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Gray Whale In Orange County Dramatically Rescued After Dragging Dead Sea Animals In Netting For Miles (VIDEO)

Gray Whale In Orange County Dramatically Rescued After Dragging Dead Sea Animals In Netting For Miles (VIDEO) | Whales | Scoop.it
It's a shocking image: a California gray whale dragging 50 feet of netting filled with dead sea animals for nearly a week.
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Man Hitches A Ride On A Whale Shark!

Man Hitches A Ride On A Whale Shark! | Whales | Scoop.it
A Sarasota boater caught the ride of a lifetime while swimming out in the water near Venice last week.
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Whale sharks need hour help! Please read the article and watch the video as a whale shark is abused and exploited by boaters in ‪#‎Sarasota‬ ‪#‎Florida‬. There is no protection for these gentle giants. Isn't it time for work for their protection from mankind. http://on.wfmy.com/1ndQGSK ;‪#‎HelpSharks‬

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Endangered Species Act Listing May be Lolita's First Step Towards Freedom

Endangered Species Act Listing May be Lolita's First Step Towards Freedom | Whales | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau A battle to return the imprisoned orca Lolita also known as Tokitae  to her family the L-Pod in the Puget Sound makes steps forward, and towards freedom. Lolita is on the verge...
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Isn't it time Lolita return home to her family! Please follow the link in this story and comment in support of her ESA listing!

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Humpback whale befriends fishermen off Whitby coast

Humpback whale befriends fishermen off Whitby coast | Whales | Scoop.it
ASTONISHED fishermen enjoyed a close encounter of the huge kind when a young whale attempted to befriend them at sea.
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Alaska starts to prepare for the worst, an Arctic oil spill

Alaska starts to prepare for the worst, an Arctic oil spill | Whales | Scoop.it
As the drumbeat increases for more offshore oil development in Alaska, new questions are emerging about whether state regulators are prepared for an oil spill off the Arctic coastline.
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KMXT 100.1 FM - Public Radio for Kodiak Island, Alaska. - Getting to Know Kodiak's Whale Population

KMXT 100.1 FM - Public Radio for Kodiak Island, Alaska. - Getting to Know Kodiak's Whale Population | Whales | Scoop.it
KMXT 100.1 FM - Kodiak Public Radio., Humpback and fin whale populations are increasing in the Kodiak archipelago, says Bree Witteveen, a marine mammal specialist and research assistant professor for the Marine Advisory Program.
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Performing pod: Dolphins display their dazzling surfing skills as they catch a wave in front of amazed beachgoers

Performing pod: Dolphins display their dazzling surfing skills as they catch a wave in front of amazed beachgoers | Whales | Scoop.it
The amazing performance was captured by former freelance photographer Cliff Russell while he was watching his 14-year-old son, Nat, bodyboard off Byron Beach in New South Wales.
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Whale calf returns to birthplace - National News - National - General - Flinders News

Whale calf returns to birthplace - National News - National - General - Flinders News | Whales | Scoop.it
The whale thought to have been born in Sydney Harbour appears to have returned to its birthplace after a jaunt up the coast.
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Feds to reroute SF Bay ships to protect whales

Feds to reroute SF Bay ships to protect whales | Whales | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists studying the carcass of a 47-foot fin whale that washed up on a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore last month found the creature's spine and ribs severed, likely from the propeller of one of the huge cargo ships that sail those waters.

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Big Week Looms Ahead for SeaWorld

Big Week Looms Ahead for SeaWorld | Whales | Scoop.it
The week of July 16 will be crunch time for America's favorite marine theme park, as SeaWorld braces for the next grueling phase in the aftermath of orca trainer Dawn Brancheau's death, two and a half years ago in Orlando.
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Louie Psihoyos, Director of The Cove recognized with Top Social Good Award

Louie Psihoyos, Director of The Cove recognized with Top Social Good Award | Whales | Scoop.it
Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award Winner and Director of “The Cove”, was recognized last night in Los Angeles with a Golden Goody Award (top award for social good)...
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Rare sighting: Dozens of blue whales off US coast

Rare sighting: Dozens of blue whales off US coast | Whales | Scoop.it
(AP) — Blue whales, the world's largest animal, are being seen in droves off the California coast.
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US Threatens To Blow Hole In Whaling Ban

