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#Whale

# whale - Monday 2 November, 2020

Whale sculpture stops Dutch train plummeting off platform
# Dewhaled
# Dewhaled

Whale sculpture stops Dutch train plummeting off platform

Nov 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 77,672 Views 54 Comments

No passengers were aboard the train at the time of the incident.

# whale - Saturday 4 July, 2020

A beaked whale has been spotted trapped in Wicklow harbour
# Sowerby's Beaked Whale
# Sowerby's Beaked Whale

A beaked whale has been spotted trapped in Wicklow harbour

Updated Jul 4th 2020, 2:03 PM 45,113 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said it is unlikely the whale will survive.

# whale - Monday 29 April, 2019

Beluga whale found in Norwegian waters 'may have been trained by Russian navy'
# Deep Cover
# Deep Cover

Beluga whale found in Norwegian waters 'may have been trained by Russian navy'

Apr 29th 2019, 1:52 PM 46,681 Views 53 Comments

The whale was wearing a harness bearing the words “Equipment of St. Petersburg”.

# whale - Friday 5 April, 2019

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru
# LAND TO OCEAN
# LAND TO OCEAN

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru

Apr 5th 2019, 8:12 AM 22,177 Views 28 Comments

Scientists say the creature measured about 13 feet in length and could likely walk and swim.

# whale - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'
# Streedagh Strand
# Streedagh Strand

Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:18 PM 27,884 Views 21 Comments

A local councillor in Sligo said appropriate measures will be taken to investigate the matter and remove the whale.

# whale - Monday 1 April, 2019

'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway
# Mace Head
# Mace Head

'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway

Apr 1st 2019, 8:28 PM 42,215 Views 29 Comments

Three sperm whales washed up this year, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said.

# whale - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Starving whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach
# Philippines
# Philippines

Starving whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach

Mar 19th 2019, 9:49 AM 39,580 Views 48 Comments

The animal died from starvation and was unable to eat because of the rubbish filling its stomach.

# whale - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'Incredibly unusual sighting': Concerns for beluga whale lost in river Thames
# Far From Home
# Far From Home

'Incredibly unusual sighting': Concerns for beluga whale lost in river Thames

Sep 26th 2018, 2:56 PM 16,246 Views 11 Comments

The whale, which would normally be found in the Arctic, was first spotted yesterday.

# whale - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark
# Misunderstood
# Misunderstood

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark

Mar 3rd 2018, 11:00 AM 13,386 Views 3 Comments

A group of scientists spent several weeks diving with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands.

# whale - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro
# Free Willian
# Free Willian

Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro

Nov 15th 2017, 10:31 PM 39,672 Views 9 Comments

“I’ve never seen one so close, I would have liked to have had the chance to save it,” said one local resident.

# whale - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park

Apr 20th 2017, 3:25 PM 12,310 Views 15 Comments

The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced it had stopped breeding orcas.

# whale - Friday 6 January, 2017

Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies
# Orca
# Orca

Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies

Jan 6th 2017, 5:53 PM 23,503 Views 28 Comments

The whale was profiled in Blackfish, a 2013 documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity.

# whale - Thursday 5 January, 2017

This could be the first humpback whale sighting of 2017
# Tailgating A Whale
# Tailgating A Whale

This could be the first humpback whale sighting of 2017

Jan 5th 2017, 12:07 PM 20,402 Views 12 Comments

“I clicked just in time.”

# whale - Saturday 29 October, 2016

The mystery of 'stinky whale' had people talking at the world whaling conference
# Bottom Feeders
# Bottom Feeders

The mystery of 'stinky whale' had people talking at the world whaling conference

Oct 29th 2016, 10:00 AM 18,624 Views 18 Comments

For the people of Chukotka in Russia’s Far East, it’s no laughing matter.

# whale - Friday 19 August, 2016

Public advised to stay away from dead whale beached at Killiney
# Risk Of Infection
# Risk Of Infection

Public advised to stay away from dead whale beached at Killiney

Aug 19th 2016, 4:34 PM 48,474 Views 38 Comments

The whale was spotted floating off the coast yesterday.

