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Georgia Aquarium beluga whale diesupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 02:02:00

A third beluga whale belonging to the world's largest aquarium has died, the Georgia Aquarium announced late Monday.

Eco-thriller exposes dolphin capture tradeupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 10:25:00

"The Cove" is a controversial documentary about dolphin slaughter that reveals the distressing secrets behind the multi-billion dollar industry in captive dolphins.

Best affordable fall adventuresupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:04:00

The changing leaves are just one lure for outdoor adventurers during the fall season. The tourist crowds of July and August have dissipated, and in many spots, the blistering summer heat has passed. And happily, an abundance of premier tour operators offer ready-made autumn adventures that are relatively easy on the wallet. They bring expert guides and top-quality gear and arrange all meals and accommodations -- you just bring your thirst for adventure.

People.com: Minnie Driver's Passion: Marine Wildlifeupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 10:28:00

The actress, surfer and new mom sets out to help sea creatures big and small

5,000-pound shark washes ashore on Long Islandupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 00:16:00

A 26-foot-long dying shark washed ashore Tuesday on a Long Island beach, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said.

Giant shark washes ashoreupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 00:16:00

A 15-foot basking shark washed ashore in between Gilgo and Cedar beaches in the town of Babylon, New York.

Commentary: World's biggest fish are dyingupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 21:12:00

Today, Monday, June 8, we recognize the first U.N.-sanctioned World Oceans Day. The event comes after years of pressure from conservation groups and thousands of activists who clamored for everyone to know and understand what's happening in our oceans.

Actor's efforts to save tunaupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 21:12:00

Actor Ted Danson talks about the importance of World Oceans Day.

Scientists track penguin poop from spaceupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 07:44:00

Call it a case of high tech meeting low tech, really the lowest of tech.

Future protection of the oceans could lie in the pastupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 03:04:00

If we don't know our history, then we can't know our future. Historians arguing the relevance of their subject often repeat that mantra.

Climate change killing sea lifeupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 03:04:00

Climate change is killing the most marine biodiverse place on earth, 'the amazon of the seas.' CNN's Arwa Damon reports

Report: Coral almost as genetically complex as humansupdated: Fri May 29 2009 02:14:00

Advances in the study of coral in the last few years has led a group of scientists to conclude that corals almost rival humans in their genetic complexity and their relationship to algae is key to their survival.

'Earth' takes viewers on 'breathtaking' global journeyupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 09:01:00

A polar bear falls through thin Arctic ice while searching for food for his family. A humpback whale guides her calf on a perilous 4,000-mile journey. A herd of African elephants in search of water battles a sandstorm in the Kalahari Desert.

Endangered right whales appear to be on the reboundupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 11:11:00

North Atlantic right whales, sort of the homely underdogs of the whale world, birthed a record number calves this year off the coast of the southeast United States, giving some scientists hope that the uber-rare and often overlooked species can recover.

Rare dolphins discovered deep in jungleupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 08:17:00

The Irrawaddy, one of the world's rarest species of freshwater dolphins, have been found in surprisingly large numbers deep in the waterlogged jungles of Bangladesh.

Spotting endangered whales from the skiesupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 10:10:00

Here's the setup of Jessica Taylor's office:

Mass stranding of whales, dolphins in Australiaupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 09:31:00

Rescuers have saved more than 50 whales and five dolphins that stranded themselves on a beach in Tasmania, officials said Monday.

Whales, dolphins strandedupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 09:31:00

Volunteers attempt to save whales and dolphins stranded on a beach in Australia. Seven Network's Nick McCallum reports.

Economy puts bite on shark attacks, researcher saysupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 13:22:00

Shark attacks on humans were at the lowest levels in half a decade last year, and a Florida researcher says hard economic times may be to blame.

Yoga with belugasupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 12:57:00

The goal of yoga is to achieve inner peace. The class is a dream with beluga whales as instructors. CNN's Felipe Barral reports.

Whales serve as backdrop for aquarium yoga classesupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 12:57:00

There's the cobra, the cat and the downward-facing dog.

