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Sonar mapping for oil killed Madagascar whales: study
One hundred whales died suddenly off the coast of Madagascar in May 2008.
Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness
The eleven person team – ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s – are back on dry land after an epic voyage to Greenland and a turbulent return sea journey that “put manners on everybody”…
Diver has luckiest escape ever after whale almost eats him
We’re going to need a bigger… everything.
This is definitely the most embarrassing voicemail you'll hear today
When the whale voice comes in you may lose it.
Japan will not stop hunting whales, says minister
A Japanese minister said criticism of whaling is “a cultural attack, a kind of prejudice against Japanese culture”.
PHOTOS: Just some dolphins and whales hanging out off Wexford
A group of photographers had a pretty successful expedition off Hook Head at the weekend…
First whales of the year spotted off Wexford coast
Two humpback whales and five fin whales were sighted off Hook Head over the weekend.
PICS: Killer whales trapped in sea ice
About a dozen whales are trapped in a vast stretch of ice in Quebec’s Far North, surfacing in a small opening for air.
Dolphins deserve rights as 'persons', experts say
Whales and dolphins’ advanced abilities and culture means they should be legally protected, a group of experts has argued.
Nuts and takeaway: The week in quotes
“We’ll pay our dues in full and on time”…
'Whale slavery' case flops in court
PETA brought a lawsuit seeking to grant constitutional protection against slavery to a group of orcas in SeaWorld parks, but a judge has halted the case.
First humpback whale of 2012 spotted off the Wexford coast
The humpback whale was spotted by a group of whale-watchers close to Hook Head today.