Mammals

This 'smiling' dolphin is being hunted into extinction

The nearly extinct "smiling" Irrawaddy dolphins continue to get hunted in Myanmar's waters by illegal fishermen.<p>According to AFP, water pollution and electrofishing — where people use car batteries to shock the dolphins — are chiefly responsible for the dolphins' deaths.<p>The smiley dolphin can …

Dolphins

Wolves are living on the outskirts of Paris, wildlife groups claim

The howling of wolves could soon become a common sound in the countryside around Paris if the animals continue their relentless spread across France, according to wildlife groups who say at least three wolves have set up home near the capital.<p>The discovery last month of two deer carcasses in the …

Wildlife

Biologists investigate deaths of 82 stranded dolphins in Florida

(Reuters) - Biologists were on Monday investigating the death of dozens of false killer whales that became stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park over the weekend, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.<p>The U.S. Coast Guard spotted the stranded mammals, members of …

Killer Whales

LA lions to roam over freeway

Planning has started on the largest wildlife crossing in the world. The privately-funded bridge would allow the endangered Santa Monica mountain lion and other species safely dodge the insanity of LA traffic<p>The Ventura Freeway, known to locals as the 101, is a relentlessly busy east-west road that …

Big Cats

Huge sea creature shocks crew as it flops on a boat

Officials in Newport Beach, California, say a young sea lion was so excited to be rescued from fishing gear that it jumped onto a Coast Guard …

Sea Lions

Here's why killer whales go through menopause too!

So far only three species are known to go through menopause: humans, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales.<p><b>Also Read: SeaWorld star Tilikum dead: Orlando bids farewell to Blackfish star that exposed widespread abuse</b><p>The survival of killer whale pods and individuals is thought to be the reason …

Killer Whales

Top Stories: Istanbul Club Suspect Said To Confess; Missing Jet Hunt Called Off

Good morning, here are our early stories:<p><b>— Search For Missing Flight MH370 Suspended After Almost 3 Years.</b><p><b>— Suspect In Istanbul Nightclub Attack Has Confessed, Say Turkish Officials.</b><p>And here are more early headlines:<p><b>British P.M. Confirms Brexit Vote To Go To U.K. Parliament.</b> (CNN)<p><b>Icy Weather</b> …

Killer Whales

Can we stop visiting animal attractions? Here's why, and here are better alternatives.

Most people do not know that hands-on wildlife experiences are doing animals a major disservice, and so aren’t malicious in their intent when paying …

Wildlife

Doctor Says This Trick Will Put You To Sleep In 60 Seconds

Staff at Bristol's Allstars Sports Bar pull off an amazing trick shot. A golf ball is initially...<p>his is a video of the $2,000 pizza available from …

Seals

Walrus Cross Stitch Patterns

There's just something about a Walrus that automatically make them great crafting subjects, and in needle arts Walrus cross stitch patterns offer an …

Walruses

More than 80 false killer whales die off Florida coast

<b>MIAMI</b>: More than 80 dolphins known as false killer whales have died off the southwest coast of Florida after getting stranded in shallow waters, US …

Killer Whales

Frydenberg criticises Japan after whale slaughtered in Australian waters

Environment minister says government ‘deeply disappointed’ after Sea Shepherd photos show minke whale killing in Antarctic sanctuary<p>The federal environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, has criticised Japan following the release of photographs allegedly showing the slaughtering of protected whales …

Marine Mammals

Annual Count in Hawaiian Islands Humpback National Marine Sanctuary Set to Begin

The shore-based census of humpback whales in the Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary — conducted in Oahu, Hawaii Island (Big Island) and …

Marine Mammals

Heroic dolphins could save critically endangered porpoise from extinction

Seal Team 6, a squad of dolphins trained by the US Navy to locate undersea mines and other submerged objects, may be the last, best chance of …

Marine Mammals

10 Animal Behaviors That Are As Bad and Sadistic as Humans. Get Ready to be Surprised

I have always thought that only humans are the species that can harm other animals and fellow beings for fun and sadistic pleasure.Humans do awful …

Wildlife

Learning From Orca Menopause

Source: Orca Network, used with permission.<i>There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.</i> - William …

Killer Whales

9/11 Entire Pentagon Footage with Missle Impact Never Shown To Public

<i>By: Anonymous 23</i><p>Now, since I’ve been researching into September 11th, 2001, I’ve noticed peculiar things about the Pentagon that are very interesting …

Humpback Whales

Marine Mammal Rescue: How to Save a Whale, Dolphin, Seal, Sea Lion or Manatee

We scuba divers love our encounters with the oceans’ four groups of marine mammals: cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises, pinnipeds (seals, sea …

Sea Lions

Baby manatee rescued from Apollo Beach Nature Preserve

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A baby manatee was rescued from Apollo Beach Nature Preserve on Sunday.<p>News Channel 8 viewer Denise Delanty said …

Marine Mammals

Bob Barker, PETA pleased by demise of Ringling Bros. circus

Gameshow host turned animal rights activist Bob Barker is among those celebrating the announcement that Ringling Bros. circus will close, although he …

Wildlife

Jaguar

About the Jaguar<p>Jaguars are the largest of South America's big cats. They once roamed from the southern tip of that continent north to the region surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border. Today significant numbers of jaguars are found only in remote regions of South and Central America—particularly in …

Big Cats

How drones are helping scientists study the world's biggest creatures

The sight of a 50-foot whale breaching is breathtaking. Water slides down the whale's back as it leaps above the surface, shooting spray in the air and then crashing back into the water. The powerful ocean giants make their own waves with mighty, mid-air twists and turns.<p>Every now and then, a …

Marine Mammals

PM should press Abe on Japanese whaling: Greens

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull needs to do more to put an end to Japanese whaling by escalating talks with his counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Greens …

Whaling

Killer whales could have quiet space off Washington coast

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington's coast where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances.<p>Most motorized vessels would be banned under a proposed whale protection zone sought by three …

Killer Whales

A Gathering of Giants

By Tony Wu // Witness to a phenomenon few have ever seen before, I slipped beneath the ocean’s surface to find myself submerged alongside hundreds, …

Marine Mammals

Watch the picnic basket: Bear sightings surge in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Keep an eye on the picnic basket. Bear sightings are surging across Connecticut.<p>The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says there were about 6,700 black bear sightings in 2016, a 49 percent increase over the previous year. Compare that to only about 450 …

Bears

High-cost, tough year for Washington wolf management in 2016

A year-end report and a review under way this winter and spring could bring changes in wolf recovery policy before the next grazing season.

Wolves

Of Mountain Lions And Dangerous Prey

I found the fresh footprints of a subadult male mountain lion not one mile from the typically bustling headquarters of the High Lonesome Ranch in western Colorado, USA. But it was early and the ranch had yet to wake. I sat on the track in the pitch black, awaiting sunrise and the arrival of local …

Wildlife

Baby humpback whale found dead on sandbar off LBI

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center will try to figure out how to move the whale off a sandbarLONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -- A 25-ton baby humpback whale was …

Humpback Whales

SeaWorld’s 2016 Year in Review

RELATED OFFERS<p>Earn 10% Commission <br>SeaWorld Parks & ...<p>All Travel Offers<p><i>PHOTO: A SeaWorld Orca. (photo via Flickr/Jennifer Runy)</i><p>The 2016 calendar year …

SeaWorld