Commentary: Only China can save our sharksupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 10:47:00

At certain times in history, great nations find themselves shaping the future of the world. For many of our most endangered wildlife species, China finds itself in that role today.

Planet in Peril: Shark finningupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 10:46:00

Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Lisa Ling report in the CNN Worldwide investigation, "Planet in Peril: Battle Lines."

Shark fin soup alters an ecosystemupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 10:46:00

There is no animal on earth more vilified than the shark. Pop culture references and annual, over-hyped reports of attacks on swimmers or surfers have put sharks on the top of the list of the world's most feared living things.

Swimming with sharksupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 10:41:00

A preview of CNN's Planet in Peril: Battle Lines. Anderson Cooper goes swimming with great white sharks.

Anderson Cooper free dives with great white sharks in South Africaupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 10:41:00

"Planet in Peril: Battle Lines" traveled to a place off the coast of South Africa known as "shark alley," one of the best places in the world to see great white sharks.

'Planet in Peril: Battle Lines' Discussion Questionsupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 17:47:00

Watch "Planet in Peril: Battle Lines" on Thursday, December 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN, hosted by Anderson Cooper, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" correspondent and National Geographic host Lisa Ling. CNN's award-winning series examines the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources. After watching "Planet in Peril," use these questions to focus students' attention on the concepts explored in the program.

Court sides with Navy in dispute over sonar and whalesupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 15:37:00

The Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted sanctions placed on the Navy over its underwater sonar testing, a setback for environmental groups that claimed the warfare technology was harming whales and other marine mammals.

Vets get wetupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 08:35:00

Some disabled vets benefit from swimming with some of the biggest fish in the world, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Swimming with sharks helps veterans feel whole againupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 08:35:00

Retired Army Spc. Scott Winkler had many scary encounters while serving in Iraq, but they were nothing compared with his recent experience at the world's largest aquarium: swimming alongside a massive whale shark.

Time.com: Government Declares Beluga Whale Endangeredupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 16:00:00

The federal government on Friday placed the beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, concluding that a decade-long recovery program has failed to ensure their survival

Time.com: Scientists: Virginia Shark's Pup a 'Virgin Birth'updated: Fri Oct 10 2008 15:00:00

Scientists have confirmed the second case of a "virgin birth" in a shark

Flight of the penguins: Rescuers return wayward birds homeupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 17:21:00

Flying penguins are unusual. Especially when they fly on a C-130 Hercules military plane.

Rescued penguins returned to seaupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 17:21:00

Penguins rehabilitated with the help of the International Fund for Animal Welfare are released back into the sea.

Whale argumentupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:27:00

The U.S. Navy is locked in a battle with environmentalists over its use of sonar during exercises off the Pacific coast.

Are sonar tests harming whales? The Supreme Court weighs inupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:27:00

The Supreme Court appeared conflicted Wednesday as it juggled national security and environmental concerns in a case over whether the U.S. Navy is doing enough to protect whales from underwater sonar tests it conducts.

Time.com: America's Underwater Junkyardupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 19:00:00

Thousands of boats, ships and barges sink every year in American waters, and most of them remain abandoned forever wreaking havoc to undersea ecology

Boston's aquatic attractions provide cool summer funupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 09:59:00

Everyone knows Boston is a city steeped in history, but on a steamy hot summer day, one of the best places to experience the city is from the ocean or the harbor.

Aquarium shows 9-ft. manta rayupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 19:50:00

Georgia Aquarium announces the addition of a manta ray, the largest of all rays, to the Ocean Voyager gallery.

A soaring new citizen for the world's biggest aquariumupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 19:50:00

In the world's largest aquarium, where most inhabitants settle for swimming, Nandi soars gracefully through her new home on majestic 9-foot wings.

