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#whales

# whales - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Kerry

The whales were spotted just off Dingle Bay

# whales - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech Imitation Games This post contains videos

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech

The whales are able to say simple phrases like ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’.

# whales - Saturday 18 February, 2017

56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year

This is the highest number at this stage of the year since records began.

# whales - Sunday 12 February, 2017

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers

Many volunteers gathered on the shoreline broke down in tears on hearing the latest strandings appeared to be over.

# whales - Friday 10 February, 2017

Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach

Hope is fading for the around 100 whales still alive on the beach.

# whales - Monday 9 November, 2015

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow

SeaWorld has seen attendance go down in recent years – in part as a result of revelations in the 2013 documentary Blackfish.

# whales - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Incredible drone footage shows paddle-boarder meeting up with two friendly whales Well Hello There This post contains videos

Incredible drone footage shows paddle-boarder meeting up with two friendly whales

The footage was taken by a drone enthusiast off the south coast of Australia

# whales - Monday 14 September, 2015

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps spot whales off Galway coast Clifden This post contains images

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps spot whales off Galway coast

Not a bad day at the office.

# whales - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Column: Do we really need another pet, or are we running out of wild animals?

‘Dusty’ the dolphin has been in the headlines again this summer. But what makes a dolphin ‘solitary’ – and how do we manage them?

# whales - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Three whales washed up on a Kerry beach and one may not survive

Two were safely re-floated, but a third looks unlikely to survive, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group says.

# whales - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific

The highest court of the UN ruled in March of last year that the research was a fig leaf for commercial hunting.

# whales - Saturday 14 February, 2015

“We’re trying to keep the rest alive”: 100 whales die on New Zealand beach

There are fears that another 90 whales will suffer the same fate.

# whales - Saturday 31 January, 2015

An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday

It is the first since 2010.

# whales - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Guy decides it would be a good idea to surf a whale carcass surrounded by hungry sharks Idiot

# whales - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Whale gently lifts kayakers out of water in incredible video Whale Tale

# whales - Monday 7 July, 2014

Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach

The pod of pilot whales have become stranded for a second time today.

# whales - Monday 3 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Awe-inspiring footage of huge whale and dolphin 'stampede' off California Majestic

Awe-inspiring footage of huge whale and dolphin 'stampede' off California

Also a newborn humpback whale snuggling with its mum.

# whales - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day Hook Head This post contains images

Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day

The southeast coast is the place to be for whale and dolphin watchers at this time of year…

# whales - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Sonar mapping for oil killed Madagascar whales: study

One hundred whales died suddenly off the coast of Madagascar in May 2008.

# whales - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness North Of Disko This post contains images

Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness

The eleven person team – ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s – are back on dry land after an epic voyage to Greenland and a turbulent return sea journey that “put manners on everybody”…

# whales - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him Swim Away! This post contains videos

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him

We’re going to need a bigger… everything.

# whales - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is definitely the most embarrassing voicemail you'll hear today Whalemail This post contains videos

This is definitely the most embarrassing voicemail you'll hear today

When the whale voice comes in you may lose it.

# whales - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister

A Japanese minister said criticism of whaling is “a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture”.

# whales - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

PHOTOS: Just some dolphins and whales hanging out off Wexford The Life Aquatic This post contains images

PHOTOS: Just some dolphins and whales hanging out off Wexford

A group of photographers had a pretty successful expedition off Hook Head at the weekend…

# whales - Sunday 13 January, 2013

First whales of the year spotted off Wexford coast

Two humpback whales and five fin whales were sighted off Hook Head over the weekend.

# whales - Thursday 10 January, 2013

PICS: Killer whales trapped in sea ice Whales This post contains images

PICS: Killer whales trapped in sea ice

About a dozen whales are trapped in a vast stretch of ice in Quebec’s Far North, surfacing in a small opening for air.

# whales - Thursday 7 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# whales - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Dolphins deserve rights as 'persons', experts say

Whales and dolphins’ advanced abilities and culture means they should be legally protected, a group of experts has argued.

# whales - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Nuts and takeaway: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Nuts and takeaway: The week in quotes

“We’ll pay our dues in full and on time”…

# whales - Friday 10 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge ‘Whale slavery’ case flops in court PETA

‘Whale slavery’ case flops in court

PETA brought a lawsuit seeking to grant constitutional protection against slavery to a group of orcas in SeaWorld parks, but a judge has halted the case.

# whales - Monday 23 January, 2012

First humpback whale of 2012 spotted off the Wexford coast Whale Of A Time This post contains images

First humpback whale of 2012 spotted off the Wexford coast

The humpback whale was spotted by a group of whale-watchers close to Hook Head today.

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