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Whale & Dolphin News Reports for 2005

There are several different types of strandings, and scientists continue to research the causes of each. Some researchers point to the whale 'pod' social structure, which relies on one dominant whale. This phenomenon can sometimes result in a group of whales following a disoriented or sick whale onto shore. Others theorize that pods swim too close to the beach when hunting prey or evading predators and become trapped by low tides.

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Photo: One of four dolphins successfully released is satellite-tagged during a rescue on Cape Cod, USA, allowing staff to follow its movements post-release. [9 September, 2014] Source: Jane Hoppe, IFAW.


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News Reports - 2005

  1. Wed, 09 Feb 2005 2:43 AM PST - (World Leisure News) - New attractions for Marine World
    Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California, will introduce its new interactive Ocean Discovery attraction to the public on 12 March. The new Caribbean-themed area will include a dolphin pool, a stingray tank and an outdoor rocky pool with warm water penguins. (Source)

  2. Wed, 09 Feb 2005 1:45 PM PST - (KESQ) - Gray whale delights onlookers at Bodega Bay harbor
    BODEGA BAY, Calif. A gray whale has been delighting visitors with occasional spouts and tail flops after it swims in the shallow waters of Bodega Bay. The whale was spotted Monday by state park rangers, who alerted the Coast Guard. (Source)

  3. Thu, 10 Feb 2005 11:28 AM PST - (Nature) - 'Pollutants' in whale blubber are naturally produced
    Sea creatures make chemicals similar to those spewed out by human factories. (Source)

  4. Thu, 10 Feb 2005 11:30 AM PST - (Nature) - Marine biology Whale fall
    The fatty bones of dead whales provide rich pickings for creatures on the sea floor. Amanda Haag meets the scientists who go to extreme and unpleasant lengths to study the unique ecosystems on these corpses. (Source)

  5. Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:14 PM PST - (EurekAlert!) - Chemical compounds found in whale blubber are from natural sources
    Chemicals found in whale blubber, and initially suspected of being from industrial sources, have turned out to be naturally occurring, raising questions about the accumulation of both natural and industrial compounds in marine life. (Source)

  6. Thu, 10 Feb 2005 4:37 PM PST - (SpaceDaily) - TERRADAILY Blue Planet: The Fading Songs Of Whales by Dan Whipple
    Most people know the modern world is a noisy place, but they might not be aware the oceans have gotten to be considerably noisy as well -- and they are getting noisier, to the detriment of whales and other marine mammals. (Source)

  7. Fri, 11 Feb 2005 6:33 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Death of whale found off Kalaeloa a mystery
    A baby humpback whale that washed up near Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor on Tuesday lost a pectoral fin in a clean cut consistent with a shark bite, but scientists who examined the calf said yesterday they still don't know how it died. (Source)

  8. Fri, 11 Feb 2005 7:25 AM PST - (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange) - edie news centre -- Green groups warn Japan of toxic dolphins
    Japanese people are being poisoned by dolphin meat because the government will not issue a national health warning, a coalition of environmental organisations has stated. (Source)

  9. Fri, 11 Feb 2005 7:33 AM PST - (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange) - Green groups warn Japan of toxic dolphins
    Japanese people are being poisoned by dolphin meat because the government will not issue a national health warning, a coalition of environmental organisations has stated. (Source)

  10. Sun, 13 Feb 2005 3:34 AM PST - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Whale of an encounter in Half Moon Bay
    Two kayakers taking in a serene paddle at dusk in Pillar Point Harbor last week got the surprise of their lives when a gray whale surfaced right alongside their small boats. (Source)

  11. Sun, 13 Feb 2005 0:06 AM PST - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Up and down the state
    Whales have been trolling the West Coast for a month or so, but peak time, when some are coming and others are going, is just beginning. Those who regard the spotting of flukes and fins as cause for celebration can join like-minded groupies up and down the coast in coming weeks. (Source)

  12. Sun, 13 Feb 2005 12:56 PM PST - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Whale of an encounter in Half Moon Bay
    Two kayakers taking in a serene paddle at dusk in Pillar Point Harbor last week got the surprise of their lives when a gray whale surfaced right alongside their small boats. (Source)

  13. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 0:40 AM PST - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Makahs will seek whaling waiver (2/14/2005)
    After losing years of legal challenges, the Makah tribe will begin a new effort to re-establish whale hunting -- this time by seeking an almost unheard-of waiver from the Marine Mammal Protection Act. (Source)

  14. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 3:13 AM PST - (Monterey County Herald) - Ocean dishes up calamari surprise
    For the first time in years, fishermen are catching giant Humboldt squid in Monterey Bay. The squid have also been attracting formerly rare Risso's dolphins into local waters since January, according to marine biologist Nancy Black. (Source)

  15. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 1:28 AM PST - (Mainichi Daily News) - Researchers dissect killer whales that died in Hokkaido
    The dissection of a pod of killer whales that died after becoming trapped between floating ice near the shoreline of Rausu, Hokkaido Prefecture, last week, commenced on Monday, with about 20 research facilities and museums taking part. (Source)

  16. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 7:43 AM PST - (The Australian) - America's Cup yacht hits whale
    THE first South African yacht to challenge for the America's Cup hit a whale during training today, stopping the boat dead in the water and injuring at least two crew members. (Source)

  17. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 7:54 AM PST - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - America's Cup yacht hits whale
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  18. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 7:28 AM PST - (KING 5) - Makah to seek whaling waiver
    The Makah Tribe in a whaling canoe. SEATTLE -- The Makah Tribe is taking a new approach to re-establishing tribal whaling, following six years of court battles in the wake of its first successful hunt in more than 70 years. (Source)

  19. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 8:07 AM PST - (NEWS.com.au) - America's Cup yacht hits whale
    THE first South African yacht to challenge for the America's Cup hit a whale during training today, stopping the boat dead in the water and injuring at least two crew members. (Source)

  20. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:35 AM PST - (SABC News) - Team Shosholoza crew injured after hitting whale
    Crew members of Team Shoholoza, South Africa's entry into international sailing's premier event, the America's Cup, were injured when the yacht hit a whale during a training session in Table Bay today. (Source)

  21. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 8:26 AM PST - (Yachting and Boating World) - ACC crew injured in whale collision
    Team Shosholoza skipper Geoff Meek and navigator Marc Lagesse were injured during a sail training session in Table Bay today when yacht Shosholoza RSA 48 hit a whale while sailing at 10 knots under spinnaker. (Source)

  22. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 8:50 AM PST - (KATU) - Makahs seeking waiver to Marine Mammal Protection Act
    SEATTLE -- The Makah Indian Nation is taking a new approach to re-establishing tribal whale hunts. It has been six years since the tribe's first successful whale hunt in more than 70 years. (Source)

  23. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 2:13 PM PST - (The New Zealand Herald) - Yachting: America's Cup crew hits whale
    CAPE TOWN -- The first South African yacht to challenge for the America's Cup hit a whale during training on Monday, stopping the boat dead in the water and injuring at least two crew members. (Source)

  24. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:34 PM PST - (NBC Sports) - Makahs will seek whaling waiver
    USA -- Nearly six years ago, a team of Makah Indian hunters sparked controversy worldwide with the harvest of a gray whale off Washington's Olympic coast -- the first successful whale hunt by the traditionally seafaring tribe in more than 70 years.But almost ever since, the tribe's whale hunts have been put on hold, thwarted in the courts by a string of successful legal challenges from an (Source)

  25. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 1:21 PM PST - (Fox 12 Oregon) - Makahs to seek whaling waiver
    SEATTLE -- The Makah Indian Nation is taking a new approach to re-establishing tribal whale hunts. It's been six years since the tribe's first successful whale hunt in more than 70 years. Ever since, the tribe has been stopped by a series of court challenges from having another hunt. (Source)

  26. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:51 PM PST - (KTVB Idaho) - Makah to seek whaling waiver
    The Makah Tribe in a whaling canoe. SEATTLE -- The Makah Tribe is taking a new approach to re-establishing tribal whaling, following six years of court battles in the wake of its first successful hunt in more than 70 years. (Source)

  27. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 9:17 PM PST - (YachtRacing.com) - Yacht Shosholoza RSA 48 Hits Whale In Table Bay -- Skipper And Navigator Injured
    Team Shosholoza skipper Geoff Meek and navigator Marc Lagesse were injured during a sail training session in Table Bay today when yacht Shosholoza RSA 48 hit a whale while sailing at 10 knots under spinnaker. The sudden impact brought the yacht to a dead stop. (Source)

  28. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 9:14 PM PST - (First Coast News) - Pod Of Whales Dazzle Hundreds By Kyle Meenan First Coast News
    JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- They were first spotted around nine o'clock Sunday morning, about a quarter of a mile South of 37th Avenue South. Those who live along Duval Drive say they couldn't have been more than one hundred yards offshore. (Source)

  29. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 2:55 AM PST - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Parters in whaling
    SEATTLE, Washington (14 Feb 2005) Nearly six years ago, a team of Makah Indian hunters sparked controversy worldwide with the harvest of a gray whale off Washington's Olympic coast -- the first successful whale hunt by the traditionally seafaring tribe in more than 70 years. (Source)

  30. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 0:27 AM PST - (Daily Breeze) - Tuesday
    Local experts say recent activities close to shore aren't uncommon for females and calves this time of year. (Source)

  31. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 2:36 AM PST - (Peninsula Daily News) - Makah make legal moves toward regaining whaling rights; activists reiterate their opposition
    NEAH BAY -- The Makah tribe on Monday took a legal step toward regaining its controversial treaty-based right to hunt whales off the North Olympic Peninsula coast. (Source)

  32. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 3:21 AM PST - (Piedmonter) - Reclusive giant squid make appearances in Monterey Bay
    MONTEREY -- For the first time in years, fishermen are catching giant Humboldt squid in Monterey Bay. The squid have also been attracting formerly rare Risso's dolphins into local waters since January, according to marine biologist Nancy Black. (Source)

  33. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 6:43 AM PST - (The Australian) - Whale stranded off WA coast
    THE beaching of a Gray's Beaked whale off Western Australia highlighted the need for more research into whale and dolphin strandings, the federal government said today. (Source)

  34. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 5:41 AM PST - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - WWF: Shell Must Heed Scientific Findings; Whale Survival and Sakhalin Project in the Balance
    An independent assessment of the impact of an oil and gas development in the Russian Far East on endangered gray whales must dictate the fate of current Shell operations, a proposed offshore platform and undersea pipeline, according to WWF, the global conservation organization. On the eve of the publication of the independent review, WWF is calling on Royal Dutch Shell and Japan's (Source)

  35. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 7:03 AM PST - (The Courier Mail) - Whale stranded off WA coast
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  36. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 6:28 AM PST - (First Coast News) - Pod Of Whales Dazzle Hundreds Photos: Gallery 2 | Gallery 1
    JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- They were first spotted around nine o'clock Sunday morning, about a quarter of a mile South of 37th Avenue South. Those who live along Duval Drive say they couldn't have been more than one hundred yards offshore. (Source)

  37. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 10:01 AM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Whale Probe Seen Negative for Russia Oil Plan -WWF
    A study to be released this week will show that an endangered species of whales is under threat from a Royal Dutch/Shell-led energy project off Russia's Pacific coast, conservation group WWF said on Tuesday. (Source)

  38. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 10:44 AM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whale blow seen for Russia oil plan
    GENEVA (Reuters) A study to be released this week will show that an endangered species of whales is under threat from a Royal Dutch/Shell-led energy project off Russia's Pacific coast, conservation group WWF says. (Source)

  39. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 8:54 AM PST - (Nature) - 'Pollutants' in whale blubber are naturally produced
    Sea creatures make chemicals similar to those spewed out by human factories. (Source)

  40. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:38 AM PST - (The News-Press) - Pod of whales jumping off JAX coast
    JACKSONVILLE BEACH -- They were first spotted around nine o'clock Sunday morning, about a quarter of a mile South of 37th Avenue South. Those who live along Duval Drive say they couldn't have been more than one hundred yards offshore. (Source)

  41. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 3:25 PM PST - (AP via Yahoo! News) - America's Cup Sloop Collides With Whale
    A South African crew training for the America's Cup apparently got the worst of a collision with a whale. (Source)

  42. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 12:02 PM PST - (WLBZ Bangor) - POD OF RIGHT WHALES DAZZLE CROWDS
    On their way to the North Atlantic, sixteen endangered right whales put on the show of a lifetime for hundreds along a Florida beach Sunday. Watch the story from First Coast News in Jacksonville. (Source)

  43. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 5:37 PM PST - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescuers send stranded whale out to sea
    A four-metre beaked whale has been returned to the ocean after stranding itself on a Busselton beach in south-west Western Australia. (Source)

  44. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 6:07 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescuers send stranded whale out to sea
    A four-metre beaked whale has been returned to the ocean after stranding itself on a Busselton beach in south-west Western Australia. Authorities were alerted to the stranding yesterday afternoon, with the rescue operation stretching long into the night. (Source)

  45. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 4:31 PM PST - (Canada.com) - South African America's Cup sloop hits whale off South African coast
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) A crewman was thrown overboard and the skipper and navigator were injured when a South African crew training for the America's Cup collided with a whale during a training session. (Source)

  46. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 7:37 PM PST - (Tampa Bay's 10) - Pod of whales dazzle hundreds By Kyle Meenan
    JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- They were first spotted around nine o'clock Sunday morning, about a quarter of a mile South of 37th Avenue South. Those who live along Duval Drive say they couldn't have been more than one hundred yards offshore. (Source)

  47. Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:13 PM PST - (Busselton-Dunsborough Mail) - Lone stranded whale gets a helping hand
    A LONE cuviers beaked whale stranded itself at various points along Geographe Bay this week prompting a number of rescue missions. The whale, measuring 4.65 metres, was first spotted early Monday afternoon in shallow water at Abbey and was helped back into deeper water by a small group of volunteers. (Source)

  48. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 2:12 AM PST - (Seattle Times) - S. African crewman lands in water after colliding with whale
    A South African crew training for the America's Cup apparently got the worst of a collision with a whale... (Source)

  49. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 1:13 AM PST - (The Globe and Mail) - Bond with a whale in Ucluelet and Tofino
    To mark the spring migration of Pacific gray whales along Vancouver Island's wild west coast, the communities of Ucluelet and Tofino are hosting the annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival from March 19-27. (Source)

  50. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 7:53 AM PST - (KPUA Hilo) - Feds probe whale-ferry collision
    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) _ A collision of a whale and a ferry that links Maui and Lanai is being investigated by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Steve Knight is president of Expeditions. (Source)

  51. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 7:47 AM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Experts Raise Questions on Shell Sakhalin Project
    A key environmental panel on Wednesday said foreign firms behind a huge energy project off Russia's Sakhalin island should consider suspending operations while studies continue on survival of a rare whale species. (Source)

  52. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 6:35 AM PST - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Report Urges Delay on Russia Oil Fields
    A consortium led by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos. should halt operations and delay further development of oil and gas fields near gray whale feeding grounds off Russia's far-eastern Sakhalin island, an independent study recommended Wednesday. (Source)

  53. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 6:48 AM PST - (Mosnews) - Environmentalists Warn Russia’s Sakhalin Oil Project May Endanger Rare Whales
    A key environmental panel said on Wednesday backers of a huge energy project off Russia’s Sakhalin Island should consider suspending operations while studies continue on the survival of a rare whale species, the Reuters news agency reports. (Source)

  54. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 4:41 AM PST - (Yachting and Boating World) - Damage to Shosholoza
    America's Cup Yacht Shosholoza, RSA 48, suffered internal structural damage aft of the keel area and some surface damage to the bulb as a result of colliding with a whale in Table Bay on Monday 14 February, during a training session. (Source)

  55. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:13 AM PST - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Russian oil and gas should make way for western grey whale: scientists
    Leading scientists urged Russian authorities to consider suspending one of its largest oil and gas exploration projects off its Pacific coast in order to save the endangered western grey whale. (Source)

  56. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 9:19 AM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Shell Sakhalin Whale Risks Need More Study -- Report
    An international consortium should consider suspending a huge energy project off Russia's Sakhalin island pending fuller studies on saving a rare whale species, a key environmental panel said on Wednesday. (Source)

  57. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 10:28 AM PST - (EurekaAlert!) - New DNA studies verify existence of three right whale species
    For the first time, two types of genetic material--both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA--have been used to verify a new species designation of great whale, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups in The Royal Society's Proceedings: Biological Sciences. (Source)

