To file under both “Better Late Than Never” and “Too Little, Too Late:” SeaWorld has finally announced plans to close their killer whale breeding program. Unsurprisingly, their announcement and final decision to end the program came about a week after announcing that the orca whale Tilikum featured in Blackfish is extremely sick, suffering from a chronic bacterial infection… READ MORE »


Photographer Eric Smith captured this photo in Redondo Beach, California, of a dude so engrossed in his phone that he missed a humpback whale and her calf breaching right next to him. According to Smith, others on the boat alongside the guy scurried to take pictures, but he still never looked up. I’m no saint… READ MORE »


Now that’s kinda biblical: A couple of divers were checking out a whale colony off at Souza Rock, off the Central California Coast when, suddenly, out of nowhere, two humpbacks performed a crazy Sea World-esque display, opening their whale mouths and arching themselves out of the water just inches from where the two divers were… READ MORE »


“We understand you refuse to release this frustrated whale because he is your chief sperm bank, and we know from SeaWorld’s own director of safety … that the way you get his sperm is by having someone get into the pool and masturbate him with a cow’s vagina filled with hot water. Even in my… READ MORE »


Hayden Panettiere is auctioning a date with herself on eBay, with the money going to The Whaleman Foundation. The winner and five guests will first attend a fundraising dinner with her, followed by a private whale-watching tour off the coast of California. The current bid is $4,180. [AHN and eBay] … READ MORE »