| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:59 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A catamaran provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson towed the carcass of a 70-ton fin whale out to sea Friday.
The ship owned by Virgin Oceanic arrived at Fiesta Island at around 8 a.m. after traveling south from Newport Harbor....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Three Orca whales have been lingering miles up Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska for weeks, the first known report of killer whales traveling in a freshwater river in Alaska.
According to NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service spokesperson Julie...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 9:24 AM
If three killer whales that have been swimming up the Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska for weeks fail to turn back for the ocean soon, biologists may have to intervene, a NOAA official said Friday.
Officials with NOAA’s National Marine...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 8:52 AM
(CNN) -- A team of four NOAA veterinarians and a killer whale specialist from SeaWorld, San Diego will begin necropsies Tuesday on two wayward killer whales whose carcasses were found in Alaska's Nushagak River, according to NOAA.
The two whales that...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 8:58 PM
The National Marine Fisheries Service said dozens of seals are dead and now walruses are also showing signs of an unusual skin-lesion outbreak on Alaska's north-west coast.
Scientists are investigating if a skin disease found on those seals is leading...
| May 12, 2011
| 6:46 PM
The Endangered Species Act is a program that aims to protect, but some say it can cause more harm than good. A small herd of Wood Bison are waiting to be reintroduced into the wild at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation.
Wood Bison have been extinct in...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:29 AM
Starting Monday, boats in the Puget Sound will need to stay at least 200 yards from whales. The new rules, designed to better protect whales, doubles the previous buffer zone of 100 yards.
The National Marine Fisheries Service said the new regulations...
| May 16, 2011
| 6:06 PM
On the surface, Puget Sound's killer whales appear to be healthy and thriving but after five years on the endangered species list, the government says our Southern Resident Orcas still need federal protection.
Starting this week, the rules protecting...
| May 27, 2011
| 9:02 AM
The Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fabled sport fish that has sustained a sharp decline to serve the sushi restaurants of Osaka and Tokyo, was rejected Friday for a place on the endangered species list.
Once sought after by Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey and...
| May 30, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the boating season in western Washington, and this summer thousands of people will flock to the San Juan Islands for a glimpse of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.
The viewing experience will be a lot...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:59 PM
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach last week rescued an elephant seal pup in Seal Beach, which SeaWorld had rehabilitated.
Melissa Sciacca, director of development and marketing at the center, said the incident wasn't cause for concern....
| Jul 28, 2011
| 7:14 AM
The federal government reversed itself on Tuesday and withdrew permission it had granted to Oregon and Washington state to euthanize sea lions caught gobbling endangered salmon on the Columbia River.
The turnaround by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...