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Humpback Whale

We're Guessing This Whale Just Wanted To Say, 'Hey!'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

When Cimeron Morrissey woke up to go kayaking, she probably didn't expect she'd get an awesome greeting from a beast of the ocean. Well, she was wr...

Authorities Investigating If Ferry Collision Killed Whale

AP | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A team of scientists is investigating the death of a humpback whale that was struck by the state ferry Kennicott near Kodiak. ...

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...

5 Vacations You Can Feel Good About Taking

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel

Earth Day was nearly three weeks ago, and if it taught us anything, it's that our planet is incredibly, overwhelmingly, absolutely breathtaking. Its n...

WATCH: Gentle Giants Or Violent Warriors?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

After traveling 3,000 miles over the course of 30 days, these humpback whales were greeted by a curious National Geographic team in the waters of Hawa...

WATCH: Silly Whale, Piggyback Rides Are For Humans!

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Kayaker Berthold Hinrichs got several tons more than he bargained for after a humpback whale nearly collided with him during a trip to Gyllefjord in S...

A Little Too Close For Comfort

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

It's one thing to get a high-five from a dog, but a whole other thing to get one from a ginormous humpback whale. Though it does not seem like the...

On the Trail of the Whales: Crossing Borders

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I'm aiming for Anacortes, on the coast near Seattle, tonight. It's our springboard into the ocean, the gateway to the San Juan islands. From there we'll ferry-hop to Canada, while scouring the sea for migrating grey whales.

WATCH: Whale Knocks Surfer Unconscious

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green

Bishan Rajapakse may have gotten more than he bargained for when he was surfing off the coast of Australia Sunday morning. The 38-year-old doctor ...

WATCH: Baby Whale's Dramatic Rescue Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

This whale of a tale has a happy ending. On Sunday, swimmers at the Coromuel water park in La Paz, Mexico, noticed a juvenile humpback whale seemed...

PHOTOS: Blue Whale Encounters in the Sea of Cortez

Sandra Larriva | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green
Sandra Larriva

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.

Showdown in Antarctica: Blood Thirsty Entitlement

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

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 ...

WATCH: There's About To Be Major Motion From This Ocean

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green

Some tourists have a whale of a tale to tell about their trip to Maui. Laurent Lebihan was on an excursion off the Hawaiian island with other padd...

Humpback Whales Off California Coast: Up Close And Personal [PHOTOS]

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green

A photographer driving along the coast in California pulled over and managed to capture some unbelievable shots of a humpback whale rising from the wa...

Endangered Whales Flock To California

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Grab your camera and binoculars: There's rarely been a better time to go whale-watching off the California coast. Tourists from...

PHOTOS: Marine Adventures In Wildest Alaska

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.15.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Although my companions and I are far from being swarthy, tattooed sailors full of song and stories, we are in search of the same adventure.

PHOTOS: Swimming With Sharks In Cocos Island

Sandra Larriva | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
Sandra Larriva

Jacques Cousteau, who visited Cocos numerous times, proclaimed it "the most beautiful island in the world." Visit it if you dare, knowing that you will never see the ocean the same way again.

PHOTOS: The View From Alaska's Remote Wilderness

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.06.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

All of these amazing photos were shot by naturalists and Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors last year during spring and summer in Alaska.

Humpback Whale Dies In Fort Pierce Inlet

Posted 01.25.2012 | Miami

Florida marine scientists say it was too late to save a juvenile humpback whale that died after beaching itself in the Fort Pierce inlet. The 25-f...

Marine Biologist Accused Of Feeding Whales, Indicted For Violating Laws (Video)

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 01.06.2012 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- A marine biologist who runs popular whale-watching tours on California's Monterey Bay has been indicted for violating federal laws th...

Paul Winter on The 32nd Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Joseph Vella | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York
Joseph Vella

This annual celebration is one of the most popular events in New York City during the holiday season. In my interview with Paul Winter, he tells us about what he has in store for this year's performance.

WATCH: Whales Shock Bikini-Clad Surfer; Officials Fear Sightseers Threaten Mammals

Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

Humpback whales shocked a bikini-clad surfer and two kayakers this past week when they leapt out of the water and lunged disturbingly close to the gro...

PHOTOS: Swimming With Humpbacks Off Tonga

Tony Wu | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel
Tony Wu

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what follows is a five thousand word essay about Megaptera Novaeangliae, one of my favorite animals.

Tangled BC Whale Prompts Major Rescue Effort

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home

Attempts are underway off Vancouver Island to rescue a whale that has become tangled in ropes attached to fishing nets. An ad...

WATCH: Humpback Whale Puts On Show For Men Who Saved Her

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

When Michael Fishbach set out for his day of boating around the beautiful waters of the Sea of Cortez, he probably didn't think that it would be the d...