Sperm Whale explodes in the Faroe Islands while a man is trying to open his stomach. Sperm Whales are not killed in the Faroe Islands, this one died of natural causes.
It isn’t often you see a stranded Orca…though the left-wing keep hoping and praying.
In late September three commercial shrimp fishermen near Ketchikan, Alaska came to the aid of a killer whale stranded on a shallow, rocky inlet. A video posted on YouTube last week shows the men calmly petting a large female orca and pouring water over its body, waiting for the rising tide to help them return it to the water.
Jason Vonick told ABC news that he and his partners, Nick Segal and John Oakes, were preparing for the start of their fishing season when they saw several killer whales hunting seals near a rocky inlet. When one of the orcas got stuck on some rocks, the men anchored their fishing vessel and ventured closer in a smaller, 15-foot boat to see if they could help, but the orca’s mass and low tide was working against them. Read more »
The green taliban like to scare us that Whales and Polar Bears are dying…but are they?
Nope…not anytime soon.
Humpback whales. Some cetaceans are in big trouble. The Yangtze River dolphin is down to a few individuals, at best. Right whales could disappear by the end of the century. Yet we’ve been repeating the “save the whales” mantra for so long that the real conservation status of most whales is widely misunderstood.
Humpbacks were endangered decades ago due to whaling, but international protection has helped them rebound so well that they are now listed as a “species of least concern.” The global pre-whaling population is estimated at about 125,000, and today they probably number about 80,000 individuals. Conservation efforts worked, and humpback whales are doing all right now. Read more »
It could only happen in Japan…a theme park where you can play with your food…that is if your food is dolphin.
It’s the most barbarous bit of mixed messaging since the Icelandic whaler Kristjam Loftsson declared he was making his whaling operation “eco-friendly” by running his ships on – whale oil. The Japanese town of Taiji, site of the annual slaughter of thousands of cetaceans as featured in the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, has declared its infamous bay to be a marine park, in which tourists will be encouraged to swim with dolphins – and then eat them in the cafe afterwards. Read more »
This could is the whale song of what is possibly the world’s loneliest whale:
Since the 1980s, scientists have heard a single whale in the Pacific, singing at a higher frequency than any other—way up at 52 hertz, rather than down below human hearing at 15-20 hertz where blue and fin whales normally sing. In spite of listening in for two decades, no one has ever heard a lady whale reply. Read more »
Seriously I don’t know why people mess around with Whales…it always ends in tears.
A whale has knocked out a surfer in a bizarre incident at Bondi Beach.
The 15 metre humpback whale surfaced among surfboard riders and swimmers close to the beach this morning, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Read more »
Good grief the Poms are thick. They are running around saying that a dead and rotting Orca is a sea monster of some sort.
A video of a mysterious carcass washed up on a New Zealand beach has gone viral. Experts have suggested that the carcass is that of a killer whale but this has failed to quash “sea monster” speculation.