Mount Fuji and 18 other locations protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites
July 2, 2013, 3:29 p.m. by John Platt
These important cultural and environmental sites will now be preserved for the international community.
Icelandic fin whale hunt resumes, stirs debate
June 23, 2013, 1:19 p.m. by Laura Poppick, LiveScience
This month, hunting of the endangered fin whale has been re-sanctioned in Iceland where two of the year's 184 permitted whales have already come into port. Officials say other countries are to blame for worldwide population threats, but whale conservationists have been vocal in protest against Icela
Help Leonardo DiCaprio and protect Antarctic marine habitat
October 26, 2012, 4:46 p.m. by Shea Gunther
Leonardo DiCaprio is pushing for the creation of a marine sanctuary in the Antarctic Ocean and needs your signature. Take a minute and help out.
4 baby whales rescued in Florida
September 6, 2012, 1:44 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
4 rescued baby pilot whales that washed up on a beach have been to SeaWorld in Florida, where they will be treated for various injuries and conditions.
Rare whale tracked to Mexico
March 21, 2012, 3:32 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
It's thought that only about 130 western gray whales remain on Earth, so scientists are closely monitoring the marine mammal's wayward behavior.
Marine biologist Nancy Black pleads not guilty to illegally feeding killer whales
February 13, 2012, 11:18 a.m. by John Platt
Government alleges she offered gray whale blubber to orcas in Monterey Bay and lied to prosecutors about a humpback whale encounter.
Big Snapshot: Whale shark the size of a school bus reeled in
February 7, 2012, 5:19 p.m.
Fisherman in Pakistan get more than they bargained for at the port of Karachi.
To build a faster helicopter, scientists look to whale fins
February 2, 2012, 12:48 p.m. by InnovationNewsDaily Staff
If testing on new designs go well, existing helicopters could have improved performance with these simple, cetacean-inspired retrofits. New helicopters could have the design incorporated during manufacturing.