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  • Blue whale breeching
    California blue whales making a comeback
    Good news for the largest animal on the planet, the blue whale. A recent University of Washington study appears to show that their population has returned to near pre-whaling day’s numbers, at least off the western U.S. coast. This is...
  • Whale
    Animal Groups to Campaign Against Alaska
    The International Whaling Commission (IWC) imposed a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986. However, the IWC has a longstanding policy of allowing certain indigenous peoples in Alaska to hunt otherwise protected whales to satisfy aboriginal...
  • Photo of a sperm whale carcass on the beach
    Whales Canadian towns: Three whales burst? Explosion concerns over methane gas
    Three whales near a small number of Canadian towns scattered alongside the coast are causing quite a large, smelly, and explosive problem. Some residents fear that these massive blue whale carcasses might in fact burst in the near future, as...
  • Whaling ended
    Japan's scientific whaling ruled a scam
    The UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) today, March 31, 2014, ruled that Japan’s meager scientific output about whales did not justify the killing of 850 Minke Whales. The ruling should end Japan’s so-called scientific whaling,...
  • Young Visitors looking at Narwhal Tusk
    Rare tusk on display in Norwalk
    The Narwhal or narwhale is a medium size whale that is noted for having the largest canines in the whale species. This large denizen of the deep makes its' home in the Arctic Ocean in the vicinity of the Canadian Arctic waters and Greenland...
  • Bottlenose dolphins
    Interior mulls plan to drill in Atlantic, endangering dolphins and whales
    The US surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in 2013 to snag the world’s top spot for petroleum and natural gas production, which was estimated by the Energy Information Administration to result in about 25 million barrels a day.As the Obama...
  • Orcas captivate audience, but marine parks may be cruel
    Chance for captured orca featured in ‘Blackfish’ to go free
    The National Marine Fisheries Service yesterday, January 24, 1014, proposed a rule to grant Lolita, an orca living alone in a small pen, the same status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that covers all other Southern Resident orcas—the...
  • 25 pilot whales found dead along Gulf coastline in Collier County
    25 pilot whales found dead along Gulf coastline in Collier County
    In a continuing story that has marred Southwest Florida's pristine coastline for nearly a week, 25 short-finned pilot whales were found deadon Thursday, January 23, on Kice Island, just across Caxambas Bay from Marco Island.The uninhabited...
  • Conjoined whales born in Baja California’s calving grounds
    Conjoined whales born in Baja California’s calving grounds
    On January 5, conjoined gray whale calves were found dead floating in Laguna Ojo de Liebre in Mexico’s Baja California. They were joined at the mid-section, had two heads and two tales and, due to their length, 7 feet, appear to have been...
  • Conjoined whale calves in Mexico found
    Conjoined whale calves: Baby gray whales discovered in Mexico
    Conjoined whale calves are rare, but a researcher in Mexico allegedly discovered what may be the first documented case of conjoined gray whales. Sadly, the twin whale calves were already dead when they were found Sunday, according to a Jan. 7...
  • Beached Whale
    Beached whale: Emaciated and beached, a sperm whale is euthanized in Fla.
    A beached whale, sickened and stuck on Florida's coastline in low tide,had to be euthanized Thursday, as marine biologists came to the difficult realization that they would not be able to save the 35-foot sperm whale, reports CNN on Oct. 31...
  • Close encounter with killer whales
    Close encounter with killer whales
    Rich and Laura Luz of Florida had anamazing adventure in La Paz Mexicothis spring. Their tourist boat guide hurried snorkelers out of the water as a pod of about 20killer whales approached. Soon a pod of killer whales was following the boat and...
  • Humpback whale
    Humpback whale recovery status
    The Humpback whale is still considered ESA Endangered throughout its range, yet The North Pacific Population is under review for delisting.BackgroundIn 1946, after decades of unregulated whaling, the International Convention for the Regulation of...
  • Venice Beach
    Saber-toothed whale found: Rare whale shows up at Venice Beach
    Saber-toothed whale reports don’t come in often, but Venice Beach has one. It seems that a rare saber-toothed whale washed up on the shore and has drawn a lot of attention because many people have never seen one before. According to a report...
  • The blow of a blue whale.
    Whale earwax tells the tale of whale pollution exposure
    The first study of whale earwax, the hormones in whale earwax, and the relationship to the pollution and the types of pollution a whale may be exposed to was presented by biologists from Baylor University, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History,...