| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Another whale trapped in shallow waters in Everglades National Park was found dead Thursday, but the survivors in the pod continued to swim into deeper waters, increasing their chances of survival.
On Thursday, one more pilot whale was found dead and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Brian Sanders, a charter boat captain in Everglades National Park in Florida, was returning from a fishing expedition when he thought he saw black kayaks trying to come ashore. After moving closer, he realized the strange black forms were pilot whales...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Wildlife experts said Friday that most of the 50 pilot whales caught in shallow waters of the Florida Everglades this week had disappeared, a sign that they have likely swam off to their deep-water home.
A rescue team on Wednesday found dozens of...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Eleven more pilot whales have been found dead in the lower Florida Keys days after their pod became stranded in shallow waters along the coast, officials said Sunday, calling the outlook "bleak" for 29 surviving whales that remain unaccounted for.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Wildlife officials were trying to determine why more whales stranded themselves in Florida over the weekend and died, but some sad details were emerging Monday.
The 11 pilot whales found dead Sunday in the Florida Keys were all female or young calves,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Bird-watchers are intrigued and delighted that high-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies are being found across Southern California and as far north as Marin County in recent weeks.
Blue-footed boobies, which rarely venture north of Imperial...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Mammoth Lakes received its first snow of the season, getting blanketed overnight Saturday. Residents awoke to the first day of fall Sunday to find 4 to 6 inches on top, 2 to 3 inches at Main Lodge and about an inch at Canyon.
This all comes with fewer...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Call it the Great Walrus Haulout of 2013.
Look closely at the picture above and you'll see an estimated 10,000 walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) that have hauled their great girth out of the water and onto a small barrier island in northwestern Alaska to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters.
Their new technique, described in the Proceedings...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:37 PM
The federal government’s partial shutdown has led to a partial return of furloughed workers, including some workers needed to investigate an outbreak of salmonella in chicken.
One of the ironies of the shutdown is how the politics have been...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Among the far-reaching effects of the ongoing government shutdown is the lack of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is about to put a major crimp in the Alaskan fishing industry. The problem is so great that it's even...