Latest Beached whale Stories

2008-11-24 08:40:00

Australian wildlife rescuers announced Sunday that they effectively released a group of pilot whales back to the ocean following a large stranding of the mammals in Tasmania.

2008-08-13 21:00:15

By TONY PERRY By Tony Perry Los Angeles Times The Navy will restrict the use of low-frequency active sonar during training in the Pacific Ocean to prevent possible harm to whales and other creatures, under an agreement reached with environmental groups Tuesday.

2008-08-11 15:00:46

A SPERM whale which died after being beached in the Highlands has been cut up and burned. The 50ft mammal beached itself at Alturlie Point, in the Moray Firth, near Inverness, on Wednesday. The creature's 30-ton carcass was destroyed at Dougalsbrae Knackery at Keith in Grampian.

2008-07-07 09:58:12

Four weeks on from the shocking incident that led to the death of 26 dolphins near Falmouth, research released Monday sheds new light on the extent of the problems facing Cornwall's marine mammals.

2008-06-14 09:00:21

By DIANE TENNANT By Diane Tennant The Virginian Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH A rare melonheaded whale was found dead this week on Assateague Island, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center said Friday. The aquarium's Stranding Response Team could not immediately determine a cause of death.

2008-04-17 01:15:00

A strange form of hunting can be witnessed near the northern tip of Argentina. Orcas, also known as killer whales, have been seen launching themselves onto the shore with intentions of making a sea lion pup part of their next meal.

2008-03-13 08:20:43

Most days, Moko the bottlenosed dolphin swims playfully with humans at a New Zealand beach. But this week, it seems, Moko found his mojo. Witnesses described Wednesday how they saw the dolphin swim up to two stranded whales and guide them to safety.

2007-06-08 12:58:23

A naval exercise off the Australian coast using submarine-hunting sonar could kill whales or cause them to become stranded, the International Whaling Commission warned in a report.

2007-05-31 14:55:00

Scientists observing the wayward wanderings of two humpback whales in a California river have more to celebrate than their return to the Pacific Ocean - the duo provided an unexpected opportunity to study the endangered species.

2007-05-25 09:26:38

Unfazed by the sounds of other whales and clanging pipes, two wayward humpbacks will next encounter the spray of fire hoses, which scientists hope will herd them back toward the ocean.

Latest Beached whale Reference Libraries

2006-07-12 13:21:43

Bryde's Whales are the least known and in many ways the most unusual of the rorquals(Baleen Whales). They are small by rorqual standards"”no more than about 25 tons. They prefer tropical warm waters to the polar seas that other whales in their family prefer. They are largely coastal whales and their diet is composed almost entirely of fish. There appear to be two species, and some confusion between the two exists. Bryde's Whales are very similar in appearance to Sei Whales and almost as...

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