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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Senator Lisa Murkowski was in town when Utqiagvik got its first whale of the season. Under clear, sunny skies Murkowski said it was an honor to be in the Northern most city for the first whale. "It's a pretty amazing and pretty ...
A sailor has been hailed a hero for leaping off the deck of a cargo ship to free a whale trapped in a fishing net. Play Video. Play.
Barry Head went to Whanganui's South Beach this morning to test out his new quad bike - and came back with an adventure he'll remember for the rest of his life.
WATCH: The Vancouver Aquarium's investigation into the deaths of two beluga whales has concluded they were killed by a toxin, that could have been introduced by human interference, Nadia Stewart reports.
ILIGAN - A young Melon-headed whale died after its tail was entangled in an anchor line about 30 kilometers off Barangay Camague here.
Photographer Mark Girardeau, who specializes in whale images, jumped aboard a Newport Coastal Adventure boat to document the creature and try to identify the species, which he determined to be a humpback whale. He said it was a full-grown adult, ...
... either in the orca stadium pool at the San Antonio park or in two adjacent pools. Observations about the calf and Takara by SeaWorld trainers will be provided from the moment of birth to researchers trying to fill gaps in their data about wild ...
Phillip Conway, an Irish Olympian who participated in the shot put event in the 1972 Munich Summer Games, will be the guest speaker in Thursday's Whaling Museum lecture on Irish whales - A Favorable term for Those Big Lads from Ireland. (contributed ...
Last year, SeaWorld announced it would phase out killer whale shows. The park had come under fire for its treatment of killer whales since the 2013 CNN documentary "Blackfish." That film profiled one of its whales, Tilikum, who has been involved in the ...
The gestation period for killer whales is between 17 and 18 months. SeaWorld San Antonio plans to let visitors observe Takara, the 25-year-old killer whale, and her calf in the near future. The gender of the newborn calf is not yet known. "Takara will ...
An NBC2 viewer sent in video of a small whale being rescued off the coast of Sanibel. In the video, workers can be seen attempting to push the whale out into the water. Witnesses said the whale washed ashore around noon near the Sanibel lighthouse.
A killer whale was spotted at a beach in Umm Al Quwain recently and the UAE Ministry of climate change and Environment urged residents not to panic, saying that killer whales "do not pose a threat to the lives of fishermen nor to the lives of swimmers.".
Researchers attach cameras to the whales to find out about when and how they feed, their social lives and even how they must blow hard to clear sea ice so they can breathe.
She explained that the ministry had spotted a number of dolphins and whales in UAE waters, including the bottlenose dolphin and the humpback whale, as they are currently migrating. The species is a protected one, and is listed in Appendix II of the ...
We were, therefore, fortunate in finding the water millpond calm, and the sun warming us through mantles of cloud. Perfect conditions for a whale-watch. The only thing missing was the whales. However, for the boys there were plentiful compensations and ...
"The whale bypasses certain krill patches - presumably because the nutritional payoff isn't sufficient - and targets other krill patches that are more lucrative.
This is most evident in Vancouver band Said the whale's latest album, As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide (out now). The songs on the band's new album take on difficult topics, like a miscarriage member Tyler Bancroft went through with his partner or the ...
whale sharks, which are in-fact sharks and not whales, are slow swimmers and pose no threat to humans, which makes them a popular tourist attraction when they swim close to the water surface.
Joe Lawrence of Reno commented on facebook regarding RGJ Burning Man reporter Jenny Kane's story about the Reno City Council voting unanimously to approve a year-long, $64,000 lease of the life-size, stained glass mother and calf humpback whales.
In a new study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Oregon State University in March, scientists in remote Antarctica have attached cameras with speedometers and suction cups to the backs of minke and humpback whales. The stunning footage has ...
... a dozen swimmers hustle to leap into the clear, warm water, latching on to a throw rope tossed out ahead. One especially curious whale ventures hesitatatingly to within six feet before turning away -- in the process granting visitors the adventure ...
The Blue whale Comedy Festival returns for a fourth year of laughs, announcing Monday that this year's event will take place in September.
Zoologist and photographer Steve Reynolds was aboard the Bremer Canyon Killer whale Expedition over the Easter long weekend when he snapped a shot of blue whales pass-ing close to the coast on Saturday. This sub-species is known as a pygmy blue ...
