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Environment
A whale filmed playing with a rugby ball is Hvaldimir, the beluga in Norway some speculate escaped from the Russian military.
Environment
11 orcas and dozens of belugas have been released from a miserable holding facility, though some experts say the way they were freed may put them at risk.
Science
“Dinner is served,” a researcher said as dozens of octopuses and fish munched on the carcass.
Environment
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.

World News
The “Free Willy” bill will become law by the end of June.
Environment
Scientists suspect the die-off is fueled by declining food sources in the warming ocean waters near Alaska.
Environment
Nearly 100 whales are stuck in miserable holding pens after being captured for the aquarium trade.
Environment
A sperm whale found off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, was pregnant and carrying 49 pounds of plastic.
Weird News
"I instinctively held my breath, assuming that it would dive down again and spit me out somewhere."
Environment
Marine mammal expert Regina Eisert said she thinks the whale wanted to share its dinner with her.
Environment
Nation's decision is bashed by environmentalists and Australia.
Environment
Rescuers in Indonesia also found 115 drinking cups and 25 plastic bags.
Environment
Noise from ships and boats are causing dolphins to make their calls less complex, according to a new study.
Environment
Tahlequah, whose newborn died on July 24, was spotted swimming without her calf's body on Saturday.
Environment
“I think it’s really easy to put human emotions on it, but personally I think it’s accurate. I think she is grieving,” a University of Washington scientist says.
World News
Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science said there is no record of this happening before in the country.
Environment
"They’ve got a fear of drowning, just like we have,” says expert.
Environment
Earlier deaths were caused by a ship strike and entanglement, while the latest death is still being examined.
Environment
"Right now, the sky is falling," warns a National Marine Fisheries Service scientist.
Green
Kasatka was born in the wild, and had numerous descendants at SeaWorld.