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Whale Mythologies From Around the World

Whales are some of the biggest creatures on the planet. Throughout the course of human history, various civilizations have come into contact with these...

‘Moby Dick’: The Tale of a Whale That May Not Be so Fictional

Ever since the book Moby-Dick was published in 1851, people have debated whether a sperm whale could actually sink ships using its colossal head as...

Japan Kills 200 Pregnant Minkes During Latest Whaling Mission

Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States disapprove of it, and even though there are bans on the commercial practice and trade of whale...

Japanese Whaling Ships to Continue the Slaughter

Even with international opposition, Japanese whaling ships have now left their ports heading toward the Antarctic for their controversial whale hunt. The ships left...

U.S. Navy Backs Down and Marine Mammals Win

The United States Navy has agreed to limit the use of sonar, and other harmful training activities in critical habitats for whales, dolphins, and...

Incredible New Footage of Whales Breaching, but Listen to What the Man Does

Check out this amazing footage Brad Rich and his fishing partner Tony Flanders captured just off the coast of Seward, Alaska, a few days...

Was This Curious Orca Trying to Nibble His Paddle Board?

A curious orca whale surprised a New Zealand paddle-boarder when it popped up from underneath him this week. Luke Reilly, 27, was stand-up paddle-boarding about 600...

Watch What This Wild Whale Does When a Diver Spins in Front of It

The whale must have been loving the interaction with this diver, because it's playing with him. How often do you see something like this happen...

Japan Goes Back to the Drawing Board to Resume Whaling

Japan is pushing to revive their Antarctic whaling again. The International Whaling Commission set up a panel of experts that has rejected it saying: “The...

Marine Mammals Win Against U.S. Military

It’s a win for dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals off the coast of Southern California and Hawaii. A federal judge has stopped the...

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