Heavy seas that pounded the coastline exposed large whale bones around the creek bed that runs through Jimmy Armers Beach, on the Kaikoura peninsula.
After explaining why this area of the Great Bear Rainforest is a whale sanctuary, Janie Wray, the lead researcher, asked us to be quiet for a second.
It was exactly 10 years ago today that a 15-foot minke whale took an ill-fated detour to the mouth of the contaminated Gowanus Canal.
The U.S. federal agency is urging vessels to keep a close watch for right whales, which often swim just below the water's surface and can be hard to see.
A gray whale spotted off Newport Beach Sunday, April 16, showed gill net still entangled on its tail, though most of it was removed the previous day in Dana Point by a NOAA rescue team.
Canadian researchers say they have a solution to a new U.S. government requirement that its seafood imports be caught in a way that minimizes harm to marine ...
whale sharks can get really, really big. It's a size so large it's difficult to describe to someone who hasn't been in the water with one.
A fisherman has earned a story worthy of his craft off Port Stephens, in NSW, after recording what may be the area's first human encounter with a whale shark. Steve Currie's Saturday fishing trip may have turned up no marlin, but spotting the juvenile ...
A 16-year-old girl committed suicide in Mato Grosso this week as part of the social media game "Blue whale". According to the police, she left behind two letters describing in detail the rules of the game.
Shiver me timbers! Things can come together in mysterious ways. Such is the case with a proposal to place an 18-foot stainless steel whale's tail on the roof of the Dover Indoor Pool building, which is next to the New Hampshire children's Museum in the ...
The whale was clearly in distress. One end of metal frame rectangle had gotten in its mouth much like the bit on a horse and the other was up around its blowhole.
Fun Fact: On Aug. 26, 1930, a whale washed up along the banks of the Cocheco River as the tide went out.Thanks to an anonymous caller for this fun fact, which ...
Divers encounter one of the biggest sea creatures to lurk beneath the ocean's surface off the coast Florida.
Researchers have attached cameras to humpback and minke whales in the Antarctic to understand their lives better - and the resulting videos are beautiful.
This death comes after about 160 of the whales, more than 25 percent of their population, were seen congregating off Cape Cod Wednesday, according to Charles "Stormy" Mayo, director of right whale habitat studies at the Center for Coastal Studies in ...
A sea to Shore Alliance aerial survey team spotted the first calf of the 2016-17 right whale calving season resting with its mom 2 miles east of Little St. Simons Island, Ga.
In this study funded by STRI, Panama's National Office of science and technology, the Candeo Fund at the international community Foundation and the whale Museum, 25 whales were satellite tagged in Panama and 22 in Ecuador between 2009 and 2015 ...
Keith and Brittany Brock posted this incredible video of a whale shark they said they filmed off West Palm Beach on Saturday.
Right on schedule, the whales are back, same time, same place. On Sunday, people on a three-hour whale watching trip with the Oceanic Society out of Pillar Point harbor saw eight humpbacks, the 40-footers best known for their spectacular jumps and ...
On Tuesday, March 14, the Reno arts & culture Commission (RACC) approved the expenditure of $64,086 to temporarily place the "Space whale" sculpture at the City Plaza from May 31, 2017 until May 31, 2018. On Wednesday, April 12 the City of Reno ...
Heard about the 12.8m-long Indian Fine whale skeleton that used to be in the National Museum? Now you can see it in the spot where it used to be displayed, with the help of augmented reality, which modifies a user's view of the real world.
They're the whales we talk about the most, but orcas are not the only whales in our waters - increasingly, humpbacks and grays are turning up in Puget Sound too.
Alaska's Cook Inlet has long been known for its stunning mountain views and the endangered beluga whales that inhabit the watershed.
Giant whale shark caught on camera by US divers. 6 hours ago. A giant whale shark has been spotted off the coast of West Palm Beach in Florida, USA.
Basilosaurus 4 No this one isn't about Jonah. Rather it is about the fossil evidence and other evidence for the evolution of whales. Dennis Venema digs into this example in Adam and the Genome. Robert Asher has a chapter on whale evolution in his book ...


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