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Fishermen Rescue Rare Whale From Nets Thanks to New Training Program

An extremely rare type of whale has been saved from almost certain death thanks to a training program for Pakistani tuna fishermen. The February 10...

First Team to Ever Rescue a Whale Now Frees Species Worldwide 30 Years Later

On Thanksgiving Day 30 years ago, a whale in distress was freed from a heavy, dragging mass of fishing gear in the icy waters...

Arctic Bowhead Whale Population Thriving

The Arctic bowhead whale population is estimated to be around 17,000, up from 5,000 in the early 1980s, according to an Alaskan Eskimo commission.

Maine Rescuers Free Whale That was Completely Entangled

Off the coast of Bar Harbor, a humpback whale is finally free after rescuers took hours to disentangled the fishing gear so it could swim...

Right On! First B.C. Right Whale Sighting in 62 Years

After 62 years, there's new hope for one of the rarest animals on earth. A lone Pacific right whale has been sighted off the...

Number of Gray Whales Seen Migrating South Doubles From Year Ago

The number of gray whales spotted migrating south off the Southern California coast in December was double what it was compared with the same...
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Plans to Build Oil Platform in Whale Feeding Ground Suspended

An oil platform planned near the habitat of a critically endangered whale population has been postponed for at least five years. Concerns had been...
whale in shipping lane - Cascadia Research

Shipping Industry Agrees to Slow Down for Threatened Whales

Persistent prompting by an Auckland scientist has persuaded the shipping industry to rearrange its schedules, for a whale. After a six-year campaign led by...
Orca whales in Canada - YouTube

Lucky Whale Watchers: Dozens of Orcas Show Off

A huge orca pod showed-off for whale watchers in Active Pass off the shores of Galiano Island in Canada. They posted the video on YouTube,...
whale entangled-Northern Right-fishermanVid

Fishermen Dive Below to Rescue Endangered Right Whale From Entanglement (Video)

Virginia fishermen, Captain Pat Foster and Mate Adrian Colaprete, single-handedly rescued an endangered Northern Right Whale. They caught sight of the creature 50 miles...

Whale Numbers Booming for Great Barrier Reef

The number of whales migrating off Australia's Queensland coast is predicted to hit a 50-year high this season, said the species conservation manager for...
orca whale jumps boatside

Playful Killer Whales Speed-Surf Alongside Boat (WATCH)

Richard and Laura Howard encountered a pod of Killer Whales that began following their speedboat at top speed, playfully jumping in the wake and...
dolphin adopted by whale-Alexander DM Wilson Aquatic Mammals

Sperm Whales Take in Outcast Bottlenose Dolphin

A group of sperm whales appear to have taken in a deformed bottlenose dolphin, marine researchers have discovered. In the heartwarming scene near the...
Dog on ocean with whale -Conservation Canines photo

Tracking Subtle Scent, a Dog Helps Save the Orca Whales

A dog named Tucker with a mysterious past as a stray on the streets of Seattle has become an unexpected star in the realm...
Sue Moore listens for bowhead whales - NOAA photo

Endangered Whales Sing Like Birds in Recordings That Hint at Rebound

A University of Washington researcher listened to the audio picked up by a recording device that spent a year in the icy waters off...
Sue Moore listens for bowhead whales - NOAA photo

Endangered Whales Sing Like Birds in Recordings That Hint at Rebound

A University of Washington researcher listened to the audio picked up by a recording device that spent a year in the icy waters off...
whale in shipping lane - Cascadia Research

Ships Rerouted to Save Whales in San Francisco Bay

Federal maritime officials have approved a plan to protect whales in and around San Francisco Bay. Shipping industry representatives joined with whale researchers and the...
whale in shipping lane - Cascadia Research

Ships Rerouted to Save Whales in San Francisco Bay

Federal maritime officials have approved a plan to protect whales in and around San Francisco Bay. Shipping industry representatives joined with whale researchers...
whale baby rescue -Alaska SeaLife Center photo

First Stranded Baby Beluga Whale to be Rescued in US, Nursed Back to Health by Slew of Experts

For the first time in history, a live, stranded beluga whale calf has been found in U.S. waters and rescued. But saving the baby,...
whale rescue in Sanoma -CBSvid

Elusive Tangled Whale Freed Of Fishnets Off Sonoma Coast

A gray whale that had been tangled in a fishing net for more than three weeks as it swam up the California coast was...