Based on our visual assessments of similarity, we had found evidence for repeated call types, which had not been previously reported for pilot whales. However, to make the case, we really needed to see how generalizable our classifications were.
Where danger is no longer an option in the form of whale training, Stephanie is drawn, like a moth to the flame, to the volatile volcano that is Ali. He is a construct of unbridled testosterone and is completely temperamental. His temper trigger is slight and his fury explosive.
For the young female orca known as Morgan, the brutal bullying by the other orcas at Loro Parque is the sad reality she faces for the rest of her life unless a court in the Netherlands intervenes.
The director at the Salmon Museum tells me the largest salmon caught from the Margaree River was grabbed in 1927 and weighed 52.5 pounds.
In a world in desperate need of people banding together to preserve nature, why has the issue of conserving the animals of the oceans become so contentious?
The question isn't, "Do other species communicate?" Instead, the question is, "Why can't we understand each other?" A paper published this week may show that we're not the only animal wishing we could talk with a species other than our own.
Morgan's time in captivity doesn't preclude her from being retrained to live back in the wild, but as her court case lingers longer and longer, each day of delay condemns her to a life that is not life.
Let's ditch the the 99% slogan. In these dire circumstances we must be the 100% -- not because it sounds better, but because all 100% of us are deeply intertwined. We have no choice about this, and to start from any other place will leave us missing the fundamental pieces of transformation.
One city and county at a time, millions of Californians have taken a stand to help stop plastic bags from polluting our beaches, clogging our creeks, killing marine life and burdening tax payers and local governments.
We managed to make it out of Cape Town and head east, hugging the southern coast of Africa. The drive was, in a word, stunning. Rugged mountains loom over fields the color of tennis balls, and cliffs plunge dramatically into deep-blue ocean.
All seven of us turned just as a black and white subway train burst from under the water, not eight feet from the bow of my kayak. It was a mammoth orca, blowing a full blast of spray. This wasn't just a whale, it was the entire ocean, exhaling right in my ear.
After a scare, I am happy to say that the Koreans have seen the error of their ways and have decided to not begin "scientific" whaling. So why can't we reach Japan?
Moose, mountains and mankind. I recently experienced all that and more as my wife and I explored the wonders of Newfoundland.
Sometimes the Discovery Channel just isn't enough. Sometimes you just want to go wild. Whether you're hankering to hang with massive elephant seals or ride a horse, you'll find it all and more in our picks for the best "wild" bay area adventures.
Animals are very good at what they do or they wouldn't have made it through the process of natural selection, let alone the spread of humanity across the earth. If what an animal does is kill things, then unless it's a very small animal, I don't get close to it.
Here, I share with you a four-minute excerpt from the film Echoes of Creation. While you watch, you will have the opportunity to contemplate a dream of well-being for the fathers of our world.