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SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died

Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity at SeaWorld parks, has died.

Now’s the time for whale watching on Oregon Coast

The exodus of gray whales heading south along the Oregon Coast is beginning. Each year, from Mid-December to Mid-January, around 20,000 whales swim from the cold Alaskan seas to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico. The mass migration creates the potential for one of nature’s most dramatic views.

Whale sighting near Statue of Liberty; boaters told use care

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard says it’s received reports of a whale near the Statue of Liberty. Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons says the whale was spotted around 8 a.m. Thursday near Liberty Island in New York Harbor.

Beluga whale research boosted by webcam, citizen science

MARINE SCIENCE -- Researchers are using a boat-mounted webcam to let the world in on their monitoring of some 3,000 beluga whales during their annual congregation in western Hudson Bay. The scientists are banking on the watchful eyes of thousands of viewers to help them...

Unusual number of whales seen in San Francisco Bay

Humpback whales have been swimming into San Francisco Bay in unprecedented numbers during the past two weeks – an onslaught that experts say could be caused by an unusual concentration of anchovies near shore.

Workers begin cutting up whale carcass at surfing area

Workers on Thursday began the process of cutting up and carting off a 40-foot whale carcass that washed up at San Onofre State Beach in Orange County earlier this week, a California state parks official said.

Dead whale in surf spot poses removal quandary

The massive carcass of a whale was rotting Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot while authorities were deciding whether to tow it out to sea or cut it into pieces and load them on trucks.