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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 o...

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...

337 Whales Found Beached In One Of World's Largest Strandings

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one ...

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 i...

Humpback Whale Entangled In Fishing Line Rescued Off Calif. Coast

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.02.2015 | Crime

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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. ...

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...

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...

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 t...

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 ...

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...

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 whale...

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 ...

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 spotte...

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 Baby Whale Jumping For Joy Is Totally How We Feel On A Friday

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.27.2015 | Good News

It looks like this delightful whale is living her best life.  J50, a 6-month-old baby orca, was playing in the Salish Sea near British ...

Sperm Whale Delights Researchers By Crashing Underwater Video Feed

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.17.2015 | Science

"Does this count as a selfie?" Researchers working in the Gulf of Mexico were stunned earlier this week when an inquisitive sperm whale decided to ...

Underwater Photographer Gets Caught in a Sperm Whale 'Poopnado,' Brings Back Photos

DL Cade | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
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There's a story behind every photograph -- some are inspirational, some are harrowing, some others are just downright crazy. Drone and underwater phot...

Whale Swimming With Calf Is A Tranquil Kind Of Magic

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green

In case you needed a reminder, here's proof of how magical the ocean can be. On the Foa island, in the Ha’apai region of Tonga, videographer and ...

Gigantic Whale Gently Lifts A Kayak Out Of The Water With Its Head

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

Two adventurers kayaking in the blue waters near Puerto Madryn, Argentina crossed paths with some gentle giants of the sea. Gisela6652's video des...

In Killing Whales and Dolphins, Japan Is Hurting Itself

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
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Japan's illegal and immoral hunts for whales and dolphins have shocked the world. Anger is rising, as the Twitter-verse exploded in activity when a gross slaughter of dozens of dolphins in Taiji's notorious cove was recently publicized by Earth Island and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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...