Marine Mammals

Japan's oldest aquarium-born sea otter celebrates 21st birthday with 'ice cake'

The oldest aquarium-born sea otter in Japan celebrated her 21st birthday Wednesday, in an event highlighted by a colorfully decorated cake made of …

Sea Otters

This Hug Between a Beluga And a Seal Couldn't Happen in Real Life

Too cute to be true.<p>The latest inspirational depiction of animals getting along is, alas, not what it seems. This picture of a beluga whale hugging a …

Whales

6 Endangered Whales Found Dead This Month in 'Unprecedented Event'

Canadian government officials and marine biologists are investigating the mysterious deaths of six North American right whales. The endangered …

Oceans

Man gets jail time for crime involving seals; was caught in his own video

A commercial fisherman in Maine pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor as it became evident the prosecution’s …

Seals

Killer whales are killing great whites off Cape Town

The first dead shark – 15ft one-ton great white – washed up on May 3 and the following day a 12ft shark washed up nearby. Three days later a third …

Killer Whales

This is how sperm whales sleep

Sperm whales sleep together in a pod facing up in the water. From bioGraphic:<p>Photographer Franco Banfi and his fellow divers were following this pod …

Whales

©©'s New Album Is a Dog-Eared Postcard From Off the Grid

Stream the elusive producer’s ‘People, Places, Patterns’ before it comes out June 27 on Jungle Gym Records.

Killer Whales

Amazing drone footage captures playful dolphins swimming alongside surfers

It was captured off the South African coast<p>Drone footage has captured the moment surfers were joined by a pod of playful dolphins off the coast of …

Dolphins

Biggest Shark Ever, Other Marine Animals Went Extinct In Newly Discovered Event | International Business Times

The most massive shark ever to exist on Earth may have been just one animal out of the full third of the world’s largest ocean creatures that died …

Oceans

Humpback Whale Sightings In Area Are On The Rise

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> Imagine being out on a boat to fish with your friends and having a close encounter with a humpback whale.<p>It’s happening more …

Humpback Whales

Surrey coyote knocked down four-year-old, sought by wildlife officers

Conservation officers are looking for a coyote in Surrey that knocked a four-year-old girl to the ground early Monday evening, causing minor injuries.<p>…

Sea Lions

Watch a giant humpback whale breach feet away from an 18-foot boat off N.J.

A giant humpback whale got scarily close to a boat off the coast of New Jersey and the fishermen not only lived to tell the tale but caught it all on tape.<p>Paul Ziolkowski, who goes by Pauly Walnuts on Facebook, says his group was fishing for a couple of hours on June 22. They were about a mile off …

Humpback Whales

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

Watch huge humpback whale almost capsize boat in New Jersey

The enormous whale breached the water within touching distance of Paul Ziolkowski, aka 'Pauly Walnuts', camera.<p>The moment an enormous humpback whale …

Humpback 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

Previously unknown extinction of marine megafauna discovered

Over two million years ago, a third of the largest marine animals like sharks, whales, sea birds and sea turtles disappeared. This previously unknown …

Extinction

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

‘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

SeaWorld Is Under Federal Investigation for Post-Blackfish Commentary

For a while after the 2013 release of the documentary “Blackfish,” which excoriated SeaWorld over its treatment of killer whales, the theme park …

SeaWorld

2 humpback whales strand on Cape Cod island

Two juvenile humpback whales have washed up on a Cape Cod island this week, and experts are not yet sure why

Humpback Whales

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

Octopus and seal go head-to-head in epic fight to the death

A kayaking guide and a group of tourists witnessed an incredible life-and-death fight between a massive fur seal and a giant octopus in New Zealand …

Octopuses

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

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

Battle lines drawn in Vancouver Aquarium debate

Ethics, emotions and money mix in a debate about keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises on display, writes <b>Adrienne Tanner</b><p>Chester, a false killer whale, and his companion, Helen, a Pacific white-sided dolphin, have their eyes on their trainers and the red tubs of fish on deck.<p>Helen pops her head out …

Animals

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