Time.com: Australian Officials Euthanize Baby Whale updated: Fri Aug 22 2008 14:00:00

Despite anguished cries of "Murder!" and "Shame!" from protesters who thought it could still be saved, wildlife officials on Friday euthanized the animal, which had strayed into the waters off north Sydney nearly a week ago

Can whale be saved?updated: Fri Aug 22 2008 08:15:00

Debate continues on whether an abandoned whale can be saved. Seven Network's Angela Cox reports.

Abandoned baby whale might be put to deathupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 07:51:00

An abandoned baby whale that has been trying to suckle from yachts in an Australian harbor appeared to be weakening Wednesday as wildlife workers considered ways to save it.

Whale thinks yacht is its momupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 12:33:00

A baby humpback whale has apparently mistaken a yacht for its mother. Rescuers in Australia are monitoring the whale calf.

Time.com: Group: Humpback Whales Recoveringupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:00:00

The humpback whale, nearly hunted into history four decades ago, is now on the "road to recovery" and is no longer considered at high risk of extinction, an environmental group said

Saving whales from deadly ship collisionsupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 11:56:00

Drive past a car accident, everybody slows down to look. Tell a toddler, "Don't touch that," and of course he or she does.

Right whale protection delayedupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 11:56:00

Government scientists want big ships to slow down near endangered right whales. CNN's Miles O'Brien reports.

Time.com: When Jellyfish Attackupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 17:40:00

Global warming and overfishing have turned the surf off France's south coast into a gelatinous mass swarming with menace

Jaws shark sighting?updated: Fri Jul 11 2008 23:32:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the sighting of a massive shark off Martha's Vineyard.

Time.com: Coral Reefs Face Extinctionupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 13:40:00

One-third of reef-building coral are threatened, scientists say, making corals the Earth's most endangered species

Time.com: Attack of the Freshwater Shark?updated: Thu Jul 10 2008 15:00:00

Out of Australia comes the story of a big fish out of its normal waters. Experts have their doubts, but there's one mighty frightened fisherman down under

Humpback whales help pioneer new heart treatmentupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 08:12:00

Medicine has much to learn from nature. There are literally millions of medical compounds out there that could cure diseases, help improve treatment and even protect us from some types of bacteria.

Time.com: Report: US Coral Reefs in Big Declineupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 20:00:00

Almost half the coral reef ecosystems in United States territory are in poor or fair condition, mostly because of rising ocean temperatures, according to a government report released Monday

Time.com: Ailing Penguins Signal Sea Problemsupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 10:00:00

The dwindling march of the penguins is signaling that the world's oceans are in trouble, scientists now say

Time.com: Navy OKs Plan for Sonar Training off Hawaiiupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 16:00:00

The Navy has adopted a new plan for training in Hawaii waters that it says will allow it to accelerate some exercises and hold them more frequently while continuing to limit the effects of its sonar on marine mammals

High court to decide if Navy doing enough to save whalesupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 10:25:00

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide if the Navy is doing enough to protect whales from the effects of its sonar testing.

Stranded dolphins dieupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 11:19:00

At least 21 dolphins died after swimming up Percuil River near Falmouth, England. ITN's Sue Saville reports.

No answers yet to mass dolphin strandingupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 11:19:00

Initial post-mortem examinations on some of the 26 dolphins found dead in southwestern England this week fail to explain why the animals swam ashore in Britain's biggest mass stranding of marine animals for nearly 30 years, scientists said Thursday.

UK navy denies blame for dead dolphinsupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 13:03:00

The British Royal Navy rejected claims Wednesday that one of its vessels using sonar could have caused 26 dolphins to fatally strand themselves in shallow water off the southwest coast of England.

Time.com: Caribbean Monk Seal Now Extinctupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 16:00:00

Humans hunting the docile creatures for research, food and blubber left the population unsustainable, say biologists who warn that Hawaiian and Mediterranean monk seals could be the next to go

Time.com: Extinct: Caribbean Monk Seal No Moreupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 14:00:00

The Caribbean monk seal has gone the way of the dodo

Plan to save whales strangling in red tapeupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 16:02:00

Whaling fleets nearly wiped out North Atlantic right whales last century. Now these huge mammals are threatened by other human behavior: big ships, fishing gear and entanglement in federal bureaucracy.

