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Video: Rare Blue Whale Footage Captured Off California

Posted Tue, Sep 30, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to blue whales, California blue whales, whale conservation, whale declines, whaling

Blue whale footage captured off Laguna Beach

Underwater footage of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) off Laguna Beach. (Photo: Rich German / YouTube)

While paddling off Laguna Beach recently, one lucky paddle boarder was in the right place at the right time to spot an elusive blue whale—an endangered marine mammal that’s rarely spotted. With a GoPro in hand, he was able to catch underwater and surface footage of the elusive marine mammal for the rest of us to see (check out segments at 2:00, 3:36 and 5:04 minutes in to see the underwater footage). 


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Ocean Roundup: Shark-Eating Dinosaur Fossils Discovered, Germany Paving Way for Cheaper Wind Energy, and More

Posted Mon, Sep 15, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to CITES Appendix II, coral reefs, whaling, wind energy

Germany is a leading nation for wind energy

Wind turbines off England. Germany is setting such a demand for wind power that the price of turbines is starting to decrease. (Photo: Vattenfall / Flickr Creative Commons)

- According to a study published last week, scientists have found fossil evidence of the first semi-aquatic dinosaur. Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, known to prey on sharks, is the largest predatory dinosaur known to roam Earth— even bigger than T. rex specimens. The Washington Post


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Video: Diver Films Southern Right Whale Encounter Underwater

Posted Wed, Aug 6, 2014 by Madeleine Simon to endangered, national geographic, national geographic diver, whaling

National geographic captures footage of southern right whales

Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis). (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Jose Rambaud)

While diving along South America’s eastern coast, diver and undersea specialist on "National Geographic Explorer" Justin Hofman came across a southern right whale and her calf — one of the rarest marine mammals.


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A Sight to Sea

Posted Tue, Jan 15, 2008 by nikki to whales, whaling

The fight over whether whaling should be banned or not heated recently when two anti-whaling activists were detained on a Japanese fishing vessel after boarding the ship without permission to reportedly dispense information.


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