Mammals

A small segment of users called "ad whales" are driving most mobile app ad revenue

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>More than 80% of mobile app ad revenue is generated by just 20% of app users, according to a study by in-app payments company Soomla.<p>These users, often referred to as …

Whales

‘Gangs’ of Killer Whales Are Harassing Alaskan Fishermen

Like pirates of the Bering Sea, orcas are chasing fishermen out of the area.<p>Killer whales are some of the ocean's fiercest predators, yet they famously don't attack humans (there's only been one known human attack by a wild orca). But that doesn't mean they can't be a giant pain in the …

Killer Whales

Seals are being shot to protect ‘ethical’ salmon being sold in UK supermarkets

Seals are being killed in order to protect ‘ethical’ salmon that is being sold in some of the biggest supermarkets in the UK.<p>Around 1,600 of the …

Seals

Elder Scrolls Legends Players Are Not Happy About Game’s Dragons

Several of the new cards from <b>The Elder Scrolls: Legends</b>‘ upcoming <i>Heroes of Skyrim</i> expansion have caused a stir among some of the fantasy franchise’s …

RPGs

Whaling's 'uncomfortable' scientific legacy

<b>It's a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close - to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big.</b><p>But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human foetus, they appear.<p>"This is …

Whaling

SeaWorld Is Under Investigation for Its Claims About Blackfish

It's already facing an investor lawsuit.<p>In 2013, the CNN documentary <i>Blackfish</i> provoked public backlash against SeaWorld. The film argued that the water park was mistreating its orca whales by confining them in small tanks, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, though SeaWorld's website denies this. Harry Styles even …

SeaWorld

Thoughtful Humpback Whale Delivers Some Fish To New Jersey Fishermen

Get a load of this humpback whale, sending inches of seawater and a few fish into this vessel, and me into cardiac arrest:<p>I would certainly die from …

Humpback Whales

The 10 Best Emerging Scuba Diving Destinations

Only recently has the Solomon Islands government shifted its attention from logging, mining and other finite resources to tourism.<p>“They realized that …

Scuba Diving

Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that two federal agencies are demanding records from SeaWorld.<p>The Orlando Sentinel reported that new SEC filing disclosures released Friday show that agencies are asking for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the critical …

SeaWorld

Start the presses: How vinyl production was reinvented from the ground up

For the past ten years, the world of vinyl production has been spinning faster and faster.<p>The record revival has been a well-publicized success story …

Primates

Paddleboarder experiences ‘dream encounter’ with orcas; video

Jenny Willkie Bull was paddleboarding with a friend near Deception Pass in Puget Sound in northwest Washington when she experienced what the Orca …

Whales

SeaWorld Commemorates Oldest Operating Skyride in California

SeaWorld celebrated the 50th anniversary of the "Von Roll" Bayside Skyride, the oldest operating skyride in California Friday.The iconic skyride was …

SeaWorld

Seismic Blasting Devastates Ocean's Most Vital Organisms

Seismic airguns exploding in the ocean in search for oil and gas have devastating impacts on zooplankton, which are critical food sources for marine …

Oceans

Alan Cumming Takes Up the Cause of a Former Costar

Alan Cumming is fighting for the rights of a former costar, and it’s not Julianna Margulies or Hugh Jackman.<p>The bisexual actor, known for <i>The Good</i> …

Primates

Why don't whales get the bends?

This week our question comes from William Comars in Toronto, Ontario. He wants to know why deep-diving marine animals don't suffer decompression …

Marine Mammals

This Hungry Shark Feasting on a Humpback Whale Is the Gnarliest Thing You'll See Today

You know "that feel" when you can't make time for lunch and then go home, open your fridge and proceed to tear into bloated whale carcass?This very …

Humpback Whales

Rescued: Two baby orangutans being smuggled across border in suitcases

Two baby orangutans were discovered at a border control in Thailand after they were packed into suitcases by smugglers.<p>Shocked customs guards stopped …

Apes

Why lessons learned from the recent whale-population collapse could protect endangered sharks

A study of why whale populations declined can inform conservation strategies for sharks.<p>Investigating the warning signs that preceded the historic …

Oceans

The hunt for offshore oil is killing tiny sea creatures that are key for healthy oceans

‘Plankton underpin whole ocean productivity’<p>A widely used method to find oil and gas for offshore drilling can kill tiny sea creatures that are key for feeding many marine animals like shellfish, fish, and even whales. And the impacts on these tiny, drifting creatures — called zooplankton — are …

Oceans

Which Creature Is Most Likely to Cause the Next Catastrophic Pandemic?

The vast majority of infectious human diseases come from animals, yet we know surprisingly little about which animals pose the greatest risk. A new …

Biology

What happens once the seals have fully recovered?

The June 15 news article “Scientists find booming recovery for gray seals” quoted Peter Krogh, my co-founder and co-director of the Nantucket, Mass.-based Seal Abatement Coalition. Nantucket is arguably ground zero for human-seal interaction resulting from the gray seal recovery.<p>The article asked …

Marine Mammals

Blob-like creatures invade the Pacific coast

They are called "unicorns of the sea" and they are infesting the Pacific Coast, destroying fishing nets and puzzling scientists, the <i>Guardian</i> reports. The tiny blob-like creatures are infesting some stretches of the West Coast as far north as Alaska so badly that fishermen can't catch anything.<p>The …

Killer Whales

Crafty Killer Whales Are Harassing Alaskan Fishing Boats

Life on an Alaskan fishing boat is not easy. The Bering Sea is cold. The work is brutal. And if anything goes wrong, you are far from help. Now, …

Killer Whales

adidas Originals YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Zebra": Where to Buy It.

Here’s your weekend release checklist including limited drops from Nike, adidas, NikeLab, Brain Dead x Vans, Titolo x New Balance, and more.<p>We’re …

Sneakers

Huge sea lion hitches ride on back of fishing boat; video

On a recent trip down to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, surf photographer Brent Bielmann got the chance to capture an amazing video, but the video had …

Sea Lions

Poetry Daily

My Life Shrinks to the Size of a Midge<p>The one that flew into my mouth, its wet wings banging<br>my throat cage, the bloated scent of sea, low …

Sperm Whale

16 Body-Positive Instagrammers Who Are Celebrating the 'Summer of Cellulite'

Julie "Jules" Johnson has spent many summers covering up her body. She's dressed in dark colors to hide her figure and worn pants despite the …

SeaWorld

Peter Thiel is Funding the Comeback of the Woolly Mammoth

Will we see a woolly mammoth within our lifetimes? If PayPal founder and CEO Peter Thiel has anything to say about it, we will.<p>According to Ben …

Woolly Mammoths

Face to Face With a Humpback Whale

Now say, "krill."Jem Cresswell This video shows how magical a photo session with humpback whales can be. Australian photographer Jem Cresswell has …

Humpback Whales

How climate change could be making polar bears healthier and more dangerous

A new study found climate change is having an unlikely effect on polar bears: it’s making them healthier, stronger and, in turn, more dangerous.As …

Polar Bears