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Rare Footage of Whales Exploding from Inside Out

Rare cases of exploding whales from the inside out have been captured in terrifying videos in recent years. Dead whales are not just a pongy nuisance, but a threat to life and limb due to their known propensity to...

Why is Ambergris or ‘Floating Gold’ Produced by Whales so Expensive?

Recently, the head of the Institute of Animal Health and Food Security at the University of Las Palmas was stunned to discover approximately half a million dollars worth of ambergris inside a dead sperm whale that had washed up...

Greece Urged to Scrap Offshore Gas Drilling Because of Impact on Whales, Dolphins

Environmentalists have called on Greece to scrap plans to drill for gas off its coast following the discovery in a recent survey that the region is year-round home to endangered whales and dolphins. The survey indicates that at least four...

Why Orcas Are Attacking Boats, Study Explains

Researchers have conducted a study to uncover the reasons behind the incidents where orcas, also known as killer whales, have been attacking boats in the Strait of Gibraltar. It is believed that these attacks originated from an unfortunate event involving...

Environmental Groups Challenge Offshore Gas Exploration by Greece

Environmental groups in Greece have challenged the decision to start gas exploration west and southwest of Crete, saying that dangers to the marine environment have not been adequately assessed. Greenpeace, WWF, and the Pelagos Cetological Research Institute have been attempting...

200 Stranded Whales Die In Australia

On Thursday, wildlife specialists saved 32 of the 230 whales that had been discovered stranded on Tasmania, an island state in Australia, the previous day. According to the Tasmanian Department of Natural Resources and Environment, it was assumed Wednesday that...

Greece Suspends Seismic Surveys After Whale Strandings

Greece will temporarily stop seismic surveys in the Ionian Sea near the island of Corfu after a spate of whale strandings were recorded on the island's shores, the Greek Environment Ministry stated on Thursday. While not confirmed, experts believe that...

Mystery Over Whales Stranded in Corfu, Greece

Two beaked whales that were stranded on a beach in Corfu, Greece on Sunday were eventually freed unhurt by volunteers. Conservation charities WWF Greece and Arion have posted photos of whales lying on a beach on social media saying that...

Rare Sight of Stranded Whale in Greece

A beaked whale that was stranded on a beach in Vouliagmeni, near Athens, Greece was rescued on Thursday, only to reappear stranded on a nearby beach in Alimos hours later on Friday. Experts state that the prognosis for the whale,...

Iconic White Sperm Whale Spotted Off Jamaica

A white sperm whale was spotted off the coast of Jamaica on Tuesday in an extremely rare sighting. Sperm whales are typically grey or black, and a white sperm whale is exceedingly rare to come across. Hal Whitehead, who studies...