Petition: A New Species of Beaked-Whale May Have Just Been Discovered

A New Species of Beaked-Whale May Have Just Been Discovered

Scientists on an expedition with the Sea Shepherd Society believe they may have discovered a new species of beaked-whale off the coast of Mexico. They were sailing in the San Benito Islands 300 miles from the US border when they made the unique find. The team was seeking out the source of a series of […]

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Another Beautiful Whale Found Dead with 220 Pounds of Trash in Stomach

Another Beautiful Whale Found Dead with 220 Pounds of Trash in Stomach

More animals are being harmed because of our plastic habits. In a northern Scottish Island, a sperm whale washed up onto the beach with 220 pounds of plastic in its stomach. The whale beached itself and died December 5, where it was later found by researchers. When a necropsy was performed on the whale, researchers […]

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Mother Sperm Whale And Baby Die After Getting Tangled In Fishing Net

A mother sperm whale and her baby have been found dead after getting tangled in a fishing net, environmentalist group Marevivo has reported. Discovered in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the western coast of Italy, the Italian Coast Guard responded to a sighting of the mother whale, who measured around six meters, who is said to […]

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POLL: Should the Faroe Islands be sanctioned for continuing to slaughter whales?

Whale driving on the Faroe Islands date back to the late 16th century and involve residents herding pods of whales into shallow waters. They are then killed using a ‘spinal lance’ that is inserted through the animal’s neck to break its spinal cord. While locals have been carrying out the annual hunts ahead of the […]

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Narwhals Wearing Heart Monitors Reveal Danger of Human Encounters

Narwhals Wearing Heart Monitors Reveal Danger of Human Encounters

Normally when an animal is scared, it either remains very still and slows its heart rate and metabolism in hope that danger will pass—like a possum playing dead, in an extreme case—or the body revs up to power a “fight or flight” response. But when narwhals get caught in fishing nets, surprisingly, they do both. […]

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Scientists discover new whale species

Beaked whales are incredibly elusive and rare, little-known to scientists and the public alike—although some species are three times the size of an elephant. Extreme divers, beaked whales have been recorded plunging as deep as 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) for over an hour. Few of the over 20 species are well-known by researchers, but now […]

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