Whales

Killer whales join in on Norway surfing competition

Two killer whales have been spotted alongside participants in the semi-finals of Norway's Lofoten Masters 2017 Surf Contest.

Killer Whales

11 Bouyant Facts About Humpback Whales

Humpback whales are some of the most intelligent animals on the planet. Hunted almost to extinction during the 19th and early 20th centuries, their …

Oceans

Humpback whales have been enjoying their meals very close to Salisbury Beach

Humpback whales have been giving visitors to Salisbury Beach a show, rising above the waters just off the shore in pursuit of their next snack.<p><i>The</i> …

Boston

SeaWorld rescue team works around the clock to care for orphaned manatees

Fearful of bad omens, the SeaWorld rescuers know better than to name this orphaned manatee.The calf found alone and scraped up, his mother vanished, …

Orlando

Winter thrills: 7 unique adventures in Europe's winter wonderlands

1: Snowshoe the French Alps<p>Experience extraordinary solitude and breathtaking scenery on this one-week snowshoeing adventure in the French Alps with …

Iceland

Newly discovered 190-million-year old Jurassic sea monster may have been ancestor of modern sea predators

The new species of prehistoric sea creature was discovered in a clay pit near Bielefeld, Germany in the 1980's.<p>A newly discovered fossil of a …

Dinosaurs

Namibia: Picture of Stranded Whale Goes Viral

The female humpback whale stranded north of Henties Bay.<p>A female humpback whale was stranded about a kilometre north of Henties Bay on Sunday …

Humpback Whales

LOOK: uShaka Sea World releases stingray pups into the ocean

Diver Cameron Wyness releases one of the four thorntail stingrays into the sea. RIGHT: Wyness catches one of the rays in a net before releasing it. …

Oceans

'Babe' actor charged over SeaWorld protest

American actor James Cromwell has been charged after he allegedly interrupted and denounced an orca show at SeaWorld in San Diego.

SeaWorld

'Babe' actor James Cromwell charged in SeaWorld San Diego protest

Updated:Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:34:02 GMT<p>A South Bay lawyer who joined five other plaintiffs Monday in suing the Trump …

California

Sunday assorted links

Humpback Whales

Photo of the week: Swimming with Humpback whales in Tonga

Tonga is the only country in the southern hemisphere where you can actually swim with Humpback whales. Every year, starting around June/July, …

Photography

Another dead whale washes ashore on Grand Isle | NOLA.com

A 10-foot whale was discovered dead on a Grand Isle beach Friday morning (Sept. 15), the second found there in two months and at least the fourth on …

Oceans

WATCH: Paddleboarder's GoPro camera captures close view of humpback whale

SEABROOK, N.H. — A fisherman says he had a close encounter with a humpback whale near a New Hampshire beach.<p>Michael Lamagna was wearing a GoPro …

Humpback Whales

Blue whale (and calf!) filmed off Pakistan for the first time

In a supersized surprise for local cetacean experts, a massive blue whale with her calf in tow was caught on camera off Pakistan's coast recently. …

Oceans

SeaWorld takes in refugees from Hurricane Irma

Perhaps you thought only human beings were evacuated from the Florida Keys to be spared Hurricane Irma? Not so.<p>SeaWorld said Friday evening that five …

Hurricane Irma

Report finds staggering decline in Canada wildlife

Half of the vertebrate populations in Canada are in staggering decline, despite the country's vast outback, according to a WWF report Thursday that …

Ecology

Brothers become hysterical as breaching whale nearly swamps boat; video | GrindTV.com

A breaching humpback whale nearly swamped a 16-foot fishing boat this week off Queensland, Australia, in what was described both as a harrowing and …

Oceans

Entangled humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Truro beach

A humpback whale was freed from fishing gear entanglements off the Atlantic coast of Truro by a marine rescue team Tuesday.<p>A Center for Coastal …

Oceans

Central Floridians spied in latest Ripley oddity book

A handful of Central Florida oddities are included in a new book called “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses.”The 256-page book, produced …

Orlando

After Irma, Most Orlando Attractions Have Reopened

After Hurricane Irma, tourist attractions and hotels in Orlando and Savannah are once again open for business and welcoming visitors — for the most part, at least.<p>Orlando’s tourism districts sustained minimal damage from the storm, according to Becca Bides, the vice president of communications for …

Travel

New study suggests that sperm whales travel together, dine alone

Sperm whales have long been known to be highly social creatures and a new study confirms that when a group of them travel, they tend to hang pretty …

Oceans

Humpback whale breaches beside brothers fishing off Queensland coast

Ben and James Cullen can laugh about it now, but adrenaline was running high after a humpback whale breached just metres from their fishing boat off …

Australian News

School shooting: A gun jams, and a student tries to help

Updated:Thursday, September 14 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-09-14 14:05:36 GMT<p>Temperatures will drop significantly Thursday and could be up to 15 degrees …

San Diego

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens offer BOGO tickets to Floridians

SeaWorld Orlando theme park is offering a “buy one, get one free” ticket offer for Florida residents for a limited time.The attraction calls it a …

Florida

What Are Solar Storms Doing To The “GPS” Of Whales?

Whales–thought to be able to navigate using “magnetoreception”–detoured into the North Sea as the result of a geomagnetic storm, say scientists.<p>A series of sperm whale strandings saw 29 of the animals beached across the North Sea in early 2016. As these whales are not normally found in the North …

Space Weather

Did Hurricane Irma Damage Disney World? Photos, Information on When the Orlando Theme Park Will Reopen

On Monday, downed trees and debris cluttered the happiest place on Earth.

Walt Disney Company

Family thrilled as whales come to play

SOME brilliant spring weather at the weekend has brought out the playful side of two whales as they moved down the WA coast.<p>Cherie Mckay was thrilled …

Oceans

Disney World Reopens In Wake Of Hurricane Irma

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Several of the Orlando, Florida, theme parks that are popular with tourists around the world have plans to reopen now that …

Boston

Local drone pilot flying to help in the Caribbean after Irma

Updated:Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:08 AM EDT2017-09-12 05:08:27 GMT<p>A package of regulations for marijuana-related businesses in San Diego was …

California