A stranded baby humpback whale dies in West Seattle when it was found trapped at Fauntleroy Ferry dock.
Earlier this week, researchers have spotted the world's oldest living orca named Granny in the Pacific, swimming in 'high spirits' with other whales.
Center for Coastal Studies MAER team in cooperation with Environmental Police patrol freed a 29-year old female humpback whale dubbed as "Foggy" from entanglement off Cape Ann in Massachisetts
Advanced solar-powered tracking devices allow researchers to follow previously hard-to-study animals as they feed, socialize or migrate. In turn, this data could be used to make better wildlife and habitat management decisions.
Humans, of course, do Zumba and Cross-Fit and many other things to stay fit. However, researchers investigating animals' active lifestyles are wondering whether they too work out to maintain perfect figures.
Humpback whales are spending some extra time up north in Alaska this season. Experts say the whales are slow to arrive at breeding grounds in Hawaii because of possible food competition or El Niño disruptions.
Will the North Atlantic right whales appear in Florida for their usual migration? They're delayed this year, possibly because Florida has higher temperatures later in the season than usual. A marine science center is training volunteers to make sightings.
Marine animals are altering their diets and natural habitat range as a result of climate change. For instance, melting sea ice is opening new waters to humpback and fin whales, which could lead to increased food competition among the areas' native species.
While some animals use color to express their mood, Beluga whales blow bubbles toshow how they are feeling. Using their mouths and blowholes, the large-headed whales may produce one of four differently-shaped bubbles to signal feelings of aggression, fear, or playfulness, for example.
A news photographer who has shot the Aurora Borealis many, many times before, recently happened upon humpback whales frolicking beneath the pulsating lights.
A NOAA research ship recently reported the first humpback whale of the season near one of the Hawaiian Islands. The whales that winter in Hawaii are one of three groups of migrating humpbacks in the northern Pacific Ocean.
A seal riding atop a humpback whale – like this photo from Eden, New South Wales, shows illustrates an extremely rare occurence but other animals routinely help each other out.
Researchers have successfully used a remote-controlled device for the first time to collect real-time breath samples from wild whales. Now experts are saying that this could set a precedent for future research, helping marine biology step away from old and invasive techniques in favor of whale-friendly tech.
Recently, a photo of a playful dolphin riding the nose of a humpback whale has been circulating around popular social media. It's a stunning display of cross-species friendship, and certainly something to be celebrated. However, this isn't some new and strange behavior seen among a few extra-progressive dolphins. According to researchers, this kind of thing has been happening for a long time.