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Southern right whales at Point Ann Fitzgerald River National Park - rare albino whale spotting

Rare Albino Whale Spotting

(ANIMAL VIDEO/WHALES) Southern right whales are staging a comeback as they’re becoming more common off the coast of west Australia. Drone footage captured by the Department of Parks and Wildlife in Australia’s Fitzgerald River National Park recently caught a very special birds-eye view of a partial albino southern right whale calf. This rare sighting is […]

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Three-quarters of the world’s primary fisheries have been overexploited and are in danger of becoming dead zones. Photo credit: Robert Harding

U.S. Navy Reels In Deadly Training

(WHALES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) In a recent settlement with environmental groups, the Navy agreed to reduce its use of sonar and other training harmful to whales, dolphins, and other marine life off the coasts of Hawaii and California. Sonar can often disturb marine animals’ feeding and communication, and in some cases, these training exercises can be deadly. […]

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Harry Styles of One Direction performs on stage. Photo Credit: Getty

One Direction Singer Sinks SeaWorld’s Reputation

(SEAWORLD/WHALES) Following a storm of criticism from campaigners, including singer Harry Styles of UK boy band One Direction, SeaWorld recently announced it will no longer accept whales taken from the wild. During a July concert in San Diego, home to the original SeaWorld park, the pop star urged the crowd to boycott the company. — […]

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Orca jumps in ocean, killer whale swimming in the wild

Orca Baby Boom: Hope For Endangered Whales?

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/ORCAS) The Pacific Northwest is experiencing an orca baby boom after four newborn orcas were born between last December and April of this year. The baby orcas were spotted off the coast of Washington and British Columbia, an area famous for its orca pods, and not a moment too soon. While four whales may […]

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Humpback Whale Shows Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets

Whale Shows Amazing Appreciation After Rescue

(WHALES/ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEO) Co-founder of the Great Whale Conservancy Michael Fishback came across what he thought was a dead female Humpback whale. But when he swam further out, he found the whale was alive but trapped inside a net. After an exhausting hour of pulling and cutting the net, they were finally able to free […]

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This photo taken July 4, 2012, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, shows Dennis Christen of the Georgia Aquarium feed a bottle to a baby beluga calf being rehabilitated at the center. The whale was approximately two days old when it was found in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and separated from its mother. Staff from the Alaska SeaLife Center is receiving help with the whale's care from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Shedd Aquarium in ChiCago and SeaWord in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Captivity Kills: Another Life Lost At SeaWorld

(SEAWORLD/CAPTIVE WHALES) SAN ANTONIO — A newborn beluga whale born in captivity at SeaWorld San Antonio died on Sunday, just three weeks after being born. According to a SeaWorld press release, the female calf was born one month prematurely on June 20 and appeared smaller than normal at 120 pounds and four feet in length. […]

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african elephant and baby

Being A Mother In The Animal Kingdom

(ANIMAL MOMS/ANIMAL KINGDOM) Carrying 22 babies, gaining 400 pounds, letting your youngsters eat your skin—and you thought being a mother was easy. Read on to learn about the many sacrifices that mothers make in the animal kingdom. — Global Animal

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