New Zealand sees one of its worst mass stranding events, where more than 400 pilot whales washed up on a narrow stretch of land Friday. The mass beaching event on Feb. 10 has resulted in more than 250 dead whales.
Animals February 10, 2017
A dead humpback whale was washed ashore at a nature reserve in Maui, Hawaii. Authorities have closed access to the shoreline and placed warning signs about possible sharks in the waters.
Animals January 1, 2017
Residents of Torrey Pines State Beach were startled by an amazing discovery. Near the parking lot was a young dead gray whale believed to have been hit by a ship.
Animals March 26, 2016
A dead whale sighting has been reported in San Francisco Bay. The type of whale species, as well as the actual cause of death has not been identified due to the extreme difficulty of accessing the carcass.
Earth/Environment August 27, 2015
Wildlife officials in California have spotted a badly decomposing carcass of a whale at the Point Reyes National Seashore. This brings the total number to 12 dead whales washed ashore in the state in the past two months alone.
Earth/Environment May 28, 2015
Large whale identified as a finback found dead on a beach on New York's Long Island, east of New York City. Creature is from the second-largest whale species on Earth.
Animals October 9, 2014
Risk of ship strikes on blue whales could be reduced with changes to U.S. West Coast shipping lanes, researchers say. Study of tagged whales has identified feeding areas that put the animals at risk from ships.
Animals July 23, 2014
A whale washed up on a beach, was hauled out to the water, and came back to land. Here is the story of the journey of a deceased cetacean.
Earth/Environment May 28, 2014
Decomposing whale carcass on Canadian beach in no danger of blowing up, officials say. It will simply slowly deflate like a balloon, they say.
Animals May 5, 2014
Locals in a small town in Newfoundland are distressed over a washed up dead blue whale in their shore, as it could "explode" any time. Worse, it seems that they are left alone to deal with it.
Earth/Environment May 1, 2014