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Whale sculpture stops Dutch train plummeting off platform
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Whale sculpture stops Dutch train plummeting off platform

Nov 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 77,679 Views 54 Comments

No passengers were aboard the train at the time of the incident.

A beaked whale has been spotted trapped in Wicklow harbour
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# Sowerby's Beaked Whale

A beaked whale has been spotted trapped in Wicklow harbour

Updated Jul 4th 2020, 2:03 PM 45,118 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said it is unlikely the whale will survive.

Beluga whale found in Norwegian waters 'may have been trained by Russian navy'
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# Deep Cover

Beluga whale found in Norwegian waters 'may have been trained by Russian navy'

Apr 29th 2019, 1:52 PM 46,688 Views 53 Comments

The whale was wearing a harness bearing the words “Equipment of St. Petersburg”.

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru
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# LAND TO OCEAN

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru

Apr 5th 2019, 8:12 AM 22,181 Views 28 Comments

Scientists say the creature measured about 13 feet in length and could likely walk and swim.

Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'
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# Streedagh Strand

Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:18 PM 27,895 Views 21 Comments

A local councillor in Sligo said appropriate measures will be taken to investigate the matter and remove the whale.

'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway
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# Mace Head

'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway

Apr 1st 2019, 8:28 PM 42,235 Views 29 Comments

Three sperm whales washed up this year, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said.

Starving whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach
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# Philippines

Starving whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach

Mar 19th 2019, 9:49 AM 39,581 Views 48 Comments

The animal died from starvation and was unable to eat because of the rubbish filling its stomach.

'Incredibly unusual sighting': Concerns for beluga whale lost in river Thames
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# Far From Home

'Incredibly unusual sighting': Concerns for beluga whale lost in river Thames

Sep 26th 2018, 2:56 PM 16,246 Views 11 Comments

The whale, which would normally be found in the Arctic, was first spotted yesterday.

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark
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# Misunderstood

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark

Mar 3rd 2018, 11:00 AM 13,405 Views 3 Comments

A group of scientists spent several weeks diving with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands.

Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro
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# Free Willian

Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro

Nov 15th 2017, 10:31 PM 39,674 Views 9 Comments

“I’ve never seen one so close, I would have liked to have had the chance to save it,” said one local resident.

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park
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# End Of An Era

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park

Apr 20th 2017, 3:25 PM 12,311 Views 15 Comments

The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced it had stopped breeding orcas.

Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies
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# Orca

Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies

Jan 6th 2017, 5:53 PM 23,506 Views 28 Comments

The whale was profiled in Blackfish, a 2013 documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity.

This could be the first humpback whale sighting of 2017
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# Tailgating A Whale

This could be the first humpback whale sighting of 2017

Jan 5th 2017, 12:07 PM 20,404 Views 12 Comments

“I clicked just in time.”

The mystery of 'stinky whale' had people talking at the world whaling conference
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# Bottom Feeders

The mystery of 'stinky whale' had people talking at the world whaling conference

Oct 29th 2016, 10:00 AM 18,624 Views 18 Comments

For the people of Chukotka in Russia’s Far East, it’s no laughing matter.

Public advised to stay away from dead whale beached at Killiney
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# Risk Of Infection

Public advised to stay away from dead whale beached at Killiney

Aug 19th 2016, 4:34 PM 48,506 Views 38 Comments

The whale was spotted floating off the coast yesterday.

This strange-looking Arctic whale has popped up in Irish waters for the first time
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# Whale-y Far From Home

This strange-looking Arctic whale has popped up in Irish waters for the first time

Jun 1st 2016, 10:50 AM 25,928 Views 27 Comments

The public are being asked to keep their eyes peeled for the elusive animal.

"I could try some ... maybe": Tokyo tries to reel in tourists with whale meat festival
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# Dark Meat

"I could try some ... maybe": Tokyo tries to reel in tourists with whale meat festival

Oct 11th 2015, 5:00 PM 8,808 Views 14 Comments

Not many of them are biting, though.

Watch: Kayakers 'almost crushed to death' by humpback whale
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Watch: Kayakers 'almost crushed to death' by humpback whale

Sep 15th 2015, 8:46 PM 25,184 Views 11 Comments

“It’s all fun and games until someone gets jumped on.”

How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time
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# Holey Show

How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time

Aug 23rd 2015, 1:15 PM 13,106 Views 14 Comments

Grab the binoculars, a raincoat (or depending on what our unpredictable weather does, some sunscreen) and head for the coast.

"We believed that he was the strongest boy in the world; we did not want to let him go"
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# Make A Wish

"We believed that he was the strongest boy in the world; we did not want to let him go"

Aug 19th 2015, 10:40 AM 16,146 Views 46 Comments

145 children had their wishes granted last year.

First ever pictures of Arctic beluga whale in Irish waters (well, it has been a bad summer)
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# Holey Show

First ever pictures of Arctic beluga whale in Irish waters (well, it has been a bad summer)

Aug 8th 2015, 8:15 AM 22,862 Views 14 Comments

The whale hasn’t been spotted since 1988 – and this is the first image of a beluga in Irish waters.

