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Humpback whale ‘megapod’ feeding frenzy filmed off Australia’s NSW coast – video

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A 'megapod' of about 150 humpback whales has been filmed feeding off the New South Wales coast near Bermagui. This is believed to be the second time a pod of this size has been filmed in Australian waters. Footage cou...

Curious southern right whale nudges paddleboarder in Argentina – video

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A rare encounter was caught on video at Puerto Madryn, Argentina when a southern rIght whale seemingly plays with a woman on a paddleboard and pushes the board gently forward, observing its movement as it swims direct...

Cape Cod: eight great white sharks seen feeding on humpback whale carcass

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For those aboard a recent whale watching cruise off Cape Cod, the decomposing carcass of a year-old humpback calf floating in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank national marine sanctuary made for a heartbreaking sight....

Bill and tag’s excellent adventure: A year in the life of one southern right whale

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A loud bang shatters the winter calm of Port Ross, in New Zealand’s remote Auckland Islands, and the small inflatable boat is rocked by the swirl of a 40-ton whale being swallowed up by the cold, dark water. When it r...

Stranded killer whale saved after hours-long rescue effort in Alaska

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A killer whale stranded on a rocky shore in Alaska was saved in an hours-long rescue effort by boaters, locals and wildlife officials. The 20-ft (6 metres) orca was spotted washed up on Prince of Wales island last Thu...

The search for the loneliest whale in the world

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The loneliest whale in the world lives in the north Pacific. Scientists have been tracking him on and off for more than 30 years – listening to his vocalizations as he swims back and forth across his patch of ocean, c...

In the mouth of the whale: lobster diver swallowed by humpback lives to tell the tale

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A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod on Friday morning said he thought he was going to die. Michael Packard, 56, of Wellfleet, told WBZ-TV after he was r...

Norway to conduct ‘cruel’ minke whale tests despite opposition

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Plans to capture and run six-hour-long sound tests on young minke whales are set to go ahead in Norway despite condemnation from more than 50 international scientists and wildlife experts as “completely unacceptable”....

It’s oh so quiet: silent whale watching on Iceland’s first electric boat tour

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‘Look! Look! Over there …” The boat listed dramatically as 50 passengers raced to its starboard side. Seconds earlier someone had spied the distinct blow – a spray of airborne water – that signalled a whale was about ...

Minke whale spotted again in Thames after being freed from lock

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A small whale freed after it became stranded along the River Thames is on the move again – but is still in the river in London hours later. Hundreds gathered at Richmond lock and weir in south-west London on Sunday af...