| Feb 21, 2011
| 7:33 AM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A pod of 107 pilot whales has died after beaching themselves in southern New Zealand, including 48 that were euthanized.
The Conservation Department said hikers found the whales stranded Sunday on a remote beach at...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Whether you wish you could take tons of pictures of every adorable thing your grandchildren do, or document your world travels, there are plenty of reasons to update to a new and reliable camera.
If your last camera required you load a spool of film...
| 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...
| 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...