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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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Pilot whales beached in NZ

According to the New Zealand Herald, 63 pilot whales beached themselves at Colville Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula on Sunday.  Department of Conservation workers and hundreds of volunteers managed to get around 2/3rds of them back out to sea, but … Continue reading

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Diving with orcas

Last week some New Zealand divers doing a navigation training session got a bit more than they bargained for when a large orca and a calf swam into a reef channel near where they were.  The larger one was apparently … Continue reading

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Paddleboard champion meets humpback whale

World paddleboard champion (what’s a paddleboard?), Jamie Mitchell, was being filmed for a documentary when a pod of humpback whales began playing around him. There were about 4 whales, presumably migrating to warmer waters around northern Australia for calving. You … Continue reading

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Sociable Killer Whales

Fish eating killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the Avacha gulf off the coast of Russia tend to live in pods of 10-20 whales. But scientists have now observed 8 such pods coming together to form a super-pod of over 100 … Continue reading

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Dead fin whale found on cruise ship’s bow

A couple of days ago, SCMP were reporting that a dead fin whale was spotted on the bow of a cruise ship as it arrived in Vancouver last Saturday. An investigation is now under way to try and find out … Continue reading

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Auckland orcas feeding on stingrays

A pod of orca are hunting near Auckland’s Tamaki Drive, attracting crowds of onlookers. Two adult orcas and 3 – 4 juveniles are believed to be hunting stingrays, which they are throwing into the air and eating. New Zealand orcas … Continue reading

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Infra red camera promises better count of Antarctic Minke whales

More on whales, this time Minke whales. Australian have used an infra red camera to find whales that have dived under the surface of Antarctic waters. The camera is mounted on an aircraft flying over the pack ice and is … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Humpback Update

According to the Standard this morning, the Hong Kong Humpback has moved slowly from the Lamma channel to Po Toi (perhaps lured by the excellent seafood restaurant that we were at 10 days ago).  According to the article, experts now … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Humpback

The 10 metre humpback whale that was spotted in the East Lamma Channel was yesterday off Cape d’Aguilar. Dr Hung, director of the Hong Kong Cetacean Research Project, believes it is swimming normally and is hopeful that left to its … Continue reading

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Humpback whale seen in Hong Kong

On Monday a humbpack whale was spotted in the East Lamma Channel by Marine Police, who alerted the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. This is the first record of such a creature in Hong Kong waters. It is possible that … Continue reading

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More whales stranded in Tasmania

Earlier this week about 200 whales beached themselves on the southern end of King Island in Tasmania. The good news is that rescuers have managed to help get 54 pilot whales and 5 dolphins back into deep water, but these … Continue reading

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