Two cousins fishing in the Raritan Bay, off Staten Island, New York, recently took photos and video of a humpback whale that breached not far from them. Whales are not often seen in the area.
A dead minke whale washed up on a Coney Island beach Monday in New York, and according to reports it's likely that is was killed by an unfortunate ship strike.
Humpback whales can now breathe a heavy sigh of relief because as of Monday, most of these iconic mammals are no longer endangered, federal officials announced.
Rescue crews recently freed a 45-ton humpback whale from some fishing line in Hawaii after being caught in the debris for more than a week.
A dead fin whale washed ashore in San Diego on Monday; prompting plans to tow it back out to sea, officials say.