| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:08 PM
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off South Georgia Island — With 30 knots of wind behind us, Alaska Eagle was flying along at 11 knots. Suddenly we found ourselves in fog with 200 feet of visibility.
"Up for ice!" Peter called from the mast.
As we quickly...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 10:01 PM
Japan has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt because of a Washington anti-whaling group. Japan's Fisheries Ministry calls the Friday Harbor based Sea Shepherds, 'dangerous' .
Hirosh Kawamura, an official at the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture,...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 1:02 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska — Capt. Jack Cadigan didn't promise we would see a fascinating process known as "bubble-net feeding" while on a 31/2-hour whale watch off Juneau. I hadn't ever seen a whole whale in the wild, so just spying one would do.
We left Auke...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 6:26 PM
Time is ticking for the National Marine Fisheries Service to better protect our Puget Sound Orcas from the impacts of vessel traffic.
The Office of Management and Budget is currently reviewing regulations that would make all boats, including whale...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...