Whales

This adorable baby beluga slurps, head-butts and clicks at its rescuers

In a large tank filled with cold water, an orphaned beluga calf slurps and gulps with gusto six times a day. Feeding time for this bouncing baby boy in the 24/7 critical care unit of the Alaska SeaLife Center involves buckets, tubes and rubber nipples originally intended for livestock. Tyonek, as …

News (U.S.)

SHOULD’VE BEEN HERE AN HOUR AGO

A dead Sperm Whale has washed up on East Beach, East London. After initial inspection, it is assumed that the Sperm has died of old age, this however …

Surfing

Sperm whale washes up on East London beach

Quigney residents woke up today to an “exceptionally” large sperm whale which had been washed up just metres from the East London Aquarium.<p>Kevin …

News (South Africa)

What is causing whales from the deep sea to beach themselves?

While there is no clear explanation for why whales strand themselves on beaches, scientists speculate humans may be responsible in some way.<p>The …

Oceans

Humpback whales don't always heed sonic warnings from warships - Science News - ABC News

Humpback whales are famous for their songs, rich in melodic trills and grunts. But new research shows they may ignore warnings from military ships …

Oceans

See A Rescue Effort To Save 10 Stranded Whales

Saving one 36,300-kilogram sperm whale is a huge feat—so when 10 live sperm whales washed ashore off the coast of Aceh in north-eastern Indonesia, it …

Oceans

Baby walruses meet for the first time: 'It was, of course, adorable'

<b>Two baby walruses who got off to a tough start in life met for the first time last week, and their veterinarian at SeaWorld Orlando said it was</b> …

Adorable

Stranded humpback whale dead after being rescued twice on east China beach

The humpback whale stranded three times on Qidong Beach in Jiangsu Province is confirmed dead on November 15, 2017. [Photo: thepaper.cn]<p>A humpback …

News (China)

Baby walruses Ginger and Aku meet for the first time

- SeaWorld Orlando reports that late last week, two baby walruses met for the first time and things went very well.<p>The SeaWorld Orlando Animal Care …

SeaWorld

Four sperm whales beached in Indonesia's Aceh province shore died

Photo taken on Nov. 14, 2017 shows dead sperm whales on a beach in Aceh Besar, Indonesia. Four of 10 sperm whales beached in Indonesia's Aceh …

News (China)

Shifting presence of North Atlantic right whales tracked with passive acoustics

Changes began in 2010, whales present along much of East Coast year-round<p>A new study confirms what marine mammal researchers have suspected for a …

Oceans

Battle to save beached sperm whales

Rescuers in Indonesia managed to save six sperm whales that had beached off the coast of Aceh.

World News

NJ Paddleboarder Captures Close Encounter With Whale

A New Jersey paddleboarder's incredible experience with a humpback whale over the weekend had him in awe, but his daughter says it was "too …

Jersey Shore

Sperm whales stranded in Indonesia's Aceh province perish

Rescuers could not save four of the ten whales that beached off Indonesia's Aceh province. The mammals that got stranded on Monday at Ujong Kareung …

World News

Emails show SeaWorld execs worried about 'SeaWorld stink.' So maybe it's time for 'Busch Gardens Orlando'

It was December of 2013, and SeaWorld was desperately trying to convince the world that the documentary “Blackfish” wasn’t really that big of a …

Orlando

Goðafoss, Gods and Legends in Iceland

<b>Iceland is one of those special destinations, at least outside of Reykjavik, which it’s impossible to tire of. Having visited four times since 2008,</b> …

Iceland

Orlando Has a Perfect Holiday Season Planned

Looking to enjoy a vacation during the holiday season?<p>Orlando is annually ranked as one of the top warm-weather destinations for winter travel.<p>Theme …

Walt Disney Company

SeaWorld shows off Infinity Falls rafts, set for 2018 debut

Here are five things we’ve learned about Infinity Falls, the river raft ride coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2018. The attraction’s ride vehicle, a …

Walt Disney Company

Rescuers rush to save 10 whales stranded on Indonesian beach

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Rescuers rushed to save 10 sperm whales found stranded on a beach in Indonesia on Monday morning, an animal conservation group …

Indonesia

Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue

Four sperm whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia have died, a local official said Tuesday, despite frantic efforts to save the massive mammals.<p>The …

Oceans

Indonesians rush to save beached sperm whales

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials and fishermen on Monday were trying to save a pod of 12 huge sperm whales that washed up on a beach at the northern tip of Sumatra island, a conservationist said.<p>At least two of the whales were hurt but volunteers had decided to wait for high tide to haul …

Oceans

Rescuers Race to Save Stranded Whales in Indonesia

Rescue efforts are underway after a pod of whales beached Monday morning off the province of Aceh in Indonesia.<p>According to Whale Stranding …

Oceans

Under The Sea : Sea urchin

Pity the porpoise: sometimes endangered, often thought to be a fish, usually confused with dolphins. From its very earliest appearances, the porpoise …

Etymology

Boaters spot humpback whale in Chesapeake Bay

NORFOLK, Va. – A group of people out fishing in the Chesapeake Bay on Sunday had a close encounter with a pretty large Chesapeake Bay visitor — a …

Hampton Roads

12 People Share The Most Disgusting Scientific Fact They Know

Not all facts are as SFW as a Snapple Fact or as eloquent as a Neil deGrasse Tyson tweet. Some facts are nasty and gross but we should love them just …

Marine Mammals

Japanese whalers head to Antarctic

Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese whaling vessels left port Thursday for an annual hunting voyage in the Antarctic, this time to kill 333 minke whales, despite …

Oceans

Stranded minke whale swims free from Wellfleet beach and is satellite tagged, in a first

The International Fund for Animal Welfare completed the first-ever satellite tagging of a stranded baleen whale Thursday morning, during the rescue …

Boston

Beluga whales modifying what they eat due to climate change, study finds

Finally, some good news for the Greenland halibut, a deep-water flatfish with two eyes on one side of its head: climate change has altered its …

Climate Change

How to Recognize a Humpback Whale (and Other Interesting Facts)

Humpback whales are large mammals. An adult is about the size of a school bus! While a humpback isn't the biggest whale in the sea, it's one of the …

Biological Species

Antarctic orca check out their world

IAIN MCGREGOR/Stuff<p>Orca have appeared earlier than usual this year in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, due to sea ice breaking up with warmer weather.<p>New …

New Zealand News