Orca mother finally abandons dead calf she carried for more than two weeks

Researchers say endangered killer whale who lives off the coast of Seattle is back to feeding and cavorting with her pod Researchers say an endangered killer whale that carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks has finally abandoned the calf’s body and is back to feeding and cavorting with her […]

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What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s’ lost’ population of whales?

This is the same sperm whale pod Blue Planet filmed off Sri Lanka but flocking tourists are constructing it less of a safe place for these stunning animals These transcendent, haunting images taken by photographer Andrew Sutton in the water of the western Indian Ocean come close to understanding something of the magnificent and enigmatic […]

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Whale with harness could be Russian weapon, say Norwegian experts

Fisherman raised alarm after white whale sporting unusual strapping began harassing their boats Marine experts in Norway believe they have stumbled upon a white whale that was trained by the Russian navy as part of a programme to use underwater mammals as a special ops force. Fishermen in water near the small Norwegian fishing village […]

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How cruise ships bring agonising demise to last Greek whales

Government promises action on crashes to avoid slaughter on busy shipping routes In an office up a steep hill in a seaside suburbium of Athens, a tiny blue light flickers from a computer terminal. Dr Alexandros Frantzis, Greece’s foremost oceanographer, phases it out. The lighting, he says, tracks marine traffic” in real period “. It […]

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‘Barnacled angels’: the whales of Stellwagen Bank- a photo essay

Off the tip-off of Cape Cod, pods of humpbacks return every summer to feed. For the past 18 years, Philip Hoare has been joining them to witness this incredible display At the tip of Cape Cod, a sandy spit reachings out into the Atlantic, like an arm, towards a vast underwater plateau where humpbacks assemble […]

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Humanity has truly lost its route if we’re weaponising beluga whales | Jules Howard

Its a sad indictment when highly intelligent marine mammals are exploited for military intents, says the zoologist Jules Howard Last week, a curious scene played out in the small Norwegian fishing village of Inga. Here, a mysterious white beluga whale appeared from out of the water and proceeded to behave very strangely. Upon the body […]

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Underwater with Sri Lanka’s sperm whales- in paintings

A newly identified population in the Indian Ocean is attracting the attention of scientists, conservationists and soon, tourists, too. How will this whale climate the new storm of attention? Every March, vast numbers of sperm whales gather in the deep waters north-west of Sri Lanka. Andrew Sutton’s photographs are vivid evidence of a little-known population- […]

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Underwater with Sri Lanka’s sperm whales- in paintings

A newly identified population in the Indian Ocean is attracting the attention of scientists, conservationists and soon, tourists, too. How will this whale weather the new cyclone of attention? Every March, vast numbers of sperm whales gather in the deep waters north-west of Sri Lanka. Andrew Sutton’s photos are vivid evidence of a little-known population- […]

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‘Barnacled angels’: the whales of Stellwagen Bank- a photo essay

Off the tip-off of Cape Cod, pods of humpbacks return every summer to feed. For the past 18 years, Philip Hoare has been joining them to witness this incredible display At the tip-off of Cape Cod, a sandy spit reaches out into the Atlantic, like an limb, towards a vast underwater plateau where humpbacks assemble […]

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SeaWorld decides to stop killer whale breeding program

Animal rights activists welcomed proclamation, which would be effective immediately, after years of criticism over theme parks treatment of captive orcas SeaWorld will stop breeding orca whales in captivity, the company announced Thursday, a move applauded by animal rights activists who havebeen calling for an end to the public exhibition of the animals altogether for […]

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