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LOOK: Killer Whale Crashes Surfing Line-Up

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green

If a giant fin popped up next to you in the ocean, what would you do: Swim away as fast as you can or erupt in spontaneous applause? A group of sur...

Here's Why Republicans Are Trailing Dems In Technology

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, ma...

Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Show After Watching 'Blackfish'

Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: The fallout from the animal documentary "Blackfish" continues to plague SeaWorld - with the theme p...

In the Wake of Blackfish -- Is it Time to Retire the Last Killer Whale Whose Capture Was Shown in the Film?

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 12.29.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Only 14 percent of people who viewed Blackfish would choose to take their families to SeaWorld, signifying that the time has come to consider alternatives for the intelligent animals that are kept in theme parks for amusement.

You Haven't Seen This Much Tail Since 'Free Willy'

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

A large pod of orcas were spotted making their way through Active Pass, just off the shores of Galiano Island in British Columbia. This pod just keeps...

On the Trail of the Whales: All at Sea

Doreen Walton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful. Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.

Harpooned Orca Nearly Drowns 12 Whalers

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

Eight Indonesian whalers -- thought to have been dragged to their deaths by an orca they harpooned -- were found alive after swimming 16 hours to shor...

Why 'Finding Dory' Will Have A Different Ending Than Planned

Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment

An unlikely source is prompting Pixar to imbue a social consciousness into its highly anticipated "Finding Nemo" sequel. The studio will take cues fro...

Serj Tankian on His Symphony, Jazz Fusion Record, and Moving Forward with System of a Down

Andrew Fish | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Andrew Fish

The multi-genre musician and singer will tour with System of a Down in late July and August and then take his symphony through Europe in September.

Wildlife From Cape to Cape

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

We weren't in the Atlantic proper for more than five minutes when I saw a spout of water off in the distance.

Rove, Kochs Fight Over Big GOP Project

Politico | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

The GOP didn’t have an answer for Big Democratic Data in 2012, costing them in close races from Congress to the White House....

Baby Orca Born Into Troubled 'Family' At SeaWorld

David Kirby | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
David Kirby

SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating the birth of a killer whale on this Valentine's Day backstage at Shamu Stadium. But not everyone is delighted with the news. Anti-captivity activists say the newborn has a hard life ahead in a grotesquely unnatural world.

SHAMU FOR SALE -- Should You Invest in Captivity?

David Kirby | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green
David Kirby

Investing in the captivity of highly intelligent killer whales for public amusement carries with it considerable risks and drawbacks -- not just financially, but ethically and morally as well.

Jason Linkins

The Tech Battle Between The Obama And Romney Campaigns And The Overconfidence Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

If you haven't yet gotten your fill of stories about the technologists who formed the backbone of President Barack Obama's reelection efforts, then de...

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.

Labor Department Fires Warning Shot At Animal Entertainment Industry

David Kirby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
David Kirby

OSHA's obligation is to protect all employees against any unnecessary risks. And if that means putting a physical barrier between human workers and potentially lethal animals, the Feds are saying so be it.

LOOK: Video, Pictures Of Rare White Orca Released

Posted 04.23.2012 | Green

A team of scientists from Russia is preparing for an expedition to track down a rare all-white killer whale that hasn't been seen since it was spotted...

PHOTOS: On The Lookout For Galápagos Wildlife

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 04.24.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

With few natural predators, the wildlife here has never had reason to fear visitors, so they go about their normal routines in the presence of humans.

Alaska Vets Say Dead Killer Whale Was Pregnant

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Veterinarians said Wednesday that a killer whale that baffled biologists after swimming up a river in Alaska and remaining i...

Can Dolphins Commit Suicide?

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Richard O'Barry gets misty eyed when he talks about Cathy. His beautiful girl died in his arms. Suicide he says. Cathy was a bottlenose dolphin, one of five he trained for the 60′s television hit Flipper.

With Love To Seamus, Lucinda, and Leonard: A Conversation With Matthew Ryan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

He has been compared to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, yet the very prolific singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan has eluded pop stardom.

Curious about 'The Whale?' Read the Book

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Christian Hall

Philip Hoare pays eloquent tribute to the beauty, power, and history of the sea's mightiest creatures. Can readers who have discovered the elegance and mystery of whales ever again enjoy a seaquarium?