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Mass stranding of pilot whales in Tasmania

Mass stranding of pilot whales in Tasmania

Over 450 pilot whales have stranded in various locations along a stretch of coastline in...
Tahlequah, the Southern Resident orca, gives birth to healthy calf

Tahlequah, the Southern Resident orca, gives birth to healthy calf

J35 and J57. Photo by Katie Jones, Center for Whale Research / Permit #21238 Tahlequah...
Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Orcas are one of only five species known to experience menopause and females can live...
Humpback whales swim up river in Kakadu National Park

Humpback whales swim up river in Kakadu National Park

Wildlife experts in Australia's Northern Territory are monitoring a humpback whale that has travelled 18...

Dead sperm whale art installation causes a stir in Paris

It wasn’t just the arrival of the Tour de France that has been turning heads in Paris this week.

Down on a bank of the River Seine, a 50ft dead sperm whale appeared to be lying on the pavement while ‘investigators’ examined its remains and spoke to the press. 

The incredibly realistic art installation confused many visitors who believed it to be real. The whale has appeared before at various locations across Europe and was created by the Belgian organisation, Captain Boomer Collective, to raise awareness about human impact on the environment. 2016 saw nearly 30 sperm whales strand on European coastlines.