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Canada investigating surge in Atlantic coast right whale deaths

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with mammal experts, scientists and fisheries officials across Atlantic Canada to investigate the deaths of at least five endangered right whales off Canada's eastern coast.

Unusually large number of whale deaths seen along Atlantic coast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries (NOAA) has declared an "Unusual Mortality Event," based on the higher-than-normal number of deaths and strandings of humpback whales seen along the Atlantic coast recently.

Humpbacks attack orca whales to save seals, other mammals: study

A new study has found that the humpback whale will come to the defense of other marine mammals that are being attacked by orcas whales. The study examined the motivation for the seemingly altruistic behavior.

Where are the humpbacks? — Hawaii still waiting for winter return

Hawaii have been anticipating the return of the Humpback whales since December, the usual start of the season, but some experts are wondering why the world's largest whales are taking so long to reach their winter breeding grounds.

Whale watchers: Humpbacks returning to Salish Sea in big numbers

This may be the year of the humpback as one of the world's largest whales is being seen in record numbers in the West Coast's Salish Sea. Whale watchers and marine biologists regularly record sightings of new whales and humpbacks are topping the list.

Humpback whales return to New York City waters

New York City - Imagine seeing one of the largest and most majestic creatures in the ocean within just a couple miles of the Empire State building? Whale sightings have become more frequent the last two years as Humpback whales return.

Six Humpback whales surround boaters in Norway

Two friends were boating in Norway and they captured six humpback whales on film. The whales ended up avoiding their boat after they suddenly emerged around them.

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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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.
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Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching.
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching.
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

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