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Beluga whale that became stranded in France’s Seine river dies during rescue operations

A beluga whale who became stranded in France’s Seine river has died during a last-ditch attempt to save the animal. The announcement was made by officials in the north-western France, where the four-metre mammal had been transported in a refrigerated truck after being lifted from the water. Rescuers had planned to release the 800kg whale […]

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Beluga whale trapped in river 70 kilometers north of Paris to get vitamin boost

French officials desperately trying to rescue a beluga whale trapped in the River Seine have come up with a new strategy, a vitamin cocktail. According to reports rescuers hope it will help the lost whale regain its appetite and the energy needed to return to sea. The visibly malnourished mammal was first spotted in the […]

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Boaters in Massachusetts hit huge humpback whale

Boaters in Massachusetts had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a real-life whale tail. A humpback breached and landed on the bow of a fishing boat near Plymouth on July 24. The whale broke the water’s surface around 10am a few hundred yards off of Manomet Point. No one was injured, and the huge marine animal safely […]

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At least 31 pilot whales dead after mass stranding at New Zealand beach

At least 31 pilot whales have died after a mass stranding at a New Zealand beach known to be a notorious spot for whale deaths. Wildlife officials said the pod was first spotted on Thursday, beached across three kilometres of Farewell Spit on the South Island. On Friday, rescuers managed to refloat five whales who […]

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Commercial whaling in Iceland could be banned within two years

Commercial whaling in Iceland could be banned within two years, after a government minister said there was little justification for the practice. The northern European country, an island in the North Atlantic, is one of few places to allow whale hunting. But demand for the mammals’ meat has decreased dramatically since Japan resumed commercial whaling […]

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More than 100 humpback whales filmed surrounding boat off the coast of Australia

A “megapod” of more than 100 humpback whales has been filmed surrounding a boat off the coast of Australia. The whales skirted the boat near Bermagui, about 380km from Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, as they fed on a large bait ball — a tightly packed school of fish swimming in a […]

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Scientists discover new whale species that was able to walk on land and swim in water

Scientists in Egypt have identified a new species of four-legged whale that lived around 43 million years ago. The fossil of the amphibious Phiomicetus anubis was originally discovered in Egypt’s Western Desert. Its skull resembles that of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian jackal-headed god of the dead after which it was named. The ancestors of modern […]

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Baby killer whale dies in New Zealand after efforts to reunite him with his mother failed

A baby killer whale or orca belonging to the dolphin family found stranded in New Zealand has died, after a huge effort to reunite him with his mother failed. Toa washed ashore near the capital Wellington 10 days ago, prompting a desperate search to find his family in nearby waters. Believed to be two to six […]

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Whaling Industry: Japan, Norway and Iceland compete to lead $31 million market

Thousands of whales are murdered each year for their blubber, meat and ambergris even though commercial whaling is banned worldwide. Whaling is the process of hunting down whales. Thousands of whales are murdered each year for their blubber, meat and ambergris even though commercial whaling for profits is banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) […]

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Humpback whale gulps and spits out man lobstering off Cape Cod

A lobsterman just escaped being swallowed by a humpback whale. Michael Packard says he was diving when he ended up in the marine giant’s mouth for about 30-40 seconds off Provincetown, Massachusetts. The leviathan spat him out and Mr Packard was left with nothing more than a suspected dislocated knee. Despite his wife’s pleas to […]

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Woman photographs a whale from an airplane leaving social media users dumbstruck

A woman captured a whale while she was flying above it in a plane. Jasmine Childress posted the picture of the giant mammal leaving the internet mesmerized. “I saw a freaking whale from a plane and the photo is bad and I don’t care,” she wrote sharing the picture. The first image was that of […]

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Tiny cat sized deer evolved into whales 50 million years ago, study finds

Whales descended from a miniature deer-like creature that walked on four legs almost 50 million years ago. Hans Thewissen, professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, found that creatures from dolphins to whales are descended from Indohyus, a small deer-like creature that lived-in modern-day India and Pakistan. Thewissen studied whale evolution for years and in his […]