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Humpback whale sightings increase at the Jersey Shore, study says

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The world's largest animal, which weigh approximately 40 tons and are 60 feet in length, are sticking to New York and New Jersey waters for more extended periods in order to feed, according to a study co-authored by ...

A huge humpback whale breached and hit a boat in Massachusetts

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Boaters in Massachusetts had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a real-life whale tail. A humpback breached and landed on the bow of a fishing boat near Plymouth on July 24, CNN affiliate WBZ-TV reported. The whal...

Brendan Fraser transforms into a 600 pound man in ‘The Whale’

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Brendan Fraser's latest role involves a major transformation. The actor is starring in the forthcoming Darren Aronofsky film, "The Whale" in which he plays a 600 pound man. Production company A24 tweeted a photo of...

Faroe Islands sets quota of 500 dolphins to be killed in controversial annual whale hunt

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The government of the Faroe Islands has set a catch limit of 500 dolphins for the territory's annual whale hunt this year. Situated halfway between Iceland and Scotland in the Atlantic Ocean, the Faroes are a self-g...

Dead sperm whale washes ashore in Philippines, latest in string of deaths

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A dead sperm whale has washed ashore in the Philippines, the latest in a string of whale deaths that has experts concerned. Two fishermen spotted the 60-foot (18-meter) carcass on a beach in the Davao region early o...

Scientists record orcas hunting and killing an adult blue whale for the first time

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A pack of orcas hunting and killing an adult blue whale has been recorded for the first time, scientists say. The stalking episode took place in March 2019 at Bremer Bay, Western Australia, according to research pub...

Giant whale calf nearly collides with free diver in Tahiti: Video

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Xian, 24, had traveled to Tahiti with her boyfriend Mitch Brown, 27, in September 2021, where the pair decided to take a whale-watching tour, South West News Service (SWNS) reports. SCHOOL OF FISH SWIMMING IN HEART F...

Populations of the endangered North Atlantic right whale are the lowest they’ve been in nearly 20 years

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One of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the North Atlantic right whale, has declined 8% in population over the past year, which researchers call deeply concerning for the species' survival. The North Atlantic...

Great White sharks spotted feeding on humpback whale

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A group of researchers came across an unusual sight off the coast of Massachusetts. They witnessed a feeding frenzy as a group of sharks fed on a humpback whale. The researchers were a part of the Stellwage...

Beloved killer whale at SeaWorld dies suddenly

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A young orca suddenly died at Sea World in San Diego after only displaying signs of illness the day before. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined and it will likely be several weeks before any answers are...

Two new dinosaur species, as big as a blue whale, discovered in China

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Scientists have confirmed the discovery of two massive new dinosaur species in northwest China -- some of the first vertebrates uncovered in the region, according to a new study published Thursday. A number of fossi...

Record-breaking fish caught in North Carolina: ‘Looked like a whale in the back of the boat’

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A fisherman in North Carolina reeled in a massive 127-lb catfish during a recent trip. While actually catching the fish was hard, actually getting weighed on a certified scale by an official was almost as difficult. ...

Whale slams into fishing boat, knocking passenger into water and leaving hole in the hull

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A fishing boat had to call for help after it had an encounter with a whale off the coast of Rhode Island. According to witnesses, the larger animal was participating in a feeding frenzy when it slammed into the boat....

Cape Cod diver left with a whale of a tale after a humpback spat him out

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A Cape Cod lobster diver is safe Friday, following a fluke encounter with a humpback whale that nearly made him the leviathan's lunch. Michael Packard was diving off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, Friday...

Massachusetts lobster diver survives being swallowed by whale: ‘I was completely inside’

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Michael Packard, 56, of Wellfleet, was released hours later from a Cape Cod hospital following his scary encounter with a humpback whale. He told WBZ-TV he was 45 feet deep in the waters off Provincetown when the att...

Teenager in critical condition after breaching whale lands on fishing boat

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A teenager in Australia is in critical condition after a whale leaped from the water and landed on the fishing boat he was in. Nick Myhill, aged 18, received severe head and neck injuries when the breaching whale f...

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