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Migaloo the great white whale spotted off Australian east coast

Migaloo the great white whale spotted off Australian east coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Famous albino whale is with at least four other whales as part of seasonal migration of humpbacks to warmer waters
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Japan Kills 30 Whales in 1st Hunt Since ICJ Ruling

Japan has caught 30 whales off its northern coast in its first hunt since an international court ordered the halt of its annual expedition in the Antarctic, officials said Friday. The Fisheries Agency said a coastal whaling fleet killed 30 minke whales during the April-June season as part...
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Befriending giants - Virgin.com

Befriending giants - Virgin.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
-The unique and intimate connection between the shark and fisherman is inescapable. Each night whale sharks gorge themselves on the tiny shrimp that rise from the deep toward the surface, where the fishermen also catch the shrimp using hand nets under the warm glow of gas lanterns. Given the competi...
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There Is Nothing ‘Cute’ About Whale and Dolphin Captivity – Here’s Why

There Is Nothing ‘Cute’ About Whale and Dolphin Captivity – Here’s Why | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cetacean researchers have long recognized that these animals are highly intelligent and sociable beings, and that their needs can never be adequately met while they are held in captivity. One of the most pertinent challenges is: should dolphins, whales, and other cetaceans really be confined to tiny tanks for the sake of our amusement?
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'One of the most magical things' Incredible pictures shows whale blowing a rainbow

'One of the most magical things' Incredible pictures shows whale blowing a rainbow | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
THIS is the magical moment a whale blows a rainbow into the air.
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The CEO Of Taco Bell Needs To Watch Blackfish.

The CEO Of Taco Bell Needs To Watch Blackfish. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, PETA activists came to leaflet on our campus at Penn State. We spent hours publicizing a talk PETA president Ingrid Newkirk was presenting on “Animal Rights, Human Obligations.” In our downtime, we shared stories about our favorite vegan fast food. And they mentioned Taco Bell...
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U.S. Navy Implicated in New Mass Stranding of Whales | Michael Jasny's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

U.S. Navy Implicated in New Mass Stranding of Whales | Michael Jasny's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Yesterday afternoon, while the U.S. and other navies played war games somewhere offshore, Cuvier’s beaked whales began stranding along the southern coast of Crete.  Those on the scene knew right away what they were dealing with, for yesterday’s strandings...
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Should California make Sea World's killer whale shows illegal?

Should California make Sea World's killer whale shows illegal? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Killer whale shows may be a bad idea, but should they be illegal? An upcoming bill in the California Legislature would ban such shows in the state — which boils down to banning them at Sea World in San Diego — as well as forbidding captive breeding and the import or export of killer whales, which despite their names are actually the largest of the dolphins.
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U.S. Navy Warship Stops For Hours To Let Whales Pass

U.S. Navy Warship Stops For Hours To Let Whales Pass | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A pod of Gray whales was saved from injury or death over the weekend after a whale-watching boat successfully halted a U.S. Navy warship that was moments away from colliding with them.Captain Todd Mansur of Dana Wharf Whale Watching was leading a tour off the coast of Dana Point, California when he ...
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Karen Kay's curator insight, March 11, 2014 2:50 PM

How bout that!  Awesome news!  Now if we could cut down on the noise.....

Deep End's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:21 PM

Now that's what I call respect!

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SeaWorld Again Tries to Counter Bad Publicity by Going after Health and Safety Investigator

SeaWorld Again Tries to Counter Bad Publicity by Going after Health and Safety Investigator | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SeaWorld’s attempt to shame and discredit a OSHA investigator seems like just another PR move.
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Whales and ships fight for space in noisy Arctic - Futurity

Whales and ships fight for space in noisy Arctic - Futurity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Arctic is home to a growing number of whales and ships, and to populations of sub-Arctic whales that are moving into newly ice-free Arctic waters.
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Whales in Chilean Waters Could Be Declared National Monuments

Whales in Chilean Waters Could Be Declared National Monuments | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An initiative by various senators in Chile could see the gentle giants of the sea that reside in Chilean waters fully protected by a rigid series of regulations.  SANTIAGO -- For years, the population of whales that inhabit Chilean waters has been...
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Dog spots whales before they even appear above water

