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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Whale

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2022
# France
Experts planning how to rescue malnourished beluga whale from Seine river
The last-ditch bid to save the animal is partly because of fears that the river’s warm water is harming its health.
# Seine River
Beluga whale which strayed into France’s Seine River not accepting food
Conservationists have tried since Friday to feed a catch of herring to the ethereal white mammal.
All time
# Dewhaled
Whale sculpture stops Dutch train plummeting off platform
No passengers were aboard the train at the time of the incident.
# sowerby's beaked whale
A beaked whale has been spotted trapped in Wicklow harbour
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said it is unlikely the whale will survive.
# deep cover
Beluga whale found in Norwegian waters 'may have been trained by Russian navy'
The whale was wearing a harness bearing the words “Equipment of St. Petersburg”.
# LAND TO OCEAN
Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru
Scientists say the creature measured about 13 feet in length and could likely walk and swim.
# streedagh strand
Activists say latest case of whale washing ashore on west coast of Ireland is a 'concern'
A local councillor in Sligo said appropriate measures will be taken to investigate the matter and remove the whale.
# Mace Head
'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway
Three sperm whales washed up this year, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said.
# Philippines
Starving whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach
The animal died from starvation and was unable to eat because of the rubbish filling its stomach.
# far from home
'Incredibly unusual sighting': Concerns for beluga whale lost in river Thames
The whale, which would normally be found in the Arctic, was first spotted yesterday.
# misunderstood
Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark
A group of scientists spent several weeks diving with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands.
# free willian
Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro
“I’ve never seen one so close, I would have liked to have had the chance to save it,” said one local resident.
# End of an era
Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park
The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced it had stopped breeding orcas.
# Orca
Tilikum, SeaWorld whale that killed trainer, dies
The whale was profiled in Blackfish, a 2013 documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity.
# tailgating a whale
This could be the first humpback whale sighting of 2017
“I clicked just in time.”
# bottom feeders
The mystery of 'stinky whale' had people talking at the world whaling conference
For the people of Chukotka in Russia’s Far East, it’s no laughing matter.
# risk of infection
Public advised to stay away from dead whale beached at Killiney
The whale was spotted floating off the coast yesterday.
# Whale-y far from home
This strange-looking Arctic whale has popped up in Irish waters for the first time
The public are being asked to keep their eyes peeled for the elusive animal.
# dark meat
"I could try some ... maybe": Tokyo tries to reel in tourists with whale meat festival
Not many of them are biting, though.
# California
Watch: Kayakers 'almost crushed to death' by humpback whale
“It’s all fun and games until someone gets jumped on.”
# holey show
How many whales and dolphins can you count in one day? It's All Ireland census time
Grab the binoculars, a raincoat (or depending on what our unpredictable weather does, some sunscreen) and head for the coast.
# Make a wish
"We believed that he was the strongest boy in the world; we did not want to let him go"
145 children had their wishes granted last year.
# holey show
First ever pictures of Arctic beluga whale in Irish waters (well, it has been a bad summer)
The whale hasn’t been spotted since 1988 – and this is the first image of a beluga in Irish waters.
# fishies
19 of the most stunning images from Google Street View... underwater
Under the sea, you and me.
# Beached
Pictures: Crowds gather as massive sperm whale washed ashore in California
Biologists and vets have now arrived at the site to begin the arduous process of cutting up the carcass for removal.
# deep pockets
Hollywood is chipping in to help find 'the world's loneliest whale'
The whale uses a frequency no other whale can hear.
# splashing
Pics: These cool Hook Head dolphins will (almost) make you want to take a dip
The water off the coast of Ireland is full of them around this time of year and they seem to be in very good form.
# sign o' the times
This photo of a guy missing an incredible natural spectacle is going viral
Modern times, eh?
# school's back
Kerry humpback whales to appear on BBC tonight (and --- believe it or not --- there's a Charlie Haughey connection)
Footage of the stunning mammals was captured around the Blaskets and Dingle Bay last summer. The resulting film is set to air over two nights this week.
# Beached
In pics: Tourists and residents try to save massive stranded whale on Nicaragua beach
Unfortunately they were unsuccessful and had to give up as the sun went down.
# holey show
There's plenty of Humpbacks out there, but this year's Whale Watch day was a bit of a washout...
Around 1,500 people turned out all over Ireland’s coasts yesterday to squint through the mist and try and spot some elusive cetaceans.
# whale of a time
Kayaker's encounter with a humpback whale is way too close for comfort
Whooooa dude.
# lucky shot
Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea
Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.
# clet
A new 'solitary' dolphin's moved to Irish waters... swimmers are being urged to keep their distance
Clet, who originated in French waters, is described as a “non-social solitary dolphin who does not seek out and engage with swimmers”.
# Orca
Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound
According to a crew filming the whale, this was an attempt at communication.
# Keel
Pictures: Locals flock to see 20 metre fin whale washed up on Achill beach
The mammal was stranded on Christmas Eve.
# wrecking whale
Horrifying exploding whale gets a Miley Cyrus remix
Still just as gross. But with more nudity.
# slapped
Man gets slapped by a huge humpback whale
It’s not something a lot of people can claim.
# venice beach
Rare sabre-toothed whale found dead on California beach
The mammal is rarely seen in the wild.
# open water
Army called in to help whale beached in Co Meath
The mammal was successfully refloated. Sadly, another whale also washed ashore today has died.