| Oct 25, 2011
| 7:19 AM
DANA POINT, Calif. (KTLA) -- A group of whale watchers are still reeling with excitement after an up-close-and-personal experience with a blue whale off Dana Point.
The encounter was captured on video during a whale watching trip Friday afternoon with...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 10:11 AM
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KTLA) -- One surfer got a little too close for comfort to some huge humpback whales off the coast of Santa Cruz, and a camera was rolling while it happened.
In the video posted to YouTube, two humpback whales surface with mouths...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Nineteen months after an animal trainer was killed by one of its killer whales, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment heads to court next week to fight for the future of its iconic Shamu shows.
SeaWorld is challenging the results of a federal investigation...
| Nov 10, 2011
A couple of years ago, about the time Matt Kish turned 40, he decided his hobby was becoming laborious and unrewarding. By day he drove from his home in Columbus, Ohio, to Dayton, where he worked in a library, his title, "audio-video materials selection...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Three quarters of the world's surface is water, but nearly all of our vacations are based on land. It stands to reason that we must be missing out.
Luckily there are some fantastic ways to see the wet face of the planet.
1. Explore the pristine coves of...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 5:39 PM
The Arctic in 2011 was warmer, greener and with less ice cover than the past, with implications for whales, polar bears, walruses and human development, according to the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration’s yearly Arctic Report Card...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The Arctic zone has moved into a warmer, greener "new normal" phase, which means less habitat for polar bears and more access for development, an international scientific team reported on Thursday.
Arctic air temperatures were higher - about 2.5 degrees...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:41 AM
SAN DIEGO (KTLA) -- A woman and her 79-year-old father are recovering from minor injuries after their speedboat reportedly slammed into a whale in San Diego Bay.
It happened Monday about a quarter mile off of Shelter Island.
Patti Picchietti was on...
| Jul 28, 2011
It's 5:30 a.m. and we're awake, outside and shivering, wearing more layers of clothes than we would on a New England ski trip, though we're on a cruise in July.
But no one's complaining aboard the Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer --...
| Jan 9, 2006
Editor's Note: This is a file profile of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed during an incident with one of the whales at the park today.
Dawn Brancheau steps to the edge of the pool, reaches in and splashes the surface of the 54-degree...
| Apr 21, 2007
ENVIRONMENTALISM is dead.
True, there are plenty of events Sunday marking the 38th anniversary of Earth Day. But most of the causes Americans associate with traditional environmentalism — recycling, cleaning up a local waterway, protecting a...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Whaling ships from Japan left today for Antarctic waters on an annual five-month voyage in pursuit of about 1,000 minke whales and a small number of endangered fin whales. The seasonal hunts, during the Antarctic summer, are highly controversial. They're....