Mammals

Killer whales display rare attack technique for hunting sea lions

National<p>Killer whales display rare attack technique for hunting sea lions<p>Mar 28, 2017<p>Killer whales hunting in Argentina have developed a distinctive …

Killer Whales

Human Evolution: Big Brains In Primates Linked To Diet, Not Sociability, NYU Study Finds

Relative to other mammals, primates, especially humans, have large brains and scientists have proposed various explanations for the phenomenon. A …

Primates

Watch a sea lion trying to check what a cameraman tastes like

Being a photographer or videographer is not easy, as you need to deal with all sorts of challenges and all kinds of people. But animal photographers …

Sea Lions

Bacteria That Cause Human Diseases Found in Orca Blowholes

Scientists have found yet another way human beings may be hurting killer whales: Infectious diseases spilling into marine waters from land are showing up in their breath.<p>The microscopic pathogens looked familiar. There was <i>Salmonella</i>, for example, a bacteria found in poultry and associated with food …

Killer Whales

How Devon's humpback whale is dredging up the politics of the sea

The Devon coast road from Dartmouth to Torcross is as pretty as it is treacherous. After winding through a cliff-top village, the road ahead falls …

Humpback Whales

Fruit fuelled evolution of a bigger brain: study

<b>PARIS:</b> Humans likely developed large and powerful brains, researchers said on Monday, with the help of what is today the simplest of snacks: …

Biology

Whales in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

We recently came accross this interesting article about counting whales using DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery. Unfortunately the imagery in question …

Whales

Florida Travel: Family Fun at Theater of the Sea, Islamorada

Sea Lions

Massive whale formation gathers off Pt. Reyes

The whales are back, in full force.<p>More than 66 gray whales were spotted off Point Reyes on Saturday, the most so far this season.<p>National Park Service staff counted the migrating whales from the Point Reyes Lighthouse.<p>The enormous pod was heading north on its annual journey from winter breeding …

Humpback Whales

Defying man and nature, the sea otters of Morro Bay have made a comeback

On a day of cozy coastal grays — soft cloud cover, a silver foil-wrap sea — a dozen gray fur balls brought visitors the most comfort.<p>Bobbing 20 feet from a harbor walkway, the sea otters were part of a record number in California. They once were believed to be as extinct as the dodo bird or the</i> …

Sea Otters

A Trip to One of the Least Visited National Parks

By onMarch 27, 2017<p><i>Sponsored by Bivy</i><p>Only an hour from the traffic choked freeways of Southern California, Channel Islands National Park is a …

Seals

Flow reduced in leaking underwater Alaska gas pipeline

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Natural gas spewing into Alaska's Cook Inlet from a ruptured underwater pipeline has been reduced by about half after owners lowered pressure in the line.<p>The pipeline carries gas from onshore to four production platforms owned by Hilcorp Alaska LLC. The platforms burn …

Alaska

Study finds orcas collecting dangerous bacteria in water

SEATTLE — When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, …

Whales

10 dolphins safe after being stranded on Massachusetts shore

Animal rescuers have saved 10 of 12 dolphins that were stranded along the Massachusetts shoreline.<p>The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2nrgeVL ) …

Dolphins

SeaWorld, Zhonghong, and What China Wants

On Friday March 24, it was announced that Blackstone will sell its 21% ownership of SeaWorld Entertainment to China’s Zhonghong Group for $23.00 per …

SeaWorld

What is the Future for Marine Parks After ‘Blackfish’?

Marine parks such as SeaWorld, Miami Seaquarium, Marineland of Canada, and Loro Parque have been household names for many years. They have long been …

Veganism

Why are primates big-brained? Researchers' answer is food for thought

Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of anthropologists indicates. These results call into question “the social brain …

Primates

What is a Whaling Attack?

<b>Cyber criminals have become a lot more crafty over the past few years. By using different tactics, crooks have been rather successful in defrauding</b> …

Whaling

China embraces killer whale shows, even as SeaWorld ends them

However, other countries and SeaWorld seem to be phasing out their orca programs at parks. Video provided by Newsy Newslook<p>ZHUHAI, China — Forget the oohs and aahs. The recent debut of killer whales at China’s largest aquarium here has sparked concerns worldwide that the country is repeating …

SeaWorld

Drone captures incredible video of rare whale behavior

- An NOAA drone captured incredible video from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary that shows a humpback whale with its …

Humpback Whales

KHNL : Whale watching tour pulls 1,000 pounds of abandoned net from water

Hawaii News<p>Local News<p>Whale watching tour pulls 1,000 pounds of abandoned net from water<p>Posted: 03/24/2017 3:07 PM<p>HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Nearly …

Whale Watching

Whale watching tour pulls 1,000 pounds of abandoned net from water

Nearly 1,000 pounds of abandoned fishing net were pulled from waters off the coast of Maui this week, thanks to the quick thinking of a whale …

Whale Watching

Activities

A Breathtaking Oceanfront Experience<p>Ranch Activities<p>OVER A MILE OF COASTLINE AND TWENTY MILES OF COASTAL- REDWOOD- AND RIDGE-TOP TRAILS<p><i>"We are not</i> …

Whale Watching

Man charged with $100m ‘whaling’ attack on two US tech giants

US officials have charged a 48-year-old Lithuanian man in connection with attacks on two big US tech companies that cost them $100m.<p>Evaldas …

Fraud

Whale of a deal: SeaWorld owner sells stake

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> SeaWorld stock is surging after one of its owners agreed to sell its stake to a Chinese company.<p>Blackstone, the private investment firm, is selling its 21% stake in the amusement park chain to Zhonghong Group for $23 a share.<p>The stock price for SeaWorld Entertainment jumped 6% on …

SeaWorld

Humpback whale launches out of water like a missile, surprising freediver; video

Clark Little was following and photographing some Galapagos sharks while freediving off Oahu, Hawaii, earlier this month when he suddenly heard the …

Humpback Whales

What Will It Take to End International Killer Whale Capture?

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Killer Whales

Blackstone sells final SeaWorld stake to Chinese group, nearly tripling investment

CORPORATIONS<p><b>Blackstone sells final stake in SeaWorld</b><p>Blackstone Group will nearly triple its money on its seven-year investment in SeaWorld Entertainment after weathering a backlash over SeaWorld’s treatment of killer whales.<p>Blackstone agreed Friday to sell its remaining 21 percent stake in SeaWorld …

SeaWorld

New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on a big investment from China.<p>The Orlando, Florida, company announced Friday that Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co., real …

Killer Whales

Manatees Divide a Florida Community

In Crystal River, Fla., the self-proclaimed “home of the manatee,” the 1,200-pound sea cows have been strangely divisive.<p>The community has had to balance efforts to protect the marine mammals with the interests of property and business owners. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may reclassify the …

Marine Mammals