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Killer whales attack fishing boat near Spain

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By October of last year, daar was 33 bizarre "wraak neem" attacks by killer whales off the coast of Spain and Portugal and it seems they’re not done yet. Eers, the crew "heard a strange noise and rushed t...

Four gray whales have been found dead in California’s Bay Area within eight days

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Gray whales are visible just twice a year in California as they migrate from the southern tip of the West Coast up toward Alaska and back again. They delight residents as they appear briefly in coastal waters before...

How do whales defy the odds of getting cancer? The answer is in their genes, new study says

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Cancer should be a near certainty for whales, the longest-living and largest mammals there are -- but scientists are finding that cetaceans are excellent at protecting themselves against the deadly disease. Just ho...

Byna 100 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

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Byna 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand's Department of Conservation said Wednesday. Sommige 97 whales and three dolphins died in the stranding, which conservation depa...

Sri Lanka rescues 100 beached whales after mass stranding

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Sri Lankan rescuers have returned 100 whales to sea after a mass beaching on Monday, the country's navy has said. Scores of short-finned pilot whales began coming ashore at Panadura, 25 kilometers (15 myl) south ...

Tasmania finds another 200 pilot whales that may all be dead in mass stranding

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Rescue teams in Tasmania were already frantically working this week to save about 270 pilot whales stranded in a harbor. Up to a third of the animals were believed to be already dead, with the clock ticking to save ...

Australian officials are racing to save hundreds of stranded pilot whales. A third have already died

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Marine experts and government officials are racing to save hundreds of pilot whales after a mass stranding in Australia, with dozens of the animals already dead. Oor 270 pilot whales are stranded in Strahan, a sma...

Hundreds of whales are stranded on a sandbank in Australia

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Hundreds of pilot whales are stranded on a sandbar in Tasmania, an island off the southern coast of Australia. A rescue mission is underway but it is not clear how many of the whales might already be dead, local wil...