Cameron DeMai

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Guided hike leads to 'one of the most beautiful' Burgess fossils ever found

A guest on a guided hike is an unlikely hero in the latest paleontological discovery at Burgess Shale.<p>Two fossils discovered 17 years apart at the …

Dinosaurs

A Dinosaur's Bloody Feathered Tail Has Been Found Preserved in Amber

This is the first time that dinosaur skeletal material has been found in amber.<p>When paleontologist Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences …

FALSE: Scientists Successfully Recreate Tyrannosaurus Rex Embryo From Chicken DNA

CLAIM<p>Researchers in North Carolina have created "the first fully living dinosaur embryo in millions of years" using DNA from chicken skin.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>…

As salmon dwindle, whales die

Changing Planet<p>Co-authored by Erica Cirino<p>Governor Jay Inslee visited the San Juan Islands over Labor Day weekend for two reasons: to secure voters, and to get a little peace and quiet. While he did find those two things, he was also confronted with something else—orca advocates seeking help for …

Conservation

California bans SeaWorld's captive orca breeding program and announces 'Shamu' killer whale show has to end by summer 2017

• <b>New measure, SB839, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown no longer allows breeding of killer whales, like those used at SeaWorld</b>• <b><br>SeaWorld operates marine parks</b> …

Wild Killer Whales Have Never Killed A Human

Scientists have a few theories as to why wild killer whales, also called orcas, don't attack people. One is that they're exceptionally picky eaters. …

Orca Killed by Satellite Tag Leads to Criticism of Science Practices

The death of a rare killer whale in the Pacific Northwest has been linked to a tagging effort, causing an outcry and re-evaluation by the science community.<p>They bounced around the coast in a 22-foot Zodiac, a team of federal scientists with a dart rifle trying to nail the dorsal fin on a killer …

Columbia River

Humpbacks fight off orcas to save sea lion in maritime battle royale

Was it the law of the jungle, the golden rule or just some newcomers defending their turf?<p>Some whale watchers are still trying to make sense of an …

Why These Beautiful Albino Killer Whales Are Bad News

From Moby Dick to Migaloo, white whales have always been especially rare. Spotting one of these milky white giants would make any whale-watcher’s …

No dolphin belongs here.

<b>If you think this is wrong, please sign the petition. Your signature can expose the truth about dolphin captivity and help save Ji’s family from a</b> …

See How SeaWorld's Killer Whales Can Go Home Again

If killer whales held by SeaWorld and other marine parks were released, where would they go? Marine mammal scientists have developed several plans …

Killer Whales

X-Files' Gillian Anderson asks SeaWorld to release orca whales

Gillian Anderson, who rose to fame in the 90s TV series 'The X-Files,' has again spoken out in defence of the orca whales, also known as killer …

Georgia Aquarium: no more whales, dolphins taken from the wild

The Georgia Aquarium no longer will take dolphins or whales caught in the wild, a dramatic policy reversal from an organization that contracted with …

‘Finding Dory’ Beluga Whale Disses SeaWorld With A Simple Message

Public outcry directed at SeaWorld and its captivity practices has increased dramatically in recent years as facts about Orca behaviors in captivity …

Researchers say drones may be the saving grace of dolphins and whales

Their domain may be in the skies, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help those in the sea. A new application of drone technology seeks to aid the …

Drones

A New Dolphin Species, Long Gone, Found in a Drawer

Scientists have determined that a skull that had been sitting in a drawer at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington for more than 60 years belonged to a previously unknown species of extinct dolphin.<p>The animal, whose skull was found in Yakutat, Alaska, in 1951, has been …

Obama's offshore drilling puts whales and dolphins in peril, groups warn

Environmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and dolphins in peril and risks undermining the president’s commitment to putting the brakes on climate change.<p>Barack Obama, who recently called global warming an “genuine …

Obama Administration

Authorities want to ban people from swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

Tourists flock to Hawaii every year to swim among spinner dolphins, a rare chance to get a glimpse of these incredible and intelligent animals up …

Marine Mammals

Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".<p>Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using distinctive clicks …

Fossils Suggest Life on Earth Is Much Older Than We Thought

In the grand scheme of things, the entirety of human existence has barely lasted the blink of an eye. We’re freshmen in our own home and constantly …