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Manatee, Conservation, Wildlife, Oceans

15 Amazing Manatee Facts For Manatee Appreciation Day

(INTERESTING ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) Manatees–sometimes referred to as the cows of the sea–are now considered to be a vulnerable species given there are less than 10,000 mature manatees left in the wild. They are a loving, adorable species who need our help. Check out these fun facts and donate to help keep this species alive […]

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Kina floating in her tiny tank at Sea Life Park HawaiiKeiko Conservation

Marine Park Hides A Living Legend

(MARINE ANIMALS/ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY) Kina is the only remaining false killer whale alive from the dolphin hunts at Iki Island off the coast of Japan. Since her capture in 1987, Kina has been moved around for years, and is now alone in an unacceptable tiny tank without adequate protection or stimulation. Kina deserves to be […]

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J2, or Granny, in the Salish Sea in 2010. Photo Credit: CWR via BBC

R.I.P. Granny, The World’s Oldest Orca

(OCEANS/ANIMAL NEWS) Scientists believe the world’s oldest known orca, “Granny,” has passed away. Last spotted in early October, researchers believe she lived off the shores of Washington in the Puget Sound region for what may have been as long as a century. Granny–also known as J2–was thought to be between 75 and 105 years old, […]

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humpback whale rescued by divers

Humpback Whale Gives Thanks To Divers

(OCEANS/WHALE RESCUE) PACIFIC OCEAN — When a humpback whale became entangled in hundreds of yards of nets and fishing line, she was lucky to be spotted by a caring fisherman. Rescuers arrived and spent hours cutting her free. Read below to see how the whale thanked each diver individually! And from all of us here […]

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Emperor penguins are among the wildlife in Antarctica's Ross Sea, which is now protected. Photo Credit:  Paul Nicklen, National Geographic Creative

World’s Largest Marine Animal Sanctuary Is A Dream Come True

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/ANIMAL NEWS) The Ross Sea in the Antarctic Southern Ocean is considered the “largest ocean wilderness left on our planet,” and it’s officially becoming the world’s largest marine sanctuary. In a meeting last week at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, world leaders announced that the 598,000 square-mile stretch of […]

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Humpback Whales Feast On Fish In San Francisco Bay

(OCEANS/WHALES/AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEOS) A lucky group of kayakers spotted humpback whales feeding on fish in the San Francisco Bay on Sunday. The feeding frenzy lasted about half an hour before the whales swam back to the Pacific Ocean under the Golden Gate Bridge, as they are likely migrating north. Watch the incredible footage in the […]

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Bubbles (pictured) had been at SeaWorld San Diego in California for almost 30 years. Photo Credit: SeaWorld San Diego via Mirror

Captivity Kills: SeaWorld’s Beloved ‘Bubbles’ Dies

(SEAWORLD/ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY) SeaWorld San Diego’s oldest pilot whale, Bubbles, has died after spending her entire life in captivity, sparking outrage on social media. After Marineland of the Pacific closed in the 1980s, Bubbles was transferred to SeaWorld San Diego and became a celebrity of sorts as one of the park’s most beloved animals for […]

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Rare Photos: The Unicorn Of The Sea

(OCEANS/NARWHALS) Commonly referred to as “unicorns of the sea,” narwhals are rare and elusive, coldwater porpoises.  Photojournalist Daniel Botelho spotted the unique animal on his North Pole expedition, and quickly started snapping away with his camera. “I always knew it would be very tough to get close to a narwhal whale,” he said. “It is notoriously hard […]

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Beautiful Underwater video of Fiji and Tonga coral reefs and fish

Serene Scene Under The Sea

(OCEANS/SEA LIFE/ANIMAL VIDEO) You don’t have to travel to the South Pacific to see the coral reefs near Fiji and Tonga. Take a few minutes out of your day to relax and marvel at the life in our oceans. This video is a beautiful reminder of what’s at stake in our wondrous oceans. — Global […]

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Whale Poop In Perfume?

(OCEANS/WHALES) What’s the most expensive ingredient in perfume? Poop, of course! Sperm whale poop to be exact. Sperm whales create ambergris, a solid, waxy substance in their intestines to aid digestion. The fragrant ambergris can be worth $20 a gram, making these beauties quite the commodity. However, a question of morality remains. With sperm whales […]

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Japanese Ships Set Sea For Cold-Blooded Whale Hunt

(ANIMAL NEWS/JAPANESE WHALING) JAPAN — After a one-year hiatus, Japan has distributed its first whaling fleet to the Antarctic in search of over 300 minke whales. Despite a court ruling and strong worldwide opposition, four vessels left the port of Shimonoseki for the Southern Ocean today, and are set to return in March 2016. Although […]

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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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