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Here There Be Monsters (Updated For The 21st Century)

Everyone loves whales, right? The people who take big commercial ships across the ocean do not want to kill whales. And yet they do, by the hundreds. It's just hard to see the whales until they're getting sliced up by the massive propellers. A new app combines GPS, crowdsourcing, and traffic control to guide ship captains around the places where whales are having their undersea picnics. This is conservation for the 21st century.

Here There Be Monsters (Updated For The 21st Century)

Greg Smith


Want to help by sharing your beach whale sightings to Whale Alert 2.0? Download it from the Apple store!

Ready for the weekend? Of course, you are. Here's our weekly dose of good vibes to help you shed the stresses of the workweek and put yourself in a great frame of mind.

These 10 stories made us happy this week because they feature amazing creativity, generosity, and one super-cute fish.

1. Diver befriends a fish with the cutest smile

Hawaiian underwater photographer Yuki Nakano befriended a friendly porcupine fish and now they hang out regularly.

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