Stories tagged: whale
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
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, 7:23 p.m.
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, 9:38 a.m.
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, 8:26 a.m.
A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
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, 12:52 p.m.
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, 4:01 p.m.
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, 11:25 p.m.
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, 4:14 p.m.
Authorities say a man living in southwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to trafficking whale, elephant and walrus ivory.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
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, 8:48 p.m.
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, 7:44 a.m.
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, 10:03 a.m.
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, 12:19 p.m.
An ailing 25-foot humpback whale that became grounded on a sandbar off New York has been euthanized.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1 p.m.
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, 1:43 p.m.
A humpback whale seen swimming in New York’s Hudson River in recent days may be chasing a meal.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:09 a.m.
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, 7 p.m.
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, 3:13 p.m.
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, 2:37 p.m.
An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species – a distressed, swimming deer.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Updates with whale towed out to sea. With AP Photos. AP Photo LA117, LA114, LA116, LA101, LA102, LA104
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
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, 2:30 p.m.
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, 2:48 p.m.
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, 3:54 p.m.
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, 6:29 p.m.
Officials say a gray whale has been spotted in and around Ballard locks in Seattle in the past couple weeks.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
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, 10:51 a.m.
SeaWorld officials say the killer whale responsible for the death of a trainer is very sick.