A marine scientist said the incident was “one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen done to a wild animal."
Beachgoers and wildlife authorities rallied around a group of stranded pilot whales on Tuesday.
A NOAA expedition filmed the orcas, which have distinctive small white eye patches, off of Cape Horn, Chile.
Companies can now apply for permits to shoot underwater airguns that hurt ecosystems to assess offshore drilling potential.
Whale poops fertilize ocean ecosystems, and also contain a wealth of information for marine scientists.
It's the latest chapter in a legal saga over international whaling rules.
Natural whale deaths benefit the whole ocean ecosystem. Human-caused ones, though, are another story.
Solar storms mess with the Earth’s magnetic fields, which could hurt some animals' sense of navigation.
It’s the first tidal array in North America that feeds energy directly into an electrical grid.
A former trainer claims Zeus the walrus is 'emaciated.'