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Tuesday, September 21, 2021



Aquarium to auction off chance to name 3 beluga whales

June 20, 2021 3:18 pm

The auction announcement comes the same day the whales were fully integrated into the main part of the aquarium's 750,000-gallon beluga habitat with its three existing whales — Kela, Juno and Natasha

781 whale sharks rescued off Gujarat coast in 17 years: govt

February 20, 2020 1:29 am

Sajan John, manager and head of WTI’s marine conservation project, said that India had included whale sharks in the Schedule-I of the Indian Wildlife (Conservation) Act in 2001.

Ratnagiri: Carcass of 57-ft Bryde’s whale washes ashore

January 23, 2020 1:45 pm

Between 2015 and 2018, 88 beaching incidents have been reported, with 32 recorded in 2018 alone.

Two beluga whales that lived in a Chinese aquarium moved successfully to Iceland

June 20, 2019 2:03 pm

Conservationists celebrated when a plane from Shanghai carrying the whales, named Little Gray and Little White after the colors of their skin, touched down at Iceland's Keflavik International Airport.

Oceans are getting louder, posing potential threats to marine life

January 22, 2019 4:54 pm

Scientists and environmentalists are urging that more research be conducted, to learn much more about the effects of sound and ship traffic on the creatures of the sea.

Ailing killer whale is declared dead off Northwest US coast

September 14, 2018 8:50 am

The orcas have struggled with pollution, boat noise and, most severely, a dearth of their preferred prey, chinook salmon, because of dams, habitat loss and overfishing.

Whale carcass found in Uran

June 15, 2018 2:33 am

“We have taken tissue samples from the carcass and sent those for forensic tests. Only after the tests, we can be sure about the organism and the cause of the death,” said N Vasudevan, the chief conservator of forest.

IIT engineers tap nuclear test ban monitor to build a whale atlas

June 05, 2018 7:23 am

Pinto and her colleague, assistant professor Tarun K Chandrayadula, are tracing migratory patterns of baleen whales, among the largest animals on earth, across the Indian Ocean to build a “whale atlas.”

Microplastics threatening giant ocean animals: Study

February 05, 2018 2:54 pm

Plastic-associated chemicals and pollutants can accumulate over decades and alter biological processes in the animals, leading to altered growth, development and reproduction, including reduced fertility, according to the study published in the journal.

Dead whale washes up on Odisha coast, fifth in this month

February 16, 2016 10:05 pm

Odisha forest and wildlife department officials have written a letter to the Ministry of Forest and Environment for investigation into the cases of whale carcasses washing ashore.


Hundreds of whales dead after stranding off Australia’s Tasmania

September 23, 2020 7:40 pm

Tasmania is the only part of Australia prone to mass strandings, although they occasionally occur on the Australian mainland.

Carcasses of 30 baleen whales washed ashore near Tiruchendur beach

January 12, 2016 6:59 pm

Carcasses of 30 baleen whales were found washed ashore near the Tiruchendur beach in this district early Tuesday while 250 of the same species have been stranded in shallow waters.


Whales washed ashore near Bay of Bengal coast in Tamil Nadu

January 12, 2016 9:38 am

Tuticorin, Jan 12 (ANI): Around fifty whales have been washed ashore in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, since last night. According to officials, the fishermen dragged many of the beached whales back into the sea but they kept returning to the shores near Manapadu and Kallamozhi villages.