Whales

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Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours

You don’t have to travel the world to enjoy fabulous whale watching. Here are five of the best U.S. whale watching tours.

08/01/2014

(Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Big Name Musicians Cancel SeaWorld Gig, Question Whales In Captivity

Top rock and country music acts are canceling plans to perform at SeaWorld Orlando because of questions raised in a new documentary about the effects of captivity on whales.

12/09/2013

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Pilot Whales Behavior Raises Concern For Wildlife Experts

Wildlife experts were “cautiously hopeful” Thursday as dozens of short-finned pilot whales stranded Tuesday seemed to be heading back to home range in deeper waters. But after aerial observation, 20 of the whales were spotted moving closer toward shore, raising a red flag to experts.

12/06/2013

Volunteers try to herd into deeper water. (Source: CBS4)

Marine Experts “Cautiously Optimistic” As Whales Head Toward Deeper Waters

The fate for the remaining live pilot whales seemed bleak Wednesday as the miles between them and their home-range of deeper waters had shallows and sand flats in-between—making it difficult to navigate. However, on Thursday, experts’ optimism boosted as 35 of the whales seem to be headed in the right direction.

12/05/2013

(Source: Rich & Laura Howard)

Orcas Give Tampa Couple Surprise Anniversary Present

Laura Howard and her husband Rich decided to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in La Paz last year. They were going to dive with the seals in the sea of Cortez when the trip to an unexpected turn.

CBS4–04/29/2013

Four surviving pilot whales in quarantine area for care at SeaWorld Orlando. (Source: SeaWorld Orlando)

4 Pilot Whales That Survived Stranding Moved To SeaWorld Orlando

our young pilot whales who survived a mass stranding on a Florida beach are now being cared for at SeaWorld Orlando.

CBS4–09/05/2012

Twenty whales stranded themselves Saturday on a Ft. Pierce beach.  (Source: Tom McMaster)

Whale That Survived Stranding Dies At Rehab Center

One of the five whales who survived a mass stranding on a South Florida park beach beach has died at Ft. Pierce rehab center.

CBS4–09/03/2012

Twenty whales stranded themselves Saturday on a Ft. Pierce beach.  (Source: Tom McMaster)

Rescued Whales Showing Signs Of Improvement

Five pilot whales which stranded themselves on a South Florida beach along with 22 others are doing better after being hydrated with fish smoothies through a feeding tube every four hours and monitoring their activity levels around the clock.

09/02/2012

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22 Whales Beached At South Florida State Park

Rescuers are struggling to help a pod of pilot whales that beached at a South Florida state park.

CBS Miami–09/01/2012

(Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Seaworld’s New Marine Rehab Facility Draws Some Criticism

SeaWorld Orlando is set to open a new rehabilitation facility for wild dolphins and whales that wash ashore but the decision to open the facility is drawing some criticism.

07/18/2011

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