Time.com: Three Mexico Shark Attacks Stir Panicupdated: Wed May 28 2008 18:20:00

No one could even remember a shark attack along this resort-studded stretch of Mexican coast popular with surfers and Hollywood's elite. Many of the large predators had been pulled from the ocean by fishermen

Time.com: Humpback Whale Numbers Risingupdated: Fri May 23 2008 12:00:00

Once hunted to the brink of extinction, humpback whales have made a dramatic comeback in the North Pacific Ocean over the past four decades, a new study says

Time.com: Scientists Discover Volcano Starfishupdated: Mon May 19 2008 12:00:00

Marine scientists surveying a large undersea mountain chain were amazed to find millions of tiny starfish swirling their arms to capture food in the undersea current

Sea lions shot in Oregonupdated: Mon May 05 2008 12:48:00

The bodies of four California sea lions and two Steller sea lions were found at two traps just below Bonneville Dam.

Time.com: Alien Autopsy: Inside a Big Squid updated: Fri May 02 2008 05:00:00

A colossal squid being examined by scientists in New Zealand this week is yielding amazing facts about one of the ocean's shy leviathans

Shark attacks, kills swimmerupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 08:03:00

A rare shark attack left a 66-year-old California man dead.

San Diego beaches shut down after fatal shark attackupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 08:03:00

Beaches along the San Diego, California, coast will be closed Saturday after a 66-year-old man was fatally attacked by what authorities suspect was a great white shark.

Time.com: Shark Kills Triathelete Training in Calif.updated: Fri Apr 25 2008 16:00:00

A shark believed to be a great white killed a 66-year-old swimmer with a single, giant bite across both legs Friday as the man trained with a group of triathletes

Fortune: The wonder fishupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 08:36:00

Neil Sims is standing on the deck of a 35-foot feed boat off the coast of Kona, Hawaii, staring at a dorsal fin slicing through the calm morning sea below. For the past hour we've been snorkeling around the submersible cages owned by his aquaculture company, Kona Blue Water Farms. The nets house nearly half a million fish, a species of yellowtail known as Kona Kampachi.

Ice shelf collapse: What does it mean?updated: Sat Mar 29 2008 09:40:00

From krill to king crabs, the collapse of a 160-square-mile portion of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica could mean many changes for wildlife at the bottom of the world.

Climate change 'very real'updated: Sat Mar 29 2008 09:40:00

The Extreme Ice Survey founder says the crumbling ice shelf in Antarctica is proof that global warming is 'very real.'

Dolphin rescues stranded whalesupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 07:10:00

TVNZ's Adrian Stevanon shares the remarkable tale of how two stranded whales were saved by a dolphin named Moko.

Time.com: When Adventure Tourism Killsupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 14:00:00

A shark-attack death in the Bahamas raises the issue of who is responsible when thrill vacations go awry: the tourist or the tour operator?

Dolphin hunt compromise?updated: Wed Feb 27 2008 21:03:00

Dolphin activist Richard O'Barry says a compromise between both sides of dolphin hunts can be reached.

Japan's dolphin huntersupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 21:03:00

A fishing town's international fight with dolphin activists. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Dolphin slaughter brings charges from both sidesupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 21:03:00

Mention a dolphin to someone in the United States and they'll think about a trip to Sea World or the 1960s-era TV program "Flipper."

Shark tour leader was warned of danger, diver says updated: Wed Feb 27 2008 05:19:00

The leader of a shark tour whose customer was mauled to death Saturday was warned that his practice of allowing people to swim close to hungry sharks could lead to tragedy, a colleague said.

Time.com: Is it Getting Too Warm for Penguins? updated: Tue Feb 12 2008 14:00:00

A new study finds that rising temperatures are in danger of wiping out the king penguins of Antarctica

Whaling video releasedupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 16:36:00

Australia releases pictures of recently-slaughtered whales in its campaign against Japanese whaling. ITN's Paul Davies reports.

