Mother whales show a great deal of curiosity around us, and a willingness to let their playful calves approach us.
Maybe we're asking the wrong question by just focusing on whether these haunting CGI merpeople are real or myth. The real question is: Why are we making our oceans too dangerous to sustain all life?
The U.S. Navy has new plans for testing and training exercises with sonar and explosives -- and those plans spell disaster for whales. Now is the time for concerned citizens to come to their defense.
As Dr. Reiss pointed out, dolphins too exhibit empathy. But, where is our empathy for them? Are we afraid to feel another's pain, because ultimately it triggers our own pain?
In the ocean you find a symphony of sound, from the clicking of snapping shrimp to the long mournful wails of whales, and zips of dolphins. Now imagine this oceanic soundscape shattered by dynamite-like blasts, every 10 seconds for days and even weeks on end.
Would you buy a conflict diamond, purchase a slave, or bank dividends from Auschwitz? Of course you wouldn't -- those are all questions of conscience...
From great bison herds, howling wolf packs, ancient alligators, regal bighorn sheep, loping moose and elusive wolverines, the animals in North America's national parks are impressive to say the least.
At first, your eyes wander near and far in an attempt to take in the enormity of the creature. Then, a voice in your head screams, having realized that you're in the presence of the largest animal that's ever lived.
Just south of the international border in Mexico, the Sonoran Desert stretches to meet the Sea of Cortez. Remote springs and oases provide relief to an arid landscape of cactus and mountains, bordered by coastal wetlands and an ocean teaming with wildlife.
For whales, such as the great blue, who can communicate over thousands of miles, such sonic stress affects reproduction and communication so much that some whales simply stop vocalizing. What happens to our oceans when the whales stop singing?
This morning (February 20, 2013) the news from Down Under reported that Japan has halted its whale hunt in the Great Southern Ocean Sanctuary. Amidst ...
By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth Living near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway isn't half bad. You learn to wipe the soot off houseplants, step over the dead ...
People tend to believe that our species is superior to and separate from the animal kingdom, that we are the end point of the evolution of life on earth. That notion is not only false but extraordinarily dangerous.
"The War Against Nature" and the great whales must end after this 2013 season. No country has the right of entitlement to destroy the ocean -- our commons and our birthright -- especially in an international sanctuary.
After 14 years and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, will soon be home to a Pacific gray whale skeleton, the...
A long-awaited study by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the Pebble Mine -- along with its estimated 10 billion tons of mining waste -- would spell disaster for Bristol Bay, its legendary salmon runs, its pristine environment and its people.