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Man hops aboard dead whale being eaten by great white sharks

Perth - A man from Quinns Rock, north of Perth, Australia, thought it would be a good idea to jump onto a dead whale being circled by hungry sharks.

Video: Researcher has up-close encounter with sleeping whale

Earlier this year a researcher went looking for some whales, and he ended up encountering a humpback whale that was sound asleep.

Op-Ed: How I relate to the dolphin and whale killers in Taiji, Japan

I have taken part in the killing of approximately 156,000 pigs. It is not something I am proud of, but it is something in my past I cannot change. To say I can remember each pig's face as they looked at me would be a lie.

Playful whale lifts kayak with two people on board in Argentina

Puerto Madryn - Two people navigating on a kayak off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina, had a unique experience when their small vessel was gently lifted by a whale (Video). Such close encounter is illegal in Chubut for safety and conservation reasons.

Australian rescuers free stranded baby whale

Gold Coast - Australian rescuers freed a beached baby whale Thursday almost two days after it became stranded on a popular beach, as a large crowd of onlookers cheered.

What is the 'point' of the Narwhal tusk?

In answer to one of the riddles of the natural world, new evidence suggests that the narwhal's long front tooth might help the marine mammal sense environmental changes.

Ex-JPMorgan 'Whale' supervisor files claim against UK regulator

A former JPMorgan Chase & Co executive fighting U.S. extradition from Spain for allegedly helping to hide more than $6.2 billion in trading losses has filed a claim against Britain's financial regulator.

The search for the ‘loneliest whale in the world’

An mysterious type of baleen whale is said to roam the North Pacific. Marine biologists know this from some unusual sound recordings. One problem with identifying this particular whale is, however, that no one has actually ever seen it.

Video: Humpback whale gets up close and personal with canoers

A couple on vacation in Hawaii thought a leisurely canoe ride would be fun and relaxing, never once thinking they would meet a humpback whale up close and personal.

Pygmy right whales belong to group thought extinct 2 million yrs

A new study suggests that the pygmy right whale is the last surviving member of a group of whales believed to have gone extinct 2 million years ago. Scientists have linked the pygmy right whale to an ancient family of extinct whales called Cetotheres.

Marineland animals are suffering according to former workers

Niagara Falls - Former workers at the Niagara Falls Marineland say animals are suffering illness, injuries and death because of neglect, blamed on a staffing shortage.

Video: 'Whale Breaching Tofino Charter,' best whale-watching ever

This video showing a humpback whale calf breaching just a few yards away from a fishing charter off the coast of Tofino, Vancouver Island may be the best whale-watching video you've ever seen.

Last surviving false killer whale at SeaWorld FL critically ill

Orlando - According to park guests at SeaWorld Orlando, Jozu, SeaWorld's last false killer whale is critically ill and has been moved into Animal Care.

Gray whale rescued from gill net

Dana Point - All too often the entrapment of sea animals caught in gill nets results in the death of the creature and the gill net still remains a hazard.

Video: Rare spectacle — whales, dolphins play in Hawaiian waters

Images produced by the National Center for science Literacy, Education and Technology (NCSLET) showed a rare form of interaction in the wild between two species. Bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales were captured playing in Hawaiian waters.

Australia's white whale, Migaloo, may have albino offspring

Palm Beach - A young albino humpback calf has been seen in Australia, looking pretty much like his albino dad, Migaloo. The little one is now called MJ, for Migaloo Junior, with mom looking like the average humpback whale.

Op-Ed: Australian government allows import of whale meat, ouch

How embarrassing. In 2010, the Australian government announced that it wanted an end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whaling Sanctuary, yet a news report has revealed four Australian companies have been importing whale meat since 2005.

SeaWorld's Tilikum is sick, can't move in pool Special

Orlando - Tilikum, the orca responsible for the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010 is sick. SeaWorld reports that the orca is responding to care. One conservation group however, is surprised he's still alive.

50 foot sperm whale dies on beach in Spain

A 50-foot (15-meter) sperm whale was discovered on a beach in Zarautz town a resort in Spain. It was still alive when first discovered but died soon afterward.

Whale calf euthanized off Gold Coast

This morning, off the Gold Coast of Australia, an infant humpback whale's journey of rescue, which initially filled many with hope, came to a sad end.