Fishermen 'beat dolphin to death'updated: Wed Jan 30 2008 05:28:00

Fishermen in Bangladesh beat a rare river dolphin to death because they had not seen "this kind of creature before," according to local news accounts.

FSB: When mastodons ruled South Floridaupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 09:39:00

If the thought of spending a holiday slathered in mud conjures images of a spa - well, you probably haven't been fossil hunting in Florida lately. That's how I spent part of a recent visit, and somewhat to my surprise, I found it as relaxing as a massage and a lot more stimulating.

Technology rebuilds reefsupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 01:07:00

Electricity is used to revive coral reefs threatened by climate change. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

All About: Coral Reefsupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 01:07:00

Coral reefs are often referred to as the canaries of the ocean -- because, like the canary in a mine, they give an indicator of the dangers that lie ahead. Judging by the state of coral reefs these days, if you happen to be a fish, it's not looking good for you.

Time.com: Why Japan's Whale Hunt Continues updated: Tue Nov 20 2007 23:00:00

Japanese vessels set sail on their largest-scale whale hunt in decades. Is it for research? Out of sheer stubbornness? Or is it even about the whales at all?

Two sides of whaling issueupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 02:37:00

CNN's Shihab Rattansi discusses the whaling controversy with representatives of both sides of the issue.

People.com: VIDEO: Hayden Talks About Being a Real-Life Heroineupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 16:04:00

Video courtesy Warner Bros.Hayden Panettiere said Thursday that she might never have been involved in trying to save the dolphins in Japan without the inspiration and influence she's gotten through her hit TV series Heroes.

Whale artist: Kids can save the oceansupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 16:54:00

For more than two decades, artist Robert Wyland -- simply known as Wyland -- has wowed people with his giant whale murals that cover the walls of city parking decks, high-rises, convention centers and hotels around the world.

Whale artist on water campaignupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 16:54:00

Whale muralist Wyland wants kids to help him save the oceans.

New prosthetic may help dolphin, troopsupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 00:18:00

Prosthetic specialist Kevin Carroll travels the country tackling the toughest human amputation cases, so it was only natural that he was also drawn to Winter -- the only known dolphin to survive the loss of her powerful tail flukes.

Yangtze dolphin doomed?updated: Mon Aug 27 2007 23:38:00

Yangtze dolphin doomed?

Time.com: Farewell to the Yangtze River Dolphinupdated: Fri Aug 10 2007 08:00:00

Scientists say the species is probably extinct, the victim of overfishing and environmental degradation on China's crowded waterway

Happy big beak: Giant penguins dwarfed modern versions updated: Sat Jun 30 2007 00:49:00

Picture this: A giant penguin with a long, peculiar beak, lounging in the warm sun.

Taking the kids: To the Galapagos Islandsupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 10:34:00

The teen was having a fit. He was hungry, and his mother had left to go to work. His father couldn't calm him down and finally gave up trying. The teen stomped around, squawking. Sound familiar?

Japanese accuse anti-whaling activists of 'terrorism'updated: Mon Feb 12 2007 07:56:00

A Japanese fisheries official condemned Monday what he called an "act of terrorism" by anti-whaling activists on a Japanese vessel in Antarctic waters.

Questions remain in whale shark deathupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 10:00:00

Officials at the Georgia Aquarium said Tuesday that it could take weeks to figure out why Ralph the whale shark suddenly died last week.

Aquarium looks for answers in whale shark deathupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 23:03:00

Scientists worked Friday to determine what killed Ralph, one of the four giant whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium.

An insider's guide to penguinsupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 05:36:00

They're cute, furry and flightless, but they've been accused of being behind "far left propaganda," and knocking the world's deadliest spy his box office perch. Here we explain the penguin phenomenon taking the world by storm.

The day in numbers: 2updated: Mon Dec 11 2006 05:25:00

Two species of fish previously unknown to science are currently being discovered each week by different projects around the world. A census has been launched to map life under the waves in the least explored environment on earth.

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