  58. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:01 AM PST - (Newswise) - New DNA Studies Verify Existence of Three Right Whale Species
    Newswise — For the first time, two types of genetic material—both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA—have been used to verify a new species designation of great whale, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups in The Royal Society’s Proceedings: Biological Sciences . (Source)

  59. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 8:06 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Ferry's collision with whale called unavoidable
    The 149-passenger ferry that links Maui and Lana'i hit a whale earlier this month, but a federal official said it is unlikely the company will be penalized. (Source)

  60. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:00 AM PST - (The Cape Cod Chronicle) - Chatham Base For Right Whale Aerial Survey Teams by Tim Wood
    It might seem as if finding a 50-foot, 100-ton animal would not be that difficult. Spotting it swimming in the murky waters of Cape Cod Bay from a height of 750 feet, however, is a challenge, to say the least. (Source)

  61. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 8:07 AM PST - (Miami Herald) - Study: Field Development Should Be Halted
    GENEVA -- A consortium led by the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos. should halt operations and delay further development of oil and gas fields near gray whale feeding grounds off Russia's far-eastern Sakhalin island, an independent study recommended Wednesday. (Source)

  62. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 8:23 AM PST - (Reuters) - Experts Raise Questions on Shell Sakhalin Project
    GENEVA (Reuters) A key environmental panel on Wednesday said foreign firms behind a huge energy project off Russia's Sakhalin island should consider suspending operations while studies continue on survival of a rare whale species. (Source)

  63. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:35 AM PST - (Friends of the Earth) - Shell Warned on Dangers to Whales of Sakhalin Project
    An independent international panel of experts convened by the World Conservation Union today issued Shell with strong warnings about the negative impacts of the oil major's Sakhalin II project [1] on the endangered western gray whale. (Source)

  64. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 10:13 AM PST - (Sports Illustrated) - The 10 Spot: Feb. 16
    1. Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon fanned the flames of the Red Sox-Yankees feud by saying Alex Rodriguez wasn't the "Yankee type." And by "Yankee type," of course, Nixon meant "admitted BALCO client." (Source)

  65. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 1:07 PM PST - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - Shell Project May Doom Western Gray Whale to Extinction
    World Wildlife Fund called upon Royal Dutch Shell Wednesday to abide by the recommendations of an independent panel of renowned whale experts, which has warned that oil and gas activities in Russia's Far East may drive the critically endangered western gray whale into extinction. (Source)

  66. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 12:24 PM PST - (WXIA-TV) - Pod Of Whales Dazzle Hundreds
    JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- They were first spotted around nine o'clock Sunday morning, about a quarter of a mile South of 37th Avenue South. Those who live along Duval Drive say they couldn't have been more than one hundred yards offshore. (Source)

  67. Wed, 16 Feb 2005 5:38 PM PST - (Independent) - £6bn pipeline threatens endangered whale
    A massive oil and gas drilling project planned by Shell off the eastern coast of Russia could lead to the extinction of the Western Pacific grey whale, a report has warned. (Source)

  68. Thu, 17 Feb 2005 0:36 AM PST - (Russian Information Agency Novosti) - SAKHALIN-2 PROJECT THREATENS GRAY WHALES
    YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, February 17 (RIA Novosti's Pyotr Tsyrendorzhiyev) Implementing the second stage of the Sakhalin-2 project could cause gray whale extinction, ecologists say. (Source)

  69. Thu, 17 Feb 2005 5:53 PM PST - (Independent) - Fishing boats 'kill 2,000 dolphins a year'
    British and French fishing boats could be killing more than 2,000 dolphins a year, environmental scientists have warned. Campaigners renewed calls for a halt to pair-trawling for bass yesterday after a report highlighted the growing number of dolphins caught in nets in the English Channel. (Source)

  70. Thu, 17 Feb 2005 9:20 PM PST - (Science Daily) - Chemical Compounds Found In Whale Blubber Are From Natural Sources
    Chemicals found in whale blubber, and initially suspected of being from industrial sources, have turned out to be naturally occurring, raising questions about the accumulation of both natural and industrial compounds in marine life. (Source)

  71. Fri, 18 Feb 2005 8:01 AM PST - (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange) - edie news centre -- Gray whale extinction lies in Shell's hands
    Oil and gas activities in Russia's far east should be suspended before they drive the critically endangered gray whale into extinction, a panel of scientists has warned. (Source)

  72. Fri, 18 Feb 2005 6:57 AM PST - (The Vale Advertiser) - icNorthWales -- Is this the first humpback to reach N. Wales?
    A WHALE found entangled in rope off the North Wales coast was last night believed to be the first humpback spotted in the region. The RSPCA, which helped rescue the whale, revealed the 30ft mammal dragged a buoy hundreds of miles from the north west coast of Ireland. (Source)

  73. Fri, 18 Feb 2005 4:17 AM PST - (Duluth News Tribune) - Director's films take risks
    Summary: One New Zealand aboriginal Maori tribe believes its ancestor, Paikea, rode to the ancestral lands on the back of a whale. The tribe's chiefs are always the first-born male and considered Paikea's descendent. (Source)

  74. Fri, 18 Feb 2005 7:06 AM PST - (Russian Information Agency Novosti) - GRAY WHALES DYING OUT
    MOSCOW, February 18 (RIA Novosti) The Sea of Okhotsk, in the Russian Far East, may rescue its gray whales if a Sakhalin 2 oil derrick is transferred as far as possible from their feeding grounds, reassures Alexei Yablokov of the World Conservation Union gray whale ad hoc team. (Source)

  75. Fri, 18 Feb 2005 10:44 AM PST - (Daily Yomiuri Online) - A whale of an adventure
    Forget Hawaii and Mexico. If you want to experience humpback whales frolicking in their natural environment, look no further than Japan's own backyard--Okinawa. (Source)

  76. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:22 PM PST - (EurekAlert!) - Scientists will discuss remarkable advances in whale research at the annual meeting of AAAS
    Steve Palumbi is no stranger to controversy. A marine biologist at Stanford University, Palumbi incurred the wrath of the Japanese whaling industry more than a decade ago by conducting the first genetic study of whale meat sold in Tokyo food markets. (Source)

  77. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:12 PM PST - (EurekAlert!) - The secret lives of whales
    Washington, DC. Using genetics, Navy sonar, deep-sea submersibles, and toxicology, scientists are peering into the lives of whales – past and present – in ways never before possible. (Source)

  78. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:16 PM PST - (Newswise) - Secrets of Whales' Long-Distance Songs Are Being Unveiled
    Newswise — Why do whales in the North Atlantic Ocean seem to be moving together and coherently? What is impelling them forward. How do they communicate with each other, seemingly over thousands of miles of ocean? And how can this acoustical habitat be protected? (Source)

  79. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 7:55 PM PST - (Washington Post) - Gray Whales Return to Mexico Lagoon
    Nearly hunted to extinction in the beginning of the 20th century, the whales have rebounded in numbers that are delighting marine experts. (Source)

  80. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 5:24 PM PST - (Independent) - World's oceans once teemed with whales
    The oceans once teemed with many more now endangered marine mammals than previously thought, new genetic studies of whales suggest. (Source)

  81. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 5:24 PM PST - (The Observer) - Whales 'guided by their singing'
    Whales sing to each other across thousands of miles of ocean and use sound to create their own mental 'A to Z' of the sea floor, scientists revealed yesterday. (Source)

  82. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 4:51 PM PST - (The Scotsman) - Whales use 'sound map' of sea floor to navigate
    WHALES navigate hundreds of miles using a mental map of the sea floor based on sound, scientists revealed yesterday. (Source)

  83. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 9:48 PM PST - (Palm Beach Post) - Surging gray whale population delights Mexico
    SAN IGNACIO LAGOON, Mexico — The gray whales are back, jumping and splashing like 30-ton sugar-buzzed schoolchildren in the blue-green waters of this remote lagoon. (Source)

  84. Sat, 19 Feb 2005 9:22 PM PST - (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - Return of gray whales exciting
    SAN IGNACIO LAGOON, Mexico -- The gray whales are back, jumping and splashing like 30-ton, sugar-buzzed schoolchildren in the luminous blue-green waters of this remote lagoon. (Source)

  85. Sun, 20 Feb 2005 7:15 AM PST - (New Scientist) - Genes reveal abundant past of Antarctic whales
    A new genetic study has revealed that the Antarctic minke whale may have been much more abundant before whaling began than previous estimates suggest. (Source)

  86. Sun, 20 Feb 2005 11:40 AM PST - (MSNBC) - Noise Pollution Disrupts Whale Communication
    LiveScience: An increasingly noisy ocean is drastically cutting down on whales' ability to communicate, potentially impeding their ability to navigate and find mates. (Source)

  87. Sun, 20 Feb 2005 3:44 PM PST - (BBC News) - 'No surge' in minke whale numbers
    Genetic testing on whale meat suggests minkes have not experienced a sudden boom in their numbers. (Source)

  88. Sun, 20 Feb 2005 6:58 PM PST - (Nashua Telegraph) - Whale watching industry thrives in Mexico
    SAN IGNACIO LAGOON, Mexico – The gray whales are back, jumping and splashing like 30-ton, sugar-buzzed schoolchildren in the luminous blue-green waters of this remote lagoon. (Source)

  89. Sun, 20 Feb 2005 8:41 PM PST - (Yahoo! India News) - Whales have mental ocean map: study
    Edinburgh, Feb 21 (IANS) Whales navigate hundreds of miles using a mental map of the sea floor based on sound, scientists have found. They also use their songs to communicate across thousands of miles of ocean, new research has found. (Source)

  90. Sun, 20 Feb 2005 10:29 PM PST - (Indian Country Today) - ICT [2005/02/21] Makah seek waiver on whaling
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- For at least a millennium and a half, the Makah Tribe in Washington state harvested whales from the nearby Pacific Ocean on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula. In the 1920s they voluntarily gave up this practice and in recent years have sought to revive it. (Source)

  91. Mon, 21 Feb 2005 1:48 AM PST - (New Kerala) - Whales have mental ocean map: study:
    [World News]: Edinburgh, Feb 21 : Whales navigate hundreds of miles using a mental map of the sea floor based on sound, scientists have found. They also use their songs to communicate across thousands of miles of ocean, new research has found. (Source)

  92. Mon, 21 Feb 2005 6:19 AM PST - (NBC Sports) - Noise pollution disrupts whale communication
    A blue whale swims near the surface in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Low-frequency whale songs can travel hundreds or thousands of miles. (Source)

  93. Mon, 21 Feb 2005 6:31 AM PST - (Newswise) - The Secret Lives of Whales
    Newswise — Using genetics, Navy sonar, deep-sea submersibles, and toxicology, scientists are peering into the lives of whales – past and present – in ways never before possible. (Source)

  94. Mon, 21 Feb 2005 3:13 PM PST - (KING 5) - Whale rescue under way in Oregon's Depoe Bay
    A picture of a grey whale. DEPOE BAY, Ore. -- Coast Guard and state officials launched a whale rescue operation Monday, after beach-goers spotted one of the huge mammals tangled up in a crab net about half a mile offshore. (Source)

  95. Mon, 21 Feb 2005 2:25 PM PST - (Cornell News Service) - Secrets of whales' long-distance songs are being unveiled by U.S. Navy'sundersea microphones -- but sound pollution
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Why do whales in the North Atlantic Ocean seem to be moving together and coherently? What is impelling them forward. How do they communicate with each other, seemingly over thousands of miles of ocean? And how can this acoustical habitat be protected? (Source)

  96. Mon, 21 Feb 2005 4:05 PM PST - (KATU) - Coast Guard Frees Some Pots From Whale
    DEPOE BAY, Ore. -- Rescuers on Monday freed a gray whale that had gotten tangled up in commercial crab pots about half a mile offshore from Depoe Bay's coastline. (Source)

  97. Mon, 21 Feb 2005 11:54 PM PST - (Santa Barbara News-Press) - Northbound gray whales spout off in S.B. Channel
    The first California gray whales of the year have shown up in the Santa Barbara Channel on their way to their Bering Sea feeding grounds after months lolling in warm lagoons in Baja Mexico. (Source)

  98. Mon, 21 Feb 2005 8:59 PM PST - (Indian Country Today) - By James May Today staff
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- For at least a millennium and a half, the Makah Tribe in Washington state harvested whales from the nearby Pacific Ocean on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula. In the 1920s they voluntarily gave up this practice and in recent years have sought to revive it. (Source)

  99. Tue, 22 Feb 2005 11:47 AM PST - (Albany Democrat-Herald) - Coast Guard
    DEPOE BAY (AP) Rescuers on Monday freed a gray whale that had gotten tangled up in commercial crab pots about half a mile offshore from Depoe Bay's coastline. (Source)

  100. Tue, 22 Feb 2005 12:30 PM PST - (KOIN News 6) - Stranded Whale Freed From Crab Pot Lines
    DEPOE BAY, Ore. -- A gray whale is free after becoming tangled in commercial crab pots off the Oregon Coast. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network jumped into action Monday and cut loose the young whale. (Source)

  101. Tue, 22 Feb 2005 6:49 PM PST - (BellaOnline) - Whale Watching
    During a recent visit to the North of Boston area in Massachusetts, my family ventured to Gloucester to go on a whale watch. (Source)

  102. Tue, 22 Feb 2005 11:26 PM PST - (Daily Dispatch) - Dolphins provide delightful displays for EL residents
    BREAKING THE SURFACE: A large school of dolphins showed off for an NSRI crew on a rescue mission off the East London coast last week. Large schools are an unusual sighting during the summer months. (Source)

  103. Wed, 23 Feb 2005 0:27 AM PST - (Stanford Report) - Whale scientist Palumbi transforms controversy into conservation
    Steve Palumbi is no stranger to controversy. A professor of biological sciences at Hopkins Marine Station, Palumbi incurred the wrath of the Japanese whaling industry more than a decade ago by conducting the first genetic study of whale meat sold in Tokyo food markets. (Source)

  104. Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:47 AM PST - (Newport News-Times) - Gray whale gets tangled in crab pot lines
    It isn't too unusual to spot gray whales off the central Oregon coast this time of year, but a whale seen by a woman in Depoe Bay Monday morning was a bit out of the ordinary. (Source)

  105. Wed, 23 Feb 2005 12:20 PM PST - (News Guard) - Tangled whale gets freed by scientists
    It is not every day that Depoe Bay Coast Guard Petty Officer Aaron Betz receives a call about a whale entangled in crab pot lines. In fact, it was his first. (Source)

  106. Wed, 23 Feb 2005 4:08 PM PST - (Guardian Unlimited) - Big
    Approximately 69,000 great whales die each year. Most of them sink to the ocean floor. At depths greater than 1,000m, pressure will prevent the carcass from floating, says Craig Smith of the University of Hawaii. (Source)

  107. Thu, 24 Feb 2005 5:55 AM PST - (Maritime Global Net) - NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICES NOAA
    The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to analyze potential vessel routing measures and consider adjusting existing vessel routing measures in order to reduce vessel strikes of the highly endangered North American right whale. (Source)

  108. Thu, 24 Feb 2005 1:24 PM PST - (Point Reyes Light) - Young gray whale found dead at White Gulch By Jacob Resneck
    A juvenile gray whale was found dead Monday afternoon by a father and son setting crabpots near White Gulch in Tomales Bay. Bryan Claussen of Santa Rosa said he and his 17-year-old-son Nicholas noticed a flock of seagulls gathered around a large object off the western shore of the bay. (Source)

  109. Thu, 24 Feb 2005 4:13 PM PST - (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News) - Whale-Watching Company Faces Coast Guard Fine
    The whale-watching cruise in which a 3-year-old boy was killed when the boat struck a whale is facing a fine from the U.S. Coast Guard. (Source)

  110. Fri, 25 Feb 2005 7:14 AM PST - (BizJournals) - Second whale count is this weekend
    Whale watching, a big driver of winter tourism in Hawaii, turns official again this weekend when the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary conducts the second of its three annual whale counts. (Source)

  111. Fri, 25 Feb 2005 9:01 PM PST - (Science Daily) - Advanced Technologies Reveal New Knowledge About The Lives And Deaths Of Whales
    Using genetics, Navy sonar, deep-sea submersibles, and toxicology, scientists are peering into the lives of whales -- past and present -- in ways never before possible. (Source)

  112. Sat, 26 Feb 2005 2:01 AM PST - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Whale
    Myanmar and international scientists have begun a census of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the Bay of Bengal as part of a four-nation survey, the semi-official Myanmar Times reported. (Source)

