Mother Nature Network on Tumblr MNN on Facebook MNN on Twitter
Mother Nature Network

09

Jun

Could whale-watching replace whaling in Japan?The newly created Japan Whale and Dolphin Watching Council will promote marine mammal eco-tourism, offering a lucrative alternative as Japan loses its taste for hunting wild cetaceans.

Could whale-watching replace whaling in Japan?
The newly created Japan Whale and Dolphin Watching Council will promote marine mammal eco-tourism, offering a lucrative alternative as Japan loses its taste for hunting wild cetaceans.

07

Mar

A California lawmaker will introduce a bill on Friday that would make orca shows illegal — one that is specifically meant to affect the 10 captive orcas at SeaWorld San Diego, the only California facility that has whales.

A California lawmaker will introduce a bill on Friday that would make orca shows illegal — one that is specifically meant to affect the 10 captive orcas at SeaWorld San Diego, the only California facility that has whales.

06

Jan

Sea Shepherd locate whaling fleet within sanctuaryConservation group claims the Japanese were hunting illegally within the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Sea Shepherd locate whaling fleet within sanctuary
Conservation group claims the Japanese were hunting illegally within the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

06

Dec

Pilot whales trapped in Everglades now heading back to seaPilot whales are prone to stranding themselves more often due to the potential of an entire pod following one sick whale.

Pilot whales trapped in Everglades now heading back to sea
Pilot whales are prone to stranding themselves more often due to the potential of an entire pod following one sick whale.

20

Nov

What’s a humpback whale doing in the forest?This eye-opening video could change your perspective about the oceans.

What’s a humpback whale doing in the forest?
This eye-opening video could change your perspective about the oceans.

22

Oct

Film shows why captive whales turn killersThe 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.

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.

01

Oct

Sonar blamed for mass stranding of whalesScientists eliminated disease, toxins, vessel strikes and storm conditions as potential culprits for the rash of beached whales in Madagascar.

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.

17

Sep

Whale ear wax (you heard that right) carries a lifetime of ocean pollutantsBy analyzing ear wax from a deceased blue whale, scientists gained clues to years of chemical exposure.

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 AntarcticaIt’s possible that young humpback females not pregnant with calves may stay behind in Antarctica to avoid the energy-draining commute to warmer waters.

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.

04

Sep

Whales tan to avoid sunburnIt turns out the ocean is the world’s biggest tanning bed.

Whales tan to avoid sunburn
It turns out the ocean is the world’s biggest tanning bed.