 | Science

Turns out, whales like to hang out with their tails out -- and for an incredibly long time. While testing out new drone cameras off the coast of Maui,...

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...

No One Knows Why Sperm Whales Are Stranding On North Sea Beaches

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science

LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A sixth sperm whale has died on a British beach, the latest of nearly 30 to have become stranded in shallow waters on the co...

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 ...

One Of The World's Rarest Whales Spotted Off South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.18.2016 | Science

One of the rarest whales in the world has been spotted off the coast of South Carolina for the first time in three years. An endangered North Atlantic...

Newly Discovered Whale Species Named With A Nod To Moby Dick

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.13.2015 | Science

For 90 years, the strikingly white fossils of a 15 million-year-old sperm whale sat on a storage shelf in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, i...

Are Whales Committing Suicide?

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science

Witnessing any dolphin or whale stranding live is a deeply moving experience; particularly when you end up accompanying an individual to the end of it...

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...

See The First-Ever Video Of The World's Rarest Whale In The Wild

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.30.2015 | Science

The Omura's whale is so rare and little-known that there hasn't been a single confirmed sighting in the wild by scientists... until now. Researchers ...

WATCH: Killer Whale Boots Seal 80 Feet High

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.01.2015 | Weird News

Did the killer whale get its infamous nickname by flinging innocent seals through the air? An amazing video shows a Superman-esque seal flying through...

Frolicking Whales Give Kayakers The Ultimate Surprise

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel

Whoa. A pair of kayakers were treated to the surprise of their lives last weekend when a pair of whales breached just yards from their boat, off the ...

Navy Agrees To Limit Pacific Trainings To Protect Marine Life

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Navy estimates it inadvertently kills 155 whales and dolphins off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California in five years. Its training ex...

SeaWorld Changes Policy On Whales In Sign It's Bowing To Pressure

The Dodo | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.05.2015 | Green

In the surest sign yet that SeaWorld may be swaying to public pressure in the wake of " Blackfish," the marine park publicly announced an unprecedente...

BBC Presenter Can't Keep Calm And Carry On After Team Spots Blue Whale

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.31.2015 | Good News

When you see something as incredible as a blue whale on the job, it's completely acceptable to freak the bleep out. And that's exactly what this dude ...

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...

Whales Are Mysteriously Dying In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science

Whales are turning up dead along the Alaska coast in alarming numbers, and scientists so far have no idea what's causing it. Since May, 30 whales have...

Blue Whale Interrupts TV Presenter At Exactly The Right Moment

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.19.2015 | Weird News

This whale might want to consider a job as a stand-up comedian. Its comic timing is simply spot-on. Zoologist Mark Carwardine had been filming a segme...

Rare Sighting Of White Whale Inspires Confusion, Awe In Australia

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science

Whale watchers in waters north of the Gold Coast Seaway in Queensland, Australia, received a spectacular surprise Monday morning when they spotted a l...

Lucky Whale Watchers Get An Insanely Close View Of Humpback Pod

LittleThings | Posted 08.10.2015 | 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.