# whale - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

This strange-looking Arctic whale has popped up in Irish waters for the first time
# Whale-y Far From Home
# Whale-y Far From Home

This strange-looking Arctic whale has popped up in Irish waters for the first time

Jun 1st 2016, 10:50 AM 25,926 Views 27 Comments

The public are being asked to keep their eyes peeled for the elusive animal.

# whale - Sunday 11 October, 2015

"I could try some ... maybe": Tokyo tries to reel in tourists with whale meat festival
# Dark Meat
# Dark Meat

"I could try some ... maybe": Tokyo tries to reel in tourists with whale meat festival

Oct 11th 2015, 5:00 PM 8,807 Views 14 Comments

Not many of them are biting, though.

# whale - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Watch: Kayakers 'almost crushed to death' by humpback whale
# California
# California

Watch: Kayakers 'almost crushed to death' by humpback whale

Sep 15th 2015, 8:46 PM 25,184 Views 11 Comments

“It’s all fun and games until someone gets jumped on.”

# whale - Sunday 23 August, 2015

How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time
# Holey Show
# Holey Show

How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time

Aug 23rd 2015, 1:15 PM 13,097 Views 14 Comments

Grab the binoculars, a raincoat (or depending on what our unpredictable weather does, some sunscreen) and head for the coast.

# whale - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

"We believed that he was the strongest boy in the world; we did not want to let him go"
# Make A Wish
# Make A Wish

"We believed that he was the strongest boy in the world; we did not want to let him go"

Aug 19th 2015, 10:40 AM 16,143 Views 46 Comments

145 children had their wishes granted last year.

# whale - Saturday 8 August, 2015

First ever pictures of Arctic beluga whale in Irish waters (well, it has been a bad summer)
# Holey Show
# Holey Show

First ever pictures of Arctic beluga whale in Irish waters (well, it has been a bad summer)

Aug 8th 2015, 8:15 AM 22,859 Views 14 Comments

The whale hasn’t been spotted since 1988 – and this is the first image of a beluga in Irish waters.

# whale - Friday 5 June, 2015

19 of the most stunning images from Google Street View... underwater
# Fishies
# Fishies

19 of the most stunning images from Google Street View... underwater

Jun 5th 2015, 9:00 PM 23,730 Views 7 Comments

Under the sea, you and me.

# whale - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Pictures: Crowds gather as massive sperm whale washed ashore in California
# Beached
# Beached

Pictures: Crowds gather as massive sperm whale washed ashore in California

Apr 16th 2015, 10:20 AM 19,996 Views 19 Comments

Biologists and vets have now arrived at the site to begin the arduous process of cutting up the carcass for removal.

# whale - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Hollywood is chipping in to help find 'the world's loneliest whale'
# Deep Pockets
# Deep Pockets

Hollywood is chipping in to help find 'the world's loneliest whale'

Mar 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 8,791 Views 20 Comments

The whale uses a frequency no other whale can hear.

# whale - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Pics: These cool Hook Head dolphins will (almost) make you want to take a dip
# Splashing
# Splashing

Pics: These cool Hook Head dolphins will (almost) make you want to take a dip

Feb 10th 2015, 5:06 PM 12,568 Views 6 Comments

The water off the coast of Ireland is full of them around this time of year and they seem to be in very good form.

# whale - Friday 6 February, 2015

This photo of a guy missing an incredible natural spectacle is going viral
# Sign O' The Times
From The Daily Edge
# Sign O' The Times

This photo of a guy missing an incredible natural spectacle is going viral

Feb 6th 2015, 8:15 PM 15,307 Views 8 Comments

Modern times, eh?

# whale - Monday 5 January, 2015

Kerry humpback whales to appear on BBC tonight (and --- believe it or not --- there's a Charlie Haughey connection)
# School's Back
# School's Back

Kerry humpback whales to appear on BBC tonight (and --- believe it or not --- there's a Charlie Haughey connection)

Jan 5th 2015, 6:30 PM 13,305 Views 7 Comments

Footage of the stunning mammals was captured around the Blaskets and Dingle Bay last summer. The resulting film is set to air over two nights this week.

