Mammals

Harvard researchers say they can bring the Woolly Mammoth back from extinction

A team of researchers claim that, with help from gene editing methods like CRISPR, they could conceivably be capable of cloning a Woolly Mammoth back from extinction in two years or less. While optimistic, there is a great deal that goes into the process, and it could be more than just two</b> …

Mammoths

Key Accomplishments in 2016

-- Successfully defended the California Coastal Commission in court to ban future orca forced breeding at SeaWorld, San Diego, with SeaWorld agreeing …

SeaWorld

Humpback whale crashes down near boat; two video angles give perspective

A humpback whale put on an awesome display for whale watchers off Cape Henry in Virginia on Sunday while also showing why “responsible vessels” do …

Humpback Whales

Dolphins get HIGH passing around underwater 'drug'

A video emerged online showing dolphins appearing in a game of puff, puff, splash.<p>Footage of the dolphins captured by researchers showed a group of …

Dolphins

SeaWorld was right to stop breeding orcas, but it should go further

Takara, a 25-year-old orca living at SeaWorld San Antonio, has already delivered four calves in four different cramped tanks across the country, and is about to deliver her fifth. Due any day now, the calf will be the last killer whale born at a SeaWorld. Last March, the park announced it would …

SeaWorld

Raise Your Voice for Orcas

Feb 23, 2017 Dorothy Hazlitt<p>Feb 23, 2017 Anne-Britt Kaltun<p>Feb 23, 2017 Ludmila Dmitriev-Odier<p>Feb 23, 2017 Jill Armstrong<p>Feb 23, 2017 Carolyn …

Whales

Lighting is 500,000 Times Cheaper Today

As the BBC recently pointed out, our prehistoric ancestors needed to gather and chop “wood 10 hours a day for six days… [in order to] produce 1,000 …

Whales

Killer whales stress narwhals out just by being in the area

As warmer Arctics let killer whales roam farther, the effects could be dramatic.<p>The warming of the Arctic is bad news for so many species, but for …

Killer Whales

Don’t Let the U.S. Air Force Bomb Hundreds of Dolphins and Whales [PETITION]

Marine animals urgently need you to speak up for them! The United States Air Force has plans to drop <b>100 bombs</b>, some as large as <b>300 pounds each</b>, in …

Marine Mammals

Even if scientists could make woolly mammoths de-extinct, should they?

'It's idiotic from any point of view you look at it,' biologist says<p>Bringing extinct animals back to life was once considered something that would …

Mammoths

Killer whales are 'terrorizing' narwhal as melting Arctic ice gives them easier access to prey

A study has concluded that the increased presence of killer whales in Arctic waters is intimidating narwhal into drastically changing their …

Killer Whales

Point-of-View Cameras Reveal the Hidden Lives of Dolphins

Thanks to special underwater cameras, scientists are getting a rare glimpse of dolphin life as it occurs far from the tour boats and …

Dolphins

More beluga whales to be exhibited at Vancouver

22 February 2017<p>Three months after the deaths of the last two beluga whales at Vancouver Aquarium, the facility has announced that it will be …

Whales

Taking manatees off the endangered species list doesn't mean we should stop protecting them

Come for the sea cow pictures, stay for the environmental policy<p>The fightin’ sea cows are making a comeback. Manatees have been on the endangered species list since 1972, but in the last few years they’ve been more abundant than ever. So abundant that they may have their status downgraded to …

Marine Mammals

Earth - Reviving woolly mammoths will take more than two years

Woolly mammoths are in the news again. According to recent news reports, they are "on the verge of resurrection" and "will be back from extinction within two years." The prompt for this was a statement by the Harvard geneticist George Church, lead scientist for the "Woolly Mammoth Revival" …

Mammoths

Lacking its orca buzz, SeaWorld still aims to reverse visitor, revenue declines for theme parks

For a theme park company that easily could have been financially mauled by years of bad publicity, SeaWorld Entertainment is showing surprising …

SeaWorld

Undoing extinction – let's talk about the mammophant in the room

Don’t book your tickets for Pleistocene Park just yet: de-extincting mammoths is a nice thought experiment that’s overstayed its welcome<p>De-extincting mammoths is back in the news this week. It’s been a few years so it was time for a return to science-fiction-land, much to the undoubted chargrin of …

Mammoths

Fossils: Dire Wolf

Fossils: Dire Wolf<p>by:<p>Life reconstruction of Dire wolves and a peccary from Magenity Cave, Indiana (from a painting by Karen Carr, ® Indiana State …

Nature

Intense battle between an octopus and crab ends with a surprise

Nature can be absolutely brutal sometimes.<p>An unnamed diver captured an intense fight between a crab and a small octopus off the coast of Monterey, California, earlier this month. In the clip, the octopus tries its very best to get a nice crab dinner, but the crab was pretty intent on staying alive. …

Humor

This Battle Between an Octopus and a Crab Has a Surprising Twist

As two divers zeroed in on a fight between a red octopus and a swimmer crab, an unexpected visitor gave their footage a shocking end.<p>There’s always a bigger fish. Or in this case, a seal.<p>In a video shot by filmmakers Connor Gallagher and Patrick Webster, a tense dual between a red octopus and a …

Seals

Can everyone quit hanging out with dolphins while we're stuck in the office?

Here's a request: Please stop posting videos of incredible encounters with wildlife in stunning locations while we're working 9 to 5. It's just cruel.<p>Take Luke Taylor, who caught vision of these dolphins hanging out at Tallow Beach, near Byron Bay, Australia on Feb. 17. The creatures can be seen …

Dolphins

More declines for SeaWorld as it phases out its Orca shows

SeaWorld sees a drop in visitors and revenue. SeaWorld reported just 22 million visitors in 2016, down from 22.8 million in 2015. The company is anticipating revenue of $1.34 billion, down from $1.37 in 2015. This is from the company's preliminary full year financial results. SeaWorld is also …

SeaWorld

Trio of Deaths - Keltie Byrne

<i>This is the second part in a series of articles about SeaWorld, the death of Dawn Brancheau, OSHA and Tilikum.</i><p>Keltie Byrne/Voice of the Orcas<p>Dawn …

Whales

Manatee population rebounds: is it ready to come off the endangered species list?

A recent survey found a record 6,620 manatees in Florida, but opinion remains divided as to whether the species has truly made a comeback.<p>February …

Marine Mammals

Where river meets sea | The Fin Review

The main aim of the Mandurah Dolphin Research Project is to estimate the number of bottlenose dolphins using the Peel-Harvey waterways.

Dolphins

SeaWorld Entertainment higher after guidance update

Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) break higher after the company says it expects to see 2016 adjusted EBITDA fall on the high end of its …

SeaWorld

SeaWorld attendance fell last year

SeaWorld Entertainment, which has struggled to regain its financial footing in recent years, said Tuesday that both attendance and revenues fell …

San Diego

How Sea Shepherd Saves Whales by Keeping Japanese Whalers on the Run

On the morning of January 15, Sea Shepherd Captain Wyanda Lublink awoke on the Antarctic Ocean aboard her ship, the <i>MV Steve Irwin</i>. She had a feeling …

Animals

Five Years On: Revisiting the Death of Dawn Brancheau

February will mark the fifth anniversary of the death of SeaWorld Senior Trainer Dawn Brancheau. Killed by the now deceased orca Tilikum in Orlando, …

SeaWorld

Aerial survey shows increasing manatee count

Florida manatees are thriving during this warm, sunny winter.<p>The <b>Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission</b> (FWC) count found the highest …

Marine Mammals