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New population estimate deal another blow to critically endangered North Atlantic right whales

A new population estimate released by the New England Aquarium indicates the population of North...
Southern Resident Orcas

Northwest elected leaders to assess breaching the Snake River dams

Southern Resident orcas need Snake River salmon, and a new announcement from key elected officials...
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Joint response concerning “no apparent shortage of prey for Southern Resident killer whales” in the Salish Sea

October 14, 2021 On October 12, the University of British Columbia (UBC) issued a press...
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Alarming report raises worries for marine mammals held at the Miami Seaquarium

Leonardo Da Silva/Flickr A disturbing report on the conditions at the Miami Seaquarium from the...

First underwater images of humpback whales in UK waters taken in Shetlands

Humpback whales have been regularly sighted in the waters around the British Isles in recent years, from Cornwall to Northern Scotland, and many of these sightings have been recorded with photographs. But until now, it is thought there has never been any underwater footage taken of these creatures in UK waters.

Now for the first time, two wildlife photographers, Richard Shucksmith and Brydon Thomason, have captured close-up images of whales that recently visited the Shetland Islands, north of mainland Scotland.

While most adult whales head south to mate and give birth in warmer waters during the winter, it appears some juvenile whales prefer to stay further north to feed.