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Captive Orca Nakai Dies at SeaWorld San Diego

credit: SeaWorld San Diego An orca has died while in captivity at SeaWorld San Diego....
A fluke of a North Atlantic right whale lifts out of the water

Federal Proposal Aims to Protect Endangered Right Whales From Ship Strikes

For Immediate Release, July 29, 2022 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule...
Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...
North Atlantic right whale. Photo by Regina Asmutis-Sylvia

Update on Snow Cone – Critically Endangered Right Whale Who Gave Birth Despite Chronic Entanglement

July 2022 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada has reported that Snow Cone was spotted on...

Humpback Whales Spotted Off The Aberdeenshire Coast

Up to three humpback whales have been spotted off the coastline around Forvie (just north of Aberdeen, Scotland) over the past couple of weeks.

This is a rare occurrence with only a few reports of coastal sightings on the east coast of Scotland and northern England each year.  Research indicates that the numbers of humpabacks may be increasing very slightly, possibly as they begin to recover from years of whaling.
 
Humpbacks are more frequently seen in coastal waters in summer months than winter though and tend to be frequently heard out in the Atlantic off the west coast of Scotland in the winter months.

They pass through the waters around the UK as they migrate north to south to feed.
 
Find out more about humpback whales.