  113. Sat, 26 Feb 2005 2:53 PM PST - (WIS-TV Columbia) - Two-ton whale eats birthday feast
    (Vallejo, California-NBC) It was a whale of a good time for Shouka on Friday. The killer whale celebrated her 12th birthday being serenaded by 40 first-graders and received two birthday "ice" cakes filled with about 15 pounds of fish each. (Source)

  114. Sat, 26 Feb 2005 6:25 PM PST - (NBC 4 Los Angeles) - Life Guards Rescue Whale Off Long Beach Harbor Rescuers Make Several Attempts Before Success
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a report of a whale caught in a gill net Saturday afternoon, and lifeguards went in the water, made several attempts to rescue the animal and were finally successful. (Source)

  115. Sat, 26 Feb 2005 11:35 PM PST - (Boston Globe) - Whales make a comeback off Mexico
    SAN IGNACIO LAGOON, Mexico -- The gray whales are back, jumping and splashing like 30-ton, sugar-buzzed schoolchildren in the luminous blue-green waters of this remote lagoon. (Source)

  116. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 11:35 AM PST - (KFOX 14 El Paso) - Whale Caught In Net Rescued Off California Coast Lifeguards Successful After Multiple Attempts
    LOS ANGELES -- A 25- to 30-foot-long whale that was caught in a gill net off the coast of California was rescued after lifeguards launched an hour-long effort to free to mammal on Saturday. (Source)

  117. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 9:08 AM PST - (The Vallejo Times-Herald) - A whale of a tale
    Humphrey, the Wayward Whale, was one heck of a humpback whale. Nearly, 20 years ago, this male whale made a fateful decision to swim under the Golden Gate Bridge and venture inland through the Carquinez Strait and into the Delta. (Source)

  118. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 11:39 AM PST - (ClickOnDetroit) - Whale Caught In Net Rescued Off California Coast
    Monday is Chuck Gaidica Day on Local 4! Help Detroit s favorite weather man celebrate 25 years in the business! We ll take a look at his highs and lows, from forecasts to fireworks! (Source)

  119. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 11:31 AM PST - (40/29 KHBS/KHOG) - Whale Caught In Net Rescued Off California Coast
    Click here to download Desktop Alert! How will the weather affect you? Know for sure. Monitor storms, animate your forecast, create personal alerts! Try it now! or Log in here. (Source)

  120. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 9:08 AM PST - (KPUA Hilo) - Average number of whales down in latest count
    HONOLULU (AP) _ Far fewer sighting were reported in the second installment of this year's Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. (Source)

  121. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 3:35 PM PST - (The Louisville Channel) - Whale Caught In Net Rescued Off California Coast
    How will the weather affect you? Know for sure. Monitor storms, animate your forecast, create personal alerts! Try it now! or Log in here. Click here to download Desktop Alert! (Source)

  122. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 4:25 PM PST - (Action News 4 Pittsburgh) - Whale Caught In Net Rescued Off California Coast
    How will the weather affect you? Know for sure. Monitor storms, animate your forecast, create personal alerts! Try it now! or Log in here. Click here to download Desktop Alert! (Source)

  123. Sun, 27 Feb 2005 7:24 PM PST - (Washington Post) - U.S. Opposes Restrictions on Sonar
    Although allies have become increasingly concerned about research indicating a link between the mass strandings of whales and nearby naval use of sonar, the Bush administration won't restrict its use. (Source)

  124. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 2:41 AM PST - (Yachting and Boating World) - Orange II hits whale
    Bruno Peyron called Race Headquarters yesterday evening to announce that the maxi-catamaran Orange II had just had a violent collision with a whale or an orca whilst making between 25 and 30 knots off the Argentinian coast. (Source)

  125. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 0:13 AM PST - (Bradenton Herald) - U.S. opposes restrictions on sonar use
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is strongly opposing international efforts to restrict the Navy's use of active sonar anywhere in the world, putting it at odds with European allies and several key ocean-protection organizations. (Source)

  126. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 11:35 AM PST - (NBC San Diego) - Lifeguards Rescue Whale Off Coast
    The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a report of a whale caught in a gill net Saturday afternoon, and lifeguards went in the water, made several attempts to rescue the animal and were finally successful. (Source)

  127. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 10:24 AM PST - (NRDC Worldview) - NRDC: Wildlife & Fish: Whales & Marine Mammals
    Perhaps nothing in nature is more impressive than a whale breaching the ocean's surface. But these creatures are threatened as never before by humankind's encroachment into the seas and by shore-based industry. (Source)

  128. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 10:24 AM PST - (NRDC Worldview) - NRDC: Wildlife & Fish: Whales & Marine Mammals: In Brief Index
    Get the basics: Plain-language introductions to environmental issues (no prior experience necessary!), including how-to guides, news and opinion, and more. (Source)

  129. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 10:24 AM PST - (NRDC Worldview) - U.S. Set to Oppose Efforts to Restrict Use of Sonar
    The environmental stories in this section are selected from news sources around the country and the world. They do not necessarily reflect official NRDC positions or the opinions of NRDC staff. For news from NRDC, see our Media Center. (Source)

  130. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 1:20 PM PST - (KATU) - Dead baby whale washes up on the Oregon coast
    Cannon Beach, Ore. -- Scientists have been waiting on him for weeks and over the weekend, they finally got their chance to examine a dead, but rare, baby whale that washed up on shore. (Source)

  131. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 4:36 PM PST - (Telegraph.co.uk) - Peyron hits whale at high speed
    Bruno Peyron's attempt on the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe takes a dramatic turn. (Source)

  132. Mon, 28 Feb 2005 4:06 PM PST - (WLBZ Bangor) - RESCUED SEAL RELEASED INTO THE OCEAN
    Marine Animal Lifeline and students from College of the Atlantic who work for Allied Whale released "Morris," back into the ocean in Seal Harbor. Marine Animal Lifeline nursed him back to health and got him ready for the release. (Source)

  133. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 1:05 AM PST - (KATU) - Dead baby whale washes up on the Oregon coast
    Cannon Beach, Ore. -- Scientists have been waiting on him for weeks and over the weekend, they finally got their chance to examine a dead, but rare, baby whale that washed up on shore. (Source)

  134. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 8:02 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Young humpback whale saved
    A team of scientists disentangled a young humpback whale off Lahaina yesterday from rope and netting that had left it with large area of raw flesh on one side. (Source)

  135. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 9:03 AM PST - (Science Daily) - New DNA Studies Verify Existence Of Three Right Whale Species
    For the first time, two types of genetic material--both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA--have been used to verify a new species designation of great whale, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups in The Royal Society's Proceedings: Biological Sciences. (Source)

  136. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 9:01 AM PST - (KTVB Idaho) - Dead baby whale washes up on Oregon coast
    CANNON BEACH, Ore. -- A newborn whale washed up on Cannon Beach last weekend, giving scientists the chance to finally examine the dead, but rare, baby whale. (Source)

  137. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:40 AM PST - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Whales get in the way of around-the-world try
    A pair of whales roaming the Southern Hemisphere damaged an America's Cup bid and an around-the-world attempt at a speed record during the past two weeks. (Source)

  138. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 6:28 PM PST - (Stuff) - Rare whales found dead in Far North
    Seven rare gray's beaked whales have died in a stranding on a Northland beach. The four adults and three calves were found by Department of Conservation (DOC) Te Paki staff at Waikuku Beach near North Cape on Sunday but they were badly decomposed and DOC staff believe they may have been there a week. (Source)

  139. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 6:37 PM PST - (The Herald) - US navy will oppose plan to restrict pinging that can kill whales
    THE US navy is to oppose international efforts by Nato and the EU to restrict the use of warship sonar emissions which could kill or injure sea creatures including whales, dolphins and porpoises. (Source)

  140. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 9:07 PM PST - (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - It's humpback whale watching season in Hawaii
    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Living in Hawaii, I often take for granted the year-round sunny weather, stunning scenery and the oversized visitors who travel thousands of miles across the ocean every winter to relax, swim and mate. (Source)

  141. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 9:02 PM PST - (Science Daily) - Secrets Of Whales' Long-distance Songs Are Being Unveiled
    Why do whales in the North Atlantic Ocean seem to be moving together and coherently? What is impelling them forward. How do they communicate with each other, seemingly over thousands of miles of ocean? And how can this acoustical habitat be protected? (Source)

  142. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:14 PM PST - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Seven rare whales found dead on New Zealand beach
    The carcasses of seven rare Gray's beaked whales have been found on an isolated northern New Zealand beach where they apparently were stranded, the Conservation Department said Wednesday. (Source)

  143. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:55 PM PST - (Mainichi Daily News) - Trapped killer whales may have been trying to protect offspring
    Researchers trying to determine the reason why a pod of 12 healthy killer whales became trapped in drifting ice off Hokkaido last month, leading to the death of nine of them, said the pod may have been trying to protect three killer whales that had just been born. (Source)

  144. Wed, 02 Mar 2005 3:10 AM PST - (Russian Information Agency Novosti) - RESIDENTS OF KURILE ISLAND OF ITURUP TRYING TO SAVE WHALES
    VLADIVOSTOK, March 2 (RIA Novosti, Anatoly Ilyukhov) Six killer whales have been stranded by huge icefloes in the coastal waters of the South Kurile island of Iturup. They are unable by their own efforts to get back to the open sea, RIA Novosti was told at the Sakhalinrybvod office. (Source)

  145. Wed, 02 Mar 2005 6:09 AM PST - (Environmental News Network) - Seven Rare Whales Found Dead on New Zealand Beach
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The carcasses of seven rare Gray's beaked whales have been found on an isolated northern New Zealand beach where they apparently were stranded, the Conservation Department said Wednesday. (Source)

  146. Wed, 02 Mar 2005 5:14 AM PST - (Stuff) - Biggest ever stranding of rare whales on far north beach
    A stranding of seven rare gray's beaked whales on a Northland beach was the biggest ever stranding on mainland New Zealand. Four adult whales and three calves were found dead on Waikuku Beach on Sunday. (Source)

  147. Wed, 02 Mar 2005 12:15 PM PST - (Ellsworth American) - The News@Ellsworth American.com |
    ELLSWORTH — The jury is still out on what a slate of six proposed alternatives for changes to the federal Large Whale Take Reduction Plan means for Maine fishermen. (Source)

  148. Thu, 03 Mar 2005 0:04 AM PST - (Sun-Sentinel) - Whales make big splash back
    SAN IGNACIO LAGOON, Mexico · The gray whales are back, jumping and splashing like 30-ton, sugar-buzzed schoolchildren in the luminous blue-green waters of this remote lagoon. (Source)

  149. Thu, 03 Mar 2005 2:18 PM PST - (WRGB) - Proposed rules to protect whales mean higher costs to switch gear
    (Boston -- AP) Some new protections from fatal fishing line entanglements for the endangered North Atlantic right whale are coming soon. But they're going to cost fishermen. (Source)

  150. Thu, 03 Mar 2005 1:00 PM PST - (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) - Proposed rules to protect whales mean higher costs to switch gear
    BOSTON— The beleaguered North Atlantic right whale gets new protections from fatal fishing line entanglements under proposed rules released last week, but it's going to cost fishermen. (Source)

  151. Thu, 03 Mar 2005 1:05 PM PST - (Morning Sentinel) - Proposed rules to protect whales mean higher costs to switch gear
    Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (Source)

  152. Thu, 03 Mar 2005 5:05 PM PST - (Morning Sentinel) - Proposed rules to protect whales mean higher costs to switch gear
    Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (Source)

  153. Fri, 04 Mar 2005 0:10 AM PST - (Russian Information Agency Novosti) - EFFORTS FAIL TO SAVE WHALES
    VLADIVOSTOK, March 4 (RIA Novosti) Six whales trapped in ice on the shores of the southern Kurile Island of Iturup have died, a spokesman for the Sakhalinrubvod department said on Friday. The Sakhalin region administers all the Kurile Islands and the island of Sakhalin. (Source)

  154. Fri, 04 Mar 2005 7:33 AM PST - (North Adams Transcript) - What's news today
    BOSTON (AP) The beleaguered North Atlantic right whale gets new protections from fatal fishing line entanglements under proposed rules released last week, but it's going to cost fishermen. (Source)

  155. Fri, 04 Mar 2005 4:08 AM PST - (Maine Today) - Saving whales would cost lobstermen
    Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (Source)

  156. Fri, 04 Mar 2005 11:03 AM PST - (Berkeley Daily Planet) - Defending the Silence of the Seas By BRUCE JOFFE News Analysis
    Imagine you are walking downtown with the two kids in tow. It’s Saturday afternoon. The streets are bustling with people. Suddenly, The Noise, louder than anything you’ve ever heard, blasts your attention. (Source)

  157. Fri, 04 Mar 2005 8:20 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Two maimed baby whales may eventually die of injuries
    Two baby humpback whales have been seen off Maui this week with severe and possibly fatal injuries, one of them apparently caused by human activity and another possibly by sharks. (Source)

  158. Fri, 04 Mar 2005 1:19 PM PST - (KESQ) - Baby whales seen off Maui with severe cuts
    LAHAINA, Hawaii Marine experts on Maui say two baby humpback whales have been seen this week with severe injuries. One of the whales has deep slices across its back that look as if the calf had been chopped by a boat's propellers. (Source)

  159. Fri, 04 Mar 2005 2:24 PM PST - (WSAV Savannah) - Printer-Friendly Version Email This Story Keep Distance From Right Whales
    The Department of Natural Resources has an important warning for boaters. A DNR survey team was flying over a group of right whales off Georgia’s coast about 2 weeks ago when they photographed several recreational boats coming dangerously close to the animals. (Source)

  160. Sat, 05 Mar 2005 0:18 AM PST - (Miami Herald) - Dolphins' beaching closely followed sub's exercises
    The U.S. Navy is looking into whether the activities of a submarine using sonar off the Keys may have played a part in a massive dolphin stranding this week off Marathon. (Source)

  161. Sat, 05 Mar 2005 9:26 PM PST - (KHNL) - Marine Experts Push For Safe Boater Campaign
    Boating safety has a new meaning. It's no longer just for you, but also for the sea creatures below. Boat collisions critically injured three humpback whales this winter. (Source)

  162. Sun, 06 Mar 2005 2:13 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Whale photography tips from an expert
    Greg Kaufman of the Pacific Whale Foundation knows a thing or two about capturing whales on film. In any given year, he'll shoot some 10,000 frames during his research trips around the Pacific. (Source)

  163. Sun, 06 Mar 2005 3:13 AM PST - (Pioneer Press) - Whale-watching season under way in Florida
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (KRT) Stephanie McKenney loves to tell the story about the oblivious man on the beach. In her true-life tale, a man is collecting rocks and seashells on a beach with his back to the Atlantic Ocean. (Source)

  164. Sun, 06 Mar 2005 2:08 AM PST - (Northwest Herald) - Hawaiian whale-watching inspires awe
    LAHAINA, Hawaii – An estimated 4,000 to 5,000 endangered humpback whales – about two-thirds of the North Pacific stock – leave their frigid feeding grounds off Alaska to spend a few months in the warm Hawaiian waters every year to breed and calve. (Source)

  165. Sun, 06 Mar 2005 0:44 AM PST - (Daily Breeze) - Sunday
    Jim McDonald and Joel Gitelson managed to cut a fishing net that was strangling a young gray whale off of Palos Verdes on Feb. 26. (Source)

  166. Sun, 06 Mar 2005 1:39 AM PST - (Grand Forks Herald) - IF YOU GO
    Whale-watching from Maui: Two-hour Eco-Adventures cruises sponsored by the Pacific Whale Foundation sail 15 times daily between Dec. 1 and May 15, departing from Lahaina and Ma'alaea harbors; www.pacificwhale.org/adventures/whalewatch.html or call (800) WHALE-11. Adults, $19.95 or $29.95, depending on time of cruise; children ages 7 to 12, $15. (Source)

  167. Sun, 06 Mar 2005 2:12 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Sighting giants of the deep
    Dennis Howland, a retail manager from Dayton, Ohio, will never forget his first whale. (Source)

  168. Sun, 06 Mar 2005 5:03 PM PST - (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) - Whale-watching season under way in Florida
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Stephanie McKenney loves to tell the story about the oblivious man on the beach. In her true-life tale, a man is collecting rocks and seashells on a beach with his back to the Atlantic Ocean. (Source)

  169. Sun, 06 Mar 2005 11:01 PM PST - (Detroit Free Press) - Even whales love Hawaii
    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- An estimated 4,000 to 5,000 endangered humpback whales -- about two-thirds of the North Pacific stock -- leave their frigid feeding grounds off Alaska to spend a few months in the warm Hawaiian waters every year to breed and calve. (Source)

