Daniella Rooslund

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Review: 'War of the Whales' by Joshua Horwitz

On March 15, 2000, the whales came ashore. Although they appeared to the uninitiated to be "weird-looking dolphins," marine biologist Ken Balcomb identified most of the victims as beaked whales. He could barely believe his eyes when he found the first whale washed up on Abaco Island in the Bahamas …

SeaWorld battles whale of a protest

SAN DIEGO—This summer, families arriving at the airport here were greeted by posters featuring actress Kathy Najimy discouraging them from visiting …

Whale expert takes U.S. Navy to task over sonar in ‘War of the Whales’

Sometimes debates arise that clarify the values and conflicts of our society. They needn’t involve the grand questions of the day — which most often …

Return of a Native: Reflections on the 38th Voyage of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, July 11, 2014

Wildlife<p>By Patricia Paladines and Carl Safina<p>The first whale was spotted at around 11am. We approached it with the quiet stealth afforded by a light wind in our sails. To the best of our knowledge the animal could not imagine or have any concern that a wooden whale-hunting ship was nearing its …

Conservationists call for Canary Islands whale sanctuary instead of oil scheme

World Wide Fund for Nature launches campaign as Repsol announces that exploratory drilling could start in October<p>Months before oil exploration is slated to begin in the Canary Islands, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is calling on the Spanish government to abandon the search for oil and …

Vancouver park board report avoids taking a stand on captive whales

The Vancouver park board has released the report it commissioned on keeping beluga whales and dolphins at the city aquarium, but it does not take a stand on whether cetaceans should be held in captivity and effectively calls for more research.<p>The report was released on Wednesday, ahead of …

Report says whale, dolphin research would suffer if they're banned from aquarium

Research-and-rescue work on dolphins and whales at the Vancouver Aquarium could suffer if the facility ended its captivity program, says a newly …

173-Year-Old Whaling Ship Returns to Save Whales

Singing: Where way does she lay in the aft and from the loft to points on our lay bow and about<p>three miles off.<p>One big sweat ugghh! Huuuhhh!<p>Captain Kip Files: Rebuilding her is one thing, and learning how that works and how they built<p>it and then how they rigged her but, these vessels were designed …

Whales

Whale live strandings: How to euthanize whales humanely.

In January of 2009, a right whale calf became stranded on a North Carolina beach. Because of the remote location and rough weather, it took three …

10 Facts About Killer Whales or Orcas

With their striking black and white markings and prevalence at marine parks, the killer whale (or, more nicely put, orca) is probably one of the most …

Killer Whales

Grey Whale Spotted South of the Equator

05/15/2013 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Geography In the News. ·<p><b>GEOGRAPHY</b><p><b>Grey Whale Spotted South of the Equator</b><br>For the first time in recorded history, a grey whale has been seen in the Southern Hemisphere. The sighting, off the coast of Namibia, has scientists wondering if the …

Sea Shepherd Protects Pilot Whales From Bloodbath

Cetaceans (whales and dolphins) are "Doctors of the Sea." We need every last one of them alive because the oceans are dying.<p><i>Join Earth Dr Reese Halter from Los Angeles for another segment of SOS as tells of the 'War Against Nature' and the heinous ecocide in the North Atlantic.</i><p>This year, the direct …

High Blood Pressure

Amazed Diver Swims With Mother Whale and Calf

Nature

40-foot whale carcass examined at Port Hueneme in Ventura County

Scientists were performing a necropsy Thursday on the carcass of a 40-foot whale that floated into Port Hueneme this week after possibly being struck by a ship.<p>The whale, which appeared to have been dead for a while, was discovered Tuesday near a military ship at Naval Base Ventura County, said …

California

Investigators probe whether ferry killed humpback whale in Alaska | Reuters

JUNEAU Ala. (Reuters) - Authorities in Alaska are investigating whether a state ferry killed a 30-foot (9-meter), 25-ton (22.6-tonne) humpback whale in a collision near Kodiak Island, or whether the giant mammal was already dead when it was struck, officials said on Friday.<p>Kate Wynne, a marine …

SeaWorld says San Diego killer whale is pregnant | Reuters

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A killer whale at SeaWorld is pregnant, the San Diego theme park said Tuesday, a development welcomed by the company but decried by animal rights activists trying to outlaw the breeding of captive orcas and “Shamu” shows that feature them doing tricks.<p>An Orca killer …

Hebridean expedition to study endangered killer whales

<b>An expedition aims to find out crucial information on Scotland's only population of killer whales.</b><p>The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) says the scheme is crucial in helping the endangered animals' survival.<p>Research will be carried out onboard a specialised research yacht by a team of …

Marine Mammals

The Ultimate Proof That Keeping Orca Whales In Captivity Is Monstrous

The oldest known orca whale was spotted this past weekend off the coast of British Columbia. Named "Granny," the grand matriarch is estimated to be …

British Columbia

16-foot Great White shark spotted stalking a whale

Australian authorities close several beaches in the Australian city of Perth after a huge Great White shark appears off the country's west coast<p>A 16 ft (5 m) Great White shark has forced the closure of several beaches in the west <b>Australian</b> city of Perth.<p>The huge shark was sighted off the Floreat …

Cage diving with sharks in South Africa

It's controversial – and on many people's bucket list – but cage-diving to see great white sharks in South Africa still gives our writer a thrill<p>I'm heading east from Cape Town on the coast road when I spot something in the fields. Pulling over and digging out my binoculars, I see six blue cranes, …

Australia: More than 170 sharks caught under controversial cull program

The Western Australian government caught 172 sharks, and killed 50 of the largest animals, as part of a culling program that has sparked anger among conservationists.<p>The three-month program, which ended last week, used baited lines attached to floating drums to catch sharks off popular beaches in …

CFL general manager’s wife recovering from shark bite

The wife of Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp is recovering after being bit by a shark.<p>Popp posted pictures of his wife, Kim, with a stitched-up foot and punctured ankle after she was attacked by a shark during a vacation at Hilton Head Island, S.C.<p>"My Super Hero wife Kim, mother of 6, …

South Carolina

Galapagos' Gentle Giants: Mysteries of the World's Largest Shark

<i>Wildlife photographer, naturalist and Kensington Explorer in Residence Jonathan Green is one of the world's foremost whale shark experts. His passion for these underwater giants led him to launch the Galapagos Whale Shark Project, a massive effort to shed light on - and ultimately save - the</i> …