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There was a few videos recorded and passed around the internet, and nothing really happened on Saturday, until Sunday afternoon," says Zwamborn. The whale was then seen around the Sackville River entrance to the Bedford Basin. Zwamborn says it's not normal behaviour for pilot whales, who are ...
The annual spring migration is celebrated here from March 24 to 31 as Whale Watch Week, with 24 designated viewing sites along the Oregon Coast. If you've never seen the gray whales blowing, breaching, spyhopping, or diving, this is the time to grab your binoculars and head to the coast. Gray whales ...

Bushland Beach man Carl Phillips was boating about 8.30am last Friday when a pod of whales surrounded him as he travelled to Magnetic Island from Bay Rock, about 20km north of Townsville. The pod of whales near Magnetic Island. Photo Carl Phillips. The photographer said it was an incredible ...
Drones may likely play an important role as they are a valuable tool toward reducing the risks involved in this type of effort,” said Ed Lyman, NOAA large whale entanglement response coordinator. “As a public reminder, it is important to understand that response to entangled whales involving a close ...
The Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visitors to the center can examine interactive whale exhibits and take in the panoramic ocean views. Binoculars are provided. Rangers will also be on hand to answer questions about the whales. A live stream of whale ...
It was a photo of the grey morph whale, posted on social media by local photographer at Sleaford Bay near Port Lincoln in 2016, that allowed Elizabeth to ... As a seasoned whale spotter living at Waitpinga, Elizabeth said it appeared 'Murphy' had been spending time with other grey whales as he was ...

It reads, 'Several whales have latterly been reported as having been seen off the Irish coast, and on Saturday the death of one 100ft long is reported from Wexford. On Thursday, a fisherman named Wickham, being at the entrance to the harbour, saw an unusual disturbance of the sea a short distance out.
And it's not just for the whales' sake. "I feel the industry is in jeopardy,” Baumgartner said. Baumgartner was in Maine this month for the annual lobstermen's association meeting, to detail the whale's plight. If the lobster industry doesn't respond effectively, he said, the federal government will step in.
Animals first evolved to live exclusively on land about 370 million years ago – but on dozens of occasions since then land animals have gone back to exploiting the seas. That might be because the shallow seas around continents are so full of food that they proved an irresistible lure. Some of the most ...
In a project that aims to monitor whales and ocean health, a team of researchers are working in collaboration with Ocean Alliance, trialing the use of drones. Ocean Alliance is an organisation dedicated to the conservation of whales and all sea life, as well as human impacts on the marine environment.
Mobile publisher Deemedya has launched a new app monetisation tool that uses machine learning algorithms to understand player behaviour. Called Game of Whales, the AI automatically studies how users are playing and tries to predict what kinds of offers are most likely to work to convert them into ...
Lolita is the sole surviving orca from a group of baby whales trapped by hunters 47 years ago. She's now about to begin a new chapter in her battle to return home to the Pacific Ocean—this time with the help of a group of Native Americans. The Lummi Nation, a Native American tribe in western Washington ...
The investigation of mysterious groups on VKontakte full of images of whales and butterflies that Novaya Gazeta claims drive teenagers to take their own lives ... Apart from the fact that this would take ATI beyond the bounds of its legal mandate, the court order to “block” Blue Whale Challenge also fails to ...
Marine Biologist with Monterey Bay Whale Watch Greg McCormack tells KTVU the drone captured gray whales showing mating behavior in the beginning of the video. He says humpback whales also make an appearance later in the video, along with Pacific white-sided dolphins and a school of forage fish.
The crew encountered a second whale shark, which was a little more assertive when Gayford got into the water again. "I went over the side of the boat and it came straight up underneath me. I didn't have a chance to get out of the way," he recounted. "It caught me and then pushed me back into the boat.
Armed with baleen, a vertebra, an ear bone and the best prop of all, a life-size inflatable juvenile right whale named Smoke, educators from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center make these highly endangered whales highly relatable. “Would you drink milk as thick as toothpaste?” Sydney Wiltshire ...
Whale watchers out on Monterey Bay got lucky Thursday. They saw gray whales, humpback and dolphins all in one trip. But we may be even luckier — video taken by a drone by Monterey Bay Whale Watch gives us an incredible bird's eye view. There's so much activity in the roughly one-minute video, ...

