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Smoke billowing from Turtle Island visible from Taiwanese mainland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large plume of smoke at Turtle Island, said to be the largest in 24 years, surprised tourists and locals in Yilan County on Sunday (Nov. 21). Tourists aboard the whal...

Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

KAMOURASKA, Quebec (AP) — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebe...

Rare sulphur smoke sighting on Taiwan's Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a long hiatus, white smoke was spotted emitting from fumaroles on one end of Turtle Island off the coast of Yilan on Monday (March 15) by a group of tourists on a bo...

Dead, frozen whale buried on NJ beach; removal was too hard

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey beach is the final resting place for a 15-ton (13,600-kilogram) whale whose lifeless body washed ashore on Christmas day. State and local off...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 25, the 299th day of 2020. There are 67 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 25,...

Dolphin stampede greets Southern California whale watchers

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Some 300 dolphins were caught on camera Sunday stampeding across the ocean near Dana Point, the Orange County Register reported. The minutes-long video ca...

Whale-watching wharf in eastern Taiwan to be relocated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- People who enjoy spotting humpback whales in Hualien will have to go to a new location to board their boats, according to a report by CNA. Whale-watching makes up a major pa...

Feds support tribe's push for only whale hunt in mainland US

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts in the mainland U.S., a lon...

Washington governor proposes major steps for orca recovery

SEATTLE (AP) — With scientists warning that the Northwest's beloved killer whales are on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced dramatic plans Thursday to help the population re...

Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers are gathering to compare clues on the reasons behind a significant decline in the number of sightings of North Pacific humpback whales in their traditional breeding grounds...

Humpback whale sightings becoming less common around Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Humpback whale sightings are becoming less common in the Hawaiian Islands. Researchers have found that along with fewer sightings, fewer male Hawaiian humpback whales...

Humpback whales spotted feeding in Boston Harbor

BOSTON (AP) — People taking whale watch cruises out of Boston usually have to travel miles out to sea to spot whales. But several humpback whales have been spotted in the harbor in t...

Taiwan whale watching ship catches fire, all 46 passengers safe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hualien watching watching vessel, "Hua Tung No.2" (花東2號), suddenly caught fire the afternoon of Aug. 13. A nearby whale watching ship received the burning s...

Utah missionary falls, dies at Australia whale-watching spot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church says a 19-year-old Utah man serving a religious mission in Sydney, Australia, fell from a cliff and died at a park popular for whale watching. ...

Washington state moves to protect endangered killer whales

SEATTLE (AP) — With the number of endangered orcas that frequent the inland waters of Washington state at a 30-year low, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday directed state agencies to take immediate and long...