Did you know whales are born tail first? They enter their water world being able to swim from day dot. From the moment they’re born, their first instinct is to swim to the surface for air. While most enjoy the comforts of hanging out in mum’s tummy until she reaches warm northern Australian waters, some […]
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6 Exciting Ways To See More Wild Animals
Generally speaking, all animals are spectacular, but there’s just something special about the wild ones that words cannot describe properly. Maybe it’s the fact that we do not get to see them on a regular basis, hence coming face to face with them is a truly extraordinary experience. Unfortunately, the modern world hasn’t given its […]
Calls for more “humane” shark confinement techniques after entanglement of humpback whale in shark nets off the coast of Queensland
New appeals for more “humane” shark confinement techniques have been made in response to the capture of another whale in shark netting off the coast of Queensland. Following reports to the 24-hour Shark hotline at 6.30am on Friday, the whale was freed at 9am by personnel from Sea World and the Queensland Boating and Fisheries […]
Thousands of whale images are being combed through by researchers in order to help conserve a calving spot off the coast of Western Australia
Thousands of whale images are being combed through by researchers in order to help conserve a calving spot off the coast of Western Australia that was severely affected by the whaling industry. The researchers believe Geographe Bay, off the coast of south-west Western Australia, is an important calving ground that needs to be protected, and […]
Into the Sunset…
A Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) slips quietly beneath the waves of the commingling waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans as the sun sets over the Cape Peninsula. Gansbaai, South Africa.
Endangered Right Whales suffer losses that threaten their future survival
North Atlantic right whales are now one of the most endangered whales on earth, and a string of recent deaths has raised questions about their future survival. Once known as the “right” whale to kill because their slow movements and time spent at the surface made them easy targets, right whales were nearly decimated by […]
POLL: Should whales and dolphins be protected in the South Atlantic?
Japan and other pro-whaling nations have defeated a proposal to create an sanctuary for whales in the South Atlantic. The push to create the protected area during a biennial meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was defeated after 38 countries voted yes and 24 against, as proposals at the conference require 75% of votes […]