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Tuesday, August 09, 2022



Fishermen handover ambergris worth Rs 28 crore found from sea

July 23, 2022 2:02 pm

The fishermen found the ambergris weighing 28.400 kg in the sea and brought it to shore on Friday evening and handed it over to the coastal police.

France to put down Seine killer whale after rescue fails

May 30, 2022 3:16 pm

An orca stranded in the Seine will be euthanized, French officials said, noting that it appeared to be "in critical state of health." Scientists previously tried to lure the animal back into the sea using orca calls.

Ambergris, or whale vomit, worth Rs 73.6 lakh seized in Anand; six arrested

May 20, 2022 6:15 pm

The substance produced in the digestive tract of sperm whales is believed to have a high medicinal value and is a sought-after ingredient in exotic perfumes.

New study decodes why whales don’t choke

January 25, 2022 3:10 pm

When a whale lunges, the oral plug protects the respiratory and digestive tracts from being flooded by the water and the critters that the animal has taken in.

How much do baleen whales eat in a day?

November 12, 2021 7:38 pm

The new study has observed that baleen whales can consume as much as 16 tonnes of food per day, which constitutes as much as 30% of their total body mass.

Endangered whale population sinks close to 20-year low

October 27, 2021 7:59 pm

Recently, efforts to save the whales have resulted in new restrictions on US lobster fishing, and pushback from the fishing industry about those new rules.

Pune: Gang of six from Pune arrested by Forest dept for smuggling Ambergris

August 29, 2021 7:27 am

Whales are a protected species under Schedule 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act and possession or trade of any of its by-products, including Ambergris, is illegal.

Fossil of previously unknown four-legged whale found in Egypt

August 26, 2021 2:26 pm

The new whale, named Phiomicetus anubis, had an estimated body length of some three meters and a body mass of about 600 kg, and was likely a top predator, the researchers said.

Mumbai: Police arrest three with whale vomit worth Rs 2.7 crore

June 17, 2021 2:50 am

Due to its high value, it is also called ‘floating gold’, as it is sometimes found floating on water bodies.

Explained: The significance of the new whale song recorded in the Indian Ocean

December 27, 2020 11:55 am

Since it is the only blue whale song identified by them in the western Arabian Sea, researchers have called it the "Northwest Indian Ocean".


30-foot-long dead whale washed ashore on Juhu beach

January 29, 2016 7:55 pm

A 30 feet dead whale washed ashore on Mumbai’s Juhu beach late on Thursday night. According to reports, night joggers on the beach noticed the whale and informed officials.

15 foot-long decomposed body of blue whale found at Maharashtra beach

August 13, 2015 10:37 pm

A 15 feet-long, approximately 10-tonne decomposed body of a whale washed up at Alibaug beach on Thursday morning.