Four whales stranded themselves on a South Carolina beach, before one of them died and three were euthanized, a local news station reported.
PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (AP) - Officials are asking Washington state waterfront landowners to volunteer their properties as the final resting places for dead gray whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says so many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the agency has run out of places where they can be taken to decompose. So the agency this week asked landowners for help getting rid of the carcasses up to 40 feet (12 meters) long.
Fishermen off Norway's northern coast were astonished last week when they spotted a beluga whale wearing a harness, complete with mounts for a camera.
The whales we know today look nothing like they did millions of years ago.
The carcass of a pregnant sperm whale that washed up in Sardinia, Italy, last week had 22 kilograms (49 pounds) of plastic in its stomach, and was carrying a dead fetus, the country's environment minister and a marine life non-profit organization said.
Only two whaling companies remain in Iceland. It's a small industry that conservationists say is inhumane, has minimal economic benefits, and defies the international ban on killing whales.
Travel blogger Liz Carlson was wandering back to her camp on the remote west coast of New Zealand's Stewart Island with a friend, when she saw a scene she will never forget.
As many as 145 whales have died after being found stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand, conservation officials said Monday.
A sperm whale found dead on an Indonesian beach had more than a thousand pieces of plastic waste in its stomach.
The group wants to suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on the orcas for between three and five years. It made three dozen recommendations to save a species whose population is at its lowest in more than 30 years.
A beluga whale has been spotted swimming in the River Thames, sparking fears that the creature is in danger.
Scientists are monitoring the health of a group of critically endangered orcas in the Pacific Ocean following news that Scarlet, an emaciated member of the pod, is presumed dead.
More than 120 pregnant whales were killed during Japan's annual hunt last summer, a report has revealed, prompting outrage among conservationists.
Here's a real whale of a tale you can use at the Thanksgiving table to impress your in-laws or to fill that silence after Uncle Jack goes too far expressing his political passions: Most blue whales tend to be "right-handed."