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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.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Richa Naidu (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

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.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

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.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

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.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Vincent Sobotka

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.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Kassandra Garcia - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

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.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 11 comments

'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.
In the Media by Kay Mathews - 22 comments

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.
In the Media by William Rubin

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."
In the Media by Betty Kowall

California Restaurant Charged for Serving Endangered Whale Meat

A popular California restaurant is set to close shop Saturday in what its management said was a 'self-imposed punishment' for serving endangered whale meat to customers. Charges were filed by Federal prosecutors against the restaurant owners.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 5 comments

Illegal Whale Sushi Being Sold in CA Restaurant

The Hump restaurant in Santa Monica, California is facing criminal charges after being accused of using illegal whale meat in their sushi.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 7 comments

Thousands of Vietnamese hold funeral, burial for 15-ton whale

In Vietnam, fishermen consider whales sacred, and are bestowed the honorific of “ngai” that is used for kings, emperors and others held in high esteem.
In the Media by Sandy Sand

Whale watching gives Nova Scotia town economic boost

With the economy in a slump this past year and a lack-luster lobster season, the town of Digby, Nova Scotia and the nearby islands have been getting an economic boost from a busy whale watching season.
In the Media by Kevin Jess
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A sight often seen off South African waters  a  whale tail.
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A sight often seen off South African waters, a 'whale tail.'
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Daniel Botelho s photos of whales
Daniel Botelho
Daniel Botelho's photos of whales
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Humpback calf
Wikimedia Commons
Humpback calf
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southern right whale
Michaël CATANZARITI
southern right whale
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Humpback whale
Fritz Geller-Grimm
Humpback whale
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Daniel Botelho s photos of whales
Daniel Botelho
Daniel Botelho's photos of whales
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Whale being moved back into the water after being stranded on New Zealand beach.
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Whale being moved back into the water after being stranded on New Zealand beach.
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A humpback whale
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A humpback whale
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A humpback whale hits the side of a canoe
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A humpback whale hits the side of a canoe
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Members of the SAWDN in the process of rescuing a Southern Right Whale.
South African Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN)N)
Members of the SAWDN in the process of rescuing a Southern Right Whale.
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A decomposed aquatic animal found off the New Zealand coast
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A decomposed aquatic animal found off the New Zealand coast
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Daniel Botelho s photos of whales
Daniel Botelho
Daniel Botelho's photos of whales
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Whaling in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp) in Hvalba. Strict regulations govern the pilot whale hunt...
Erik Christensen- Wikipedia
Whaling in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp) in Hvalba. Strict regulations govern the pilot whale hunts. Over a 1000 whales are killed annually.
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Sperm Whale
arkive.org
Sperm Whale
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A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employ...
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
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
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Daniel Botelho s photos of whales
Daniel Botelho
Daniel Botelho's photos of whales
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Southern Right Whales spotted in Hermanus  South Africa.
Moongateclimber
Southern Right Whales spotted in Hermanus, South Africa.
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Injured whale spotted in puget sound  December 1  2010.
Cascadia Research
Injured whale spotted in puget sound, December 1, 2010.
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Lolita performing
Piotr Domaradzki, Miami, FL, 1998
Lolita performing
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Long- and short-finned species of pilot whales (that belong to the order Cetacea and genus Globiceph...
Lowjumpingfrog/Flickr.com
Long- and short-finned species of pilot whales (that belong to the order Cetacea and genus Globicephala) are difficult to distinguish from a distance.
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