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‘Extinct’ whale species discovered alive

The pygmy whale is the last living relative of a group of whales that died out millions of years ago. The whales are quite unlike any other whale spec…

Space Whale

Space Whale, by Reza Farazmand at Poorly Drawn Lines. Link -via Tastefully Offensive

Killer Whale Hunts a Swimming Dog

(Video Link) A diver off the coast of New Zealand spotted four killer whales and quickly scrambled onto the rocks for safety. A nearby Labrador Retriever was not as attentive. One whale closed in for an easy lunch…. -via Daily of the Day

Beluga whale mimics human voice

Scientists have identified a beluga whale capable of producing eerily human-like vocalizations. The abilities of a whale named ‘Noc’ were first observ…

The Whale That Speaks Human

Image: U.S. Navy Ever heard of the whale that speaks human? Meet NOC, a white beluga whale that "talks" just like you and me: For years, NOC was part of the U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program in [...]

Look! Flying Whale!

That’s a whale of a kite! Peter Lynn Kites has created a huge 100-foot long kite shaped like the blue whale: Link – via Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Awesome

Alice’s Bucket List

When British teenager Alice Pyne found she had terminal cancer, she made a “bucket list” of things she wanted to do before she died. That was four years ago. One year ago, she started a blog and posted her list, but acknowledged that “some are possible, some will remain a dream.”    She quickly became something [...]

The Late Movies: 11 Close Encounters with Sharks

Last night marked the start of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. The annual summer event is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is broadcast in more than 72 countries. To celebrate everyone’s favorite shark extravaganza, we’ve rounded up 11 videos of close encounters with sharks. Enjoy! Warning: These videos often include yells of profanity. If you’re [...]

All-You-Can Eat Fish Buffet for Whale Shark

Om nom nom nom! Thanks for doing the hard work, fishermen! Conservation International’s Mark Erdmann noticed how this whale shark learned to "suck" fish out of holes in a fisherman’s net in Indonesia’s Cendrawasih Bay. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] [...]

Whale shark filmed sucking fish out of net

Some whale sharks have developed the unique ability to suck fish straight out of the fishermen’s nets. Conservationists using radio tagging to track t…