Whales

Researchers named the now-extinct creature "Phiomectus anubis" after Anubis, the Egyptian god of death.
Amaya, a 6-year-old killer whale, died unexpectedly at the San Diego park.
Reduced noise from cruise ships has made a big difference in the lives of humpback whales in Glacier Bay.
“All of a sudden, I felt this huge shove and the next thing I knew it was completely black,” Michael Packard told the Cape Cod Times.
Fishing gear entanglements, ship collisions and climate change are shrinking the critically endangered marine mammals.
One of the whales found washed up on the beach was struck by a ship, while the causes of death for the others is unknown.
Some line couldn't be cut from its mouth. "We definitely helped it," said one of the rescuers. "But it's worse off than we thought."
After encountering a "friendly group of beaked whales," scientists realized they may have found a previously unknown species.
A massive tourist was spotted frolicking near landmarks like the Statue of Liberty.
The mother killer whale, also known as J35, gave birth to a calf researchers have determined is male.
Little Grey and Little White were captured from the wild and kept first at a research center, then an aquarium. Now, they're back in the ocean.
Cris Lane called the collision "a new twist in whale-watching."
The whales are newly listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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.