19 of the most stunning images from Google Street View... underwater
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# Fishies

19 of the most stunning images from Google Street View... underwater

Jun 5th 2015, 9:00 PM 23,738 Views 7 Comments

Under the sea, you and me.

Pictures: Crowds gather as massive sperm whale washed ashore in California
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# Beached

Pictures: Crowds gather as massive sperm whale washed ashore in California

Apr 16th 2015, 10:20 AM 19,996 Views 19 Comments

Biologists and vets have now arrived at the site to begin the arduous process of cutting up the carcass for removal.

Hollywood is chipping in to help find 'the world's loneliest whale'
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# Deep Pockets

Hollywood is chipping in to help find 'the world's loneliest whale'

Mar 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 8,791 Views 20 Comments

The whale uses a frequency no other whale can hear.

Pics: These cool Hook Head dolphins will (almost) make you want to take a dip
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# Splashing

Pics: These cool Hook Head dolphins will (almost) make you want to take a dip

Feb 10th 2015, 5:06 PM 12,572 Views 6 Comments

The water off the coast of Ireland is full of them around this time of year and they seem to be in very good form.

This photo of a guy missing an incredible natural spectacle is going viral
# Sign O' The Times
# Sign O' The Times

This photo of a guy missing an incredible natural spectacle is going viral

Feb 6th 2015, 8:15 PM 15,308 Views 8 Comments

Modern times, eh?

Kerry humpback whales to appear on BBC tonight (and --- believe it or not --- there's a Charlie Haughey connection)
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# School's Back

Kerry humpback whales to appear on BBC tonight (and --- believe it or not --- there's a Charlie Haughey connection)

Jan 5th 2015, 6:30 PM 13,305 Views 7 Comments

Footage of the stunning mammals was captured around the Blaskets and Dingle Bay last summer. The resulting film is set to air over two nights this week.

In pics: Tourists and residents try to save massive stranded whale on Nicaragua beach
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# Beached

In pics: Tourists and residents try to save massive stranded whale on Nicaragua beach

Nov 15th 2014, 2:46 PM 12,622 Views 18 Comments

Unfortunately they were unsuccessful and had to give up as the sun went down.

There's plenty of Humpbacks out there, but this year's Whale Watch day was a bit of a washout...
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# Holey Show

There's plenty of Humpbacks out there, but this year's Whale Watch day was a bit of a washout...

Aug 25th 2014, 3:00 PM 11,215 Views 11 Comments

Around 1,500 people turned out all over Ireland’s coasts yesterday to squint through the mist and try and spot some elusive cetaceans.

Kayaker's encounter with a humpback whale is way too close for comfort
# Whale Of A Time
# Whale Of A Time

Kayaker's encounter with a humpback whale is way too close for comfort

Aug 21st 2014, 8:31 AM 4,229 Views 0 Comments

Whooooa dude.

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea
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# Lucky Shot

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea

Aug 2nd 2014, 2:35 PM 31,560 Views 29 Comments

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.

A new 'solitary' dolphin's moved to Irish waters... swimmers are being urged to keep their distance
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# Clet

A new 'solitary' dolphin's moved to Irish waters... swimmers are being urged to keep their distance

Jun 7th 2014, 7:45 AM 27,761 Views 26 Comments

Clet, who originated in French waters, is described as a “non-social solitary dolphin who does not seek out and engage with swimmers”.

Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound
# Orca
# Orca

Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound

Jan 1st 2014, 7:00 PM 1,736 Views 0 Comments

According to a crew filming the whale, this was an attempt at communication.

Pictures: Locals flock to see 20 metre fin whale washed up on Achill beach
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# Keel

Pictures: Locals flock to see 20 metre fin whale washed up on Achill beach

Dec 27th 2013, 2:39 PM 53,874 Views 45 Comments

The mammal was stranded on Christmas Eve.

Horrifying exploding whale gets a Miley Cyrus remix
# Wrecking Whale
# Wrecking Whale

Horrifying exploding whale gets a Miley Cyrus remix

Nov 29th 2013, 9:26 AM 3,143 Views 1 Comment

Still just as gross. But with more nudity.

Man gets slapped by a huge humpback whale
# Slapped
# Slapped

Man gets slapped by a huge humpback whale

Oct 24th 2013, 3:02 PM 5,083 Views 3 Comments

It’s not something a lot of people can claim.

Rare sabre-toothed whale found dead on California beach
# Venice Beach
# Venice Beach

Rare sabre-toothed whale found dead on California beach

Oct 17th 2013, 9:57 AM 16,059 Views 20 Comments

The mammal is rarely seen in the wild.

Army called in to help whale beached in Co Meath
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# Open Water

Army called in to help whale beached in Co Meath

Jun 20th 2013, 3:57 PM 11,761 Views 42 Comments

The mammal was successfully refloated. Sadly, another whale also washed ashore today has died.

Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies
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Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies

Dec 27th 2012, 8:45 PM 9,426 Views 6 Comments

The endangered fin whale was found in the Breezy Point neighbourhood of Queens yesterday.

New Zealand beaching proves rarest of whales exists
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New Zealand beaching proves rarest of whales exists

Nov 6th 2012, 9:27 PM 19,662 Views 11 Comments

The spade-toothed beaked whale is so rare that nobody has seen one alive.

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