  170. Mon, 07 Mar 2005 0:21 AM PST - (Bradenton Herald) - Whale-watching season gets under way in Florida
    ST. AUGUSTINE -- Stephanie McKenney loves to tell the story about the oblivious man on the beach. In her true-life tale, a man is collecting rocks and seashells on a beach with his back to the Atlantic Ocean. (Source)

  171. Mon, 07 Mar 2005 4:31 AM PST - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Activism becomes a fine art
    John Howard must be familiar with the "dugongs of Hinchinbrook" by now. Most weekends, as the Prime Minister power walks around Lavender Bay, he is confronted by fresh footpath drawings of the endangered marine mammals, along with the words "Save Hinchinbrook". (Source)

  172. Mon, 07 Mar 2005 2:26 PM PST - (The Christian Science Monitor) - Beached Whales and Navy Sonar
    The Navy can unilaterally find ways to put more distance between whales and its ships. (Source)

  173. Mon, 07 Mar 2005 4:50 PM PST - (Escape.com.au) - Big time
    I'M in the sapphire-blue waters of Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga, staring into the eyes of a humpback whale and her young calf. It's my first encounter with a whale in the water and I'm already hooked – very different from my feelings of apprehension before leaving Australia for Tonga. (Source)

  174. Tue, 08 Mar 2005 0:21 AM PST - (Miami Herald) - Dolphins stranded on day of submission
    KEY WEST -- A nuclear-powered submarine used two different types of active sonar to navigate over several days as it trained off the Florida Keys last week, including the day of a massive dolphin stranding in Marathon, the U.S. Navy said late Monday. (Source)

  175. Tue, 08 Mar 2005 6:28 AM PST - (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News) - Beached Whales and Navy Sonar
    Navy subs routinely use sonar -- the underwater version of radar -- to navigate and to detect potential threats. But the powerful sounds harm whales and dolphins. In fact, some sonar systems can generate 235 decibels. In air, that's as loud as a Shuttle launch. Enough examples of that harm abound to suggest a better balance must be found between the military's need to use sonar and the need to (Source)

  176. Tue, 08 Mar 2005 4:32 PM PST - (BBC News) - Whale stranding cases 'increase'
    Whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the last 10 years, a study finds. (Source)

  177. Tue, 08 Mar 2005 6:35 PM PST - (The Herald) - Whale and dolphin strandings double
    WHALE, dolphin and porpoise strandings have more than doubled in the UK over the past 10 years. Figures released yesterday show the devastation caused to the creatures and highlights the coastal hotspots where strandings consistently occur. (Source)

  178. Tue, 08 Mar 2005 6:12 PM PST - (Independent) - Record strandings of dolphins and whales 'are tip of the iceberg'
    The number of whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings has more than doubled in the UK in the past decade. The figures published yesterday prompted calls for further monitoring of coastal areas in order to curb the death rate. (Source)

  179. Tue, 08 Mar 2005 6:11 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Marine park for SA
    South Australia will soon have its first marine park . Almost 2,500 kilometres of water and coastline between the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island will be protected. (Source)

  180. Tue, 08 Mar 2005 10:57 PM PST - (Detroit News) - Whales make comeback off Mexico
    SAN IGNACIO LAGOON, Mexico -- The gray whales are back, jumping and splashing like 30-ton, sugar-buzzed schoolchildren in the luminous blue-green waters of this remote lagoon. (Source)

  181. Wed, 09 Mar 2005 2:17 AM PST - (DeHavilland) - Marine strandings double
    Whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the last decade, according to a new report. Strandings of cetaceans have increased from 360 in 1994 to 782 last year, according to research by The Whale and Dolphin Stranding Scheme at the Natural History Museum. (Source)

  182. Wed, 09 Mar 2005 1:21 AM PST - (icWales) - Dolphin strandings double
    WHALE, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the last 10 years, according to figures out today. The statistics, contained in a Natural History Museum report, Out of the Blue, highlight the top 10 sites or hotspots where strandings consistently occur. (Source)

  183. Wed, 09 Mar 2005 4:21 AM PST - (The Scotsman) - Whale beach deaths double
    WHALE, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the last ten years, new figures show. (Source)

  184. Wed, 09 Mar 2005 7:46 PM PST - (NBC San Diego) - SeaWorld Names Baby Killer Whale
    SAN DIEGO -- SeaWorld's baby killer whale finally has a name. SeaWorld guests voted online and chose to name the calf Kalia, which means "beauty" in Hawaiian. (Source)

  185. Wed, 09 Mar 2005 10:27 PM PST - (Detroit News) - Whales make comeback off Mexico
    SAN IGNACIO LAGOON, Mexico -- The gray whales are back, jumping and splashing like 30-ton, sugar-buzzed schoolchildren in the luminous blue-green waters of this remote lagoon. (Source)

  186. Thu, 10 Mar 2005 0:26 AM PST - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Orca brochures get onboard (3/10/2005)
    Resisting pressure from the whale-watching industry, state officials decided yesterday to allow on ferries brochures that urge people to avoid tour boats and view orcas from shore. (Source)

  187. Thu, 10 Mar 2005 7:52 AM PST - (Mendocino Beacon) - A whale of a festival
    The word on the street, by early Saturday afternoon, was this may have been the best Mendocino Whale Festival ever. This was the judgment of some people who would know, including Marie Walsh, aka The Whale Lady, who has been coming to the festival for 22 years. (Source)

  188. Thu, 10 Mar 2005 11:23 AM PST - (Canada.com) - It's Humpback whale-watching season in Hawaii
    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Living in Hawaii, I often take for granted the year-round sunny weather, stunning scenery and the oversized visitors who travel thousands of kilometres across the ocean every winter to relax, swim and mate. (Source)

  189. Thu, 10 Mar 2005 2:20 PM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Killer Whale Baby in San Diego a Hawaiian 'Beauty'
    She weighs 900 pounds (410 kg) and just cut her flesh-ripping teeth, but the baby killer whale at a San Diego aquatic park is a Beauty. (Source)

  190. Thu, 10 Mar 2005 5:15 PM PST - (Bega District News) - Local sighting of a unique white false killer whale
    THE Eden Whale and Marine Discovery Centre is hosting a presentation later this month which is sure to prove popular with whale and marine enthusiasts up and down the Sapphire Coast. (Source)

  191. Thu, 10 Mar 2005 10:20 PM PST - (Hindustan Times) - Humpback season in Hawaii
    Living in Hawaii, I often take for granted the year-round sunny weather, stunning scenery and the oversized visitors who travel thousands of miles (kilometers) across the ocean every winter to relax, swim and mate. (Source)

  192. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 1:52 AM PST - (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Solomon Island Environmentalist Welcomes Dolphin Export Ban
    Environmentalist Lawrence Makili describes the government's decision to ban dolphin exports to give way for the resumption of tuna exports to Europe as the right choice. (Source)

  193. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 7:01 AM PST - (The Nassau Guardian) - 'Face to face with the Dolphins
    BLUE LAGOON ISLAND, BAHAMAS - The contestants of the Miss Bahamas 2005 pageant recently visited the dolphins of Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island as part of their field trips around The Bahamas. (Source)

  194. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 3:58 AM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Killer Whale Baby in San Diego a Hawaiian 'Beauty'
    She weighs 900 pounds and just cut her flesh-ripping teeth, but the baby killer whale at a San Diego aquatic park is a Beauty. (Source)

  195. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 2:01 AM PST - (Seattle Times) - In Mexico
    The gray whales are back, jumping and splashing like 30-ton, sugar-buzzed schoolchildren in the luminous blue-green waters of this remote... (Source)

  196. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 1:59 AM PST - (Seattle Times) - Maui's whale-watching excursions show humpbacks at play
    Living in Hawaii, I often take for granted the year-round sunny weather, stunning scenery and the oversized visitors who travel thousands... (Source)

  197. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 0:45 AM PST - (Independent Online) - Kalia's a genuine beaut
    Kalia weighs about 410kg and has just cut her teeth, but this baby killer whale can already perform tricks. (Source)

  198. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 2:39 AM PST - (Peninsula Daily News) - Makah officials ask Cantwell
    NEAH BAY -- U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell has been asked to consider federal legislation to let the Makah tribe waive Marine Mammal Protection Act considerations for whaling. (Source)

  199. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 1:34 AM PST - (Calgary Sun) - The other Hawaiian tourist
    Living in Hawaii, I often take for granted the year-round sunny weather, stunning scenery and the oversized visitors who travel thousands of kilometres across the ocean every winter to relax, swim and mate. (Source)

  200. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 4:06 AM PST - (Reuters) - Killer Whale Baby in San Diego a Hawaiian 'Beauty'
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) She weighs 900 pounds and just cut her flesh-ripping teeth, but the baby killer whale at a San Diego aquatic park is a Beauty. (Source)

  201. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 4:18 AM PST - (Chester Evening Leader) - Editorial Detail Page
    PRIMARY school pupils in Chester were treated to a stimulating lesson about the conservation of whales and dolphins. (Source)

  202. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 8:38 AM PST - (The Islands' Sounder) - No decision on listing orcas endangered
    How much habitat needs protection to ensure that the Southern resident killer whales have the best possible chance of surviving? The federal agency proposing to list the Southern residents -- J, K and L pods -- as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has yet to answer that question. (Source)

  203. Fri, 11 Mar 2005 1:33 PM PST - (CNN.com) - Killer whale calf a Hawaiian 'Beauty'
    LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) She weighs 900 pounds (410 kg) and just cut her flesh-ripping teeth, but the baby killer whale at a San Diego aquatic park is a Beauty. (Source)

  204. Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:02 PM PST - (Salt Lake Tribune) - Pacific Rim Whale Festival on Canada's Vancouver Island
    Pacific Rim National Park on Canada's Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a great place to visit any time. But that is especially true in March, when about 25,000 gray whales move from Mexico along North America's west coast. (Source)

  205. Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:24 PM PST - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Dolphin with first artificial fin makes a splash at Japanese aquarium
    A dolphin, equipped with what is believed to be the world's first artificial fin, demonstrated her swimming and jumping skills to celebrate her recovery at a Japanese aquarium. (Source)

  206. Sat, 12 Mar 2005 2:31 PM PST - (RedNova) - Dolphin With First Artificial Fin Makes a Splash
    TOKYO (AFP) -- A dolphin, equipped with what is believed to be the world's first artificial fin, demonstrated her swimming and jumping skills to celebrate her recovery at a Japanese aquarium.The dolphin, named Fuji, carried a message in a case with her mouth, splashed the water with a giant jump and climbed onto a stage in front of 750 spectators at the Churaumi Aquarium on the sub-tropical (Source)

  207. Sat, 12 Mar 2005 2:54 AM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Dolphin 'waves' artificial fin to admirers
    A dolphin, equipped with what is believed to be the world's first artificial fin, demonstrated her swimming and jumping skills today to celebrate her recovery at a Japanese aquarium. (Source)

  208. Sat, 12 Mar 2005 6:55 PM PST - (Hello Pacific) - Environmentalist welcomes dolphin export ban
    Environmentalist Lawrence Makili describes as right choice government s decision to ban on exporting of dolphins to give way for the resumption of tuna exports to Europe. (Source)

  209. Sat, 12 Mar 2005 6:28 AM PST - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Bermuda tourism minister lobbies for dolphin slave trade
    BERMUDA (12 Mar 2005) -- Tourism Minister Ewart Brown has explained why he is backing plans for a controversial new dolphin park. (Source)

  210. Sun, 13 Mar 2005 2:09 AM PST - (INQ7.net) - Wounded dolphin dies
    Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. DAGUPAN CITY A wounded dolphin that beached itself on a coastal village in La Union province last week has died. (Source)

  211. Sun, 13 Mar 2005 1:46 AM PST - (New Kerala) - Dolphin rescuers seeking more help:
    [World News]: MARATHON, Fla.,, March 7 : Volunteers and rescue workers trying to save more than two dozen beached dolphins in the Florida Keys are asking for help. (Source)

  212. Sun, 13 Mar 2005 6:06 AM PST - (Wasilla's Frontiersman) - Frontiersman.com
    Could belugas endanger Knik Arm bridge project ? Imagine driving your vehicle over a toll bridge spanning Knik Arm. Looking down, you see a pod of beluga whales chasing fish headed toward Ship Creek. Looking up, you see Elmendorf military jets slicing the sky. (Source)

  213. Sun, 13 Mar 2005 11:41 PM PST - (Independent Online) - Whale-watching in the Pacific
    Jaymes Song joins the chorus of oohs on board his first whale-watching adventure during Hawaii's humpback season, which attracts thousands of tourists annually. (Source)

  214. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 7:10 AM PST - (Monterey County Herald) - News
    Researcher Stephen Palumbi of the Hopkins Marine Station has stirred controversy with his theory suggesting that populations of whales in the North Atlantic were once as much as 10 times higher than previously believed. (Source)

  215. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 9:11 AM PST - (BBC News) - Whale stranding cases 'increase'
    Whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the last 10 years, a study finds. (Source)

  216. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 4:07 PM PST - (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh) - Researchers Dig Up Bones Of Endangered Whale
    For more than a year, a 50-foot whale has been buried in a field in Raleigh under a pile of manure. On Monday, scientists began digging up the bones. (Source)

  217. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 6:31 PM PST - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whaling moratorium likely to be dumped
    The 1986 international moratorium on commercial whaling is likely to be rescinded in the next few years, New Zealand's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission has warned. (Source)

  218. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 10:04 AM PST - (WJZ 13) - Sick Dolphin Dies 1:00 PM
    Baltimore, MD. (AP) The National Aquarium in Baltimore says six months of medical treatments have failed to save its dolphin named Bob. The Atlantic bottlenose dolphin had been battling a severe infection. Veterinarians determined that the most humane action was to euthanize the animal. (Source)

  219. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 8:27 AM PST - (The WBAL Channel) - Bob The Dolphin Loses Fight To Illness
    BALTIMORE -- Officials at the National Aquarium in Baltimore announced that Bob, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, died despite extensive medical treatment during the past six months for a severe infection. (Source)

  220. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 9:11 AM PST - (BBC News) - Whale stranding cases 'increase'
    Whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the last 10 years, a study finds. (Source)

  221. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 11:44 PM PST - (Daytona Beach News-Journal) - Disney World dolphin on loan to National Aquarium dies
    BALTIMORE -- A breeding dolphin on loan from Walt Disney World was euthanized after a six-month battle with a severe infection, officials with the National Aquarium announced Monday. (Source)

  222. Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:44 PM PST - (WSVN Miami) - Local News
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- A breeding dolphin on loan from Walt Disney World was euthanized after a six-month battle with a severe infection, officials with the National Aquarium announced Monday. (Source)

  223. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 7:54 AM PST - (BBC News) - Whale stranding cases 'increase'
    Whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the last 10 years, a study finds. (Source)

  224. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 3:44 AM PST - (Environmental News Network) - Whaling Moratorium Likely to Be Dumped
    The 1986 international moratorium on commercial whaling is likely to be rescinded in the next few years, New Zealand's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission has warned. (Source)

  225. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 3:44 AM PST - (WTOP Radio Network) - Aquarium Euthanizes Bob the Dolphin from Disney World
    Bob, who was in his mid-20s, had a severe infection. (Source)

  226. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 6:16 AM PST - (Monterey County Herald) - Local
    Researcher Stephen Palumbi of the Hopkins Marine Station has stirred controversy with his theory suggesting that populations of whales in the North Atlantic were once as much as 10 times higher than previously believed. (Source)

  227. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 8:23 AM PST - (BBC News) - Whale stranding cases 'increase'
    Whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the last 10 years, a study finds. (Source)

  228. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:14 AM PST - (Kenai Peninsula Online) - Dead whale eluding scientists Creature that washed up on Kenai River bank now unreachable under water
    Scientists were unable to get a look Monday at what's believed to be a humpback whale that was discovered Sunday afternoon lying dead along the banks of the Kenai River just upstream of the Warren Ames Memorial Bridge in Kenai. (Source)

  229. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 3:39 PM PST - (The Star Online) - A whale of a mystery
    BANTING: Villagers of Kampung Tanjung Rhu in Carey Island could not believe their eyes when they stumbled upon the carcass of a beached 13m whale on Saturday. (Source)

  230. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 6:39 PM PST - (New Straits Times) - The sight is worth bearing the stink
    The normally deserted Tanjung Rhu beach was a hive of activity today after the carcass of a whale weighing 20 tonnes was found on the beach on Pulau Carey. (Source)

