Cetaceans

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Mythic white sperm whale captured on film near Jamaica
Type of whale immortalised in Moby-Dick has only been spotted handful of times this century

Philip Hoare

30, Nov, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of
Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous

Karen McVeigh

29, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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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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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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Faroes PM pledges dolphin hunt review amid outcry at carnage
Faroese have been killing whales since Viking times but many islanders now oppose annual slaughter

Regin Winther Poulsen in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

17, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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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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Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands
Many Faroese horrified by what Sea Shepherd group claims was largest such massacre in the islands’ history

Richard Orange in Malmo

14, Sep, 2021 @7:35 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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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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