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Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Greenland Whale Proves to Be the First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 13, 2019 0

Finding new hybrid species in the wild—such as the pizzly in Churchill, Canada—can be exciting and a great cause for concern all at the same time. Such news is inspiring because it signals that

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Whale Feasting on Sardines

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Whale Feasting on Sardines

Steve Selden August 9, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a photo of a Bryde’s whale. Photographer Mark Gottlieb captured this whale

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Will We Soon Be “Talking” with Dolphins and Whales?

Will We Soon Be “Talking” with Dolphins and Whales?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 28, 2019 0

Much like us, other animals have “languages” that they use in order to communicate with members of their own species. For example, prairie dogs have developed different “words” to describe various predators—barks, squeals and

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Scientists Aboard the Australis Encounter Mystery Orca

Scientists Aboard the Australis Encounter Mystery Orca

Courtney Nachlas March 21, 2019 0

For Natural Habitat travelers, the S/V Australis expedition boat represents an epic voyage into extreme waters bursting with wildlife on our Sailing Antarctica: The Ultimate Polar Nature Expedition. For international cetacean researchers aboard the

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Inspiring Iceland: Five Facts About the Land of Ice & Fire

Inspiring Iceland: Five Facts About the Land of Ice & Fire

Emily Goodheart Kautz February 7, 2019 0

1. Waterfalls and Hidden Wonders From cascading waterfalls to glistening glaciers, Iceland is full of hidden wonders waiting to be discovered by the adventurous traveler. Slumbering volcanoes and labyrinths of caves await exploration at

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Traveler Story: Swimming with Mexico’s Whale Sharks

Traveler Story: Swimming with Mexico’s Whale Sharks

Natural Habitat Adventures March 26, 2018 3

“I recently returned from Nat Hab’s Swimming with Mexico’s Whale Sharks excursion. Until I visited this Caribbean paradise, I had no idea that sea and sky could simultaneously produce so many shades of blue!

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Video: When Whales Walked

Video: When Whales Walked

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 1, 2018 2

In our imaginations, nothing symbolizes our seas more than whales. These bigger-than-life creatures imbue our oceans with life, with song and with majesty, mystery and myth. If anything else represents our oceans more, I

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One Day in the Galápagos Islands 

One Day in the Galápagos Islands 

WWF February 14, 2018 0

First, whales.   On a morning in September, we woke up earlier than usual. We had been navigating overnight towards Isla Bartholomea and our guides, Roberto and Giancarlo, had prepared us for the possibility of whale sightings in the

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