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South Korea Halts Research Whaling Plan

By Brook Bolen, Ecorazzi Despite earlier claims to the contrary, South Korea will not hunt whales for scientific research. Although the announcement has not yet been made formally, an unidentifi…


Caring for an Abandoned Beluga Calf

Marine mammal specialists from across the country have descended on an Alaska aquarium to help care for a baby beluga whale that became separated from its mother shortly after its birth. Photo Credit:…


New Ship for Sea Shepherd

By Michael d'Estries, Ecorazzi While Matt Groening and James Brooks are the two names most associated with the success of The Simpsons (the longest-running American primetime, scripted television s…


Right Whales Arrive in Argentina

Southern right whales arrive in Argentine waters. Oregon State University via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "2h3MDHfuIvIVQBVE", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = …


12 Ways Technology Is Saving Endangered Species

By Derek Markham, TreeHugger Our human tendency toward innovation and ingenuity, coupled with our advancing technology, is helping to come up with solutions for saving some of the other species o…


52 Hertz: The Loneliest Whale in the World

By Animal Planet For decades now, scientists at the NOAA have been tracking a mysterious whale song that sounds like the ghostly howls of a drowned tuba player. The sounds have been identified as…


Gray Whales off Mexico’s Northwest Coast

Believed to be extinct across the Atlantic Ocean, gray whales are thriving in the Pacific Ocean. Scientists estimate the current population to be about 25,000, almost all of which head to the waters o…


Tangled Whale Gets a Helping Hand

Video captured Tuesday shows rescuers helping a whale that became tangled in fishing line while migrating the wrong way off Dana Point, California. Photo Credit: kohane via Flickr. Science News …


Humpback Whale Tagging

In the busy waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Boston, ships and submerged fishing gear pose a threat to humpback whales. Researchers with the US National Oceanic…


How Our Addiction to Oil is Killing Dolphins

Dolphins are being killed in mass quantities in Peru, and this time the culprit isn't the Japanese taste dolphin meat... it's our collective hunger for oil. Since the beginning of the summer, nearl…


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