  231. Wed, 16 Mar 2005 7:39 AM PST - (Reuters.co.uk) - Killer Whale Baby in San Diego a Hawaiian 'Beauty'
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) She weighs 900 pounds and just cut her flesh-ripping teeth, but the baby killer whale at a San Diego aquatic park is a Beauty. (Source)

  232. Wed, 16 Mar 2005 6:10 AM PST - (Sun-Sentinel) - SeaWorld show to be dreamlike
    Brilliantly colored birds soaring and swooping. Dolphins leaping to new heights. Human performers in Broadway-styled costumes cavorting in the sea and plunging from bungees. (Source)

  233. Wed, 16 Mar 2005 8:12 AM PST - (Reuters) - Killer Whale Baby in San Diego a Hawaiian 'Beauty'
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) She weighs 900 pounds and just cut her flesh-ripping teeth, but the baby killer whale at a San Diego aquatic park is a Beauty. (Source)

  234. Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:14 AM PST - (Kenai Peninsula Online) - Science gets whale of a chance After days of waiting
    Knee deep in mud and shoulder deep in blood, scientists and volunteers carefully cut away at the innards of the washed-up humpback whale calf just north of the Warren Ames Memorial Bridge on the Kenai River in Kenai. (Source)

  235. Wed, 16 Mar 2005 8:50 PM PST - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Report: Navy Sonar Likely Made Orcas Flee
    Sonar pulsing from a Navy guided-missile destroyer during training exercises near the San Juan Islands two years ago was likely loud enough to send killer whales fleeing, according to a government agency report. (Source)

  236. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 5:29 AM PST - (ABC News) - Report: Navy Sonar Likely Made Orcas Flee
    Report Claims Navy Sonar Likely Caused Orcas to Flee Washington Islands (Source)

  237. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 6:48 AM PST - (MSNBC) - Navy: Sonar probably affected whales
    SEATTLE -- Sonar pulsing from a Navy guided-missile destroyer during training exercises near the San Juan Islands two years ago was likely loud enough to send killer whales fleeing, according to a government agency report. (Source)

  238. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 10:17 AM PST - (NBC San Diego) - Divers Rescue Whale Caught In Fishing Nets
    BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico -- Divers off of Baja California, Mexico, freed a humpback whale caught in fishing nets earlier this week. Diver Mike McGettigan said on Tuesday that three whales have been caught in La Paz Bay in the past two months. (Source)

  239. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 8:43 AM PST - (NBC 4 Los Angeles Slideshow ) -
    Divers off of Baja California, Mexico, freed a humpback whale caught in fishing nets earlier this week. (Source)

  240. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:36 AM PST - (CNN.com) - Report: Sonar likely affected Puget Sound orcas
    SEATTLE, Washington (AP) Sonar pulsing from a Navy guided-missile destroyer during training exercises near the San Juan Islands two years ago was likely loud enough to send killer whales fleeing, according to a government agency report. (Source)

  241. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 10:23 AM PST - (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma) - NOAA Report Says Navy Sonar Likely Caused Orcas To Flee
    Sonar pulsing from a Navy guided-missile destroyer during training exercises near the San Juan Islands two years ago was likely loud enough to send killer whales fleeing, according to a recent report from the National Marine Fisheries Service. (Source)

  242. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 2:46 PM PST - (Macon Telegraph) - Right whale dies after entanglement
    BOSTON -- A rare North Atlantic right whale was found dead this month and another was critically hurt in a collision with a yacht off the coast of Georgia, the latest bad news for the struggling species, according to the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  243. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 2:30 PM PST - (WRGB) - Right whale dies after entanglement
    (Boston -- AP) A yacht critically injured a rare North Atlantic right whale in Georgia last week by nearly cutting off a section of its tail. Officials with the New England Aquarium in Boston say the strike came just a week after another right whale was found dead on a Virginia island. (Source)

  244. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 3:42 PM PST - (The Star Online) - Museum wants to salvage whale’s skeleton
    PETALING JAYA: The Museums and Antiquities Department wants the skeleton of the minke whale found on Carey Island preserved for educational purposes as it is a rare find. (Source)

  245. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 2:47 PM PST - (Morning Sentinel) - One right whale dies after entanglement
    Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (Source)

  246. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:03 PM PST - (MSNBC) - Navy: Sonar Probably Affected Whales
    Sonar from a Navy destroyer in Washington state waters two years ago was likely loud enough to send killer whales fleeing, according to a government agency report. (Source)

  247. Thu, 17 Mar 2005 10:43 PM PST - (Boston Globe) - Two new tragedies threaten right whales
    A rare North Atlantic right whale was found dead this month and another was critically hurt in a collision with a yacht, the latest bad news for the struggling species, according to the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  248. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 3:43 AM PST - (Environmental News Network) - Report Says Navy Sonar Likely Made Orcas Flee
    Sonar pulsing from a Navy guided-missile destroyer during training exercises near the San Juan Islands two years ago was likely loud enough to send killer whales fleeing, according to a government agency report. (Source)

  249. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 0:26 AM PST - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Degree of sonar harm to marine mammals debated (3/18/2005)
    To the chagrin of those hoping for stronger marine mammal protections, a report by the National Marine Fisheries Service shows the difficulties in scientifically proving sonar's impact on denizens of the deep. (Source)

  250. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 5:41 AM PST - (First Coast News) - One Right Whale Dies After Entanglement
    BOSTON (AP) The New England Aquarium says a rare North Atlantic right whale was found dead this month and another was critically hurt in a collision with a yacht, the latest bad news for the struggling species. (Source)

  251. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 4:43 AM PST - (WRIC 8) - Rare whale found dead
    BOSTON A rare North Atlantic right whale was found dead this month off Virginia's Eastern Shore -- and it most likely was killed by getting tangled with fishing gear. (Source)

  252. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 6:20 AM PST - (Newswise) - 5% of All Reproductively Active Female Right Whales Have Died in Three Months
    PHOTO AVAILABILITY: Two very clear images of the injury to the right whale’s tail, available via email. Newswise — A recreational yacht struck and nearly amputated a large section of the tail fluke of a critically endangered right whale last Thursday off the coast of Georgia. (Source)

  253. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 7:48 AM PST - (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) - New England Digest
    BOSTON A rare North Atlantic right whale was found dead this month and another was critically hurt in a collision with a yacht, the latest bad news for the struggling species, according to the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  254. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 7:28 AM PST - (Navy Times) - Report: Destroyers sonar affected whales
    SEATTLE Sonar pulsing from a Navy guided-missile destroyer during training exercises near the San Juan Islands two years ago was likely loud enough to send killer whales fleeing, according to a government agency report. (Source)

  255. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 4:30 AM PST - (Cape Cod Times) - Five more right whales are killed
    Calling it a devastating blow to an imperiled species, scientists announced yesterday that five North Atlantic right whales have been killed along the East Coast since November. (Source)

  256. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:28 AM PST - (Newport News-Times) - Cape Perpetua Visitor Center opens for spring break
    March 26. This week marks not only Oregon's Spring Break week, but also Oregon coast's Whale Watch Week. Visitor center staff will be on hand all week to answer questions and help visitors get the most out of their experience. (Source)

  257. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:22 AM PST - (KATU) - Great and easy spring break escapes
    The spring migration of gray whales begins in mid-March when the sixty-foot mammals leave Alaska s Bering Sea for the warm-water lagoons of Baja Mexico, where the females give birth. (Source)

  258. Fri, 18 Mar 2005 3:35 PM PST - (The Star Online) - Centre to get whale skeleton
    KLANG: The skeleton of the minke whale found on Carey Island will be displayed at the Turtle and Marine Ecosystem Centre (Tumec) in Rantau Abang, Terengganu. (Source)

  259. Sat, 19 Mar 2005 11:01 PM PST - (Corvallis Gazette Times) - Whales migrating north along Oregon coast
    NEWPORT (AP) Here come those whales again. They're northbound for feeding grounds off the Alaska coast, and about 20,000 of them are making the three-month journey from the warm breeding lagoons off of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. (Source)

  260. Sat, 19 Mar 2005 9:31 PM PST - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Survey shows Myanmar's marine mammals not harmed by tsunami
    The sighting of hundreds of dolphins, whales and porpoises off the southern Myanmar coast has eased concerns that marine mammals may have been affected by December's tsunami, a semiofficial newspaper said Sunday. (Source)

  261. Sun, 20 Mar 2005 3:15 AM PST - (San Jose Mercury News) - Watching whales
    Tours depart from Pillar Point Harbor on sportfishing boats (Riptide, Huli Cat, Huck Finn; check www.halfmoonbaychamber.org for a list) or on Oceanic Society cruises (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from March 25-April 24, www.oceanic-society.org.) (Source)

  262. Sun, 20 Mar 2005 4:38 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Whale collisions a growing danger
    With humpback whales and vessel traffic both increasing in Hawai'i's waters, scientists are working to develop new technologies to help ships and boats avoid collisions with the lumbering marine mammals. (Source)

  263. Sun, 20 Mar 2005 6:11 AM PST - (The Mercury) - Whales beach
    A WHALE was saved but its mother died in shallow waters near Strahan on Tasmania's West Coast yesterday. The efforts of a group of visitors and Parks and Wildlife Service officers have been credited with saving the young whale found at Ocean Beach. (Source)

  264. Sun, 20 Mar 2005 1:38 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Officers on alert after whale strandings
    Parks and Wildlife officers on Tasmania's west coast are on alert after the stranding of two whales at Ocean Beach near Strahan. A 5.8-metre female cuvier whale was found dead, while wildlife officers and volunteers helped a beached juvenile whale back to sea. (Source)

  265. Sun, 20 Mar 2005 1:20 PM PST - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Officers on alert after whale strandings
    Parks and Wildlife officers on Tasmania's west coast are on alert after the stranding of two whales at Ocean Beach near Strahan. (Source)

  266. Sun, 20 Mar 2005 12:26 PM PST - (Environmental News Network) - Survey Shows Myanmar's Marine Mammals Not Harmed by Tsunami
    The sighting of hundreds of dolphins, whales and porpoises off the southern Myanmar coast has eased concerns that marine mammals may have been affected by December's tsunami, a semiofficial newspaper said Sunday. (Source)

  267. Sun, 20 Mar 2005 4:45 PM PST - (NEWS.com.au) - Alert after whales stranded
    WILDLIFE authorities are on alert after the stranding of two whales at Ocean Beach near Strahan in Tasmania. Initial reports came through to Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service yesterday morning that one Cuivier's beaked whale was stranded. (Source)

  268. Sun, 20 Mar 2005 8:56 PM PST - (Corvallis Gazette Times) - Whales migrating north along Oregon coast
    NEWPORT (AP) Here come those whales again. They're northbound for feeding grounds off the Alaska coast, and about 20,000 of them are making the three-month journey from the warm breeding lagoons off of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. (Source)

  269. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 0:25 AM PST - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Makah try long shot: asking Congress to allow whale hunts (3/21/2005)
    During a recent visit to the nation's capital, tribal officials informally raised to members of Washington's congressional delegation the idea of seeking a bill to allow an exception for Makah whale hunts. (Source)

  270. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 2:10 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Help count humpbacks
    You've still got some time to spot whales — why not do it for a good cause? Volunteers are needed to count whales for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's ocean count, from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday on O'ahu, Kaua'i and the Big Island. (Source)

  271. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 7:56 AM PST - (Ledger-Enquirer.com) - South Carolina right spot for traveling whales
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The roofer hammering nails on top of a beach house on Pawleys Island in January looked up and saw a marvel, a mammoth animal in the water close to shore, blowing a distinctive V-shaped spray. (Source)

  272. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 7:58 AM PST - (KPUA Hilo) - Scientists developing technology to avoid whales
    HONOLULU (AP) Scientists are developing new technology to help ships and boats avoid collisions with humpback whales in Hawaii's waters. Some of the technology includes maps showing the location of whales to a radar system detecting the mammals. (Source)

  273. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 9:44 AM PST - (KVIA) - Whale dies tangled in fishing nets off Mexican coast
    VERACRUZ, Mexico A humpback whale making an unusual visit to the Gulf of Mexico has reportedly died of asphyxiation after getting entangled in fishing nets. (Source)

  274. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 8:23 AM PST - (MSNBC) - Makah try long shot: asking Congress to allow whale hunts
    USA -- Already pursuing an obscure administrative waiver in its struggle to one day hunt whales again, the Makah Indian Nation is now also exploring its options on another front: Congress. (Source)

  275. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:48 AM PST - (WIS-TV Columbia) - SC right spot for traveling whales
    (Charleston-AP) The right whale-watching season is coming to a close for this year on the beaches of northeastern Florida, the end of two or three months of tourists crowding hotel windows or flocking to the high dunes and camera-lugging volunteers chasing sighting after sighting along a 200-mile stretch of Route A1A. (Source)

  276. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 8:12 AM PST - (Ledger-Enquirer.com) - South Carolina right spot for traveling whales
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The roofer hammering nails on top of a beach house on Pawleys Island in January looked up and saw a marvel, a mammoth animal in the water close to shore, blowing a distinctive V-shaped spray. (Source)

  277. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 3:09 PM PST - (The Border Mail) - Concern as whales beach
    WILDLIFE authorities are on alert after the stranding of two whales at Ocean Beach near Strahan in Tasmania. Initial reports came through to Tasmanias Parks and Wildlife Service on Sunday morning that one Cuiviers beaked whale was stranded. (Source)

  278. Mon, 21 Mar 2005 4:36 PM PST - (The New Zealand Herald) - Whaling embargo hopes on Kiribati
    Kiribati is being urged to support whale conservation after joining the International Whaling Commission (IWC). It is the second Pacific nation to have joined the IWC in the past year, following its neighbour, Tuvalu, which joined last June. (Source)

  279. Tue, 22 Mar 2005 1:37 AM PST - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescued young whale dies
    A young whale put out to sea on Tasmania's west coast at the weekend has died. (Source)

  280. Tue, 22 Mar 2005 2:08 AM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescued young whale dies
    A young whale put out to sea on Tasmania's west coast at the weekend has died. The juvenile cuvier beaked whale was found on Ocean Beach near Strahan on Sunday morning near its dead mother. (Source)

  281. Tue, 22 Mar 2005 4:54 AM PST - (The State) - Rare whales sighted off S.C. coast
    CHARLESTON —; An ongoing study indicates the S.C. coast is a prime area for sightings of an endangered whale species. (Source)

  282. Wed, 23 Mar 2005 1:12 AM PST - (KTLA 5) - Still Not Home Free
    Gray whales cradle boats in a Baja sanctuary thought to be safe after plans for a salt plant dried up. Now activists see a threat resurfacing. SAN IGNACIO LAGOON, Mexico — The day was like any other and Francisco "Pachico" Mayoral was out fishing for black sea bass. (Source)

  283. Wed, 23 Mar 2005 6:16 AM PST - (NPR) - Diving Into Work
    For seven years, Lisa Keyte has been a curator at Newport's Oregon Coast Aquarium, former home of Keiko the killer whale. But all that's about to change, as Keyte is set to dive into her new job -- as a coffee roaster. (Source)

  284. Thu, 24 Mar 2005 2:26 AM PST - (Star-Telegram) - POSTCARD FROM THE ROAD
    This is better than Sea World. From outside my room at the Wailea Marriott, I can whale watch. On my first full day here, I saw a breach, where the whale launches itself out of the water, clearing the surface with most of its body. (Source)

  285. Thu, 24 Mar 2005 6:30 AM PST - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - Public Comments Sought on Plans for Preventing Whale Deaths; NOAA Hearings in New England Coastal Communities to
    Public comments sought on plans for preventing whale deaths; NOAA hearings in various New England coastal communities to provide input on Atlantic plan (Source)

  286. Thu, 24 Mar 2005 8:41 AM PST - (CBC News) - Nfld. rescuers on lookout for trapped dolphins
    ST. JOHN'S, NFLD. -- A group of rescuers is keeping an eye out for three remaining dolphins that could be trapped in ice in Trinity Bay. Led by Memorial University whale researcher Jon Lien, the group freed seven dolphins earlier in the week. Four dolphins died in the attempt. (Source)

  287. Thu, 24 Mar 2005 11:26 AM PST - (Coos Bay World Link) - Watching for whales
    Inside the viewing shelter at Shore Acres State Park, whale watching volunteer David Bone scans the Pacific Ocean for migrating gray whales Wednesday. (Source)

  288. Thu, 24 Mar 2005 8:48 AM PST - (Escape.com.au) - Wild blue yonder
    A DARK squall scuds across President Channel towards our boat, yet my attention is glued elsewhere. I am staring over the railings at a choppy sea and have good cause to be so attentive. Orcas are lurking close by. As if on cue, a large black dorsal fin slashes the surface 30m off our port bow. (Source)

