Stories tagged: whale
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019
So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018
Researchers are convening this week to compare clues about a significant decline in the number of sightings of North Pacific humpback whales in their traditional breeding grounds off Hawaii.
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018
The fish-ecology division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is asking for the help of boaters or whale watchers to find the gray whale, whose gender and age …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
An environmental group sued the state of California on Tuesday for allegedly not doing enough to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017
The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.
Thu., July 13, 2017
Members of the marine community in the U.S. and Canada said Thursday that a Canadian fisherman who died freeing a whale from fishing gear was a longtime whale advocate who …
Tue., July 4, 2017
Improving salmon runs could help the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington, according to a new study that found the orcas cannot find enough fish to …
Sun., April 23, 2017
Authorities say a man living in southwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to trafficking whale, elephant and walrus ivory.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017
The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Whale lovers in New Zealand finally got some good news after more than 200 stranded whales managed to refloat themselves overnight and swim away, while volunteers managed to save another …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
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 …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
The oldest member of the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas has been missing for months and is now likely dead, bringing the toll of dead or missing whales …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
An ailing 25-foot humpback whale that became grounded on a sandbar off New York has been euthanized.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
A 25-foot-long humpback whale that has become grounded on a sandbar off the coast of Long Island appears to be ill.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
A humpback whale seen swimming in New York’s Hudson River in recent days may be chasing a meal.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
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. …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016
The bones of a dead gray whale have been moved to a greenhouse to dry and are destined to become a new exhibit at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
Fri., July 29, 2016
An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species – a distressed, swimming deer.
Sat., July 2, 2016
Updates with whale towed out to sea. With AP Photos. AP Photo LA117, LA114, LA116, LA101, LA102, LA104
Wed., June 1, 2016
A necropsy has been completed on a 50-foot fin whale discovered Sunday on the bow of a cruise ship entering an Alaska port.
Thu., April 28, 2016
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, …
Tue., April 26, 2016
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 …
Wed., April 20, 2016
Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state’s Puget Sound after a dead orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its dorsal …
Wed., April 6, 2016
Officials say a gray whale has been spotted in and around Ballard locks in Seattle in the past couple weeks.
Thu., March 31, 2016
A Pacific gray whale put on a show at Southern California’s Redondo Beach, popping its huge head out of the waves and rolling around in the surf.
Tue., March 8, 2016
SeaWorld officials say the killer whale responsible for the death of a trainer is very sick.