Tag: whales

Aug 10, 2015

Extremely Rare White Humpback Spotted Off Australian Coast

Extremely Rare White Humpback Spotted Off Australian Coast

The extremely rare, white humpback was spotted on 10 August 2015 off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

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Aug 5, 2015

Gray Whale and Her Calf Give Whale Watchers an Experience They’ll Never Forget

Gray Whale and Her Calf Give Whale Watchers an Experience They’ll Never Forget

Mark Carwardine videoed a gray whale mother and her calf as they approached a boat of whale watchers, allowing the people onboard to touch them.

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May 22, 2015

Watch a Killer Whale Swim Right Underneath this Paddleboarder

Watch a Killer Whale Swim Right Underneath this Paddleboarder

An amazing video has emerged of an orca swimming underneath a paddleboarder off the coast of New Zealand on Monday. The once-in-a-lifetime footage, captured off Kuaotunu beach, shows the killer whale swimming right next to boarder Luke Reilly.

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May 10, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Image by Google, Map Data If you go to 20°38’11.8″N 156°27’45.4″W on Google Maps you will see a pod of whales swimming off the coast of Maui, which is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. When you take snapshots of the globe like Google does you’re bound to capture some interesting sights. Finding them…

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Apr 18, 2015

ROV Encounters Sperm Whale 2000 ft Underwater During Livestream

ROV Encounters Sperm Whale 2000 ft Underwater During Livestream

At 598 meters (1,962 ft) below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, ROV Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. The whale circled Hercules several times and gave their cameras the chance to capture some incredible footage of this beautiful creature. Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs (remotely operative vehicles) are incredibly…

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Jan 14, 2015

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

The Largest Creatures in the Ocean [Chart]

A team of scientists led by Craig McClain have just published, “Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna“, a research paper dedicated to the review and analysis of 25 ocean giants ranging across the animal kingdom. The paper explains: The largest living representatives of most taxa occur in the oceans……

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Jan 5, 2015

How Whales Can Change an Entire Ecosystem

How Whales Can Change an Entire Ecosystem

George Monbiot explains how whales can change an entire ecosystem through a process known as a trophic cascade. Trophic cascades are ecological processes which start at the top of the food chain and tumble all the way down to the bottom. This video is a follow-up to the original segment on the impact of…

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