  289. Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:45 AM PST - (Newport News-Times) - Newport News-Times: Ahoy whales!
    Ahoy whales! Frances Conable, 6, from Portland looks for telltale signs of gray whales from her perch on the Lon Brusselback whale sculpture at Don Davis Memorial Park in Newport. Her sister Nina, 3, awaits her turn. Frances boldly declared that if the gray whales go extinct, "I will, too." (Source)

  290. Fri, 25 Mar 2005 12:18 PM PST - (La Prensa San Diego) - Grey whales: a millenary visitor of Baja California
    For centuries, the first settlers of the peninsula of Baja California observed and admired the gigantic marine animals, which year after year visited their seas to mate or give birth to a new creature, who years later will return to their coasts to continue with a millenary life cycle. (Source)

  291. Fri, 25 Mar 2005 4:38 PM PST - (Independent) - War at sea: Greenpeace fights to save dolphins from the nets
    Skimming the peaks of mountainous waves, plunging into space then hitting the bottom of watery canyons with a great slap that leaves your stomach some way behind, the inflatable boats tear across the English Channel towards the target. (Source)

  292. Fri, 25 Mar 2005 11:35 PM PST - (OhmyNews) - Greenpeace Sails to Save Korean Whales
    Activists warn that whales in Korean waters are some of the most endangered in the world. In a statement, Greenpeace said that though Korea has no whaling program, whalemeat legally finds its way to K... (Source)

  293. Sat, 26 Mar 2005 2:29 AM PST - (The Australian) - Whale tangled in fishing gear
    A JUVENILE southern right whale is tangled in international fishing gear from its mouth to its fin off the southern coast of Western Australia. A rescue mission will be mounted to save the whale believed to be aged between four and six years old. (Source)

  294. Sat, 26 Mar 2005 0:09 AM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale tangled in fishing gear off WA coast
    A juvenile southern right whale has been spotted off the southern coast of Western Australia, near Albany, heavily tangled with fishing gear. Officers from the Department of Conservation and Land Management have left Perth and are expected to inspect the whale tomorrow morning. (Source)

  295. Sat, 26 Mar 2005 2:26 AM PST - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale tangled in fishing gear
    Whale tangled in fishing gear. (Source)

  296. Sat, 26 Mar 2005 6:11 AM PST - (The Courier Mail) - Whale tangled in fishing gear
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  297. Sat, 26 Mar 2005 7:41 AM PST - (Belfast Telegraph) - War at sea: Greenpeace fights to save dolphins from the nets
    Skimming the peaks of mountainous waves, plunging into space then hitting the bottom of watery canyons with a great slap that leaves your stomach some way behind, the inflatable boats tear across the English Channel towards the target. (Source)

  298. Sat, 26 Mar 2005 9:53 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale rescue continues off WA coast
    A rescue operation is continuing off Western Australia's south coast to help a 10-metre southern right whale that is tangled in fishing gear. A Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) vessel is tracking the whale's movement west between Albany and Walpole. (Source)

  299. Sun, 27 Mar 2005 6:08 AM PST - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Bad weather hinders whale-counting effort
    More than 430 volunteers from around the state gathered on the shores of O'ahu, Kaua'i, the Big Island and Kaho'olawe yesterday for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. (Source)

  300. Sun, 27 Mar 2005 1:39 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Time running out for whale rescue
    Wildlife officers say if they do not rescue a southern right whale which is entangled in heavy fishing equipment off the southern coast of Western Australia today, they will not get another chance for more than a week. (Source)

  301. Mon, 28 Mar 2005 9:09 AM PST - (WAVY 10) - Marine Experts Try to Determine Why Endangered Whale Beached Itself in Sandbridge
    Experts at the Virginia Marine Science Center are still trying to figure out why a 40-ton Fin Whale washed ashore in Virginia Beach over the weekend. The 57-foot endangered whale was discovered by Sandbridge residents Sunday morning. (Source)

  302. Mon, 28 Mar 2005 10:03 AM PST - (The Brunswick News) - Whale is on mend
    A right whale that was injured when struck by a recreational vessel earlier this month seems well on its way to recovery and to New England. "Apparently it's heading north like it's supposed to be," said Clay George, a wildlife biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Source)

  303. Mon, 28 Mar 2005 2:38 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale still trapped off WA
    Rescue crews have failed to free a 10-metre southern right whale entangled in fishing gear off the Albany coast in southern Western Australia. A rescue vessel spent yesterday trying to secure buoys to the whale to slow its movement so crews could cut thick rope that is preventing it from feeding. (Source)

  304. Mon, 28 Mar 2005 4:39 PM PST - (SpaceDaily) - Secrets Of Whales' Long-Distance Songs Unveiled
    Long ago scientists discovered whales could sing. They can utter different sounds to express anger, surprise and sadness with the changes of environments and their physical conditions. (Source)

  305. Tue, 29 Mar 2005 7:38 AM PST - (Juneau Empire) - Researchers further science
    KENAI - Knee deep in mud and shoulder deep in blood, scientists and volunteers carefully cut away at the innards of the washed-up humpback whale calf just north of the Warren Ames Memorial Bridge on the Kenai River in Kenai. (Source)

  306. Tue, 29 Mar 2005 2:44 PM PST - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Researcher: Northwest apparently as far as some migrating whales go
    SEATTLE – During the great annual gray whale migrations between feeding grounds in the north Pacific and breeding spots off Mexico, about 200 individuals apparently take up "seasonal residence" in the Pacific Northwest, scientists say. (Source)

  307. Tue, 29 Mar 2005 10:08 PM PST - (Corvallis Gazette Times) - Researcher: NW apparently as far as some migrating whales go
    SEATTLE During the great annual gray whale migrations between feeding grounds in the north Pacific and breeding spots off Mexico, about 200 individuals apparently take up "seasonal residence" in the Pacific Northwest, scientists say. (Source)

  308. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 0:38 AM PST - (Seattle Times) - Northwest may be as far as some gray whales go
    During the great annual gray-whale migrations between feeding grounds in the North Pacific and breeding spots off Mexico, about 200 individuals... (Source)

  309. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 1:53 AM PST - (AlertNet) - Shell says Sakhalin to move pipes for whales
    AMSTERDAM, March 30 (Reuters) Oil group Royal Dutch/Shell said on Wednesday Sakhalin Energy will reroute offshore pipelines in its oil and gas development in the Russian Far East to help protect an endangered western gray whale. (Source)

  310. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 1:40 AM PST - (IWon) - Money
    LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Sakhalin Energy said Wednesday that it will re-route offshore pipelines in its oil and gas development in the Russian Far East to help protect the endangered western gray whale. (Source)

  311. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 2:19 AM PST - (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whales in S.Korean Waters on Brink of Extinction: Greenpeace
    POHANG, South Korea, March 30 Asia Pulse - About 20 activists from environmental group Greenpeace urged on Wednesday the South Korean government to step up its efforts to protect whales in the East Sea, saying they are on the verge of extinction. (Source)

  312. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 7:56 AM PST - (Bloomberg.com) - Shell Moves Russian Pipeline Route to Save Gray Whale (Update3)
    U.K. March 30 (Bloomberg) A Royal Dutch/Shell Group venture in Russia, which plans to sell liquefied natural gas to Asia and North America, will move a pipeline route to protect the feeding grounds of the endangered Western gray whale. (Source)

  313. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 6:07 AM PST - (Hampton Roads Daily Press) - Beached whale offers a lesson in anatomy
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The bluster of a late-March day couldnt deter the curious. Not when there was a stranded whale to see. Parents brought their children. Couples of all ages strained for a look, snapping pictures and taking video. (Source)

  314. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 7:13 AM PST - (Russian Information Agency Novosti) - SAKHALIN ENERGY TO SHIFT OIL MAINLINE ROUTE OFF WHALE GROUNDS
    MOSCOW, March 30 (RIA Novosti) Sakhalin Energy Co. is willing to shift its petroleum mainline route on Pacific shelf Project Sakhalin 2, and so cancel danger to extinguishing gray whales, the company reassures in a press release. (Source)

  315. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 7:39 AM PST - (Miami Herald) - Shell to reroute pipelines in project
    MOSCOW - Royal Dutch/Shell said Wednesday it would reroute planned pipelines at its oil and gas project off the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin, bowing to environmentalists' demands who said the pipelines passed too close to the feeding grounds of the endangered gray whale. (Source)

  316. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 4:10 AM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - Shell's Russian LNG project to move pipes for whales
    MOSCOW, March 30 (Reuters) Sakhalin Energy, a Shell-led liquefied natural gas project on Russia's Pacific coast, said on Wednesday it would reroute offshore pipelines to help protect an endangered western grey whale. (Source)

  317. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 4:14 AM PST - (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner) - Study: Not all gray whales head to Alaska
    SEATTLE--During the great annual gray whale migrations between feeding grounds in the North Pacific and breeding spots off Mexico, about 200 individuals apparently take up "seasonal residence" in the Pacific Northwest, scientists say. (Source)

  318. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 7:41 AM PST - (Philstar.com) - A trip back to the past
    So where did you hie off to during the Holy Week? (Source)

  319. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 8:05 AM PST - (Pravda Ru) - Shell to reroute pipelines in Russian Far East oil project over gray whale fears
    The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos. said Wednesday it would reroute planned pipelines at its oil and gas project off the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin, bowing to the demands of environmentalists who said the pipelines passed too close to the feeding grounds of the endangered gray whale. (Source)

  320. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 3:55 PM PST - (Independent) - Shell changes oil pipe route to avoid endangered whales
    The oil company Shell has abandoned a plan to route a multibillion-pound oil pipeline through a whale species' feeding ground following pressure from conservationists. (Source)

  321. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 3:23 PM PST - (Stuff) - Shell's Russian LNG project to move pipes for whales
    MOSCOW: Sakhalin Energy, a Shell-led liquefied natural gas project on Russia's Pacific coast, said yesterday it would reroute offshore pipelines to help protect an endangered species of grey whale. (Source)

  322. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:56 PM PST - (Ellsworth American) - The News@Ellsworth American.com |
    An endangered northern right whale rests at the surface on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary just north of Cape Cod. (Source)

  323. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:54 PM PST - (Rigzone) - RIGZONE
    Sakhalin Energy will reroute offshore pipelines in its oil and gas development in the Russian Far East to help protect the endangered western gray whale. (Source)

  324. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 1:08 PM PST - (National Geographic) - "Star Wars" Sound Traced to Dwarf Minke Whales
    For years a ray-gun-like sound baffled ocean scientists, until it was linked to dwarf minke whales. But is it a seduction song, a warning, or something else? (Source)

  325. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 1:26 PM PST - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - IFAW: Shell Agrees to Move Oil Pipeline to Protect Endangered Western Gray Whales
    IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - http://www.ifaw.org) today hailed the decision of the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC), a Shell-led operating company, to move an oil pipeline off the east coast of Sakhalin/Russia in an effort to protect the last 100 Western Gray Whales. (Source)

  326. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 5:53 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale watching laws to be reviewed
    The Federal Government hopes to have updated national whale watching guidelines by Christmas. Environment Minister Ian Campbell says he will meet state government representatives next month to discuss a possible review of standards and how people can interact with the animals. (Source)

  327. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 5:09 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale watching review sparks industry concerns
    A whale watching operator in the Whitsundays, in north Queensland, hopes a proposed review does not make the industry non-viable. Federal Environment Minister Senator Ian Campbell wants to update the five-year-old regulations to guarantee the long-term protection of whales and dolphins. (Source)

  328. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 7:24 PM PST - (Corvallis Gazette Times) - Researcher: NW apparently as far as some migrating whales go
    SEATTLE During the great annual gray whale migrations between feeding grounds in the north Pacific and breeding spots off Mexico, about 200 individuals apparently take up "seasonal residence" in the Pacific Northwest, scientists say. (Source)

  329. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 11:53 PM PST - (AlertNet) - Japan: whale hunt to go on even if plan rejected
    TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) Japan's whaling fleet returned to port on Thursday, ending an 18-year whaling programme that had raised the ire of environmentalists, but Tokyo said it would keep hunting the giant mammals despite international opposition. (Source)

  330. Wed, 30 Mar 2005 10:10 PM PST - (ShareCast via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance) - Thursday newspaper round-up: Shell
    Royal Dutch/Shell has been forced to re-route a pipeline on its $12bn Sakhalin 2 project in eastern Russia because it threatened the survival of the western grey whale, reports the Financial Times (Source)

  331. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 0:18 AM PST - (Long Beach Press-Telegram) - Not every gray whale migrates to Mexico
    During the great annual gray whale migrations between feeding grounds in the north Pacific and breeding spots off Mexico, about 200 individuals apparently take up "seasonal residence' in the Pacific Northwest, scientists say. (Source)

  332. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 0:08 AM PST - (Yahoo! India News) - Japan: whale hunt to go on even if plan rejected
    TOKYO (Reuters) Japan's whaling fleet returned to port on Thursday, ending an 18-year whaling programme that had raised the ire of environmentalists, but Tokyo said it would keep hunting the giant mammals despite international opposition. (Source)

  333. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 1:22 AM PST - (Friends of the Earth) - Shell s new Sakhalin II pipeline route still puts whales at risk
    Friends of the Earth today condemned Shell's announcement that it will relocate the controversial Sakhalin II Pipeline, pointing out that the new plans will still not ensure the safety of whale populations. (Source)

  334. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 2:13 AM PST - (Russian Information Agency Novosti) - SAKHALIN-2 TO CHANGE PIPELINE ROUTE BECAUSE OF WHALES
    MOSCOW, March 31 (RIA Novosti) After a several-year court battle with ecologists, Sakhalin Energy, the operator of Sakhalin-2, has agreed to change the route of its seabed export oil and gas pipeline to avoid an endangered-whale feeding site, Vedomosti reported. (Source)

  335. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 2:16 AM PST - (Press of Atlantic City) - Dolphins lead list of Americans' beloved sea life
    People love dolphins more than sharks, but surprisingly, the lovable sea turtle's popularity trails that of tropical fish and killer whales in a recent Harris poll. (Source)

  336. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 4:06 AM PST - (Environmental News Network) - Shell to Reroute Pipelines in Russian Far East Oil Project over Gray Whale Fears
    Royal Dutch/Shell said Wednesday it would reroute planned pipelines at its oil and gas project off the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin, bowing to environmentalists' demands who said the pipelines passed too close to the feeding grounds of the endangered gray whale. (Source)

  337. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 6:29 AM PST - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Japanese push to expand whale kill
    Japan appears determined to adopt a new scientific whaling program in the Antarctic that would kill humpback and fin whales as well as minkes, the Environment Minister, Ian Campbell, said yesterday. (Source)

  338. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 9:09 AM PST - (Stuff) - Japan says whale hunt to go ahead even if plan rejected
    TOKYO: Japan's whaling fleet returned to port yesterday, ending an 18-year whaling programme that had raised the ire of environmentalists, but Tokyo said it would keep hunting the giant mammals despite international opposition. (Source)

  339. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 9:39 AM PST - (Weekend Standard) - Tokyo vows whale hunts will continue
    Japan's whaling fleet returned to port Thursday, ending an 18-year whaling program that raised the ire of environmentalists. But officials in Tokyo said Japan would keep hunting the sea mammals despite international opposition. (Source)

  340. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:27 AM PST - (Russian Information Agency Novosti) - Russian Information Agency Novosti
    RUSSIAN FAR EAST: WILL WHALES SURVIVE IN OIL-SPOTTED SEA? MOSCOW, March 31 (Tatiana Sinitsyna, RIA Novosti commentator) Last summer would spell the doom of gray whales in the Sea of Okhotsk, once they approached their feeding grounds at the Sakhalin Island coast, environmental experts were warning. (Source)

  341. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 12:22 PM PST - (Financial Times) - Shell re-routes pipeline to help whale's survival
    Royal Dutch/Shell has been forced to re-route a key pipeline on its $12bn (£6.4bn) Sakhalin 2 project in east Russia because it threatened the western grey whale. (Source)

  342. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 3:54 PM PST - (The Age) - Japan set to restart whaling
    Japan was on the verge of setting up a new scientific whaling program that would kill humpback and fin whales in the Antarctic, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said. (Source)

  343. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 12:26 PM PST - (National Geographic) - "Star Wars" Sound Traced to Dwarf Minke Whales
    For years a ray-gun-like sound baffled ocean scientists, until it was linked to dwarf minke whales. But is it a seduction song, a warning, or something else? (Source)

