Film shows why captive whales turn killers
The controversial ‘Blackfish’ documentary makes its TV debut on CNN, revealing the truth behind the SeaWorld tragedy. In an interview with MNN, the film’s producer explains the plight of animals in entertainment and her hopes for a new kind of amusement park.
Sonar blamed for mass stranding of whales
Scientists eliminated disease, toxins, vessel strikes and storm conditions as potential culprits for the rash of beached whales in Madagascar.
Whale ear wax (you heard that right) carries a lifetime of ocean pollutants
By analyzing ear wax from a deceased blue whale, scientists gained clues to years of chemical exposure.
Humpback whales like to winter in Antarctica
It’s possible that young humpback females not pregnant with calves may stay behind in Antarctica to avoid the energy-draining commute to warmer waters.
Whales tan to avoid sunburn
It turns out the ocean is the world’s biggest tanning bed.
'Real Housewife' stars in PETA ad to free captive whale
Adriana de Moura poses in a bathtub as part of a campaign to free Lolita the whale at the Miami Seaquarium.
Knife-wielding diver saves rare whale
After spotting a North Atlantic right whale tangled in fishing lines near Virginia Beach, an angler swims to the rescue with his knife — and his video camera.