Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Archaeologists believe the bones are as old as 5,000 years and remarkably well preserved.

bbcnews
Nov. 27, 2020 ~2 min

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Blue whales have 'rediscovered' South Georgia

The great whales are returning to the island that hosted the industry that nearly destroyed them.

bbcnews
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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South Georgia whaling: Antarctic art marks a dark past

Michael Visocchi's work memorialises the many animals killed by the whale hunters of South Georgia.

bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2020 ~3 min

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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction

For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.

Alessandro Antonello, Senior Research Fellow in History, Flinders University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Deep-diving whale dies after swimming up river

Rescuers made a "sterling effort" to save the 21ft-long animal found in a tributary of the River Clyde near Glasgow Airport.

bbcnews
Oct. 27, 2020 ~3 min

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Blue whales switch when they sing for migration

Blue whales switch from nighttime to daytime singing when they start to migrate, according to a new study.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 9, 2020 ~9 min

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500 whales stranded in Tasmania – indigenous elders are best guides to understanding this tragedy

It's time to listen to warnings from the people of the Pacific.

Niki JP Alsford, Professor in Asia Pacific Studies, Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Institutes, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Oct. 2, 2020 ~5 min

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Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

A Cuvier's beaked whale stays under water for almost four hours, leaving scientists puzzled.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~5 min

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Whale shark 'crushes' tourist in Australia

The woman is in a "serious but stable condition" after being hit by the shark's tail while snorkelling.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 3, 2020 ~2 min

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Mysterious evolution of wonky whale skulls revealed by new study

How we worked out when whales first evolved asymmetrical skulls.

Ellen Coombs, PhD Candidate in Biosciences, UCL • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~6 min

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