"It was absolutely amazing to see something so dramatic and intense in person," said 27-year-old Haydn Thomason.
False killer whales are large members of the dolphin family that are found in open waters throughout the tropics and sub-tropics.
"I don't frighten easily and this was terrifying," boatsman David Smith said.
Baby calf was found stranded far from their mother by Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Since Monday, over 450 long-finned pilot whales have been stranded on the shores of Macquarie Harbor in Australia.
Nearly 400 beached whales have died on the shores of Tasmania, Australia, since Monday.
The clip shows the man riding on the back of a whale shark, which is an endangered species.
The whales are currently acclimatizing in a care facility at a first-of-its kind sea sanctuary before their eventual release.
"When you see the state of her body, you know she is going to die," said Arnaud Gauffier from WWF France
Exploding Whale Memorial Park in Oregon commemorates a gory 1970 attempt to remove a whale carcass and is now open to the public.
The whales were observed in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, located around 130 miles east-southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Scientists have noticed significant ecological changes in the North Pacific near Alaska, including premature whales and slimmer seals, which they have linked to rising temperatures.
For centuries, ambergris has been highly prized for its unique for its use a perfume ingredient.
Although polychlorinated biphenyls are now banned, they continue to harm animals' health.
Blue Ocean Whale Watch company reports mass breaching just after the earthquake 35 miles away.
After numbers that nearly placed them near extinction due to commercial hunting, Southwest Atlantic humpback whales have made a comeback that has returned them to their pre-hunting days glory.
In 2018, nonprofit Gotham Whale spotted 272 whales in New York City waters.
A harness taken from the beluga whale bore the words "Equipment of St. Petersburg."
Study of shark carcasses discovered in 2017 indicate the presence of "super predator" killer whales.
Russia in particular has grabbed headlines with renewed submarine activity in the Atlantic.
The three-year-old female has been in poor condition for months now.
The whale was identified as a finback—the second largest mammal species on Earth after the blue whale.
Controversy remains over its orca programme.
"This is an unacceptable tragedy."