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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Humpback Whale

Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Man dies after whale strikes boat off Australian coast
People on a second boat raised the alarm after spotting the vessel unoccupied and circling.
Last year
World’s whales facing increasing threats along migration ‘superhighways’
WWF calls for action to protect the blue corridors through the oceans used by the marine mammals
Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii
Rescuers were not able to remove all of the heavy-gauge gear that had wrapped around the creature.
All time
New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters
‘Orion’ was sighted around 60km northwest of Malin Head in Co Donegal.
US fisherman: 'I was swallowed by humpback whale but lived to tell the tale'
Michael Packard’s beyond-belief big fish yarn began when he was diving for lobster off the coast of the northeastern state of Massachusetts.
20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together
They were first spotted off the coast of Cork in 1999.
Breeding ground for humpback whales feeding in Irish waters discovered for the first time
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has spent 16 years searching.
West Cork whale watchers are being treated to large gatherings during 'low season'
Whale activity has increased since April with a number of humpback whales spotted off the West Cork coast.
This could be the first humpback whale sighting of 2017
“I clicked just in time.”
Watch: Kayakers 'almost crushed to death' by humpback whale
“It’s all fun and games until someone gets jumped on.”
Good news! The humpback whale is no longer endangered
It was considered endangered, but is not anymore. Which is good.
The Daily Fix: Monday
A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
Don't cross the path of the while, says marine body