Humpback Whales

What Were Two Humpback Whales Doing with a Dead Gray Whale Calf?

Dense early-morning fog hovers above Monterey Bay, California, as wildlife photographer Jodi Frediani steps aboard the <i>Point Sur Clipper</i>, a sturdy …

Humpback Whales

Hungry humpbacks surprise whale-watching group as they lunge toward boat

No need to point binoculars toward the horizon on this whale watching trip — the show came straight to the boat.<p>A group of tourists were out on Monterey Bay Friday with Princess Monterey Whale Watching when a pair of humpback whales lunged out of the water within arm's reach of the boat. As they …

Whale Watching

Iceland pledges inquest after blue whale scandal

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir confirmed at last week’s NATO summit that her country would launch an investigation into Iceland’s …

Whales

How humpback whales made a global comeback

When the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) was founded in 1980, its researchers would drive up and down the coast of Hawaii waiting to see a whale. At …

World News

New 'Aquaman' Image Is Basically 'Free Willy,' But Badass

The highly anticipated trailer for <i>Aquaman</i> will finally debut at some time during San Diego Comic Con this week, but director James Wan offered fans a …

TV

Humpback whale tangled in shark net freed off Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> A dramatic rescue operation successfully freed a humpback whale trapped in a shark net off Australia's Gold Coast.<p>Footage from the scene taken by Nine News shows the enormous whale thrashing in the water Monday, further entangling itself in the yellow lining of the net as it attempted to …

SeaWorld

When faced with a killer whale should you fight or flee?

THAT the best form of defence is attack is an old maxim. In reality, it is frequently untrue; running away is a far better option. But it seems to be …

Whales

Broome pearls bring riches beyond sheer value

The eyes say it all as Tiara Lawford gazes past a perfect 20mm pearl and out on to the Broome land her people have called home for generations.<p>Valued …

Siblings

Nature: Appalachian Trail extension worth exploring

The Appalachian Trail wends its way for 2,189 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia, north to Mount Katahdin, Maine. It is the most traveled hiking …

Hiking

Whale Watching or Bear Search: Icy Strait Point Cruise Port

We were ready for an outdoor adventure as our Alaska cruise ship entered the inside passage and we sailed into port at Icy Strait Point. Presented …

Whale Watching

The humpback whale population is recovering

Rapidly melting Antarctica ice poses a threat to coastal cities, but there is at least one species that is benefiting: Humpback whales are flourishing these days, due to an abundance of krill.<p>Nineteenth-century commercial whaling killed the vast majority of the world’s whales, so this current …

Humpback Whales

Humpback whale rescues prompt conservationists' calls for shark net alternatives

The rescue of three humpback whales from shark nets off the Queensland coast so far this migration season has prompted conservationists to renew …

Wales

Travel - 50 Reasons to #LoveTheWorld

Meteora, Greece, is a place of solitude (Credit: Laurel Robbins)<p><b>- 50 -</b><p>An amazing moment at Machu Picchu (Credit: Matthew Long)<p><b>- 49 -</b><p>(Credit: Jon Mancuso)<p><b>- 48 -</b><p><b>- 47 -</b><p>(Credit: Dave and Deb Corbeil)<p><b>- 46 -</b><p>A trek through the jungles of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada Mountains (Credit: Daniel Noll)<p><b>- 45 …

Humpback Whales

Sydney tourists shocked as a humpback whale breaches close to boat 

Jaw-dropping moment a 50-metre humpback whale leaps into the air off Sydney heads in front of a boatload of stunned tourists<p><b>A boatload of tourists</b> …

Whale Watching

Awesome orcas: 7 great spots to see killer whales in the wild

1: Antarctica<p>The Antarctic is a good feeding ground for orcas and it is estimated that half the world’s population (around 25,000) reside there. …

Orcas

Swimming with baby whales to be banned worldwide

Tour companies are preparing to phase out trips involving swimming with whale and dolphin calves in a drive to crack down on disturbance to the ocean …

Environment

8 destinations where you can swim with wild animals

There’s something about the astounding depths of the ocean covering 70 per cent of the earth’s surface which has always intrigued humans.<p>And then, of …

Lifestyle (UK)

Group of 50 killer whales are spotted hunting a humpback near Sydney

Stunned tourists watch on as group of 50 killer whales hunt a migrating humpback near Sydney<p><b>Group of about 50 killer whales were seen off the coast</b> …

Killer Whales

Sydney whale watchers catch rare glimpse of orca pod

Sydney whale watchers have been treated to a rare sighting of orcas, commonly found around Antarctica and the Arctic. The pod of mammals were seen …

Humpback Whales

Nature’s security detail for baby whale

NEW footage has emerged showing a baby whale frolicking in the waters off Augusta.<p>It is believed to be the first southern right calf born in Flinders …

Humpback Whales

College intern spots rare great white shark in Stellwagen Bank

An increase in the seal population may have attracted the shark.

White Shark

Peninsula Papagayo is Costa Rica’s Best-Kept Secret

This off-season gem for adventure travelers should join your bucket list, stat.<p>Driving into the dry tropical forest—one of the last remaining on the planet—of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province feels like you’re in a jungle video game. The road, which starts with asphalt then gives way to dirt, then …

Central America

These drone projects are saving lives and protecting nature

When we think of drones, we often first think of the military. Last month, Google decided to not renew a Pentagon contract for an artificial …

Drones

qualia hamilton islands australia review

It's a bit of a slog to reach Passage Peak, but the view from the top is worth it. For as far as the eye can see, the epic vista of turquoise sea and uninhabited isles is completely unsullied by any form of modern development.<p>In the foreground, the flowering spikes of native grass trees sway on a …

National Parks

How a snot-collecting marine drone is giving us an exciting new view of whale life

How a flying device combined with some nifty software is serving up invaluable information about the health of whales — and our oceans<p>Back in 2011, …

Whales

Peru will likely create Pacific Ocean reserve in early 2019: government

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's government is planning to create an ocean reserve in the first quarter to protect feeding and breeding grounds for humpback whales and other marine species, the environment minister said on Monday.<p>The reserve would span more than 400 square …

Environment

Conservation Law Foundation

CLF works to protect the things we all love about these long, summer days in Maine, including the Royal River in Yarmouth. Photo: EcoPhotography<p>It’s …

Environmentalism

Liveaboard Diving in Mexico

Mexico has big animal diving like nowhere else, here is the chance to dive with sea lions, great white sharks, mantas and whale sharks.<p>Mexico …

Scuba Diving

Chart-buster times: salmon to whales, bears to bighorns

Out on the briny green, salmon and striped bass are jumping in the boat, and the humpback whales are just plain jumping.<p>Out on the range, elk, lions …

Wildlife

Do we want our beaches strewn with stranded dolphins?

DID YOU KNOW that UCC recently recorded that 250,000 bottlenose dolphins come to the Irish Atlantic every summer?<p>That’s the world’s known population …

Porpoises