The last sighting of the whale reported to the Coast Guard was around 11 a.m. off of Shelter Island, Guzman said. It's not uncommon for whales to swim into the bay, and they usually find their way out on their own, so the Coast Guard was monitoring the situation and had no immediate plans to take action.
One day in May, Joel saw on Facebook that his friends and family (including his uncle) in Point Hope were catching whales. We all realized that this would be the perfect opportunity to tell the story of the Point Hope whaling feast, or Qagruq, which is a three-day celebration of a successful whale hunt.
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – It's the biggest shark and fish in the sea, but it is also one the least understood. In an attempt to solve some of the most enduring mysteries surrounding whale sharks, scientists dove with them in the Galapagos Islands. Whale sharks can weigh over 40,000 pounds and grow up to ...
The Calvineers are a group of student scientists who promote the conservation of right whales. The students stress education and conservation in their whale work. They work with marine scientists, legislators and those who work on the water to learn about right whales and discuss what actions could be ...
AsianScientist (Mar. 6, 2018) – Researchers have discovered that Bryde's whales (Balaenopteridae edeni) have developed an energy-saving mode of feeding to adapt to the shallow waters of the upper Gulf of Thailand in Southeast Asia. They published their findings in Current Biology. The upper Gulf of ...
It wouldn't be a whale party without the guests of honor. The Dana Point Festival of Whales kicked off last weekend with a “Magical Migration” parade through town, sand castles built in honor of the marine mammals, and the 'Whale Walk' community painting event at Doheny State Beach. But those who ...
A whale offshore of the McGregor Point Lighthouse in West Maui was observed in a headstand position for approximately four minutes on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2018. The individual who ... “Whales with a calf sometimes adopt this position to nurse their calf while resting. It is relatively unusual to see ...
Classic cars like Woodies and corvettes are on display along the harbor. Whale expert Alisa Schulman-Janiger will speak at 10 a.m. at Harpoon Henry's about the ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project as well as the killer whales that have been seen in California. Dana Wharf will host a free ...
You don't have to be out on the water to see whales at the beach. Take a stroll on the “Whale Walk” at Doheny State Beach, and you'll see just how big the largest mammal on Earth, the blue whale, can get. Stop for a moment to marvel at the newly created sperm whale's massive head, or check out the long ...
Photographer Patrick Dykstra came across the rare species when he was shooting footage of sperm whales in the Caribbean Sea. ... Autopsies from Gervais' beaked whale corpses tell us that the animals eat cephalopods, so Dykstra says the whales were probably drawn to squid that the sperm whales in ...
"I think everyone remains hopeful that whales will turn up on the feeding grounds with babies still," says Tonya Wimmer from the Marine Animal Response Society. "In some years... a few animals have turned up with a baby that wasn't observed on the breeding grounds. Usually most moms are observed ...
Donna Sandstrom, executive director of the nonprofit organization the Whale Trail, says the whales' situation seems dire. “We're perhaps witnessing their last chapter on Earth,” she says. Robert Allan, who heads the southwestern Washington branch of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, says ...
Researchers examine one of the six North Atlantic right whales that have died in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in a recent handout photo. The Canadian Coast Guard and Fisheries and Oceans hope to beach a dead right whale on a Prince Edward Island shore today in an effort to learn what has killed at least six ...
While they are comparable in size to whales, whale sharks are sharks. They typically grow to be bigger than a double-decker bus: between 6 to 16 meters (20 to 52 feet) and more than 20 tons. But as filter feeders, the enormous whale sharks are dangerous only to the plankton, fish eggs and tiny fish they ...
The population of southern resident killer whales that frequent Washington state's Puget Sound may be in decline, but the numbers of northern resident killer whales that hang out around Alaska appear to be growing at an extremely fast rate. The UW researchers suggest that the burgeoning northern orca ...
A spokesperson for the law enforcement arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told KPIX the agency is aware of the incident but could not comment other than to call the video “a prime example of what not to do when you see a whale.” Gray whales, which can reach 50 feet in length ...
