Whales

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Researchers use whale photo archive to help protect important WA calving site
Southern right whale populations were severely depleted by whaling but may be bouncing back in Geographe Bay

Donna Lu

14, Jun, 2022 @12:45 AM

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‘Forever chemicals’ are killing whales – and harming us | Ella Al-Shamahi
Their use is linked to the rise in whale strandings on British beaches, but partial bans keeps letting industry off the hook, says paleoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi

Ella Al-Shamahi

11, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Our entire civilisation depends on animals. It’s time we recognised their true value | Tony Juniper
We must restore our largely broken relationship with nature if we are to ensure the planet’s future – and our own

Tony Juniper

09, Jun, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Whale watching season starts early as humpback population bounces back
Not long ago, the humpback was almost wiped out, now its numbers are booming in what conservationists say is a ‘wonderful success story’

Jordyn Beazley

04, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The last hunt? Future in peril for ‘the unicorn of the sea’
Scientists want to protect narwhals, but local people who hunt them say their traditions are being ignored

Sofia Moutinho and Regin Winther Poulsen

02, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Rejection of Arctic mine expansion bid offers hope for narwhal population
Conservationists and Inuit community relieved at decision on Canadian iron mine that threatened ‘extirpation’ of cetacean

Tracey Lindeman in Gatineau

16, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Completely weird-looking’: rare all-white whale spotted off the coast of New South Wales
Unique coloration of smaller-than-usual albino humpback sparks speculation it is offspring of famous white whale Migaloo

Caitlin Cassidy

22, Apr, 2022 @9:57 AM

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Killers confronted: humpback whale turns on orca pod in rare encounter
Footage shows five-year-old humpback in Canadian waters stalking and ambushing group more used to role of attackers

Richard Luscombe

19, Apr, 2022 @3:16 PM

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Much of Scottish crab and lobster is ‘fish to avoid’, says sustainable seafood guide
Rating given over threat to whales, with worrying declines for other fish, warns Marine Conservation Society’s Good Fish Guide

Karen McVeigh

06, Apr, 2022 @5:14 AM

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The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 review – a crack team goes on a wild cetacean chase
Joy in nature and scientific geekery fuel this documentary quest for an elusive whale, whose unique song was first detected 30 years ago

Cath Clarke

04, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Soundings by Doreen Cunningham review – a whale of a journey
A mother and her young son follow pods of whales from Mexico to Alaska in this brave, lyrical memoir

Edward Posnett

02, Apr, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘Meet us, don’t eat us’: Iceland turns from whale eaters to whale watchers
The country’s plan to end commercial whaling is driven by falling demand but also a 15-year-long campaign aimed at their biggest consumers of whale meat – tourists

Abby Young-Powell in Faxaflói Bay, Iceland

28, Mar, 2022 @6:45 AM

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