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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".

Australian frees whale calf caught in net, but could face hefty fine

May 21, 2020 11:24 am

After authorities failed to show up immediately, the Queensland resident drove his own boat out to the whale, suspected to be a humpback whale calf, to rescue it.

Experience whale watching at one of these destinations this summer

May 25, 2019 4:21 pm

Whale watching sites have gained popularity with travelers in the last decade, who love to chase them as they change locations according to the seasons.

Whale returns woman's phone dropped in ocean; video goes viral

May 09, 2019 11:22 am

The unexpected moment was captured by Isa Opdahl, who was out in a boat with her friends at the at Hammerfest harbour in Norway, when she accidentally dropped her phone in the water.

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

May 01, 2019 8:12 am

The white whale found frolicking in the frigid harbor of Tufjord, a hamlet near Norway's northernmost point, has become "a huge attraction" for locals, one resident said Tuesday. The whale is so comfortable with people that it swims to the dock and retrieves plastic rings thrown into the sea.

Beluga whale with harness prompts speculation it escaped from Russian military facility

April 29, 2019 6:39 pm

A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility.

Forest dept fails to find 40-foot whale carcass that washed ashore on Juhu beach in 2017

December 28, 2018 2:07 am

Since 2015, over 70 cases of carcasses of marine mammals washing ashore have been recorded. Mumbai beaches saw 13 such instances last year.

Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission

December 26, 2018 10:04 am

Japan's commercial whaling will be limited to its own territorial waters and its exclusive economic zone, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who made the announcement at a news conference after a cabinet decision on Tuesday.

Passenger knocked out as whale slams into Australia boat

August 07, 2017 11:01 am

The ordeal has not deterred any of the passengers, Galea said, who were "all in good spirits" after they got together Sunday to eat their previous day's catch. "The main thing is we all got home, and we have a few battle scars to show," he added.


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.