Researchers identified whales by comparing photographs of distinctive rough patches on the whales' skin to images in a catalog maintained by the Right Whale Consortium. They then sorted the individuals into age categories: calf, juvenile, adults aged 15-25, and adults older than 25. Scientists then ...
Speaking of the moment he saw the whale, Mr Boreham said: “Truly amazing and unexpected surprise when at Towan Head, a whale swam towards the headland, getting as close as 150 metres away. It passed the head and across the bay until it reached Watergate, swimming close to the coastline.
The count, conducted by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary included the sighting of 135 whales over a 15 minute interval starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the most of any time period throughout the day. The HIHWNMS first whale count of the year was conducted at the end of ...
The federal Marine Mammal Protection Act requires you to be 300 feet from whales and this video, taken by Anchor Charter Boats of Fort Bragg is obviously inside that space. Not only that, but goes on to show tourists petting a gray whale. “You really have to put this a lot on the company. They should know ...
Scientists observing the whale community off the US east coast have not recorded a single mother-calf pair this winter. Last year saw a record number of deaths in the population. Threats to the whales include entanglement in lobster fishing ropes and an increasing struggle to find food in abnormally warm ...
Animals that spend most of their time along the coast—from beluga whales to green turtles—tend to move in more complex ways, turning more often and retracing their steps. In the open ocean, things are simpler: animals who prefer it there, like black-footed albatrosses and whale sharks, will pick a spot in ...
The north of Scotland has the biggest variety of whale and dolphin species in the UK, according to the latest survey. Sea Watch Foundation has been holding the annual National Whale and Dolphin Watch event for 15 years. It is a collaboration between citizen scientists, wildlife enthusiasts, the general ...
... which has that quitessential two-swoop shape or b) the whale's blowhole. And did you give your mammoth mammalian subject a big smile? When you were 5 or 6 years old, several of your artistic subjects probably bore a big grin, even flowers and the sun and whales. Learning to translate what we see in ...
Belmar Beach residents and guests caught a whale making waves along the shore on Sunday. In a photo posted by the Belmar Beach Facebook page, a whale can be seen breaching the surface, marking one of the first sightings of the new year. Live drone footage from just around 2 p.m. on Sunday ...
Student researchers at the University of Colorado are planning to add the study of sperm whale communication patterns to the fast-growing list of tasks that can be aided by drone technology. And they — the students, not the whales — could use the public's help. CU's 12-member Search and Help Aquatic ...
Humpback whales — whose scientific name Megaptera novaeangliae means “big-winged New Englander” — spend the summer months building up fat stores in the rich feeding grounds such as the Gulf of Maine and Gulf of Mexico before heading south to tropical or subtropical waters in the winter months ...
The phrase "Save the Whales" will take on new importance for Canadian fishermen in 2018 as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans introduces mandatory reporting for interactions Canada's commercial fishing fleets have with marine mammals. The deaths of a dozen critically endangered right whales ...
Scotland recorded the highest number of whales and dolphins in last year's National Whale and Dolphin Watch. The survey is held annually between July and August by the marine conservation charity, the Sea Watch Foundation. The Scottish figure of 608 sightings of marine mammals represented 43% of ...
That battle ended poorly for B.C., with Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ont., getting its whale and the federal government putting down the province's bid for a ... whale capture in provincial waters even though he has no legal way to do that, and he demands that Sealand and Marineland release these whales ...
The study, which is the largest-ever of the whale microbiome, shows that monitoring whales' skin microbes could offer a way to assess their health and nutrition over different seasons and environmental circumstances, and also to detect how they are affected by climate change and human-caused impacts ...
"It was wonderful luck," says whale scientist Ari Friedlaender, who spoke from a ship on its way across the treacherous Drake Passage toward Antarctica from Chile, for yet another attempt to find and tag minke whales. "Most of the time, by the time you actually see a minke, you aren't likely to see it again." ...
Orca Whales breaching (Robert Pittman (Public domain) via Wikimedia Commons). Launch Gallery. 13 Photos. Are you ready for World Whale Day? This Sunday, February 18th, it's time to learn about, appreciate, and celebrate, the mighty whale. It's no fluke (whale pun–nailed it) that I'm giving you a ...


 

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