Whales

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California’s crabbing season delayed again to protect humpback whales
The move has sparked backlash from the $88m industry even as incidents of whales getting trapped in fishing gear have increased

Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles

23, Nov, 2021 @10:16 PM

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Maine’s lobster fishers caught up in fierce fight with conservationists over entangled whales
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales are dying in alarming numbers after getting caught in lobster trap ropes

Maya Yang

13, Nov, 2021 @10:17 PM

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Makah Tribe in US hopes for rights to resume sacred tradition of gray whale hunting
The tribe could be granted a special waiver after a lengthy legal battle to try to resume the historic practice

Hallie Golden in Seattle

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Expedia to stop selling holidays that include captive dolphin shows
Travel firm amends animal welfare policy to no longer offer activities involving captive cetaceans

Jessica Murray

07, Nov, 2021 @10:11 AM

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‘Super rare’ group of four blue whales spotted off Western Australia coast
Perth photographer sent a drone up after hearing a whale spout and was stunned to see four of the mammals less than 200 metres from coast

Elias Visontay

05, Nov, 2021 @7:19 AM

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Exmouth Gulf: development plans stir up fears about future of Ningaloo’s neighbour
Fears for the ‘extraordinary natural asset’ in Western Australia have prompted calls to formally include it in the Ningaloo protected area

Royce Kurmelovs

25, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Horror at the Faroes dolphin slaughter is only human – but it risks hypocrisy | Philip Hoare
Our response to a mass cetacean hunt reveals man’s duplicitous attitudes to animals, says Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan, Or the Whale

Philip Hoare

15, Sep, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Fast or slow? Study reveals differences in how humpback whales change tune
Researchers solve mystery of why southern hemisphere whales switch suddenly but in north it is gradual

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

06, Sep, 2021 @1:42 PM

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North Atlantic right whales critically endangered by climate crisis, new study finds
Warming sea and shifting food sources drive whales into areas where they risk ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear

Hallie Golden

03, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Cape Cod: eight great white sharks seen feeding on humpback whale carcass
Expert marvels at ‘biggest smorgasbord a shark could dream of’ but researchers monitor unusual mortality event among humpbacks

Richard Luscombe

30, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bill and tag’s excellent adventure: A year in the life of one southern right whale
A satellite tag which unexpectedly kept working for a year has followed one whale’s 15,000km journey across three oceans

Bill Morris in Dunedin

27, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Blue whales returning to Spain’s Atlantic coast after 40-year absence
Some experts fear climate crisis is leading creatures back to area where they were hunted almost to extinction

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

24, Aug, 2021 @2:33 PM

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