  344. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 3:57 PM PST - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan 'set to restart whaling'
    JAPAN was on the verge of setting up a new scientific whaling program that would kill humpback and fin whales in the Antarctic, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said today. (Source)

  345. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 6:08 PM PST - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australia says Japan preparing to expand whale kill
    Australia accused Japan of laying the groundwork to dramatically expand its whale kill to include humpback and fin whales, in addition the existing minke cull. (Source)

  346. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 4:53 PM PST - (WTNH-TV New Haven) - A whale of a trail
    (New London-WTNH, Mar. 31, 2005 7:00 PM) _ When folks in Southeastern Connecticut were thinking of ways to boost tourism this summer they came up with a whale of an idea. A whale trail. (Source)

  347. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 5:00 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan 'planning' humpback hunt
    Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell says he has intelligence from the whaling community that Japan is planning to hunt humpback and fin whales for "scientific" research. (Source)

  348. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 4:05 PM PST - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan 'set to restart whaling'
    JAPAN was on the verge of setting up a new scientific whaling program that would kill humpback and fin whales in the Antarctic, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said today. (Source)

  349. Thu, 31 Mar 2005 8:03 PM PST - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australia says Japan preparing to expand whale kill
    Australia accused Japan of laying the groundwork to dramatically expand its whale kill to include humpback and fin whales, in addition the existing minke cull. (Source)

  350. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 1:08 AM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Fears Japan is paving the way for increased whale hunting
    Eleanor Hall hosts The World Today's lunch hour of current affairs, with background and debate from Australia and the world. Monday to Friday, 12:10pm, ABC Local Radio and Radio National. (Source)

  351. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 2:48 AM PST - (Independent Online) - Tokyo moves to extend whale research
    Japan plans to extend its research whaling programme in the Antarctic Ocean after returning home with a haul of 440 minke whales. (Source)

  352. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 0:18 AM PST - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan to extend research whaling in Antarctic
    Japan plans to extend its research whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean, an official said Friday, after the country wraps up 18 years of expeditions that anti-whaling groups and nations criticize as commercial whaling in disguise. (Source)

  353. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 1:08 AM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Environment minister says Japan plans to kill more whales
    Tony Eastley presents AM Monday to Friday from 8:00am on ABC Local Radio and 7:10am on Radio National. Join Elizabeth Jackson for the Saturday edition at 8am on Local Radio and 7am on Radio National. (Source)

  354. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 4:21 AM PST - (1010wins.com) - CT Scientists Inseminate Beluga Whale
    (1010 WINS) MYSTIC, Conn. Scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale. Aquarium scientists artificially inseminated Kela, a 24-year-old beluga. The procedure happened yesterday morning with help from scientists from Sea World. (Source)

  355. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 6:29 AM PST - (Yachting Monthly) - Thar she blows
    Environmental experts will explain why the killer whale and the coastal grey whale hold the key to what is happening on planet earth. Earthwatch speakers will talk about these mammals and climate change at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 27th April, between 7.00pm - 8.30pm. (Source)

  356. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 6:18 AM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Fears Japan to extend whaling program
    Mark Colvin presents PM Monday to Friday from 5:10pm on Radio National and 6:10pm on ABC Local Radio. Join Mark for the latest current affairs, wrapping the major stories of each day. (Source)

  357. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 11:46 AM PST - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
    After bringing in a parade of males and watching for years as nature never took its course, scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale. (Source)

  358. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 11:01 AM PST - (Japan Today) - Australia accuses Japan of preparing to expand whale kill
    SYDNEY — Australia accused Japan Friday of laying the groundwork to dramatically expand its whale kill to include humpback and fin whales, in addition the existing minke cull. (Source)

  359. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 8:33 AM PST - (Haaretz Daily) - Haaretz Article
    Volunteers from the Center for the Study of Marine Mammals reported Friday afternoon that a 21-foot Minky whale swam into the Kishon port in Haifa, before swimming back out to sea. (Source)

  360. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 11:48 AM PST - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Japan Plans to Extend Research Whaling
    Japan plans to extend its research whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean, an official said Friday, after the country wraps up 18 years of expeditions that anti-whaling groups and nations criticize as commercial whaling in disguise. (Source)

  361. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 12:08 PM PST - (ABC News) - Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
    Scientists in Connecticut Perform First Artificial Insemination of Beluga Whale (Source)

  362. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 12:06 PM PST - (Newsday) - Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
    MYSTIC, Conn. -- After bringing in a parade of males and watching for years as nature never took its course, scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale. (Source)

  363. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 1:28 PM PST - (New York Newsday) - Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
    Friday: Clouds gradually giving way to increasing amounts of sunshine. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain this evening ... Alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ... (Source)

  364. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 12:07 PM PST - (ABC News) - Japan Plans to Extend Research Whaling
    Japan Plans to Extend Its Research Whaling Program in the Antarctic Ocean (Source)

  365. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 12:21 PM PST - (Newsday) - Japan Plans to Extend Research Whaling
    TOKYO -- Japan plans to extend its research whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean, an official said Friday, after the country wraps up 18 years of expeditions that anti-whaling groups and nations criticize as commercial whaling in disguise. (Source)

  366. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 3:35 PM PST - (Marcolian) - Petroleum Engineers save the whales
    The Petroleum Engineer Majors at Marietta College have gotten together and have decided that in light of their potentially environmentally hazardous major, they are going to become engaged in activities which will help the environment. (Source)

  367. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 3:47 PM PST - (Guardian Unlimited) - Dolphins flourish in North Sea
    Warmer water is washing unprecedented numbers of "southern" fish and other marine life into the previously inhospitable North Sea, according to a survey by university biologists. (Source)

  368. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 6:17 PM PST - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
    After bringing in a parade of males and watching for years as nature never took its course, scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale. (Source)

  369. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 6:38 PM PST - (ABC News) - Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
    Scientists in Connecticut Perform First Artificial Insemination of Beluga Whale (Source)

  370. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 5:14 PM PST - (Guardian Unlimited) - Dolphins flourish in North Sea
    UK: Survey finds huge influx of warm water marine life. (Source)

  371. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 8:53 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Migrating whale seen off Tasmanian island
    Tasmania has recorded its first sighting for the year of a whale making its annual winter migration. A southern right whale has been seen off Bruny Island in southern Tasmania. (Source)

  372. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 10:58 PM PST - (Environmental Media Services) - [printer-friendly] Environmentalists call on government to ban trade in whale meat
    Busan, south Korea - 2 April 2005: The Korean Federation for Environment Movement (KFEM) called on the Korean government today to ban the nation’s lucrative trade in whale meat. (Source)

  373. Sat, 02 Apr 2005 1:27 AM PST - (The Globe and Mail) - The Globe and Mail: KAYAKING WITH KILLERS
    Vancouver Island's Johnstone Strait is the best place on the planet to view killer whales in the wild. The bull orca looked like it was headed straight for our kayaks, cruising at about five knots. "Everybody get the kayaks into a raft formation," yelled our guide Krista Bogen. (Source)

  374. Sat, 02 Apr 2005 7:17 AM PST - (The Sunday Mail) - Shy whale pops up for a look around
    Shy whale pops up for a look around. (Source)

  375. Sat, 02 Apr 2005 10:22 AM PST - (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) - Endangered right whale sees near record number of births this year
    BOSTON— A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, which saw its annual calving season end this week with a near record number of births, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  376. Sat, 02 Apr 2005 12:32 PM PST - (AP via Yahoo! News) - North Atlantic Right Whale Has Baby Boom
    A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  377. Sat, 02 Apr 2005 3:08 PM PST - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Tasmanians urged to report whale sightings
    Tasmanians are being urged to report any whale sightings after the year's first report of a whale making its annual winter migration through the state's water. (Source)

  378. Sat, 02 Apr 2005 12:50 PM PST - (ABC News) - North Atlantic Right Whale Has Baby Boom
    Near-Record Number of Births This Year for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales (Source)

  379. Sat, 02 Apr 2005 4:01 PM PST - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Japanese ultra-nationalists still lying about Japan's whaling brutality
    TOKYO, Japan (2 April 2005) Japan plans to extend its research whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean, an official said Friday, after the country wraps up 18 years of expeditions that anti-whaling groups and nations criticize as commercial whaling in disguise. (Source)

  380. Sat, 02 Apr 2005 11:22 PM PST - (Miami Herald) - Near-record births boost endangered right whale
    BOSTON (AP) A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  381. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 3:35 AM PDT - (Hindustan Times) - Near-record no of births for endangered whales
    A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  382. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 0:10 AM PST - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Official says 15 pilot whales found beached on west Australian coast
    About 15 pilot whales were found stranded Sunday on the west Australian coast, the state government said, appealing for volunteers to help keep the mammals alive. (Source)

  383. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 6:04 AM PDT - (Nashua Telegraph) - A fertile season for right whales
    BOSTON - A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, which saw its annual calving season end this week with a near record number of births, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  384. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 7:53 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Hundreds struggle to save beached whales
    More than 200 people are trying to save a pod of pilot whales beached off the south-west of Western Australia. About 12 whales are being kept alive in shallow water off the coast of Busselton, after stranding themselves early on Sunday morning. (Source)

  385. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 12:44 PM PDT - (Canadian Business) - Shell to reroute pipelines in Russian Far East oil project over whale fears
    MOSCOW (AP) Royal Dutch/Shell said Wednesday it would reroute planned pipelines at its oil and gas project off the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin, bowing to environmentalists' demands who said the pipelines passed too close to the feeding grounds of the endangered grey whale. (Source)

  386. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 12:55 PM PDT - (CTV.ca) - North Atlantic right whale has baby boom
    BOSTON — A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  387. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 3:38 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Teams maintain whale rescue efforts
    Rescue teams have spent the night trying to keep alive a pod of pilot whales that has beached at Busselton in south-west Western Australia. The whales became stranded at several locations along Geographe Bay early yesterday. (Source)

  388. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 7:23 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Teams launch whale rescue plan
    Rescue teams have brought together a pod of beached pilot whales in Busselton, south of Perth, as part of a plan to send the mammals back out to sea. The 19 whales became stranded at several locations along Geographe Bay early yesterday and six of them have since died. (Source)

  389. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 7:44 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Rescuers set to herd beached whales
    EFFORTS to rescue a pod of pilot whales stranded on a West Australian beach will continue today when volunteers and wildlife officials try to herd them back into deep water. (Source)

  390. Sun, 03 Apr 2005 9:49 PM PDT - (Great News Network) - North Atlantic Right Whale Has Baby Boom
    Boston. MD - A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  391. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 1:08 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Volunteers save 13 beached pilot whales in Western Australia
    Dozens of volunteers and marine wildlife experts worked through the night to save 13 pilot whales stranded on a west Australia beach. (Source)

  392. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 0:46 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Beached pilot whales swim to sea after six die on western Australian coast
    A pod of pilot whales that spent more than a day stranded on a beach in western Australia swam out to sea Monday after six of them died, wildlife officials said. (Source)

  393. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 4:54 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - North Atlantic Right Whale Has Baby Boom
    A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  394. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 4:34 AM PDT - (Haaretz Daily) - Haaretz
    First such move since 1967; dumping near Nablus may violate international treaties and threaten Palestinian water sources. Experts had feared that the whale, who appeared to be in bad health, had drowned. Volunteers are trying to locate the whale and treat it. (Source)

  395. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 1:03 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Beached pilot whales swim to sea after six die on western Australian coast
    A pod of pilot whales that spent more than a day stranded on a beach in western Australia swam out to sea Monday after six of them died, wildlife officials said. (Source)

  396. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 6:01 AM PDT - (USA Today) - North Atlantic right whale has baby boom
    A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended ... (Source)

  397. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 5:10 AM PDT - (Miami Herald) - North Atlantic right whale has baby boom
    BOSTON - A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  398. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 8:51 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Dead whale washes ashore
    A dead whale washed ashore on a beach in Southampton and a team of biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation was dispatched to the scene to investigate. (Source)

  399. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 8:50 AM PDT - (WNBC) - 60-Foot Dead Whale Found On Long Island Beach
    A team of biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation was dispatched to the scene to investigate what happened to the 60-foot fin whale. (Source)

  400. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 6:32 AM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Killer whale jolts trainer
    A SeaWorld Orlando trainer is expected to return to work soon after being injured by an "overly excited" killer whale, a theme-park spokeswoman said Sunday. (Source)

  401. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 5:13 AM PDT - (ABC News) - North Atlantic Right Whale Has Baby Boom
    Near-Record Number of Births This Year for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales (Source)

  402. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 7:08 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - North Atlantic right whales see baby boom
    A North Atlantic right whale is seen with her calf in this 1999 photo. The species' population is slowly improving, especially with this season's newborns. (Source)

  403. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 7:48 AM PDT - (Haaretz Daily) - Haaretz
    Police searching for vandals who spray painted 'murderous dog' on Yitzhak Rabin's grave, and erased the names from the tombstones. Experts had feared that the whale, who appeared to be in bad health, had drowned. Volunteers are trying to locate the whale and treat it. (Source)

  404. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 10:36 AM PDT - (1010wins.com) - Dead whale found on Southampton beach
    (1010 WINS) (Southampton, NY) A dead whale washed ashore on a beach in Southampton, on Long Island's east end. (Source)

  405. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 10:37 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Dead whale washes ashore
    A dead whale washed ashore on a beach in Southampton and a team of biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation was dispatched to the scene to investigate. (Source)

  406. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 10:50 AM PDT - (CNews) - Scientists artificially inseminate whale
    (AP) Scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale. Aquarium scientists, with help from their peers at Sea World, artificially inseminated Kela, a 24-year-old beluga, on Thursday morning. (Source)

  407. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 10:31 AM PDT - (CNews) - North Atlantic right whale has calving boom
    BOSTON (AP) A calving boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  408. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 10:19 AM PDT - (The Motley Fool via Yahoo! News) - Learn To Respect Shorts
    It's a sad fact of life that the notion of decorum in this country is about as relevant as whale oil lamps and buggy whips. Nowhere is that more true than in the investing -- a world fueled by testosterone, stress, and money. (Source)

  409. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 10:29 AM PDT - (New York Newsday) - Dead whale washes ashore
    Monday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers early in the morning...then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s ... (Source)

  410. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 9:15 AM PDT - (WSVN Miami) - Local News
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A SeaWorld Orlando trainer has received hospital treatment after being bumped by an excited killer whale. The whale swam past the trainer, circled back and bumped him during a show. (Source)

  411. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 1:37 PM PDT - (The Washington Times) - Right whale breeding season second best
    Boston, MA, Apr. 4 (UPI) Researchers at Boston's New England Aquarium have said a recent baby boom might help revive the endangered North American right whale. (Source)

  412. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 7:36 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale watch stays after rescue
    BEACHGOERS have been urged to keep watch in case a pod of whales – returned to sea after beaching themselves in Western Australia – try to return to shore. (Source)

  413. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 7:42 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale watch stays after rescue
    Whale watch stays after rescue. (Source)

  414. Mon, 04 Apr 2005 9:03 PM PDT - (Haaretz Daily) - Haaretz
    A camera crew filming the fin whale in the Kishon Port in Haifa Monday. The whale followed a Russian ship here all the way from Turkey. Teams of marine biologists will try Tuesday to coax the whale that took up residence in the Kishon Port in the Haifa Bay to swim back out to the open sea. (Source)

  415. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 0:58 AM PDT - (New York Post) - WHALE OF A MYSTERY
    WHALE OF A MYSTERY April 5, 2005 -- A monster whale weighing a whopping 120,000 pounds has mysteriously washed up on the beach in ritzy Southampton and marine biologists are baffled as to how it died. (Source)

  416. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 0:19 AM PDT - (The Charlotte Observer) - Of whales
    The Northern right whale is an ugly bugger. It's built like a slug with flippers. Scientists identify them by their skin bumps called callosities -- basically, warts. (Source)

  417. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 4:52 AM PDT - (1010wins.com) - Dead Whale Washes Up On Hamptons Beach
    (1010 WINS) SOUTHAMPTON, Long Island A dead whale has washed ashore in Southampton, Long Island. A team of biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation are at the scene. They say it's a 60-foot long female fin whale that has been dead for about two weeks. (Source)

  418. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 3:40 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Scientists Artificially Inseminate Whale
    After bringing in a parade of males and watching for years as nature never took its course, scientists at Mystic Aquarium have performed what is believed to be the first artificial insemination of a beluga whale. (Source)

  419. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 3:35 AM PDT - (Greenpeace) - Environmentalists call on Korean government to ban trade in whale meat
    Greenpeace and the Korean Federation for Environment Movement (KFEM) called on the Korean government today to ban the nation's lucrative trade in whale meat. (Source)

