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Rescuers free entangled humpback whale off Monterey coast

Rescuers free entangled humpback whale off Monterey coast

A rescue team helped free a young humpback whale that was tangled in fishing gear south of San Francisco days after a fisherman first spotted it, a conservation group said Tuesday.
‘The Bird & the Whale’ Tells a Short and Sweet Tale Using Paint-on-Glass Animation

‘The Bird & the Whale’ Tells a Short and Sweet Tale Using Paint-on-Glass Animation

An animated short film written and directed by Carol Freeman uses an old-fashioned technique called paint-on-glass to form each luminescent frame. At seven minutes long, The Bird & the Whale is
Orca grandmothers babysit young whales, study finds

Orca grandmothers babysit young whales, study finds

Research on 378 killer whales finds those with grandmothers live longer and the older females help them when food is scarceDoting killer whale grandmothers help their grand calves survive,
'Horrific' 220-Pound Ball of Plastic Found in the Stomach of a Dead Sperm Whale

'Horrific' 220-Pound Ball of Plastic Found in the Stomach of a Dead Sperm Whale

A recently deceased sperm whale found was found with a tightly wound ball of marine debris in its stomach, including an alarming assortment of plastics. Read more...
Whale found dead with 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

Whale found dead with 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

A young sperm whale that died after becoming stranded on a Scottish island last week had a ball of debris weighing roughly 220 pound in its stomach, according to an organization that carried out a

Blue Whale Heartbeat Recorded For First Time (Video)

A team of marine biologists just discovered that after recording a blue whale's heartbeat, that the world's largest creatures can survive on just two heartbeats per minute. How crazy is that?! The
Save the Whales—But Actually

Save the Whales—But Actually

Environmentalists have been demanding that we save the whales for decades. The phrase has been printed ad nauseam on so many buttons and t-shirts and bumper stickers that it’s practically a joke.Read
Daredevil Underwater Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of Humpback Whales In The South Pacific

Daredevil Underwater Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of Humpback Whales In The South Pacific

The photos, taken by photographer Grant Thomas, show the whales up close and personal like you’ve never seen them before....
The Bay Area Is Skipping Dungeness Crab This Thanksgiving to Protect the Whales

The Bay Area Is Skipping Dungeness Crab This Thanksgiving to Protect the Whales

The season for stuffing our faces has arrived, but one item will notably not be on the table this Thanksgiving. In California’s Bay Area, commercial crabbers won’t be bringing in any Dungeness crab—a
First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Are a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes

First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Are a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes

For the first time ever, marine biologists have recorded the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild—the results of which even surprised the scientists. Read more...
First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Are a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes

First Measurements of a Blue Whale’s Heart Rate Are a Glimpse Into the Biology of Extremes

For the first time ever, marine biologists have recorded the heart rate of a blue whale in the wild—the results of which even surprised the scientists. Read more...
Whales Could Help Prevent a Climate Catastrophe

Whales Could Help Prevent a Climate Catastrophe

The IMF estimates they're worth $2 million each to the planet.

Danish Architect Dorte Mandrup’s The Whale Visitor Center in the Arctic Circle

A few miles from the shore of Norwegian town Andenes, on the island Andøya in the Arctic Circle, a deep-sea valley (called bleiksdjupa) frequently welcomes migrating whales. Breaching the dramatic
Scientists Can Now See Stranded Whales From Space

Scientists Can Now See Stranded Whales From Space

Scientists have begun using satellites that can produce high-resolution imagery to monitor whale strandings from space, according to a new study.Read more...
Second whale found dead in Thames in less than two weeks

Second whale found dead in Thames in less than two weeks

Discovery of whale’s body near Gravesend follows death of young humpback this monthA second whale has been found dead in the Thames less than two weeks after a humpback nicknamed Hessy died near the
Video: sea critters chow down on the carcass of a young whale

Video: sea critters chow down on the carcass of a young whale

Who doesn't love a free meal? From Nautilus Live: During the final dive of this year’s Nautilus expedition season, our team discovered a whale fall while exploring Davidson Seamount off central
Creatures of the Deep Are Feeding on a Whale Carcass and You Can Watch It Live

Creatures of the Deep Are Feeding on a Whale Carcass and You Can Watch It Live

Marine scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus, a research vessel that prowls the high seas in search of oceanic discoveries, have stumbled upon the rare skeletal remains of 16-foot long whale. With bits
Why hasn’t the US banned dolphin and whale shows?

Why hasn’t the US banned dolphin and whale shows?

It's still legal to keep the cetaceans for entertainment purposes—even though welfare experts agree that the practice is cruel.
Fleet Week: Boaters, be alert for humpback whales in San Francisco Bay, researchers say

Fleet Week: Boaters, be alert for humpback whales in San Francisco Bay, researchers say

As more humpback whales venture into San Francisco Bay in search of food, local researchers are calling on boaters to be alert this Fleet Week weekend -- for both the whales' and their own safety.
Humpback whale found dead in Thames was hit by a ship

Humpback whale found dead in Thames was hit by a ship

Investigators say it is unclear whether wound happened before or after its deathA humpback whale that died after swimming into the Thames was hit by a ship, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has