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Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching
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Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching

Sep 27th 2020, 11:37 AM 21,352 Views 5 Comments

The country’s largest-ever mass stranding saw around 470 pilot whales become stuck in Tasmania.

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed
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70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed

Sep 24th 2020, 9:05 AM 26,631 Views 39 Comments

Another 20 whales could potentially still be saved today and vets are considering euthanising another four.

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise
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200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 17,946 Views 12 Comments

It the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasmania.

Six bottlenose whales die after mass stranding on Donegal beach
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Six bottlenose whales die after mass stranding on Donegal beach

Aug 19th 2020, 7:08 PM 77,867 Views 35 Comments

The northern bottlenose whales were found stranded earlier today.

20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together
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20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together

Sep 22nd 2019, 4:38 PM 22,730 Views 16 Comments

They were first spotted off the coast of Cork in 1999.

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears
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Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears

Jul 1st 2019, 10:51 PM 16,993 Views 42 Comments

The move has drawn widespread criticism.

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail'
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# Sea Of Okhotsk

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail'

Jun 20th 2019, 8:12 PM 17,041 Views 15 Comments

Celebrities, including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and TV star Pamela Anderson, had called for their release.

Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland
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# Retirement

Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland

Jun 20th 2019, 11:09 AM 16,409 Views 16 Comments

The whales, Little White and Little Grey, were sold to Changfeng Ocean World aquarium some 10 years ago.

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 46,680 Views 53 Comments

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

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 27,860 Views 21 Comments

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

Japan is going to start hunting whales for commercial purposes again
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Japan is going to start hunting whales for commercial purposes again

Dec 26th 2018, 9:45 AM 21,329 Views 39 Comments

The International Whaling Commission, established in 1946 to conserve and manage the world’s whale and cetacean population, introduced a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986.

Leatherback turtle and beluga whale spotted in Irish waters
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Leatherback turtle and beluga whale spotted in Irish waters

Nov 23rd 2018, 10:58 PM 22,022 Views 15 Comments

Over the course of two years the obSERVE Programme, a government initiative, collected data through two projects.

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Dublin
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Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Dublin

Nov 19th 2018, 4:23 PM 31,351 Views 33 Comments

The pair were filmed by a crew on board a fishing vessel on Saturday.

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths
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# Washed Up

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths

Sep 15th 2018, 7:15 AM 11,915 Views 10 Comments

Since the beginning of August, a minimum of 19 Cuvier’s beaked whales washed up dead on the Irish coast.

Deep Atlantic: 'If you can’t stand up, what's the difference between two and two thousand metres'
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Deep Atlantic: 'If you can’t stand up, what's the difference between two and two thousand metres'

Apr 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM 35,839 Views 13 Comments

Ireland’s Deep Atlantic sees underwater cameraman Ken O’Sullivan embark on a series of voyages out into the open North Atlantic in search of large whales, sharks and cold water coral reefs.

Rescuers struggle to save survivors after mass beaching of 135 whales in Australia
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Rescuers struggle to save survivors after mass beaching of 135 whales in Australia

Mar 23rd 2018, 10:44 PM 23,268 Views 10 Comments

There are fears that the carcasses may attract sharks.

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Kerry
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Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Kerry

Mar 7th 2018, 10:11 PM 36,373 Views 44 Comments

The whales were spotted just off Dingle Bay

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech
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# Imitation Games

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech

Jan 31st 2018, 1:55 PM 11,223 Views 20 Comments

The whales are able to say simple phrases like ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’.

56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year
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56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year

Feb 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,389 Views 32 Comments

This is the highest number at this stage of the year since records began.

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers
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New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers

Feb 12th 2017, 7:18 AM 10,381 Views 5 Comments

Many volunteers gathered on the shoreline broke down in tears on hearing the latest strandings appeared to be over.

Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach
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# Golden Bay

Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach

Feb 10th 2017, 7:13 AM 19,488 Views 34 Comments

Hope is fading for the around 100 whales still alive on the beach.

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow
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# Blackfish

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow

Nov 9th 2015, 8:05 PM 18,378 Views 51 Comments

SeaWorld has seen attendance go down in recent years – in part as a result of revelations in the 2013 documentary Blackfish.

