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# whales - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching
# Tasmania
# Tasmania

Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching

Sep 27th 2020, 11:37 AM 21,352 Views 5 Comments

The country’s largest-ever mass stranding saw around 470 pilot whales become stuck in Tasmania.

# whales - Thursday 24 September, 2020

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed
# Tasmania
# Tasmania

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed

Sep 24th 2020, 9:05 AM 26,630 Views 39 Comments

Another 20 whales could potentially still be saved today and vets are considering euthanising another four.

# whales - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise
# Australia
# Australia

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 17,946 Views 12 Comments

It the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasmania.

# whales - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Six bottlenose whales die after mass stranding on Donegal beach
# Rosnowlagh Beach
# Rosnowlagh Beach

Six bottlenose whales die after mass stranding on Donegal beach

Aug 19th 2020, 7:08 PM 77,858 Views 35 Comments

The northern bottlenose whales were found stranded earlier today.

# whales - Sunday 22 September, 2019

20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together
# Blasket Islands
# Blasket Islands

20 years on, first two humpback whales recorded by Irish group are still swimming together

Sep 22nd 2019, 4:38 PM 22,723 Views 16 Comments

They were first spotted off the coast of Cork in 1999.

# whales - Monday 1 July, 2019

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears
# 30-year Ban
# 30-year Ban

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears

Jul 1st 2019, 10:51 PM 16,993 Views 42 Comments

The move has drawn widespread criticism.

# whales - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail'
# Sea Of Okhotsk
# Sea Of Okhotsk

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail'

Jun 20th 2019, 8:12 PM 17,041 Views 15 Comments

Celebrities, including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and TV star Pamela Anderson, had called for their release.

Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland
# Retirement
# Retirement

Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland

Jun 20th 2019, 11:09 AM 16,406 Views 16 Comments

The whales, Little White and Little Grey, were sold to Changfeng Ocean World aquarium some 10 years ago.

# whales - 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 46,680 Views 53 Comments

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

# whales - 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 27,846 Views 21 Comments

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

# whales - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Japan is going to start hunting whales for commercial purposes again
# Hunting
# Hunting

Japan is going to start hunting whales for commercial purposes again

Dec 26th 2018, 9:45 AM 21,321 Views 40 Comments

The International Whaling Commission, established in 1946 to conserve and manage the world’s whale and cetacean population, introduced a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986.

# whales - Friday 23 November, 2018

Leatherback turtle and beluga whale spotted in Irish waters
# Observe Programme
# Observe Programme

Leatherback turtle and beluga whale spotted in Irish waters

Nov 23rd 2018, 10:58 PM 22,021 Views 15 Comments

Over the course of two years the obSERVE Programme, a government initiative, collected data through two projects.

# whales - Monday 19 November, 2018

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Dublin
# Rockabill
# Rockabill

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Dublin

Nov 19th 2018, 4:23 PM 31,346 Views 33 Comments

The pair were filmed by a crew on board a fishing vessel on Saturday.

# whales - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths
# Washed Up
# Washed Up

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths

Sep 15th 2018, 7:15 AM 11,915 Views 10 Comments

Since the beginning of August, a minimum of 19 Cuvier’s beaked whales washed up dead on the Irish coast.

# whales - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Deep Atlantic: 'If you can’t stand up, what's the difference between two and two thousand metres'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Deep Atlantic: 'If you can’t stand up, what's the difference between two and two thousand metres'

Apr 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM 35,838 Views 13 Comments

Ireland’s Deep Atlantic sees underwater cameraman Ken O’Sullivan embark on a series of voyages out into the open North Atlantic in search of large whales, sharks and cold water coral reefs.

# whales - Friday 23 March, 2018

Rescuers struggle to save survivors after mass beaching of 135 whales in Australia
# Perth
# Perth

Rescuers struggle to save survivors after mass beaching of 135 whales in Australia

Mar 23rd 2018, 10:44 PM 23,268 Views 10 Comments

There are fears that the carcasses may attract sharks.

# whales - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Kerry
# Dingle
# Dingle

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Kerry

Mar 7th 2018, 10:11 PM 36,369 Views 46 Comments

The whales were spotted just off Dingle Bay

# whales - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech
# Imitation Games
# Imitation Games

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech

Jan 31st 2018, 1:55 PM 11,221 Views 20 Comments

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
# Record Number
# Record Number

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

Feb 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,386 Views 32 Comments

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
# Survivors
# Survivors

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over' say rescuers

Feb 12th 2017, 7:18 AM 10,381 Views 5 Comments

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
# Golden Bay
# Golden Bay

Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach

Feb 10th 2017, 7:13 AM 19,486 Views 34 Comments

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
# Blackfish
# Blackfish

SeaWorld to phase out killer whale shows as protests grow

Nov 9th 2015, 8:05 PM 18,377 Views 51 Comments

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
# Well Hello There

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

Oct 11th 2015, 10:15 AM 25,501 Views 17 Comments

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
# Clifden

PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps spot whales off Galway coast

Sep 14th 2015, 9:31 PM 25,754 Views 18 Comments

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?
# Solitary Dolphins
# Solitary Dolphins

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

Aug 16th 2015, 8:30 AM 124 Views 24 Comments

‘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
# Beached
# Beached

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

Aug 6th 2015, 11:45 PM 18,241 Views 8 Comments

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
# Food Science
# Food Science

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

Apr 15th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,806 Views 33 Comments

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
# Time Running Out
# Time Running Out

"We're trying to keep the rest alive": 100 whales die on New Zealand beach

Feb 14th 2015, 12:40 PM 12,133 Views 15 Comments

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
# Stranded
# Stranded

An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday

Jan 31st 2015, 7:40 PM 48,089 Views 66 Comments

It is the first since 2010.

# whales - Sunday 2 November, 2014

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

Guy decides it would be a good idea to surf a whale carcass surrounded by hungry sharks

Nov 2nd 2014, 10:24 AM 5,341 Views 4 Comments

Get him the Darwin Award.

# whales - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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

Whale gently lifts kayakers out of water in incredible video

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:28 AM 3,793 Views 3 Comments

Whale I never.

# whales - Monday 7 July, 2014

Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach
# Beached
# Beached

Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach

Jul 7th 2014, 6:48 PM 19,435 Views 34 Comments

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

# whales - Monday 3 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 3rd 2014, 10:00 PM 6,569 Views 1 Comment

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
# Hook Head

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

Jan 15th 2014, 4:31 PM 17,959 Views 9 Comments

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
# Whales
# Whales

Sonar mapping for oil killed Madagascar whales: study

Sep 26th 2013, 8:44 PM 8,561 Views 17 Comments

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
# North Of Disko

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

Aug 31st 2013, 8:30 PM 29,416 Views 12 Comments

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

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him
# Swim Away!
From The Daily Edge
# Swim Away!

Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him

Jul 24th 2013, 9:13 AM 3,667 Views 1 Comment

We’re going to need a bigger… everything.

# whales - Thursday 27 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 27th 2013, 11:17 AM 3,768 Views 6 Comments

When the whale voice comes in you may lose it.

# whales - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister
# Loophole
# Loophole

Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister

Feb 26th 2013, 10:23 AM 5,790 Views 46 Comments

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
# The Life Aquatic

PHOTOS: Just some dolphins and whales hanging out off Wexford

Feb 5th 2013, 9:45 PM 13,524 Views 23 Comments

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

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