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First full humpback whale post mortem performed in Scotland

Tobermory - Scotland’s increased importance as a unique marine habitat for large species had its sadder side, Friday. Experts performed Scotland’s first full post mortem after a humpback whale was found floating in seas off the Isle of Mull.

New Whale Week festival spotlights Scotland’s rich marine habitat

Tobermory - Believed to be the first event of its kind in Scotland, the inaugural Whale Week festival, highlighting the importance of Scotland’s west coast, peppered with islands and inlets, as a habitat for cetaceans, kicks off on Sunday, June 8.

Humpback whales return in higher numbers to British Columbia

Humpback whales in a region of British Columbia doubled in number between 2004 and 2011, halting several years of decline.

British Columbia - Beached whale dies on White Rock beach

A young humpback whale has died on White Rock beach after becoming stranded by the receding tide. The whale is believed to have been between 1 and 3 years of age.

Humpback whales intervene in orca attack on gray whale calf Special

Monterey - In what is probably the first time such an event has been witnessed and recorded, humpback whales appeared to try to intervene when a pod of killer whales attacked a baby gray whale.

Pectoral fins of humpback whales inspire new flight technology

Rosdorf - From the ocean to the sky, the humpback whale's large pectoral fins have been the inspiration for the development of new aerodynamic technology to help fast-moving helicopters, maintain lift and increase manoeuvrability.

Humpback Whales boast the longest mammal migration

Researchers document humpback whales travel a distance of 8300 kilometers (5160 miles) from Costa Rica to Antartic.

Humpback whales have "human" brain cells: study

Wow!, more animals to add to our every growing list of creatures that have close similarities to us...
 

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Two humpbacks were present throughout the attack  and were joined shortly after the attack ended by ...
Two humpbacks were present throughout the attack, and were joined shortly after the attack ended by five more. © Alisa Schulman-Janiger/Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
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A young humpback whale is lifted from the sea off the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Scotland s first ful...
A young humpback whale is lifted from the sea off the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Scotland's first full post mortem on a humpback whale was subsequently performed on the animal.
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
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One humpback whale tilts its head up out of the water  directed toward
the sole adult male orca that...
One humpback whale tilts its head up out of the water, directed toward the sole adult male orca that is surfacing nearby. © Alisa Schulman-Janiger/Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
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A screenshot from the video where two divers are almost eaten by humpback whales
A screenshot from the video where two divers are almost eaten by humpback whales
YouTube
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The artificial bumps on helicopters are smaller than those on a humpback whale; they have a diameter...
The artificial bumps on helicopters are smaller than those on a humpback whale; they have a diameter of six millimetres and weigh just 0.04 grams.
DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
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Gray Whale Calf: this calf was completely exhausted  under attack by the orcas for at least 30 minut...
Gray Whale Calf: this calf was completely exhausted, under attack by the orcas for at least 30 minutes. Its mother is holding it up. © Alisa Schulman-Janiger/Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
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A humpback whale follows a subgroup of orcas. This was the most common orientation seen: humpbacks f...
A humpback whale follows a subgroup of orcas. This was the most common orientation seen: humpbacks following the orcas (rather than the reverse), sometimes at increased speeds. © Alisa Schulman-Janiger/Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
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The seven humpbacks sometimes stayed in a very tight group  and
other times broke up into subgroups....
The seven humpbacks sometimes stayed in a very tight group, and other times broke up into subgroups. © Alisa Schulman-Janiger/Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
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