Mammals

Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May …

Killer Whales

Parents of girl dragged into water by sea lion slam dock officials

The family of the little girl who was dragged underwater by a sea lion has finally come forward — revealing the child is relatively unscathed and …

Sea Lions

Watch rare footage of a blue whale feeding in the Pacific Ocean -727881

Blue whales can grow up to about 30 metres long and weigh 140,000 kg. To maintain their bulk, they have to eat about 40 million krill a day. Whales only evolved such massive body sizes in the past few million years, a new study reveals.<p>Post Comment

Whales

Stephen Colbert had something to say about that sea lion video

It isn’t often that Steveston makes international news, or even late-night comedy shows.<p>But the tourist area at the southwestern edge of Richmond, …

Sea Lions

Girl dragged off dock by sea lion is treated for rare ‘seal finger’ infection

By all accounts, the little girl who was pulled off a dock and into the water by a sea lion in Canada over the weekend was said to be OK, but the …

Sea Lions

How did whales become so large? Scientists dive into marine mystery

Changes in food distribution and not falling ocean temperatures could hold key to shift towards giant lengths<p>The blue whale has a body the length of a jet airliner, a heart the size of a car, and a tongue the same weight as an elephant.<p>Now researchers say they might have solved the mystery of why …

Whales

How blue whales became so big

<b>Blue whales are the largest animals on the planet, but have you ever wondered why they're so huge?</b><p>New research suggests that blue whales became so big because climate change caused them to eat large amounts in one go.<p>Scientists studied fossils from whales that lived more than 30 million years ago …

Whales

50 Million Years of Whale Evolution in 1 Minute

Jordan Collver, an illustrator and science communicator in the U.K., was thinking about Darwin—specifically, about our inability to conceptualize the …

Sperm Whale

Scientists Think They Know How Whales Got So Big

It can be difficult to understand how enormous the blue whale—the largest animal to ever exist—really is. The mammal can measure up to 105 feet long, …

Whales

Ice Age

An ice age is a period in which the earth’s climate is colder than normal, with ice sheets capping the poles and glaciers dominating higher …

Climate Change

Whales reached huge size only recently

<b>Blue whales are the biggest animals that have ever existed on Earth but they only recently got that way.</b><p>This is the extraordinary finding from a new study that examined the fossil record of baleens - the group of filter feeders to which the blues belong.<p>These animals were relatively small for most …

Whales

Why are blue whales so enormous?

A cold spell in the Earth's recent history triggered a period of unprecedented gigantism in the oceans.<p>Blue whales are the largest animals ever to …

Whales

Watch The Terrifying Moment a Wild Sea Lion Yanks a Girl Into The Water

Why you don't feed wild animals.<p>The first part of a now-viral video shows a sea lion swimming near a dock in Steveston, a seaside community on …

Sea Lions

Why did the sea lion pull a little girl off the dock? Experts weigh in

After the video of the sea lion pulling a little girl off a dock and into the water went viral over the weekend, dozens of tourists flocked to the …

Sea Lions

Additional warning signs posted after sea lion attack goes viral

Authorities blame the parents, but officials say they don't plan to press charges for disturbing the wildlife.

Sea Lions

Family outing is fun for killer whales, not so much for their big, blue neighbor

0:40<p>0:56<p>Man charged after mocking, assaulting victim with cerebral palsy<p>3:21<p>How one family in rural Pa. is fighting Sunoco pipeline …

Killer Whales

Sea Lion Drags Girl Into Water After Repeated Taunting

When a little girl and her family fed a sea lion bread in British Columbia, they got a firsthand lesson on why it's illegal.<p>The signs along the docks …

Sea Lions

This has been the week of sea lions behaving badly

Just two days after reports of an adult sea lion grabbing a little girl off a pier and pulling her into the water in British Columbia, we now have …

Sea Lions

People at SF's Pier 39 React to Sea Lion Attack in Canada

They're cute and fun to watch, but sea lions are wild animals, and experts are using Saturday’s close call involving a young girl at a Canada pier as …

Sea Lions

Rare white spotted dolphin ‘Patches’ seen in pod of California coast

<i>(Video courtesy of Robin Lowe)</i><p>DANA POINT — A piebald dolphin called “Patches” is back off the coast of Orange County again.<p>The black and white …

Dolphins

SFPD Rescues Baby California Sea Lion At Great Highway

Outer Sunset, ParksideOfficers Kyle Roach and Nicholas Delgado of Taraval Station with "Kyle," a baby sea lion. | Photo: SFPD Taraval …

Sea Lions

Days later, sea lion encounter still talk of wharf

RICHMOND, B.C. — Jocelyne Dramisino says she made her little cousin watch a hair-raising online video before taking her to a Vancouver-area wharf on …

Sea Lions

Why did whales get so big?

Believe it or not, their size is a relatively recent development.<p>Whales are huge. Even the smallest of them, the pygmy right whale, can reach 20 …

Whales

What We Know About the Manchester Bombing, A Landmark For Seattle Police Accountability

by Steven HsiehWhere it happened. David Dixon, CC 2.0<b>Manchester Bombing</b>: The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday's terrorist attack at an …

Sea Lions

Whale watching season off with a splash

The annual whale watching season off the southeast Queensland coast has started with a splash.<p>Gold Coast-based tourist vessel Spirit of Gold Coast …

Whale Watching

‘It’s not a very nice smell’: Massive, dead humpback whale washes ashore in Newfoundland

Print<p>Residents of a picturesque seaside town are hoping Mother Nature will take back a rotting, putrid whale deposited on their shore.<p>“It smells like …

Humpback Whales

5 things to know on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Here are the top five things to know this Tuesday morning: At least 22 people – including children – are dead after an explosion at a concert in …

Sea Lions

These 3 Restaurants Are Eliminating Plastic Straws to Help Save Marine Animals!

Plastic straws are some of the most overlooked items when it comes to the issue of plastic waste. After all, they’re mostly flimsy, unassuming bits …

Cooking

Who's really at fault in sea lion attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Video has emerged of a little girl being dragged off a pier and into the water Saturday by a sea lion in British Columbia. The girl's family reportedly had been feeding the sea lion and whistling or holding their hands over the water, as if they were holding a treat. The video shows the …

Sea Lions

Sea lion grabs girl from wharf and drags her into water

"Would you mind showing me evidence of any negative thing any sea lion has ever done to you?" This girl is one of the lucky few to be able to shut up …

Sea Lions