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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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.

Express Explained: Why beaching of whales still baffles science

Indian Express looks at the mysterious ways in which whales navigate — and sometimes get fatally disoriented and lost.

Video: 38 dead baleen whales wash ashore in Tamil Nadu

A team of top officials of the fisheries department have rushed to the spot to conduct a probe.

Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt

Shinzo Abe sparked fury when he said he would boost his efforts towards restarting commercial whaling.

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Carcasses of 30 baleen whales washed ashore near Tiruchendur beach

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.

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Whales washed ashore near Bay of Bengal coast in Tamil Nadu

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.