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Whale watchers: Humpbacks returning to Salish Sea in big numbers

This may be the year of the humpback as one of the world's largest whales is being seen in record numbers in the West Coast's Salish Sea. Whale watchers and marine biologists regularly record sightings of new whales and humpbacks are topping the list.

Tofino tragedy: Whale watching boat capsizes, sinks; 5 dead

A whale watching boat capsized Sunday in ocean waters near Tofino on the west coast of B.C.'s Vancouver Island. There are multiple fatalities and many boats were on scene, pulling survivors from icy waters.

Humpback whales return to New York City waters

New York City - Imagine seeing one of the largest and most majestic creatures in the ocean within just a couple miles of the Empire State building? Whale sightings have become more frequent the last two years as Humpback whales return.

Distressed family of trapped Orca whale stays until he's freed

The family of a young Orca whale who became tangled in a fisherman's net near Port Hardy in B.C. stayed by his side until he was freed. The Orca's mom, two siblings, an aunt and two of his cousins stuck near, making sounds indicating their concern.

Take a trip down the Garden Route in South Africa this year Special

While it’s still summer right now in the northern hemisphere, it won't be long until things change, and South Africa goes from being rather chilly to very pleasantly hot and sunny. It’s time to start planning ahead for your Garden Route tour.

Surveys support conservation of Scotland’s unique marine habitat

Tobermory - Monitoring of cetaceans — whale, dolphin and porpoise species — in 2013 by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT), off Scotland’s west coast, has identified an impressive variety of these large marine mammals.

Photo Essay: 'Whale Crier' calls you to visit Hermanus, S. Africa Special

Hermanus - Situated on Walker Bay on the southern coast of the Western Cape is a beautiful little treasure called Hermanus. This historic small town is famous for many reasons, but particularly for its spectacular whale watching.

1 dead after whale watching catamaran capsizes near Cape Town

Hout Bay - One person has died and six are missing after a whale watching charter boat carrying around 43 people capsized near Hout Bay, Cape Town on Saturday afternoon.

Op-Ed: Charming Charlevoix - A Year-Round Destination Special

Quebec - The Charlevoix region in the province of Quebec (Canada) is a 6,000 square kilometer protected UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, rich in forests, streams, and wildlife. It's a great place to visit anytime of year, including winter.
 

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group of tourists whale watching when humpback breaches near San Luis Obispo, California
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