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Nearly perfectly preserved whale skeleton about 3,000 years old discovered in Thailand

Nearly perfectly preserved whale skeleton between 3,000-5,000 years old has been discovered in Thailand. The bones were found in early November this year, some 12km off the coast just to the west of Bangkok. Experts hope the find might provide “a window into the past,” especially for research on sea levels and biodiversity. Pictures shared […]

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Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on remote New Zealand islands

Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on New Zealand’s remote Chatham Islands. Conservation officers said they were notified about the incident on Sunday but by the time they reached the location, Waitangi West Beach, few of the animals were still alive. It is unclear what caused the stranding on the islands, […]

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Killer Whales are behind the disappearance of the Great White Sharks off Cape Town’s coast

Whales are suspected to be behind the reason for the disappearance of great white sharks off Cape Town’s coast over the last few years, according to a report published by South Africa’s government on Tuesday. The vanishing of great whites from the coastal sites False Bay and Gansbaai had previously been blamed on illegal hunting […]

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Sri Lanka rescues 120 pilot whales after mass stranding 25km south of Colombo

About 120 pilot whales were stranded on Sri Lanka’s western coast in the island nation’s biggest-ever mass beaching. The short-finned pilot whales began beaching at Panadura, 25 kilometres south of Colombo, shortly before dusk and within an hour their numbers swelled to over 100, local police chief Sanjaya Irasinghe told AFP. “With the help of […]

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Rescuers saved 108 pilot whales in worst mass stranding in Australia’s Tasmania

108 pilot whales were safely rescued and released back into the sea after a mass stranding in Australia killed over 350, officials said. Marine experts now believe Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast is now clear of live whales. At least 350 whales died in what is Australia’s worst stranding on record. Now attention has […]

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At least 25 whales dead and 270 more stranded in Tasmania

Australian biologists hope to rescue around 270 whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania. Government scientists said it appeared that at least 25 of the animals, believed to be pilot whales, had already died. Pilot whales are a species of oceanic dolphin that grows 7 metres […]

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Two beluga whales taken from the ocean ten years ago are being trained to return to the sea

Two beluga whales taken from the sea nearly ten years ago are being returned to the ocean. Little Grey and Little White are now being looked after at the world’s first open water sanctuary for belugas in Iceland. It is the first time the belugas have been in the sea since they were captured by […]

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Woman suffers serious injuries after being struck while swimming with humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef

A 29-year-old Australian woman suffered serious injuries after being struck and injured while swimming with humpback whales off the coast of Western Australia. The woman was on a tour group at the popular Ningaloo Reef on Saturday when she was struck. She reportedly suffered fractured ribs and internal bleeding. St John Ambulance said the woman […]