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Scientists Fear Extinction After Six Rare Right Whales Die In A Month
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.
Canada Bans Keeping Whales, Dolphins In Captivity
The “Free Willy” bill will become law by the end of June.
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Feds Investigate Deaths Of At Least 70 Gray Whales Along The West Coast
By Yereth Rosen, Reuters
Scientists suspect the die-off is fueled by declining food sources in the warming ocean waters near Alaska.
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Russia Takes First Steps To Releasing Orcas, Belugas From 'Whale Jail'
Nearly 100 whales are stuck in miserable holding pens after being captured for the aquarium trade.
Another Whale Has Washed Up Dead With Plastic Packing Its Stomach
A sperm whale found off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, was pregnant and carrying 49 pounds of plastic.
Man Escapes Whale's Mouth After Being Swept Inside While Snorkeling
"I instinctively held my breath, assuming that it would dive down again and spit me out somewhere."
Photo courtesy Dr. Regina Elsert/Antarctica New Zealand
Killer Whale Head-Butts Scientist's Camera And She's Just Thrilled
Marine mammal expert Regina Eisert said she thinks the whale wanted to share its dinner with her.
Japan To Launch Commercial Whaling Again After Withdrawing From Treaty
Nation's decision is bashed by environmentalists and Australia.
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Dead Whale Had 1,000 Pieces Of Plastic Inside Its Stomach – Including Flip-Flops
Rescuers in Indonesia also found 115 drinking cups and 25 plastic bags.
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Humans Are Screwing Up Dolphins' Abilities To Talk To Each Other
Noise from ships and boats are causing dolphins to make their calls less complex, according to a new study.
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Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks
Tahlequah, whose newborn died on July 24, was spotted swimming without her calf's body on Saturday.
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Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day
“I think it’s really easy to put human emotions on it, but personally I think it’s accurate. I think she is grieving,” a University of Washington scientist says.
Beachgoers Stunned After Dead Baby Blue Whale Washes Up On Japan Shores
Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science said there is no record of this happening before in the country.
Watch Rescuers Free A Frantic Humpback Whale Ensnared In A Shark Net
"They’ve got a fear of drowning, just like we have,” says expert.
Marine Mammal Center/Marjorie Cox
Third Dead Whale In A Week Washes Ashore In Northern California
Earlier deaths were caused by a ship strike and entanglement, while the latest death is still being examined.
Dire News For Endangered Right Whales: Not A Single Newborn Spotted This Year
"Right now, the sky is falling," warns a National Marine Fisheries Service scientist.
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SeaWorld Orca Dies After Long Battle With Lung Infection
Kasatka was born in the wild, and had numerous descendants at SeaWorld.
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SeaWorld's Last Orca Calf Born In Captivity Has Died At San Antonio Park
Kyara, who was 3 months old, was the last orca born from the park's now-discontinued breeding program.
Fisherman Killed By Whale Moments After Rescuing It From Nets
Joe Howlett, who co-founded the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, saved "dozens of whales over the last 15 years."
Leaping Whale Nearly Capsizes New Jersey Fishing Boat
"Moby Dick" encounter was "definitely one of the craziest experiences in my life," says Paul Ziolkowski.
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Trump Administration Scraps New Protection For Endangered Whales, Sea Turtles
"[The] administration has declared war on whales, dolphins and turtles off the coast of California," one advocate said.
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