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Young Whale Trapped In Fishing Line Freed By Emergency Rescuers
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Jean
- 4 days ago - thedodo.com
Lifeguards spotted a young swimmer in trouble near a Maui beach last Wednesday, but he wasn't your average bather caught in the surf -- he was a 25-foot-long humpback whale.
New Threat to Canada's Pacific Humpback Whales?
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Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Once hunted to near extinction, the humpback whales of Canada's Pacific are back in larger numbers and the Canadian government has downgraded their status from "threatened" to one "of special concern".
Smiling Whale
Offbeat  (tags: coast, laughing, picture, smiling, waters, whale )

Plant
- 621 days ago - rotorama.com
The picture was taken by 60-year-old photographer Doug Perrine in Hawaii, in the waters just off the coast of Kona. False killer whale seems to be always laughing.
Diver Frees Entangled Orca That Cried For Help VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: orca, whale, rescue, entangles, good news, video, animals, odd, off-beat, interesting, wildlife, protection, unusual )

Lindsey
- 1046 days ago - grindtv.com
An orca that had become entangled in a crayfish pot off a New Zealand beach cried for the help of nearby orcas, but is alive thanks to a local diver who plunged in with a knife and cut the mammal loose. Part of the event was videotaped, and the orca's..
Surfer Narrowly Misses Being Swallowed By Humpback Whale (Video)
Offbeat  (tags: Surfer, Narrowly, Misses, Being, Swallowed, By, Humpback, Whale )

Agnes
- 1141 days ago - treehugger.com
A woman paddling on a surfboard off the coast of Santa Cruz, California escapes being swallowed up by a humpback whale feeding on fish at the surface. The person filming notes that she (or they) had never paddled out that far from shore before
Whale Nearly Swallows Surfer and Kayaker! WATCH VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: whale, surfer, crazy, animals, bizarre, off-beat, odd, interesting, protection, safety, photos, unusual, wildlife )

Lindsey
- 1141 days ago - freep.com
This is a CRAZY close call...you have to see for yourself. As much as I want to see a whale up close...I don't know if I could be THIS close...
Beached Whale Lands In Yorkshire Countryside, Half A Mile Inland
Offbeat  (tags: whale, animals, bizarre, environment, health, news, off-beat, odd, pictures, protection, photos, unusual, wildlife )

Lindsey
- 1171 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A dead whale found half a mile inland isn't part of the typical scenery you'd expect to find in the midst of England's picturesque countryside.
Rare White Humpback Whale Spotted Off Great Barrier Reef
Offbeat  (tags: humpback whale, whale, albino, animals, bizarre, environment, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pictures, photos, unusual, wildlife )

Lindsey
- 1177 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Believed to be just a few weeks old, the 12ft calf was seen at Cid Harbour in the famous reef's Whitsunday Islands area by a family out in the bay in their boat. White whales are highly unusual, with only 10 to 15 believed to exist.
Paddle Boater Meets Blue Whale
Offbeat  (tags: whale, unusual, animals, off-beat, odd, interesting, pictures, environment )

Lindsey
- 1225 days ago - video.yahoo.com
This lucky guy got an up close encounter with the majestic Blue Whale. Truly amazing....sorry that you have to watch an ad before.
Humpback Whale Song Spreads to Other Whales
Offbeat  (tags: Whale, song, haunting )

Tarequl
- 1343 days ago - daily-sun.com
Recordings of male humpback whales have shown that their haunting songs spread through the ocean to other whales.
It Is OUTRAGEOUS! Make Denmark STOP!
Offbeat  (tags: Denmark, whale, slaughter, killed )

Tarequl
- 1349 days ago - change.org
Such whale hunts do indeed occur in the Faroe Islands, usually during the summer months. The Faroe Islands are made up of a number of small inhabited islands. Every year, hundreds of long-finned pilot whales are killed in such slaughters.
Sedatives Used to Free Whale From Fishing Line
Offbeat  (tags: Fishing, whale, save, endangered )

Tarequl
- 1419 days ago - daily-sun.com
Researchers have a new tactic to save endangered whales tangled in fishing line: Get them to calm down with sedatives shot from a dart gun so they can pull closer and cut the potentially fatal gear away.
Wonderful!! Whale of a Trip: Humpback Makes Record Migration
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DC
- 1529 days ago - news.yahoo.com
It remains a mystery why a female humpback whale swam thousands of miles from the reefs of Brazil to the African island of Madagascar, which researchers believe is the longest single trip ever undertaken by a mammal -- humans excluded
Whale Returns to Calif. Harbor Day After Rescue
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Simone
- 1682 days ago - cbsnews.com
A young gray whale has returned to a Southern California harbor, one day after rescuers removed 150 pounds of fishing nets and ropes from its fin and tail.
Whale Honored With Elaborate Funeral 10,000 Bid Farewell in Viet Village; Temple Planned as Well
Offbeat  (tags: humans, whale, Vietnam, honor, worshippers )

Doug
- 1758 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Thousands of Vietnamese fishermen are giving a royal send-off to a 15-ton dead whale, gathering at a southern Vietnamese village to pay homage at a funeral for the creature they call "Your Excellency."
 

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