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Stranded Whales to Be Euthanised in New Zealand
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, whales )

- 1428 days ago -
After repeated failed attempts to shepherd out to sea eight pilot whales stranded on a remote beach, where five others had died, conservationists decide to humanely euthanise them to relieve suffering
Icelandic Brewery Uses Dead Whales in Its Beer
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, wildlife, whales, beer, Iceland )

- 1437 days ago -
'Whale beer' is the brainchild of the Icelandic Steðjar brewery and fin whaling company, Hvalur, and claims to contain whale meal. Its launch is timed to coincide with the Icelandic mid-winter festival of Þorrablót (Thorrablot)
Notes on Blackfish
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, wildlife, whales )

- 1491 days ago -
Most people with a modicum of humanity will be heartbroken in the first 15 minutes of Blackfish, as the story is told of a young orca -soon to be named Tilikum- who is stolen from his family in a shameless act of stratagem in 1983.
Georgia Aquarium Appeals Against Ban on Importing Beluga Whales From Russia
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- 1516 days ago -
The Georgia Aquarium has filed a complaint in a U.S. District Court in Georgia, asking the court to overturn a denial of their request to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales into the United States for captive display.
Close Encounter: Kayakers Get Rare Look at Humpbacks
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- 1570 days ago -
Kayakers in California's Monterrey Bay got an up-close look at a pod of humpback whales. CBS News' Anthony Mason reports.
How a Gang of Bikers Plans to Rescue Whales From Captivity
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, suffering, captivity, whales, bikers )

- 1573 days ago -
Shaking off their reputation for lawlessness, these motorcycle enthusiasts want to save orcas from marine parks.
Whale Sharks Fed By Hand
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, whales, pictures, photos )

- 1738 days ago -
Tourists flock to hand-feed whale sharks off the island of Cebu, the Philippines
The Whale Photographs of Christopher Swann
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pictures, whales, photos, wildlife )

- 1738 days ago -
Christopher Swann dabbled in eco-tourism before deciding that he is most profoundly happy simply living alongside whales and photographing
The Moment a Fish Fought Back: Amazing Photos Show Marlin Toppling Boat (or Did Captain Just Make a Wrong Move?)
Offbeat  (tags: sea, ocean, marlin, dolphins, whales, seaLife, pictures )

- 1775 days ago -
SEA what happens when you mess with our big fish! Ha! -Sadly for the boat, it's said to have sunk to the bottom and the fish - who made a visible skip across the waves long after the boat was gone - may forever be known simply as 'the one that got away.
Rare 'Whale Vomit' Found on Beach
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- 1778 days ago -
A dog walker has found what he believes to be a rare piece of whale vomit whilst walking on the beach.
Saving Nature's Greatest Spectacle From Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, whales )

- 1786 days ago -
If we could turn back the clock 200 years, we could watch as millions of whales took to their migration routes. Around 150 years ago, we could witness bison filling the vast America prairie or a billion passenger pigeons blotting out the sky for days.
Close Encounter With Humpback Whale Off Australian Coast Captured on Camera! VIDEO!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, whales, video )

- 1841 days ago -
Video of a father and his daughter getting closer than is comfortable to a pair of humpback whales off the coast of Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia, has gone viral
Whale Learns to Mimic Human Speech! VIDEO!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whales )

- 1877 days ago -
A mysterious voice telling divers to get out of the water at a marine life centre has been identified as that of a 15-year-old white whale
South African Whale Driven Through Streets
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, whales, stranded, rescued )

- 1891 days ago -
South African council cleaners have used a lorry to move a stranded whale from a beach near Cape Town.
Humans Responsible For Whale Deaths, Study Says
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, whales, humans, deaths )

- 1891 days ago -
A report published online Oct. 1 in the journal Conservation Biology found that whale deaths over the past 40 years in the northwest Atlantic Ocean were mostly human-caused. Led by Julie van der Hoop of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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