| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:44 PM
Activists trying to combat Japanese whaling have gone high-tech.
The longstanding battle against whaling has mostly been a game of wait, watch, chase and hope for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. But activists are now hoping they'll be able to...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:31 AM
PALOS VERDES, Calif. (KTLA) -- A pod of orcas -- or killer whales, as they're commonly known -- has been spotted over the past week in the waters up and down the Southern California coast.
Experts who track the animals say most of the sightings have been...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:06 PM
A California marine biologist and whale-watching tour operator has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly feeding killer whalesin the Monterey Bay NationalMarine Sanctuary, in violation of federal wildlife provisions.
Nancy Black, owner...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:59 AM
Three Australian activists are being held aboard a Japanese ship Monday after illegally boarding the vessel to protest Japan's annual whale hunt in Antarctic waters.
The three men are not yet under arrest, but are being questioned by Japan's Coast Guard,...
| 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 --...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Laguna Beach graphic artist Bill Atkins and Contra Costa County landscape painter Elizabeth Robinette Tyndall were feted Tuesday as the California Coastal Commission officially announced its new "whale tail" license plate.
Atkins is the second Laguna...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2011
A kayaker has posted video of a very close encounter with a blue whale off the coast of Redondo Beach.
The video, posted on YouTube, shows the blue whale surfacing incredibly close to the kayaker. The whale was also feeding right next to the kayak. The...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:26 AM
With the wind in our favor, the sudden whiff of fish and a rumble of cavernous snorts announced that the quarry was within range. A few steps later, the mound of mottled boulders at the high tide line rolled and heaved, and a half-dozen dozen giant...
| 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...