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Rare white whale spotted off Sydney

White whale.  AFP FILE PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA

An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Sydney in an event onlookers called a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Butchered whale dumped in Currimao

The carcass of a short-finned pilot whale, a protected species, was washed ashore in Maglaoi Sur village here on Thursday.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

In this Tuesday, April 15, 2014 file photo, Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during the 26th whale meat tasting event in Tokyo. AP

Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial “research” whaling mission in the Antarctic after a United Nations’ court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as science.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Stranded melonhead whale in shallow Lubang waters dies

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Rescuers try to usher a stranded melonhead whale to deeper water off a coastal village on Lubang Island. Photo courtesy of Michael Dennis Mendoza

A melonhead whale stranded itself in shallow waters and died after four unsuccessful rescue attempts near the coast of Lubang Island in Occidental Mindoro, a fishery officer said Wednesday.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Whale knocks surfer unconscious in Australia

Surfers at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Joel Gene Brinas

A Sydney surfer had a lucky escape on Sunday when he was hit by a whale frolicking off Bondi Beach and knocked unconscious.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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