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Humpback Whale Leaps,
Comes Down on Boat
May 19, 2022 2:50 PM CDT
Humpback Whale Leaps, Comes Down on Boat
It happened in Mexico on Saturday
- Getting up close and personal with nature proved dangerous in Mexico's Sea of Cortez on Saturday, when a boat that apparently got too close to a humpback whale ended up nearly being taken down by the creature. 9News reports that tourists on nearby boats in Topolobampo Bay off Sinaloa,...
Only Whaler Known to Go Down
in Gulf Found 190 Years Later
Mar 23, 2022 2:31 PM CDT
Only Whaler Known to Go Down in Gulf Found 190 Years Later
Find sheds light on 'how people of color succeeded as captains and crew members'
- Roughly 15 years before Herman Melville introduced the world to Moby Dick, a whaling ship from Massachusetts sank near the mouth of the Mississippi River. Nearly 190 years later, experts say, it’s still the only whaler known to have gone down in the Gulf of Mexico, where the threat...
At Infamous 'Death Trap for
Whales,' a Sad New Find
Mar 18, 2022 7:42 AM CDT
At Infamous 'Death Trap for Whales,' a Sad New Find
34 long-finned pilot whales found beached in mass stranding at New Zealand's Farewell Spit
- Farewell Spit, a perhaps aptly named 16-mile stretch of sand on the remote northern end of New Zealand's South Island, is making headlines for sad news that's become commonplace there. The island nation's Department of Conservation reported on Friday that 34 long-finned pilot whales have been found...
Whole by Whale
Is Doing Much
Jun 12, 2021 8:00 AM CDT
Man Swallowed Whole by Whale Is Doing Much Better Now
Michael Packard was diving for lobsters when he got gulped down off of Provincetown, Mass.
Cape Cod Times
calls Michael Packard's tale a "truly biblical" story, but for the 56-year-old Massachusetts man, he just considers it an incredibly lucky one. Packard, a lobster diver who's been working out of Provinceton for four decades, tells CBS Boston he was about 45 feet...
For This Endangered Species,
an 'Encouraging Sign'
Apr 3, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
For This Endangered Species, an 'Encouraging Sign'
Scientists: N. Atlantic right whales gave birth this winter in larger numbers since 2015
- North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging sign for researchers who became alarmed three years ago when the critically endangered species produced no known offspring at all. Survey teams spotted 17 newborn right whale calves swimming with...
They Blew Up a Dead Whale.
It Didn't Go as Expected
in case you missed it
Nov 15, 2020 1:00 PM CST
They Blew Up a Dead Whale. It Didn't Go as Expected
'For the blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds'
- Oregon is celebrating a special anniversary on Thursday: the 50-year commemoration of when highway workers there blew up a dead whale. Per the
, a 45-foot, 8-ton sperm whale washed up on the shores of Florence in late 1970, and on Nov. 12, the state's highway division decided...
Nov 8, 2019 1:33 PM CST
Your TGIF Minute: A Whale Playing Fetch
'It's crazy, yeah'
- Get ready for what TMZ calls a minute "of awesome." The
posted a video Thursday of a boat said to be near the North Pole, with South African rugby fans aboard, next to a beluga whale. That's not what makes the encounter awesome, however: It's...
What's a Whale Worth?
More Than You Might Think
Sep 25, 2019 10:35 AM CDT
What's a Whale Worth? More Than You Might Think
Team of economists with the IMF do the math
- Whales are actually cash cows, or so suggest economists with the International Monetary Fund. A team helmed by Ralph Chami took a look at the economic benefit provided by whales when it comes to carbon sequestration and ecotourism and arrived at a big figure: $2 million apiece. Their analysis hasn'...
Out of Canada, 'News
to Splash a Fin At'
Jun 11, 2019 7:38 AM CDT
Out of Canada, 'News to Splash a Fin At'
'Free Willy' act, which would bar holding whales, dolphins in captivity, about to become law
- "Breaking: Victory!" That was the exuberant message from Canada's Green Party on Monday, when the country's House of Commons passed a bill aimed at protecting marine life there. CNN reports on the "Free Willy" bill—named for the 1993 flick in which a boy "...
Is a Hit in
May 3, 2019 2:00 AM CDT
Whale Suspected of Spying Is a Hit in Norway
Beluga entertains people, but experts say he should be left to forage
- A white beluga whale discovered last week that might have slipped away from the Russian military has become at home along the coastline of northern Norway. The whale has been entertaining people,
reports, by dancing in the water, playing with balls, and letting children tap its nose. The tame...