Dog spots whales before they even appear above water | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A rescue dog named Whiskie has exceeded her owner's expectations. Whiskie has quickly picked up an unbelievable talent to spot whales and dolphins before they surface from the water. Watch to see how she alerts everyone else on the boat.
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First blood: Iceland resumes whale hunt, kills fin whale

First blood: Iceland resumes whale hunt, kills fin whale | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Icelandic whalers made their first kill of the 2014 hunting season - an endangered fin whale, landed today. Campaigners have condemned the hunt, and are calling for a boycott of whaling companies' seafood exports.
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Whale Poo Found to Benefit Fisheries in the Southern Ocean

Whale Poo Found to Benefit Fisheries in the Southern Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Whale feces probably doesn’t cross your mind very often, but when it does, you likely cringe at the thought of its size, sight, and smell. Blue whales, for example, grow to be longer than a school bus
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Two More Wild Caught Killer Whales Captured and Placed in Marine Parks

Two More Wild Caught Killer Whales Captured and Placed in Marine Parks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
China’s newest marine theme park, Ocean Kingdom, reportedly caught two wild caught killer whales!
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Two Cartoonists SeaWorld Isn’t Laughing At

Two Cartoonists SeaWorld Isn’t Laughing At | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two infographics -- “Who is Shamu?” and “Mothers and Calves” -- have blazed trails across social media and helped galvanize support against SeaWorld’s continued use of captive orcas as entertainment. They’ve become ubiquitous on Facebook and Twitter, and been employed by conservation groups such as ...
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How old is this whale? A new way to tell - The Boston Globe

How old is this whale? A new way to tell - The Boston Globe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Whales occupy an outsized place in our imagination. They are mammals, like us, but grand and mysterious, from their enormous size to their social lives to the great depths they swim in. For all our fascination with whales, there’s also a surprising amount we don’t know about them—including basic information like how old individual whales are, or how long they’re capable of living. Marine researchers have long sought an accurate technique for “aging” whales, because knowing how old whales are is key to answering many other questions about their lives. But such a technique has been elusive—until now.
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Sea Shepherd Success: "More Than 750 Whales Saved"

Sea Shepherd Success: "More Than 750 Whales Saved" | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After spending more than three months thwarting the deadly work of Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, crewmembers from Sea Shepherd have returned to port in New Zealand -- marking an end to what the group says was one of their most successful anti-whaling efforts yet. According to Peter Hammars...
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Bacteria on Whale Skin Tell a Tale of Health and Sickness

Bacteria on Whale Skin Tell a Tale of Health and Sickness | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Whales swimming in the ocean are never really alone. Even if one swims by itself with no other whales for miles around, it still has company—the tiny microbes that live on its skin. For a long time, these microbes went unnoticed or ignored. What scientists knew about skin microbes on whales was limited to studies on stranded or deceased animals, and virtually nothing was known about the microbes residing on healthy, free-ranging whales.
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SeaWorld's Chlorine Affects Orcas — And Trainers

SeaWorld's Chlorine Affects Orcas — And Trainers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As SeaWorld remains under scrutiny by the media — and increasingly state legislatures, like California, where a bill would ban orcas in entertainment — there continues to be a disconnect between the public image SeaWorld projects and the more complicated and controversial reality of keeping killer w...
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Internet Slams Bindi Irwin For Siding With SeaWorld

Internet Slams Bindi Irwin For Siding With SeaWorld | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late wildlife expert Steve Irwin, announced a new partnership with SeaWorld on Good Morning America (with a pair of SeaWorld penguins in tow), she was met with an overwhelmingly negative response. Many people took to the internet to express their outrage regarding ...
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WOW---Bindi has caused a huge uprising!

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Desert whale graveyard mystery solved

Desert whale graveyard mystery solved | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists think they have figured out how a trove of ancient marine mammal fossils ended up in a Chilean desert 40 metres above sea level.
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Rare endangered whale freed from commercial fishing lines

Rare endangered whale freed from commercial fishing lines | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Wildlife experts cut away more than 280 feet of commercial fishing line being dragged by an endangered right whale off the Georgia coast, though some of the heavy rope had to be left tangled in the whale's mouth, officials said Thursday.
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The Truth Behind Japanese Whale and Dolphin Hunts

The Truth Behind Japanese Whale and Dolphin Hunts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why do these inhumane whale and dolphin hunts take place in Japan? Let’s take a closer look at this issue.
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Lana E Smith's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:54 PM

How does nobody know about this?