Whales

A whale filmed playing with a rugby ball is Hvaldimir, the beluga in Norway some speculate escaped from the Russian military.
11 orcas and dozens of belugas have been released from a miserable holding facility, though some experts say the way they were freed may put them at risk.
“Dinner is served,” a researcher said as dozens of octopuses and fish munched on the carcass.
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.
The “Free Willy” bill will become law by the end of June.
Scientists suspect the die-off is fueled by declining food sources in the warming ocean waters near Alaska.
Nearly 100 whales are stuck in miserable holding pens after being captured for the aquarium trade.
A sperm whale found off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, was pregnant and carrying 49 pounds of plastic.
"I instinctively held my breath, assuming that it would dive down again and spit me out somewhere."
Marine mammal expert Regina Eisert said she thinks the whale wanted to share its dinner with her.