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Whale Swimming With Calf Is A Tranquil Kind Of Magic

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green

In case you needed a reminder, here's proof of how magical the ocean can be. On the Foa island, in the Ha’apai region of Tonga, videographer and ...

Gigantic Whale Gently Lifts A Kayak Out Of The Water With Its Head

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

Two adventurers kayaking in the blue waters near Puerto Madryn, Argentina crossed paths with some gentle giants of the sea. Gisela6652's video des...

In Killing Whales and Dolphins, Japan Is Hurting Itself

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

Japan's illegal and immoral hunts for whales and dolphins have shocked the world. Anger is rising, as the Twitter-verse exploded in activity when a gross slaughter of dozens of dolphins in Taiji's notorious cove was recently publicized by Earth Island and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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...

This Isn't The First Time A Cruise Ship Has Struck A Whale And Dragged Its Carcass

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of stri...

CLOSE ENCOUNTER: Whale Almost Accidentally Swallows A Diver

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.21.2014 | Weird News

When Rainer Schimpf was diving off the coast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to watch the annual sardine run, he came across an unexpected visitor --...

WATCH: Stunning Video Captures A Megapod's Migration

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green

This incredible footage from a drone flying over Dana Point in Orange County, Calif. was captured by Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave's Dolphin and...

Whale Meat Beer Stirs Up Controversy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson: It's a good time to be a beer drinker. A microbrew revolution is underway, and breweries worldwide seem ...

100 Whales Killed By Controversial Oil Mapping Technique

Agence France Presse | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

A noisy technology that blasts sounds below water to map the ocean for oil is being blamed for 100 melon headed whale deaths off Madagascar, experts s...

Whales Do WHAT To Avoid Sunburns?

Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Too much sun can be bad for your skin, and while you and I can cover up, apply sunscreen or just get out o...

New Bedford, MA: A Whale of a Good Time

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

New Bedford was and is an epic city in every sense of the word -- something that cannot be said of many other prettier, more popular Coastal New England destinations -- and the very reason I love visiting.

PHOTOS: What Is This Alien-Looking Creature?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green

A deep-sea creature resembling a space alien more than an aquatic animal, photographed recently near the Canary Islands, was actually just a whale fee...

Sushi Chefs Accused Of Serving Whale Face Serious Jail Time

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Home

A California restaurant and two of its sushi chefs are in hot water over allegations that they sold endangered whale meat, which date back to 2007. In...

Did Oil From The BP Spill Kill This Young Sperm Whale?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.25.2012 | Green

Photographs of a dead sperm whale found in the Gulf of Mexico a few weeks after the BP Deepwater disaster have reignited a debate as to the extent of ...

WATCH: Whale Shoots Rainbow Out Of Blowhole

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green

We know what you're thinking and yes, you saw that right: A whale just shot a rainbow out of its blowhole. A rainbow. While the video is from 2011,...

Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

Have we finally gone mad as a society? Just because Pete Bethune looks good in a wetsuit, has tattoos, and a high "TV-Q" doesn't mean what he does is okay.

Giant Squid's Basketball-Sized Eyes Serve Life-Saving Function

Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

Giant squid have the largest eyes on Earth, about the size of a basketball—but why do they need such big peepers? So they can see a sperm whale in t...

What Bid Do I Hear for the Life of That Thar Whale?

Carl Safina | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Want to just solve the problem? They estimate that whaling makes about $31 million in profits. Anti-whaling spends $25 million. If the anti-whaling money directly paid whalers not to hunt -- problem solved.

Wildlife Is on the Losing End of Our Addiction

Leda Huta | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Leda Huta

No matter how we try to minimize fossil fuel impacts, we can't avoid the fact that these substances are inherently dirty. Oil, gas and coal are at their core, toxic substances. And as a result they are dangerous to humans and wildlife.

Rescued Dutch Whale 'Lost Her Bid For Freedom,' Deemed Not Safe In Wild

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM -- Morgan, a 4-year-old killer whale, has lost her bid for freedom. Agriculture Secretary Henk Bleker ruled Wednesday that the orca, rescue...

Killer Whale Mimics Boat Sounds

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Meet Luna, a remarkable whale. Separated from his family when he was just two years old, this orca whale lived alone off the coast of Vancouver Is...

PHOTOS: 'Nothing Had Prepared Me' For First Encounter With Beluga Whales

Posted 12.08.2011 | Green

From Uri Golman: Since I was a child I have always been preoccupied with everything wild. I used to sit in school and daydream for hours about futu...

Whale Shot To Death In New Jersey, Officials Seek Culprit

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

BRIGANTINE, N.J. — Federal wildlife officials are looking for whoever shot a whale at sea, leaving the animal to wander the ocean in agony for a...

Activist Threats Won't Stop Japan Whale Hunts

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Japan plans to go ahead with its whaling program in the Antarctic later this year despite threats from activists to disrupt the annual h...

Whale Found Beached In Grassy England Field (VIDEO)

Posted 12.01.2011 | World

Mystery surrounds a 33-foot whale that was found beached in a grassy field 800 yards from the shoreline in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Some scienti...