Orca who killed SeaWorld trainer performs again amid protests

Orlando - Tilikum, the SeaWorld ocra responsible for the death of 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau, was greeted by thunderous applause when he took the stage at Shamu Stadium while animal rights activists gathered outside the gates of the Orlando park.

Japanese schools serving whale meat to children

Students at one Tokyo school were recently served whale meat as part of a national week to commemorate lunches in public schools, but they are not the only children for whom whales are on the menu.

Rescue team saves exhausted whale entangled in fishing nets

Cape Town - Volunteers and government workers have rescued a Southern Right Whale entangled and exhausted by rock lobster buoys and ropes.

Whale With Serious Injuries Spotted in Puget Sound

Seattle - A large whale has been seen several times in Puget Sound with several injuries that appear to be from at least one boat.

Australian teen could be fined for climbing on whale's back

Albany - A teenager in Australia could be fined for climbing on the back of a southern right whale; an act which environmental authorities said was reckless and illegal.

Baby humpback whale mistakes buoy for mom, dies of starvation

A baby humpback whale became separated from its mother and was found in St Ives Bay, Cornwall trying to suckle a marker buoy.

Footage of rare white humpback whale will be used to protect him

The rare white humpback whale was spotted over the weekend in Cairns waters off the coast of Australia. The footage captured the whale two kilometers from Green Island.

'A Whale' mega-skimmer arrives in Gulf of Mexico, testing begins

The modified ship is being hailed as the "world's largest skimming vessel" and is being tested in waters north of the oil spill to see if it can safely skim 21M gallons of oil per day.

Study: Whale poop vital to ocean's carbon cycle

Saving endangered species of whales could boost the carbon "storage space" of the Oceans, according to a recent study of whale feces by Stephen Nicol.

Paul Watson: Sea Shepherd anti-whaling season 'successful'

Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson is proud that this year' s anti-whaling campaign was so successful. "Our objective is to sink the Japanese whaling fleet economically, to bankrupt them, and we are doing that."
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Members of the SAWDN in the process of rescuing a Southern Right Whale.
Members of the SAWDN in the process of rescuing a Southern Right Whale.
South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN)N)
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Daniel Botelho s photos of whales
Daniel Botelho's photos of whales
Daniel Botelho
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The gray whale
The gray whale
MPF
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southern right whale
southern right whale
Michaël CATANZARITI
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Daniel Botelho s photos of whales
Daniel Botelho's photos of whales
Daniel Botelho
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A humpback whale
A humpback whale
Wikimedia Commons
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Sperm Whale
Sperm Whale
arkive.org
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Long- and short-finned species of pilot whales (that belong to the order Cetacea and genus Globiceph...
Long- and short-finned species of pilot whales (that belong to the order Cetacea and genus Globicephala) are difficult to distinguish from a distance.
Lowjumpingfrog/Flickr.com
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Daniel Botelho s photos of whales
Daniel Botelho's photos of whales
Daniel Botelho
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Southern Right Whales spotted in Hermanus  South Africa.
Southern Right Whales spotted in Hermanus, South Africa.
Moongateclimber
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A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employ...
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employees at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
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A humpback whale hits the side of a canoe
A humpback whale hits the side of a canoe
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Humpback calf
Humpback calf
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A sight often seen off South African waters  a  whale tail.
A sight often seen off South African waters, a 'whale tail.'
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A decomposed aquatic animal found off the New Zealand coast
A decomposed aquatic animal found off the New Zealand coast
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Whaling in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp) in Hvalba. Strict regulations govern the pilot whale hunt...
Whaling in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp) in Hvalba. Strict regulations govern the pilot whale hunts. Over a 1000 whales are killed annually.
Erik Christensen- Wikipedia
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Injured whale spotted in puget sound  December 1  2010.
Injured whale spotted in puget sound, December 1, 2010.
Cascadia Research
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Southern right whales are recognized by the callosities on the head  a broad back without a dorsal f...
Southern right whales are recognized by the callosities on the head, a broad back without a dorsal fin, and a long arching mouth that begins above the eye.
Michaël Catanzariti
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Daniel Botelho s photos of whales
Daniel Botelho's photos of whales
Daniel Botelho
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Humpback whale
Humpback whale
Fritz Geller-Grimm
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