ARTICLES RELATING TO WHALES

National SPCA threatens prosecutions for whale-killing octopus traps

2019-07-02 06:31

The National Council of SPCAs has threatened to institute prosecutions for whales that are caught in octopus traps as bycatch.

Discovered: An ancient whale that had four legs and could walk on land

2019-04-06 19:36

Paleontologists discovered an ancient whale off the coast of Peru that had four legs and could walk on land.

WATCH: Up close with beluga whales in Hudson Bay

2018-10-15 20:57

Every year, tens of thousands of beluga whales come to frolic and mate in Hudson Bay, Canada.

IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales

2018-09-17 08:18

Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard the marine mammals in perpetuity, after a bitter debate.

WATCH: Whale rescued from fishing net in Chile

2018-08-15 19:56

A navy ship travelled for three and a half hours to help a whale badly tangled in a fishing net.

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

2018-07-14 16:29

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity.

As whales fade, movement they spawned tries to keep up hope

2018-04-03 18:01

North Atlantic right whales are facing the threat of extinction within a generation, and the movement to preserve them is trying to come up with new solutions.

Your daily drive makes life pretty noisy for whales

2018-02-24 14:00

As unlikely as it may seem, your drive to the supermarket is responsible for a lot of noise pollution in our oceans – and a lot of stress to marine life as a result.

Japanese fleet kills 333 whales

2017-03-31 18:27

Japan's whaling fleet has returned home after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its goal for the second year under a revised research whaling programme.

More whales strand as hundreds die

2017-02-11 21:33

A new group of 240 whales has become beached in biggest stranding on record as volunteers struggle to return animals to sea.

 

WATCH: Whale calf freed from fishing gear near Simon's Town

2019-06-10 07:22

A young whale calf was freed after becoming entangled in fishing rope lines near Millers Point between Simon's Town and Cape Point on Saturday.

A whale washed up dead with almost 40 kilograms worth of trash in its stomach

2019-03-18 18:53

Scientists said the curvier's beaked whale died from 'gastric shock,' and it was the most plastic they'd ever seen in a whale.

WATCH: Baby whale rescued from shark net

2018-10-12 21:01

A new-born whale calf was freed from a shark net near the Australian coast.

WATCH: Humpback whales on the move off the coast of Australia

2018-08-17 08:05

Tourists got the surprise of their lives when they saw this spectacular scene of nine male humpback whales chasing a female in the Whitsunday Islands.

US issues rule protecting habitat for false killer whales

2018-07-29 15:05

A federal agency will designate waters around Hawaii as protected critical habitat for endangered false killer whales.

Bowhead whales not only singers, but avid composers too

2018-04-07 13:13

How do bowhead whales in the unbroken darkness of the Arctic's polar winter keep busy during breeding season?

Most of over 150 stranded whales die on Australian beach

2018-03-26 12:25

More than 150 whales have become stranded in Hamelin Bay in western Australia, and only 15 of them were still alive.

Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

2017-04-01 13:03

Japan's whaling fleet has returned home after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its goal for the second year under a revised research whaling programme.

Fears of exploding whales as New Zealand clears carcasses

2017-02-14 09:53

The grim task of clearing hundreds of washed-up whale carcasses was under way in New Zealand, with the beach closed over fears the bodies will fill with gas and explode as they decompose.

Two whales untangled from ropes near Yzerfontein

2017-01-24 21:19

Two whales were freed from fishing lines, ropes, and flotation buoys in the vicinity of Dassen Island, near Yzerfontein.

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