Incredible drone footage shows paddle-boarder meeting up with two friendly whales
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# Well Hello There

Incredible drone footage shows paddle-boarder meeting up with two friendly whales

Oct 11th 2015, 10:15 AM 25,501 Views 17 Comments

The footage was taken by a drone enthusiast off the south coast of Australia

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps spot whales off Galway coast
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PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps spot whales off Galway coast

Sep 14th 2015, 9:31 PM 25,756 Views 18 Comments

Not a bad day at the office.

Column: Do we really need another pet, or are we running out of wild animals?
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# Solitary Dolphins

Column: Do we really need another pet, or are we running out of wild animals?

Aug 16th 2015, 8:30 AM 124 Views 24 Comments

‘Dusty’ the dolphin has been in the headlines again this summer. But what makes a dolphin ‘solitary’ – and how do we manage them?

Three whales washed up on a Kerry beach and one may not survive
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Three whales washed up on a Kerry beach and one may not survive

Aug 6th 2015, 11:45 PM 18,242 Views 8 Comments

Two were safely re-floated, but a third looks unlikely to survive, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group says.

Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific
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Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific

Apr 15th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,806 Views 33 Comments

The highest court of the UN ruled in March of last year that the research was a fig leaf for commercial hunting.

"We're trying to keep the rest alive": 100 whales die on New Zealand beach
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"We're trying to keep the rest alive": 100 whales die on New Zealand beach

Feb 14th 2015, 12:40 PM 12,134 Views 15 Comments

There are fears that another 90 whales will suffer the same fate.

An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday
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An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday

Jan 31st 2015, 7:40 PM 48,095 Views 66 Comments

It is the first since 2010.

Guy decides it would be a good idea to surf a whale carcass surrounded by hungry sharks
# Idiot
# Idiot

Guy decides it would be a good idea to surf a whale carcass surrounded by hungry sharks

Nov 2nd 2014, 10:24 AM 5,342 Views 4 Comments

Get him the Darwin Award.

Whale gently lifts kayakers out of water in incredible video
# Whale Tale
# Whale Tale

Whale gently lifts kayakers out of water in incredible video

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:28 AM 3,793 Views 3 Comments

Whale I never.

Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach
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Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach

Jul 7th 2014, 6:48 PM 19,435 Views 34 Comments

The pod of pilot whales have become stranded for a second time today.

Awe-inspiring footage of huge whale and dolphin 'stampede' off California
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# Majestic

Awe-inspiring footage of huge whale and dolphin 'stampede' off California

Mar 3rd 2014, 10:00 PM 6,569 Views 1 Comment

Also a newborn humpback whale snuggling with its mum.

Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day
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Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day

Jan 15th 2014, 4:31 PM 17,960 Views 9 Comments

The southeast coast is the place to be for whale and dolphin watchers at this time of year…

Sonar mapping for oil killed Madagascar whales: study
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Sonar mapping for oil killed Madagascar whales: study

Sep 26th 2013, 8:44 PM 8,561 Views 17 Comments

One hundred whales died suddenly off the coast of Madagascar in May 2008.

Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness
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# North Of Disko

Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness

Aug 31st 2013, 8:30 PM 29,419 Views 12 Comments

The eleven person team – ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s – are back on dry land after an epic voyage to Greenland and a turbulent return sea journey that “put manners on everybody”…

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him
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# Swim Away!

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him

Jul 24th 2013, 9:13 AM 3,669 Views 1 Comment

We’re going to need a bigger… everything.

This is definitely the most embarrassing voicemail you'll hear today
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# Whalemail

This is definitely the most embarrassing voicemail you'll hear today

Jun 27th 2013, 11:17 AM 3,771 Views 6 Comments

When the whale voice comes in you may lose it.

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister
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# Loophole

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister

Feb 26th 2013, 10:23 AM 5,790 Views 46 Comments

A Japanese minister said criticism of whaling is “a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture”.

PHOTOS: Just some dolphins and whales hanging out off Wexford
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PHOTOS: Just some dolphins and whales hanging out off Wexford

Feb 5th 2013, 9:45 PM 13,524 Views 23 Comments

A group of photographers had a pretty successful expedition off Hook Head at the weekend…

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