Posted by: The ocean update | May 8, 2017

Citizens rescue whale beached in Oaxaca (Mexico)

Whale rescue under way yesterday in Salina Cruz. NVI NOTICIAS

May 8th, 2017. Three hours of pushing and pulling sends whale back to the deep

Citizens of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, rallied to the aid of a humpback whale yesterday after it became stranded on a local beach. Read More…

The whale that stranded at Whanganui’s South Beach this morning. Photo / Barry Head

Friday April 21st, 2017. Barry Head went to Whanganui’s South Beach this morning to test out his new quad bike – and came back with an adventure he’ll remember for the rest of his life. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 19, 2017

Whale carcass recovered on Eastham beach (Massachusetts, USA)

A whale carcass was found on Sunken Meadow Beach in Eastham on Monday and was removed Tuesday by the IFAW, which will clean and reassemble the skeleton to determined what type of whale it is and how it died. [Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times]

Researchers will work to determine species, cause of death.

April 19th, 2017 (Chris Lindahl). EASTHAM — Scientists will need to take a look inside a whale carcass recovered from Sunken Meadow Beach on Tuesday to learn more about its identity. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 19, 2017

Yet Another Dead Whale Washes Ashore in South China

April 19th, 2017 (Connor Frankhouser). Yet another whale has perished in south China, this time in Hainan’s Wenchong City, a settlement of just over 100,000 people situated 60 kilometers southeast of provincial capital Haikou. Read More…

Scientists’ video of whales feasting in the South Taranaki Bight sheds light on feeding habits of earth’s largest creatures.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. Extraordinary footage released by Oregon State University has revealed how blue whales off the coast of New Zealand pick and choose their meals. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 17, 2017

Dead endangered whale may have been hit by ship (Massachusetts, USA)

Photo by David Curran Satellite News Service/CWN

April 17th, 2017. Only a few hundred North Atlantic right whales still exist in the world

Researchers say preliminary findings show an endangered North Atlantic right whale may have been struck by a ship before the animal was found dead in Massachusetts waters. Read More…

Shane James performs a closing ceremony for the “Whales : Giants of the Deep” exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Monday, April 17, 2017.  (Cory Morse |

April 17th, 2017. GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Shane James’ voice boomed through the wide-open exhibit space on the upper floor of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

His words, spoken with conviction, resonated through the whale bones and other artifacts making up the recently-closed museum exhibit, “Whales : Giants of the Deep.” Read More…

A gray whale spotted off Newport Beach Sunday, April 16, showed gill net still entangled on its tail, though most of it was removed the previous day in Dana Point by a NOAA rescue team. (Photo courtesy of Mark Girardeau)

April 17th, 2017 (Laylan Connelly). The net wrapped around and hanging off the gray whale’s tail was so long, it had starfish entangled within its web – meaning at some point, the netting had been dragging on the ocean floor. Read More…

The mud flats of Cook Inlet, just off the shore of Anchorage, Alaska. CREDIT : AP Photo/Mark Thiessen

April 16th, 2017 (Katie Valentine). An underwater natural gas pipeline has been leaking for three months into an endangered beluga whale habitat.

Alaska’s Cook Inlet has long been known for its stunning mountain views and the endangered beluga whales that inhabit the watershed. Read More…

It’s believed there are only about 520 North Atlantic right whales. (Courtesy : New England Aquarium)

April 16th, 2017. Canadian researchers say they have a solution to a new U.S. government requirement that its seafood imports be caught in a way that minimizes harm to marine mammals. Read More…

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