Category Archives: Wildlife

Former Dolphin Trainer’s Perspective on the Taiji Hunt

Taiji is the town in  Japan that was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary, the Cove, which I was fortunate enough to see a few weeks ago when SCDC showed it at one of their Thursday Club nights.I had been expecting … Continue reading

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Great Photos of Tiny Marine Creatures

The BBC web site has some images from the Census of Marine Life (CoML). At the moment the CoML is focusing on tiny creatures, such as this blue/green alga which belongs to a group that are among the Earth’s oldest … Continue reading

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5m Hammerhead Caught off New South Wales

A sad picture of what must have been a hugely impressive hammerhead shark. It was apparently caught off New South Wales after attempting to eat a smaller shark that had been hooked earlier. Unfortunately the accompanying article from news.com.au doesn’t … Continue reading

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Great White Found Diving to 1200 metres

New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric  Research (NIWA), has been tagging great white sharks around Stewart and Chatham islands for the last 5 years. So far they have tagged 25 with tags that stay on for 6 – … Continue reading

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Great White Photos from the Guardian

This is a photo from the Guardian’s website. It is the first of a sequence of 5 of a great white shark investigating three divers in a cage in Mexico. Unfortunately they seem more interested in emphasising that one of … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Fish Eat Plant Material

OK, so they don’t surface in the middle of the night, crawl up the beach, climb trees and start snacking on coconut leaves. Instead scientists artificially fed one of the most common species of deep sea fish on plants, and … Continue reading

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Rare Akame Fish Behaviour

On their website the BBC has got some footage of Japan’s secretive and rarely seen Akame fish. You can see it on the BBC website.

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Giant Shark Fossil Found in Kansas

Scientists have found the fossilized remains of a 10 metre long shark in Kansas. They found a jawbone and huge tooth plates, which they believe it used to crush large shellfish like giant clams. The shark is called Ptychodus mortoni, … Continue reading

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Juvenile Whale Shark Killed in Philippines

An 18 foot whale shark was found last week in Bahay Kambing, a cove in the municipality of Tingloy, by some divers, including several from Hong Kong. Its dorsal and pectoral fins had all been cut off and there were … Continue reading

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Whitiangi divers hassled by bronze whaler

Two cousins, diving at the Twins near Whitiangi in the North Island of New Zealand, were hassled by a 2 metre bronze whaler on Monday (15 Feb) afternoon. They were about 10 metres from their boat when the shark approached … Continue reading

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Life in the deep oceanic trenches

Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh took the bathyscaphe Trieste to 10,900 metres deep in the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench. This was in 1960 and they are the only people to have reached such a depth. As they reached … Continue reading

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Photos of Humpback whales feeding in Alaska

The Guardian has got some great photos of humpback whales feeding off Chatham Strait in south-east Alaska. You can see them on Guardian’s website.

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