Whales

79-foot-long blue whale washes up dead on Northern California beach

Scientists and onlookers gathered Saturday at a Northern California beach to view a 79-foot-long blue whale — a member of the largest species on …

Oceans

How Whales Became the Biggest Animals on Earth

Whales are humungous. Consider this: The blue whale (<i>Balaenoptera musculus</i>) can measure 100 feet (the same length as a Boeing 737-500 jet), has a …

Oceans

Factcheck: Whale Strandings and Offshore Wind Farms

By Simon EvansLast Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England, and a third was spotted floating at sea.What …

Oceans

Interview: Intimate Underwater Portraits of Humpback Whales by Jem Kresswell

In <i>Giants</i>, a striking series of portraits, Australian photographer Jem Cresswell explores the awe-inspiring behaviors and undeniable anthropomorphism of the humpback whale. Captured over the course of 3 years in the southern Pacific Ocean, the series offers an intimate glimpse of the “gentle giants” …

Humpback Whales

Sizing up the biggest animal that ever lived

A Blue whale's tongue can weigh as much as an elephant. Its heart can be as big as a car. And, maybe you've heard this before – it can grow to be as …

Animals

What's new at the region's theme parks this summer

Memorial Day weekend marks the kickoff of Southern California theme park season, with most of the region’s theme parks unveiling their latest rides, …

SeaWorld

Autograph authenticator verifies JFK's signature on rare Miami photo

2:36<p>1:21<p>In Texas jail, ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ and then, death<p>1:21<p>The history behind Memorial Day<p>3:27<p>JFK photos from Miami Herald archives<p>1:31<p>Never before …

Killer Whales

Best Things to do in Hawaii

Best Things to do in HawaiiAmerica’s youngest state is often a forgotten state given that it is so far off the coast of the US mainland. Seasoned …

Hawaii

Family's incredible orca encounter caught on camera off B.C. coast

Joachim Pierre calls it a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” that he’ll never forget – and it happened in his own backyard<p>The Sechelt man took his …

Marine Mammals

Photographer Captures a Surfacing Humpback Whale Shooting Rainbows Out of His Blowhole

In July 2015, photographer Mark Girardeau of Orange County Outdoors captured the incredible sight of a humpback whale known as Wally as he shot a …

Humpback Whales

How Russia is training a special ops force of aquatic mammals

Ringed seals, bearded seals, grey seals, harp seals, beluga whales, and perfectly harmless bottlenose dolphins - all these creatures protect the entrances to naval bases, look for underwater mines and, when required to do so, kill any intruders entering Russian territory.<p>The Russian Defense …

Marine Mammals

How did whales get so big? Paleontologists say they’ve figured it out.

Blue whales are the most massive animals to exist in the history of animals. <i>Dreadnoughtus</i> and those other thundering, 60-ton dinosaurs? Bantamweights next to one of today's 100-ton <i>Balaenoptera musculus</i>.<p>“We truly live in an age of giants,” said Nicholas D. Pyenson, an expert in the paleobiology of …

Oceans

Dramatic rare footage of killer whales harassing enormous blue whale captured on camera

Whale watchers filmed the scene off the coast of California.<p>The moment an orca pod surrounded a lone blue whale has been captured on camera.<p>The …

Killer Whales

50 Million Years of Whale Evolution in 1 Minute

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

Evolution

Orcas interrupt fishing trip off Aberdeenshire

A fisherman who saw a pod of killer whales off Rattray Head says they were "an amazing sight to see up close".<p>Andrew McKenzie spotted them around 09:00 on Thursday as he worked.<p>Mr McKenzie told BBC Scotland that he had seen the orcas on other occasions but not as close as this.

Fishing

News Daily: Who leaked bombing photos?

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>May to press Trump over Manchester bomb photos leak<p>How did pictures appearing to show debris from the Manchester bombing - in other words, possible evidence - find their way into the US media? Theresa May will ask US President Donald Trump that question when they …

Donald Trump

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, …

Cool Stuff

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 …

Oceans

21 Chalk Activities for Summer Learning

Summer is here which means it is time to get outside and play! We have been spending as much time as possible out in the sun and my daughter has a …

Kids

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 …

Oceans

Why whales grew big

A new study shows how baleen whales, some of the largest animals ever known to exist on Earth, were able to get so big — and, in evolutionary terms, …

Oceans

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

Oceans

We May Finally Know Why Blue Whales Are So Enormous

Follow the krill.<p>Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to exist. Bigger than dinosaurs, bigger than mastodons, a blue whale can reach up to almost 100 feet long and have been weighed at as much as 191 tons. Members of the baleen family of whale, blue whales have a size that feels …

Oceans

Dead sperm whale floats into UK cove, but remains out of reach

When a sperm whale washed up dead recently in the Shetland Islands, local scientists missed out on an opportunity to sample the remains. Swells …

Sperm Whale

Why did whales get so huge?

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 …

Oceans

‘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

Community Comes Together to Rescue 5 Wild Orcas Who Were Stuck in Shallow Waters for 19 Days

An incredible orca rescue was carried out recently by Norwegian Orca Survey in a bay off Brønnøysund, on the central coast of Norway. It is believed …

Marine Mammals

Newborn Commerson's dolphin calf dies at SeaWorld's Aquatica

A newborn Commerson’s dolphin calf died just a few minutes after being born Saturday night at SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica water park.<p>The calf had …

SeaWorld

Magical!: Humpback Whale Blows A Rainbow

This is a video of a humpback whale (affectionately known as Wally, unaffectionately known as Blubbertits) off the coast of Newport Beach, …

Humpback Whales

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