Gabriela Cowperthwaite joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to discuss her documentary, “Blackfish.” Her documentary raises critical questions about whether whales should be held in theme parks and the scope of trauma they suffer from being kept in captivity.
It survived countless storms and Confederate raids during the Civil War while taking crews across unchartered oceans in search of whales whose oil lit the world. Full story
What looked to be a peaceful encounter between a whale and a surfer took a violent turn when the whale hit the surfer with its massive tail.
Florida teen takes a ride on the back of a 50,000 pound whale shark. WBBH's Jim Spiewak reports.
A dead fin whale measuring 68 feet in length was found beached along the Washington State coast. Researchers think a ship may have hit the animal. KING’s Mitch Pittman reports.
Talk about a fish story: One angler has a killer whale of a tale to tell after an orca whale snatched a halibut right off his line for a meal, as captured on video.
A mother pygmy sperm whale and her calf washed ashore in Jupiter, Florida, where rescue teams and NOAA officials were unsuccessful at saving the pair. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Whale of a time - A humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean off Colombia, South America, on July 16.
Tillikum, a killer whale at SeaWorld amusement park, performs during the show "Believe" in Orlando in this September 3, 2009 file photo. The "Blackfish" documentary was originally conceived without a point of view as Gabriela Cowperthwaite set out to answer the question of why a top trainer at SeaWo
A Humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. Humpback whales migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and
A beached humpback whale lies on the shore of Santa Rosa fishing town, 17.6 km west of Chiclayo, July 10, 2013. Government scientists will collect samples from the cetacean, that weighs approximately 6 tonnes and stretches around 15 metres long, on Thursday to determine the cause that led it to be