# whale - Saturday 15 November, 2014

In pics: Tourists and residents try to save massive stranded whale on Nicaragua beach
# Beached
# Beached

In pics: Tourists and residents try to save massive stranded whale on Nicaragua beach

Nov 15th 2014, 2:46 PM 12,621 Views 18 Comments

Unfortunately they were unsuccessful and had to give up as the sun went down.

# whale - Monday 25 August, 2014

There's plenty of Humpbacks out there, but this year's Whale Watch day was a bit of a washout...
# Holey Show
# Holey Show

There's plenty of Humpbacks out there, but this year's Whale Watch day was a bit of a washout...

Aug 25th 2014, 3:00 PM 11,215 Views 11 Comments

Around 1,500 people turned out all over Ireland’s coasts yesterday to squint through the mist and try and spot some elusive cetaceans.

# whale - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Kayaker's encounter with a humpback whale is way too close for comfort
# Whale Of A Time
From The Daily Edge
# Whale Of A Time

Kayaker's encounter with a humpback whale is way too close for comfort

Aug 21st 2014, 8:31 AM 4,229 Views 0 Comments

Whooooa dude.

# whale - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea
# Lucky Shot
# Lucky Shot

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea

Aug 2nd 2014, 2:35 PM 31,557 Views 29 Comments

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.

# whale - Saturday 7 June, 2014

A new 'solitary' dolphin's moved to Irish waters... swimmers are being urged to keep their distance
# Clet
# Clet

A new 'solitary' dolphin's moved to Irish waters... swimmers are being urged to keep their distance

Jun 7th 2014, 7:45 AM 27,744 Views 26 Comments

Clet, who originated in French waters, is described as a “non-social solitary dolphin who does not seek out and engage with swimmers”.

# whale - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound
# Orca
From The Daily Edge
# Orca

Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound

Jan 1st 2014, 7:00 PM 1,734 Views 0 Comments

According to a crew filming the whale, this was an attempt at communication.

# whale - Friday 27 December, 2013

Pictures: Locals flock to see 20 metre fin whale washed up on Achill beach
# Keel
# Keel

Pictures: Locals flock to see 20 metre fin whale washed up on Achill beach

Dec 27th 2013, 2:39 PM 53,870 Views 45 Comments

The mammal was stranded on Christmas Eve.

# whale - Friday 29 November, 2013

Horrifying exploding whale gets a Miley Cyrus remix
# Wrecking Whale
From The Daily Edge
# Wrecking Whale

Horrifying exploding whale gets a Miley Cyrus remix

Nov 29th 2013, 9:26 AM 3,136 Views 1 Comment

Still just as gross. But with more nudity.

# whale - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Man gets slapped by a huge humpback whale
# Slapped
From The Daily Edge
# Slapped

Man gets slapped by a huge humpback whale

Oct 24th 2013, 3:02 PM 5,082 Views 3 Comments

It’s not something a lot of people can claim.

# whale - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Rare sabre-toothed whale found dead on California beach
# Venice Beach
From The Daily Edge
# Venice Beach

Rare sabre-toothed whale found dead on California beach

Oct 17th 2013, 9:57 AM 16,057 Views 20 Comments

The mammal is rarely seen in the wild.

# whale - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Army called in to help whale beached in Co Meath
# Open Water
# Open Water

Army called in to help whale beached in Co Meath

Jun 20th 2013, 3:57 PM 11,756 Views 42 Comments

The mammal was successfully refloated. Sadly, another whale also washed ashore today has died.

# whale - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies
# Whale
# Whale

Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies

Dec 27th 2012, 8:45 PM 9,426 Views 6 Comments

The endangered fin whale was found in the Breezy Point neighbourhood of Queens yesterday.

# whale - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

New Zealand beaching proves rarest of whales exists
# Rare
# Rare

New Zealand beaching proves rarest of whales exists

Nov 6th 2012, 9:27 PM 19,662 Views 11 Comments

The spade-toothed beaked whale is so rare that nobody has seen one alive.

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