The deaths of over 100 melon-headed whales, which stranded on the shores of a lagoon in northwest Madagascar in 2008, were likely primarily triggered by a form of sonar being deployed by an ExxonMobil survey vessel, according to a scientific review panel.
Ancient yet playful, endangered but resurgent, the North Atlantic right whale is a living reminder of how little we know. Philip Hoare is the author of Leviathan or, The Whale (2008) which won the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction. This is a wonderful educational read, don’t miss it.
Musicians perform for Canada’s beluga whales. A troupe of 10 — including a contortionist and an opera singer — plans to put a series of summertime shows for thousands of beluga whales near the mouth of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba. Get all the details and watch some previous musical experiment by some of the performing musicians.
It’s been 15 years since the documentary was first released in November 1997, but it is still considered one of the most telling exposures of the captive marine mammal industry. It is a must-see video for everybody. Captivity is not an option!
A touching story is playing out off South Africa, where a southern right whale mother, who is caring for her calf, appears to have adopted an orphaned calf that had previously been alone and seemed to face an imperiled future.