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Humpback Whales

Watch These Humpback Whales Perform A Deadly Hunting Dance

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green

Humpback whales will literally sing and dance for food. The whale ballet seen in the video above is actually a complex group hunting technique cal...

Heroic Whale Rescue Reveals Sad Reality

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green

Crew members at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program are like superheroes for wha...

Expect To See More Humpback Whales Off The Coast Of New York City

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe they want to sing on Broadway. Humpback whales, the gigantic, endangered mammals known for their haunting under...

6 Things You Need To Know About Whale Watching

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

There's a right way to go whale watching and there's a wrong way to go whale watching. If your tour boat bumps into a whale in the open ocean and the ...

Hypnotically Beautiful Map Lets You Stalk Whales Around Hawaii

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

Hawaii is practically overrun by humpback whales every October through May when they come from such far-flung places as Russia and Alaska to breed in ...

For the Man Who Jumped Into the Sea to Save a Dying Whale

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Sourav Roy

Michael's jump into the Sea of Cortez to save Valentina was symbolic of his frustration at the current situation that these majestic animals face, his way of appealing to all of us to do our bit and speak up for the whales to our appropriate agencies and governments.

WATCH: Whales Outdo Viral Pipeline Video In The Most Incredible Way

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green

While it's not entirely clear why whales breach, there is a far fetched theory that they are jumping -- leaping, even -- to show off their pure joy. A...

This Baby Humpback Whale Snuggling With Mom Is All You Need To See Today

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

Drones have helped capture some of the Internet's most incredible videos, but we think this one might go down as the sweetest. While whale watching...

Coolest.Volunteer.Program.Ever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

An estimated 10,000 humpback whales are returning to the shallow, warm waters of Hawaii right now, and with them comes the coolest volunteer opportuni...

Looks Like The President Has Some Company In Hawaii...

Posted 12.20.2013 | Green

The Obamas aren't the only VIPs enjoying a Hawaii homecoming right now. The humpback whales are back in town and it's arguably a bigger deal to those ...

One Of The Biggest Killers Of Whales Strikes Again

Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

Maui is on an island-wide search for a young humpback whale that was seen entangled in polypropylene fishing line Monday. Hawaii News Now repo...

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...

The Animals of Alaska, Sixth and Last of a Few Journal Entries; Day 11

Ken White | Posted 12.22.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

Salmon so dense, dying in the creeks so thick, one could imagine walking across right on them. And a baby porcupine sleeping soundly by a stream, spotted while hiking the National Forest at the most blue of beautiful blues Mendenhall Glacier.

The Animals of Alaska, Fourth of a Few Journal Entries: Day 7

Ken White | Posted 12.09.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

DAY 7: At sea, our second day, sipping coffee on the verandah off our cabin, Carolyn spots them first. One, two, then half a dozen, then too many to ...

WATCH: Divers Are Almost Swallowed By A Whale

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green

When a group of divers jumped into the water off the coast of central California recently, they probably weren't expecting to get so close to a pair o...

Whales to Big Oil: 'Keep It Down, Would Ya?'

OnEarth | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthNo one ever said the search for fossil fuels in increasingly hard-to-reach places was easy. As part of their quest to keep the...

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...

Of Little Fish, Cute Mammals, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Glen Martin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Glen Martin

A recent statement sounded alarms over declining Pacific herring stocks. Why such a big fuss over such tiny fish? As well as constituting the basis for idiosyncratic pizzas, these fish are critical forage for a great number of other marine species.

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: Swimming With A Bumper Crop Of Humpback Whale Calves

Tony Wu | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Tony Wu

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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...

WATCH: Whales Lunge And Nearly Crash Down On Bikini-Clad Surfer

Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

A surfer and kayakers got quite a surprise when two humpback whales lunged out of the water and nearly came crashing down upon them near Santa Cruz, C...

WATCH: 'Lunge Feeding' Whales Settle Unusually Close To Santa Cruz Shore

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday monitored the waters off Santa Cruz, where a pod of whales has settled unusually close to shor...

The Wonder of the Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The ocean is the biggest backyard we have, and a close look at the life it contains will leave you wide-eyed in amazement.