| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:33 AM
POINT LOMA, Calif. -- A dead 50-foot fin whale washed ashore an isolated Point Loma beach over the weekend was apparently pregnant, officials said.
The whale washed up near the Point Loma Waste Treatment Plant on Gatchell Road sometime before 2 p.m....
| Nov 23, 2011
| 3:32 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A pregnant, 67-foot fin whale that washed up dead along Point Loma will be towed out to sea with a boat provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson after scientists perform a public necropsy on the carcass, a spokesman for Branson...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:59 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A catamaran provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson towed the carcass of a 70-ton fin whale out to sea Friday.
The ship owned by Virgin Oceanic arrived at Fiesta Island at around 8 a.m. after traveling south from Newport Harbor....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Three Orca whales have been lingering miles up Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska for weeks, the first known report of killer whales traveling in a freshwater river in Alaska.
According to NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service spokesperson Julie...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 9:24 AM
If three killer whales that have been swimming up the Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska for weeks fail to turn back for the ocean soon, biologists may have to intervene, a NOAA official said Friday.
Officials with NOAA’s National Marine...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 8:52 AM
(CNN) -- A team of four NOAA veterinarians and a killer whale specialist from SeaWorld, San Diego will begin necropsies Tuesday on two wayward killer whales whose carcasses were found in Alaska's Nushagak River, according to NOAA.
The two whales that...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 8:58 PM
The National Marine Fisheries Service said dozens of seals are dead and now walruses are also showing signs of an unusual skin-lesion outbreak on Alaska's north-west coast.
Scientists are investigating if a skin disease found on those seals is leading...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:29 AM
Starting Monday, boats in the Puget Sound will need to stay at least 200 yards from whales. The new rules, designed to better protect whales, doubles the previous buffer zone of 100 yards.
The National Marine Fisheries Service said the new regulations...
| May 16, 2011
| 6:06 PM
On the surface, Puget Sound's killer whales appear to be healthy and thriving but after five years on the endangered species list, the government says our Southern Resident Orcas still need federal protection.
Starting this week, the rules protecting...
| May 27, 2011
| 9:02 AM
The Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fabled sport fish that has sustained a sharp decline to serve the sushi restaurants of Osaka and Tokyo, was rejected Friday for a place on the endangered species list.
Once sought after by Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey and...
| May 30, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the boating season in western Washington, and this summer thousands of people will flock to the San Juan Islands for a glimpse of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.
The viewing experience will be a lot...