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Humpback Whales Dramatic Return to New York Waters

In 2009, a humpback whale sighting in New York Bay was a surprise. In 2011, there were 5 whales sighted over the course of the season. By 2012, there were 25 whales sighted, then 43 whales in 2013, and in … Continue reading

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Humpback Whales off New York Harbor

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of whales off New York harbor. In 2011, researchers from Cornell recorded the sounds of fin whale, blue whale, humpback whale, minke whale, sei whale, and the North … Continue reading

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Monterey Bay Megapod – Humpbacks, Dolphins, & Sea Lions, Oh My!

An amazing video by Monterey Bay Whale Watch of a “megapod” of humpback whales, sea lions, and dolphins, taken off the coast of California on September 4th. Humpback Whale MEGAPOD! From Monterey Bay Whale Watch:  This video was taken on a … Continue reading

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Serious Threat to Endangered Whales – Ship Strikes & Entangling Nets

One of the greatest threats to many endangered species of whale is being run down by ships or getting entangled in fishing nets.  This week, federal maritime officials have approved a plan to protect whales in and around San Francisco Bay that features … Continue reading

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Whales Give Dolphins a Lift

Scientists have observed, in two different locations off the Hawaiian islands, humpback whales giving dolphins “rides” on their heads. A dolphin will swim up over the top of the humpback whale’s head. The humpback will then gently lift its head … Continue reading

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Kayaking with Feeding Humpback Whales

Some rather remarkable footage. Posted by Linda Anderson on Facebook. Nearly swallowed by whales [iframe: title=”YouTube video player” width=”480″ height=”390″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/o1qY1-dZpY8″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen]

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How to Photograph a Whale

Some absolutely wonderful photography and video as photographer Lisa Denning talks about her process of making pictures of humpback whales off the island of Rurutu in French Polynesia.  From Time magazine:

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