US Threatens To Blow Hole In Whaling Ban | Whales | Scoop.it
The answer to this question is simple. The US has made a deal with Japan to ensure the US
obtains their “aboriginal” quotas for bowhead and gray whales. Japan has made requests to the
IWC for years for approval for their “small-type-coastal-whaling” (STCW) in Japanese waters.
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Livestreaming workshop on European Ecotourism

ECOCLUB.com - International Ecotourism Club is a mutual aid network for ecological tourism with members worldwide.
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Ceaseless Pressure on Whales

Ceaseless Pressure on Whales | Whales | Scoop.it
The recovering marine mammal still needs all the protection it can get.
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The whales of the world still under fire!

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Multinational Naval Exercise Meant Death and Destruction for Pilot Whales and Orcas

Multinational Naval Exercise Meant Death and Destruction for Pilot Whales and Orcas | Whales | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau The military is calling their multinational Naval exercises a success: "A giant exercise off the coast of Scotland which involved more than 30 warships and 65 aircraft from 13 ...
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Isn't it time we acknowledged what is going on? Sonar and seismic testing are killing cetaceans. Let us speak out before it's too late!

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Tokyo 'ethical fashion' dealer touts 'cool and sexy' - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo 'ethical fashion' dealer touts 'cool and sexy' - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | Whales | Scoop.it
When shoppers buy something from Inheels, a fashion house based in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, they find a tiny letter attached to their purchases with a string.
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Mutt and Jeff: inseparable whales delight locals and tourists off Newfoundland

Mutt and Jeff: inseparable whales delight locals and tourists off Newfoundland | Whales | Scoop.it
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Whale watchers off Newfoundland call them Mutt and Jeff. For two seasons now, thi... - Canada - Winnipeg Free Press.
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South Korea Still Considering Resumption of Whaling

South Korea Still Considering Resumption of Whaling | Whales | Scoop.it
Critics say if plan goes through, Seoul could face harsh diplomatic backlash...
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Iceland not cold enough? 14 killer whales seen off Northern Scotland -- Sott.net

Iceland not cold enough? 14 killer whales seen off Northern Scotland -- Sott.net | Whales | Scoop.it
More than a dozen killer whales made a rare appearance off the most northerly point in mainland Britain on Monday morning. Visitors to the John O'Groats coast were spellbound as 14 killer whales splashed and played in the harbour.
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Ocean Lover Takes A Stand for Whales at IWC

Ocean Lover Takes A Stand  for Whales at IWC | Whales | Scoop.it
While the delegates of the International Whaling Commission fought over the fate of whales ocean advocates stood tall in Panama as their voice. Today science has proven that cetaceans are sentient ...
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Korean whaling: looking deeper than posturing and ignorance

Korean whaling: looking deeper than posturing and  ignorance | Whales | Scoop.it
South Korea’s announcement to the International Whaling Commission meeting in Panama last week that it would permit “scientific” whaling in accordance with Article VIII of the IWC Convention surprised…...
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Green groups welcome possible whaling backdown - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Green groups welcome possible whaling backdown - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Whales | Scoop.it
The Australian Government and green groups are heartened by news that South Korea may announce a backdown from its plan to carry out scientific whaling.
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Whales visit Port in their thousands - Local News - News - General - Newcastle Herald

Whales visit Port in their thousands - Local News - News - General - Newcastle Herald | Whales | Scoop.it
The whale that heaved its 40-tonne frame out of waters off Port Stephens is among an estimated 7000 that have passed the Hunter's coast so far this season.
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Whaling Commission to Deny Greenland

Whaling Commission to Deny Greenland | Whales | Scoop.it
Portal de Noticias de Nicaragua: Nacionales, Política, Economía, Internacionales, Departamentales, Deportes, Variedades e Investigación Periodística...
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HSI Calls on International Whaling Commission to Expand Whale Protection : Humane Society International

HSI Calls on International Whaling Commission to Expand Whale Protection : Humane Society International | Whales | Scoop.it
HSI's delegation to the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, held in Panama City, Panama, was hopeful agreements on stronger protection for whales could be achieved despite ongoing efforts by whaling nations to upend the...
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