marine mammals

Orcas

Watch Rare Footage of the Mysterious 'Type D' Orca

A NOAA expedition filmed the orcas, which have distinctive small white eye patches, off of Cape Horn, Chile.
Becky Ferreira
3.8.19
Motherboard

Trump Wants to Allow Seismic Oil Surveys in the Atlantic Ocean

Companies can now apply for permits to shoot underwater airguns that hurt ecosystems to assess offshore drilling potential.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.18
Motherboard

The Scientists Who Study Whale 'Defecation Events'

Whale poops fertilize ocean ecosystems, and also contain a wealth of information for marine scientists.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
Motherboard

Japan’s Latest Whale Hunt Killed 122 Pregnant Females and 114 Juveniles

It's the latest chapter in a legal saga over international whaling rules.
Becky Ferreira
5.31.18
under the sea

THE FISH CAN'T HEAR ANYTHING OVER ALL THIS NOISE

It's stressing them out.
Jacob Dubé
8.10.17
the whale fall

A Killer Whale Killing Spree on the West Coast Is Actually Good News

Natural whale deaths benefit the whole ocean ecosystem. Human-caused ones, though, are another story.
Erica Cirino
5.22.17
Whales

Why Solar Storms Could Be Killing Whales and Dolphins

Solar storms mess with the Earth’s magnetic fields, which could hurt some animals' sense of navigation.
Farnia Fekri
2.3.17
Canada

This 1000-Ton Turbine Will Harvest Tidal Energy to Power 500 Homes in Canada

It’s the first tidal array in North America that feeds energy directly into an electrical grid.
Kate Lunau
11.8.16
Canada

Claims of Walrus Starvation, Kidnapping Revealed at Controversial Marine Park

A former trainer claims Zeus the walrus is 'emaciated.'
Kate Lunau
8.18.16
LOUISIANA

Fetal and Baby Dolphin Deaths Increased After Deepwater Horizon Spill

Dead dolphins found in the spill zone had lung abnormalities, too.
Kate Lunau
4.12.16
Power

SeaWorld Can't Afford to Get Rid of Orcas

Animal lovers are celebrating, but the decision doesn’t mean the amusement park is backing away from the business model that made it rich.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.10.15
sonar

The Navy Is Still Making Dolphins Deaf, Despite What You May Have Heard

Whales are still not safe from a deafening barrage of noise created by the US Navy. And chances are, it’s happening right off your back porch.
Melissa Cronin
9.17.15
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