Jacques Cousteau

A beluga whale surfaces out of the water near a yellow net

Russia agrees to free whales held in ‘whale jail’


Nearly 100 whales are being held in small pens near Nakhodka, Russia. The whales were captured last summer to be sold to marine parks, but after international outrage Russia on Monday agreed to release the 97 remaining in captivity.

Great Barrier Reef

Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying

Conservationists are trying to protect the ocean waters around Palau, a small island nation in the South Pacific due east of the Philippines. The waters are recognized as one of the seven underwater wonders of the world, with more than 1,300 species of fi

Conservationists are working to create more national parks at sea


Ocean noise may threaten dolphins, whales

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Foresaken Mermaids