A Whale Rubbed Against a
Boat. It Wore a Harness
Apr 29, 2019 8:43 AM CDT
A Whale Rubbed Against a Boat. It Wore a Harness
Officials speculate harnessed beluga whale found off Norway escaped from Russian military facility
- A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian-made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries says "Equipment St. Petersburg" is written...
Fossil of 4-Legged
Whale Found in Peru
Apr 5, 2019 3:10 PM CDT
Fossil of 4-Legged Whale Found in Peru
Scientists believe it swam like an otter
- What's 13 feet long and has webbed feet with small hooves? It's a whale, according to researchers examining a 42.6-million-year-old fossil found near Peru's Pacific coast. The four-legged early whale, which could apparently move on land as well as in the sea, is the most complete...
'Most Plastic We Have
Ever Seen in a Whale'
Mar 18, 2019 8:18 AM CDT
Philippines Horror: 'Most Plastic We Have Ever Seen in a Whale'
88 pounds of plastic found in dead whale that washed up on beach
- A dead whale washed up on a Philippine beach was distressing enough, but museum workers have deemed what they found inside the creature's gut "disgusting." The BBC reports that the Cuvier's beaked whale turned up on the shoreline east of Davao City on Saturday, and when...
in case you missed it
Mar 16, 2019 10:40 AM CDT
Huge Whale Gulps Up Diver
Marine conservationist survived the encounter
- One minute he was snorkeling; the next, he had been scooped up by a whale. A Bryde's whale, to be specific, took Rainer Schimpf, 51, into its mouth as he was in the water off the coast of the South African town of Port Elizabeth last month, the
Nov 13, 2018 2:22 AM CST
Illegal Russian 'Whale Jail' Investigated
Dozens of orcas, belugas seen in cramped pens
- Some of the world's most majestic creatures are being kept in cramped conditions in an illegal "whale jail" in Russia, activists say. Prosecutors in the city of Vladivostok in Russia's Far East opened an investigation after drone video was released showing dozens of beluga whales and orcas...
Scientists Getting Worried
About Endangered Whale
Jan 18, 2018 7:19 PM CST
Scientists Getting Worried About Endangered Whale
No newborn right whales seen as calving season peaks
- Scientists have yet to spot a single newborn right whale off the Southeast US coast seven weeks into the endangered species' calving season, the AP reports. It's the longest researchers have gone without a calf sighting since comprehensive surveys started in 1989.
How Whale Rescuer Was Killed
by Whale He'd Just Freed
Sep 19, 2017 2:34 PM CDT
How Whale Rescuer Was Killed by Whale He'd Just Freed
'He probably didn't feel anything'
- "He was really happy at his very last moment," Philip Hamilton tells the CBC . "I take some comfort in that." The research scientist was the only person not employed by Canada's Fisheries and Oceans department to witness the July 10 death of volunteer whale rescuer...
Whale Kills Fisherman
Who Rescued It
Jul 12, 2017 7:07 AM CDT
Whale Kills Fisherman Who Rescued It
Canada's Joe Howlett had spent the past 15 years saving whales in trouble
- Joe Howlett had just tapped into his extensive knowledge of knots to free yet another whale off the coast of New Brunswick on Monday, part of his job with Canada's Campobello Whale Rescue Team, and then: "Some kind of freak thing happened and the whale made a big...
to Their Moms
Apr 26, 2017 2:37 PM CDT
Baby Humpback Whales 'Whisper' to Their Moms
And that could be a sign of high intelligence
- Baby humpback whales "whisper" to their mothers, according to a paper published Tuesday in
. And that could speak volumes about the intelligence of these aquatic giants. NPR reports scientists—for the first time ever—attached recording devices directly to humpback calves. "It's like a squeaky...
'Rare' Whale Spotted
Near Statue of Liberty
Nov 17, 2016 12:00 PM CST
'Rare' Whale Spotted Near Statue of Liberty
Coast Guard issues warning to boaters
- Planning to sail around the Statue of Liberty? Watch out for whales. The Coast Guard issued a warning to boaters saying as much after a whale was spotted near Liberty Island on Thursday, the AP reports. "We have no confirmation on what type of whale it is and we...
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