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'There be whales here' — Whale spotted in NYC's East River

New York City - Seeing a whale, up close and personal, is always a reason for excitement, and the New York Police Department's special operations division is no different. Officers posted a photo of the unusual tourist on their website Saturday.

Don't eat those dead and dying herring washing up in Nova Scotia

Digby - The mysterious deaths of marine animals in Digby, and in Plympton, Nova Scotia, continue to be of concern as scores of fish, crabs, clams and other marine species blanket the beaches along the Bay of Fundy.

Remarkable footage of breaching humpback whale landing by kayak

Two kayakers from the U.K. are lucky not to be crushed after their kayak was landed on by a whale — yes, a whale — in Monterey Bay, California. One was brushed by the whale and both came close to being landed right on.

Rare all-white humpback whale returns to Australian coast (Video)

Sydney - An unusual sighting of one of the world's rarest whales was caught on video near Sydney by an Australian camera crew Thursday. The male all-white humpback, named Migaloo, is making his annual migration up the south coast.

Amazing rescue of humpback whale caught on GoPro (Video)

Santa Barbara - Back on April 27, rescuers found a humpback whale in Monterey Bay with a steel rope wrapped around its tail and dragging a 300-pound crabpot. The whale was in serious trouble, but has this week finally been freed.

Monitoring the health of humpback whales

Researchers have identified a core skin bacterial community that all humpback whales share across populations. Monitoring these bacteria could point to a way to assess the overall health of these endangered marine mammals.

Video: Humpback whale gets up close and personal with canoers

A couple on vacation in Hawaii thought a leisurely canoe ride would be fun and relaxing, never once thinking they would meet a humpback whale up close and personal.

Close encounters with humpback whales off California coast

As whale watchers flood the California coast for a glimpse of endangered blue and humpback whales, one kayaker got a little too close for comfort, and it was all caught on video.

Video: 'Whale Breaching Tofino Charter,' best whale-watching ever

This video showing a humpback whale calf breaching just a few yards away from a fishing charter off the coast of Tofino, Vancouver Island may be the best whale-watching video you've ever seen.

Ferry collides with Humpback whale and calf in Sydney Harbor

Sydney - A humpback whale and calf were injured after colliding with a ferry in Sydney Harbor. Aerial footage showed the adult female humpback with a wound near its dorsal fin and its calf with a long gash.

Trio nearly swallowed by humpback whale

A huge humpback whale nearly swallowed three people when it breached the surface with jaws wide open a few feet away. Two people in a kayak and a bikini-clad woman on a surfboard were chatting when the giant whale surfaced right beside them.

Online petition: Stop the humpback whale slaughter

An online petition is circulating to help stop the humpback whale slaughtering by the Japanese government. Organized by the Australians, the petition signatures will be collected and passed on to Japanese citizens and legislators.
 

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During the attack  this calf was seen nearby but not in the  splash zone   sandwiched between the ma...
During the attack, this calf was seen nearby but not in the "splash zone", sandwiched between the male at its mother; it was likely kept that way to minimize chances of injury. © Alisa Schulman-Janiger/Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
group of tourists whale watching when humpback breaches near San Luis Obispo  California
group of tourists whale watching when humpback breaches near San Luis Obispo, California
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A humpback whale hits the side of a canoe
A humpback whale hits the side of a canoe
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A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) - a species of baleen whale (from Wikipedia)
A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) - a species of baleen whale (from Wikipedia)
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Humpbacks use their powerful tali fins to breach the surface and lunge feed on anchovies.
Humpbacks use their powerful tali fins to breach the surface and lunge feed on anchovies.
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NOAA has declared an  unusual mortality event  based on the number of humpback whale strandings alon...
NOAA has declared an "unusual mortality event" based on the number of humpback whale strandings along the Atlantic coast.
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NOAA Whale Entanglement Team frees a humpback whale
NOAA Whale Entanglement Team frees a humpback whale
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 These marine mammals are renowned for their great speed and acrobatic skills   says Holger Mai from...
"These marine mammals are renowned for their great speed and acrobatic skills," says Holger Mai from the DLR Institute of Aeroelasticity.
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The humpback carcass measured 17 meters (55.78 feet) long.
The humpback carcass measured 17 meters (55.78 feet) long.
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The majestic humpback whale in the wild
The majestic humpback whale in the wild
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