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From TheJournal.ie 20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together Blasket Islands

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears 30-year Ban

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears

The move has drawn widespread criticism.

From TheJournal.ie Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail' Sea Of Okhotsk

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail'

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

From TheJournal.ie Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland Retirement

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Beluga whale found in Norwegian waters 'may have been trained by Russian navy' Deep Cover This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern' Streedagh Strand

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan is going to start hunting whales for commercial purposes again Hunting

Japan is going to start hunting whales for commercial purposes again

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.

From TheJournal.ie Leatherback turtle and beluga whale spotted in Irish waters Observe Programme

Leatherback turtle and beluga whale spotted in Irish waters

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

From TheJournal.ie Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Dublin Rockabill

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Dublin

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

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths Washed Up

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths

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

From TheJournal.ie Deep Atlantic: 'If you can’t stand up, what's the difference between two and two thousand metres' Read Me

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rescuers struggle to save survivors after mass beaching of 135 whales in Australia Perth

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

There are fears that the carcasses may attract sharks.

From TheJournal.ie Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Kerry Dingle

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Kerry

The whales were spotted just off Dingle Bay

From TheJournal.ie Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech Imitation Games This post contains videos

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech

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

From TheJournal.ie 56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year Record Number

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers Survivors

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers

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

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach Golden Bay

Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach

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

From TheJournal.ie SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow Blackfish

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow

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

From TheJournal.ie Incredible drone footage shows paddle-boarder meeting up with two friendly whales Well Hello There This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps spot whales off Galway coast Clifden This post contains images

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps spot whales off Galway coast

Not a bad day at the office.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Do we really need another pet, or are we running out of wild animals? Solitary Dolphins

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Three whales washed up on a Kerry beach and one may not survive Beached

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific Food Science

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "We're trying to keep the rest alive": 100 whales die on New Zealand beach Time Running Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday Stranded

An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday

It is the first since 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach Beached

Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach

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

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

Also a newborn humpback whale snuggling with its mum.

From TheJournal.ie Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day Hook Head This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Sonar mapping for oil killed Madagascar whales: study Whales

Sonar mapping for oil killed Madagascar whales: study

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness North Of Disko This post contains images

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

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 Swim Away! This post contains videos

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him

We’re going to need a bigger… everything.

This is definitely the most embarrassing voicemail you'll hear today Whalemail This post contains videos

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

When the whale voice comes in you may lose it.

From TheJournal.ie Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister Loophole

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister

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

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Just some dolphins and whales hanging out off Wexford The Life Aquatic This post contains images

PHOTOS: Just some dolphins and whales hanging out off Wexford

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

From TheJournal.ie First whales of the year spotted off Wexford coast Whalewatch

First whales of the year spotted off Wexford coast

Two humpback whales and five fin whales were sighted off Hook Head over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Killer whales trapped in sea ice Whales This post contains images

PICS: Killer whales trapped in sea ice

About a dozen whales are trapped in a vast stretch of ice in Quebec’s Far North, surfacing in a small opening for air.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Dolphins deserve rights as 'persons', experts say Dolphins

Dolphins deserve rights as 'persons', experts say

Whales and dolphins’ advanced abilities and culture means they should be legally protected, a group of experts has argued.

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