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Rescuing a stranded orca calf

Rescuers search for orca family after saving stranded calf

According to New Zealand rescue organisation Whale Rescue, the orca was found alone at Porirua, near Wellington on Sunday morning. The rescue operation is being...
A dolphin using a sponge tool (S.Allen, Shark Bay Dolphin Research)

Did you know dolphins use tools? Meet the Shark Bay spongers …

Like humans, dolphins live in societies with unique cultures. Like us, they bond with others who share similar traditions and habits. In Shark Bay, Australia,...
Text says "Does social and racial justice have a place in saving whales? Then below that is a simple drawing of a humpback whale and to the right of the whale, white text says "Yes, it does." In small text, whales.org is at the bottom.

Does social and racial justice have a place in saving whales?

The short answer is YES. The planet needs whales and whales need us, ALL of us, not just some of us. Whales have a very...
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Humpback whale “swallows” a diver? Not exactly.

For any media inquiries, please give us a call at 508-746-2522. Let's break it down - Could a diver fit in a humpback whale's mouth?...

One world ocean – why we need to think globally and act locally

On World Ocean(s) Day let's remember that there is only one ocean on our world. All the water flows through one connected system and this...
Photo courtesy of Mystic Aquarium

Belugas arrive in US despite objections from WDC and others

Photo courtesy of Mystic Aquarium Any international movement of captive-held whales and dolphins risks encouraging further wild captures and trade around the world and perpetuates...
Image of commercial whale watch boat with lots of passengers onboard with a humpback fluke in the foreground

Three new companies join the Whale SENSE community

Working on the Whale SENSE program ties together two of my favorite things - whales and my home state. In 2011, the first New Jersey...
Kylie Schwartz

How Kylie Made A Whale of A Difference

Amanda shared with me that Kylie was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer during her senior year of college. During her 8 months of treatment,...
Gray whale deaths have spiked on the West Coast

Pacific Gray Whale Population Drops by Nearly 25%

Being taken off the endangered species list sadly doesn't guarantee a carefree future for whales.  Recent research estimates that the population of Pacific gray whales...