  420. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 5:55 AM PDT - (The Buffalo News) - Biologists probing cause of whale's death
    SOUTHAMPTON (AP) A dead whale washed ashore on a beach in Southampton on Long Island's east end. (Source)

  421. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 5:45 AM PDT - (Bangor Daily News) - Fishing
    ELLSWORTH - Sinking rope, breakaway lines and seasonal restrictions on fishing are all being considered in a federal plan for protecting whales - particularly federally endangered right whales - off Maine's coast. (Source)

  422. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 8:00 AM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Near-record number of births this year for endangered North Atlantic right whales
    BOSTON – A baby boom has given a lift to the endangered North Atlantic right whale, with a near-record number of births in the just-ended calving season, according to researchers at the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  423. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 11:37 AM PDT - (Fox 12 Oregon) - Gray whale spotted in Hood Canal
    QUILCENE, Wash. -- A gray whale has been spotted in Hood Canal near Quilcene. A state worker at the Point Whitney Shellfish Lab says she saw the whale surface and dive yesterday. It left a mud plume that indicated it was sifting the bottom for crustaceans. (Source)

  424. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 12:49 PM PDT - (Thrill Network.com) - News: Whale jolts trainer at SeaWorld Orlando
    Apr. 5th, 2005 -- Even though the whale slightly injured its trainer, he was able to keep control of the animal and the Shamu show continued after the minor incident. The trainer was taken to the hospital and released the same day to treat his minor injuries. (Source)

  425. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 2:55 PM PDT - (CBS 2 New York) - Dead Whale Washed Ashore In Southampton
    A dead whale has washed ashore in Southampton, Long Island. A team of biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation are at the scene. They say its a 60-foot long female fin whale that has been dead for about two weeks. (Source)

  426. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 4:17 PM PDT - (East Hampton Independent) - Land Blubber: 60-Foot Whale Washes Up Dead
    Gin Lane, a typically quiet beach road in the early spring season, turned chaotic on Monday, with crowds bordering on amusement park level. A decomposing fin whale had washed up on a Southampton Village beach, drawing the attention of visitors near and far. (Source)

  427. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 7:53 PM PDT - (NBC San Diego) - Killer Whale Dies At SeaWorld
    SAN DIEGO -- SeaWorld is investigating the death of one of its killer whales. Officials said Splash died on Tuesday morning. According to SeaWorld, the 15-year-old killer whale had been treated for epilepsy and became very sick last week. (Source)

  428. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 6:52 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Newsday.com
    An ampharetid, a marine worm, living on a whale carcass off the California coast. They are about a half-inch long. (Source)

  429. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 6:51 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Giants of the deep face threats
    Recent explorations have uncovered deep-sea havens for a host of exotic life, including a surprising range of creatures living amid the bones and flesh of fallen whales. (Source)

  430. Tue, 05 Apr 2005 10:07 PM PDT - (Busselton-Dunsborough Mail) - Whale rescue success as community lends a hand
    A POD of 13 long-finned pilot whales that beached between Peppermint Beach and Siesta Park on Sunday morning were successfully herded out to sea on Monday afternoon. (Source)

  431. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 9:08 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Stray dolphin saved off Manila Bay
    THIS dolphin is a survivor. A wounded bottlenose dolphin lived through the night after straying from its pod into the premises of the Manila Yacht Club's (MYC) where it was rescued on Tuesday. (Source)

  432. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 10:38 AM PDT - (KZTV10 Texas) - A Lone Rangera Dolphin Rescued
    A young dolphin rescued last week is recovering in Port Aransas. The bottlenose dolphin, named Ranger, was rescued Thursday. Now he's under 24-hour care at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, part of UT's Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. (Source)

  433. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 0:54 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Dolphin released after straying into Manila Bay
    Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. A DOLPHIN that strayed into the Manila Bay breakwater at the Manila Yacht Club on Wednesday was released by authorities into deeper waters later in the morning. (Source)

  434. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 7:45 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Laws passed to protect river dolphins
    Long-awaited measures to protect the Port River dolphins in Adelaide have been passed by the South Australian Parliament. The Government's Dolphin Sanctuary Gill passed through the Upper House last night with a minor amendment from the Democrats. (Source)

  435. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 0:05 AM PDT - (The Epoch Times) - Australia Opposes Return of Commercial Whaling
    A large-scale whaling programme could commence in the Southern Ocean next year, bringing the return of full-scale commercial whaling, according to Environment Minister Ian Campbell. (Source)

  436. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 1:13 AM PDT - (New York Post) - TRIBE SEEKS ITS 'SHINN' BONES
    TRIBE SEEKS ITS 'SHINN' BONES April 6, 2005 -- A Long Island Indian tribe wants the giant bones of the monster whale that washed up on a Hamptons beach this week. (Source)

  437. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 11:45 AM PDT - (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News) - Killer Whale Dies At SeaWorld
    An epileptic killer whale died at SeaWorld, park officials said Wednesday. (Source)

  438. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 10:27 AM PDT - (10 News San Diego) - Killer Whale Dies At SeaWorld
    SAN DIEGO -- An epileptic killer whale died at SeaWorld, park officials said Wednesday. Splash became ill last week and died Tuesday at the San Diego theme park, SeaWorld public affairs officials said. (Source)

  439. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 9:36 AM PDT - (Environmental Media Services) - NEWS RELEASE: CSFB Shamed For Funding Whale Extinction
    Leaked Sakhalin II project photos reveal gross violations. Sakhalin islanders discover debris dumped in shallow bay fisheries. IUCN scientists say “the most precautionary approach would be to suspend present operations and delay further development.” (Source)

  440. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 11:33 AM PDT - (Ellsworth American) - Lobstermen Call for No Change
    This diagram (not to scale) illustrates the different types of groundlines in question. The float rope is alleged to rise high enough above the bottom to entangle feeding whales. Low-profile rope, which is still in the development stages, is less buoyant than floating rope. (Source)

  441. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 5:17 PM PDT - (KOMO) - Senate Passes Bill Designating Orca As State's Marine Mammal
    The orca would be the official marine mammal of Washington, joining the apple and steelhead trout as symbols of the Evergreen State. (Source)

  442. Wed, 06 Apr 2005 10:55 PM PDT - (Greenpeace) - Environmentalists expose Korea's back door plans to hunt whales
    Greenpeace and Korean Federation for Environment Movement (KFEM) today exposed plans by the South Korean government to build a whale and dolphin meat processing factory. (1) (Source)

  443. Thu, 07 Apr 2005 6:30 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Activists oppose plans for South Korean whale meat plant
    Dozens of activists from around the world opposed to commercial whaling staged a protest in the port city of Ulsan to block plans for a whale meat processing plant. (Source)

  444. Thu, 07 Apr 2005 2:59 PM PDT - (Stuff) - Review: Deep Blue
    Deep Blue takes us deep into the ocean's endless expanse of blue. The bounty is varied, there's some terrific footage. Dolphins jump gracefully, killer whales chuck sea lion pups skywards with impressive vigour, crabs scuttle and stingrays loaf. (Source)

  445. Fri, 08 Apr 2005 8:57 AM PDT - (1010wins.com) - Experts: Whale injured Before Beaching
    (1010 WINS) (SOUTHAMPTON, Long Island) The whale that washed ashore in Southampton this week suffered an injury to its right side, that might have contributed to its death. (Source)

  446. Fri, 08 Apr 2005 8:02 AM PDT - (Simcoe.com) - Julie Rudd: Special
    An original beluga whale painted by local artist Margot Anderson was presented by Wayne Anderson, to Carol Bertram, National Director of Rainbows. (Source)

  447. Fri, 08 Apr 2005 7:58 AM PDT - (CBC North) - More whales may mean more hunts in Nunavut
    IQALUIT - Bowhead whales may be making a comeback in Nunavut – meaning Inuit could get more chances to hunt them. The huge mammals have been listed as "endangered" for many years, after being severly depleted by commercial whaling a century ago. (Source)

  448. Sat, 09 Apr 2005 1:34 AM PDT - (New York Post) - WHALE A POSSIBLE HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM
    WHALE A POSSIBLE HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM April 9, 2005 -- The whale that washed up on the eastern tip of Long Island this week may have died from an unexplained injury to its right side, marine biologists said yesterday. (Source)

  449. Sat, 09 Apr 2005 8:29 AM PDT - (NPR) - The Mysterious Music of Minke Whales
    Jim Metzner, producer of the public radio program Pulse of the Planet , tells Scott Simon about the strange sound that dwarf minke whales make. The species, identified just 15 years ago, is a baleen whale that resemble a smaller version than a blue whale. (Source)

  450. Sat, 09 Apr 2005 11:51 PM PDT - (The Monitor) - Dolphin Rescue: Team of dedicated volunteers saves marine mammals
    They gathered at sunrise from all along the Texas coast and from as far away as Florida for the rescue... (Source)

  451. Sun, 10 Apr 2005 11:16 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japanese whaling ships leave for controversial research hunt off northern coast
    Six ships left a port in northern Japan on Monday for a whale hunt in an offshore research program that critics have denounced as a cover for commercial whaling. (Source)

  452. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 8:18 AM PDT - (The Reporter) - Whale watch
    I am writing to express my support of the Oceanic Society's whale watching cruises to be launched from Bodega Bay, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, mentioned in an earlier article. (Source)

  453. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 5:12 AM PDT - (Salinas Californian) - A budding photographer finds her niche
    Angela Garcia is 9 years old and already, she's showing an amazing talent. While whale watching with her parents, she took some photographs using a point-and-shoot digital camera. (Source)

  454. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 5:46 AM PDT - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Dolphin rescue team saves marine mammals
    TEXAS, USA (10 April 2005) They gathered at sunrise from all along the Texas coast and from as far away as Florida for the rescue. For several weeks, a young bottlenose dolphin has been stranded in a recently dredged marina channel at Laguna Vista. (Source)

  455. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 3:04 PM PDT - (Haaretz Daily) - Baby whale died of starvation
    On Monday evening, a truck made its way to the Hof Habonim Nature Reserve, a giant fin protruding from it. A bulldozer had been at work at the beachside reserve south of Haifa since the afternoon, digging a pit in the sand. (Source)

  456. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 5:25 PM PDT - (The Japan Times) - Whalers set off for research hunt
    Six ships left a port in northern Japan on Monday for a whale hunt in an offshore research program that critics have denounced as a cover for commercial whaling. (Source)

  457. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 8:34 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan seeks "broader" research whaling activities in Antarctic
    Japan will seek permission to conduct a "broader and more comprehensive" research whaling program in the Antarctic when the International Whaling Commission holds its annual meeting in June, a Fisheries Agency official said Tuesday. (Source)

  458. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 8:05 PM PDT - (Mainichi Daily News) - Japanese researches to hunt 120 whales
    ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi -- Japan's Fisheries Agency has begun an official "research" program to capture 120 whales. (Source)

  459. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 11:27 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Reports: Japan to Expand Whale Hunt to New Species
    Japan is set to expand its annual whale hunt to take two new species as well as nearly doubling its planned catch of minke whales, media said Tuesday, a move virtually certain to spark global fury if true. (Source)

  460. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 9:49 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Japan eyes expanded whale catch
    THE Japanese Government intends to expand the scope of its research whaling catch in the Antarctic Ocean to include humpback and fin whales from late this year, sources familiar with the situation said today. (Source)

  461. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 9:50 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Japan eyes expanded whale catch
    Japan eyes expanded whale catch. (Source)

  462. Mon, 11 Apr 2005 9:14 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan eyes expanding catch to humpback
    _ The Japanese government intends to expand its scope of research whaling catch in the Antarctic Ocean to humpback and fin whales from late this year as well as nearly double its catch of minke whales, sources familiar with the situation said Tuesday. (Source)

  463. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 0:57 AM PDT - (Japan Today) - Japan eyes expanding catch to humpback
    "Hanami is the essence of Japanese culture. I love seeing these beautiful cherry blossoms while I drink sake." (Source)

  464. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 1:40 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Reports: Japan to Expand Whale Hunt to 2 New Species
    Japan is set to expand its annual whale hunt to take two new species as well as nearly doubling its planned catch of minke whales, media reports said Tuesday, a move virtually certain to spark global fury if true. (Source)

  465. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 2:58 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan to expand whale hunt to new species: report
    Japan is set to expand its annual whale hunt to take two new species as well as nearly doubling its planned catch of minke whales, according to the Kyodo news agency. (Source)

  466. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 4:09 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Japan in plan to expand whaling
    Japan wants to extend its controversial whaling research, adding new species to its hunting programme. (Source)

  467. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 2:11 AM PDT - (Mainichi Daily News) - Japanese researchers to hunt 120 whales
    ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi -- Japan's Fisheries Agency has begun an official "research" program to capture 120 whales. (Source)

  468. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 7:23 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan seeking to expand whale kill in Antarctic Ocean: report
    Japan plans to kill two more species of whale in the Antarctic Ocean while doubling the catch of the main whale it currently hunts, a press report said, refuelling the global outcry by ecologists. (Source)

  469. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 6:15 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Japanese Whaling Ships Leave for Controversial Research Hunt off Northern Coast
    Six ships left a port in northern Japan on Monday for a whale hunt in an offshore research program that critics have denounced as a cover for commercial whaling. (Source)

  470. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 5:50 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Outrage as Japan plans more whaling
    Ecologists are enraged as Japan plans to kill two more species of whale in the Antarctic Ocean while doubling the catch of the main whale it currently hunts. (Source)

  471. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 8:47 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Japan Seeks 'Broader' Research Whaling
    Japan will seek permission to broaden its research whaling program in the Antarctic when the International Whaling Commission holds its annual meeting in June, a fisheries official said Tuesday. (Source)

  472. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 8:47 AM PDT - (Environmental Media Services) - [printer-friendly]
    Amsterdam/Seoul, 12 April 2005 -- Plans by the Government of Japan to 'sharply' increase its take of minke whales and to resume catching both fin and humpback whales under the guise of scientific research, are a deadly slap in the face for the international community, making a mockery of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and international efforts to control whaling, Greenpeace warned (Source)

  473. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:40 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Reports: Japan to Expand Whale Hunt to 2 New Species
    Japan is set to expand its annual whale hunt to take two new species as well as nearly doubling its planned catch of minke whales, media reports said Tuesday, a move virtually certain to spark global fury if true. (Source)

  474. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 12:56 PM PDT - (WNBC) - Police: Small Whale Spotted In Delaware River In Trenton
    TRENTON, N.J. -- An odd visitor to the state capital made quite a splash here Tuesday. Authorities said they spotted a 10- to 12-foot whale in the Delaware River. (Source)

  475. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 12:14 PM PDT - (KYW News Radio 1060) - A Whale -- A Small One -- Spotted in Delaware River Near Trenton
    New Jersey State Police spotted a small whale -- yes, a whale -- in the Delaware River on Tuesday afternoon. "As unbelievable as it seems, there were reports of a whale up as far as the 'Trenton Makes' bridge in the Delaware River. (Source)

  476. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 12:46 PM PDT - (North Kitsap Herald) - Appletons passage is truly a whale of a bill
    OLYMPIA During last year s legislative session, a bill that would have made the Orca whale the official state marine mammal failed to pass, primarily due to time constraints of the biennium. (Source)

  477. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 9:47 AM PDT - (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance) - Japan Seeks 'Broader' Research Whaling
    Japan will seek permission to broaden its research whaling program in the Antarctic when the International Whaling Commission holds its annual meeting in June, a fisheries official said Tuesday. (Source)

  478. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 2:23 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale Spotted in Delaware River in N.J.
    An odd visitor to the state capital made quite a splash here Tuesday. Authorities said they spotted a 10- to 12-foot whale in the Delaware River. The whale was seen by state wildlife personnel and state marine police and was believed to be a beluga whale, said state police Capt. Al Della Fave. (Source)

  479. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 2:36 PM PDT - (El Nuevo Herald) - Whale spotted in Delaware River in N.J.
    Whale spotted in Delaware River in N.J. TRENTON, N.J. -- An odd visitor to the state capital made quite a splash here Tuesday. Authorities said they spotted a 10- to 12-foot whale in the Delaware River. (Source)

  480. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 4:42 PM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Whale Spotted in Delaware River in N.J.
    An odd visitor to the state capital made quite a splash here Tuesday. Authorities said they spotted a 10- to 12-foot whale in the Delaware River. The whale was seen by state wildlife personnel and state marine police and was believed to be a beluga whale,... (Source)

  481. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 4:11 PM PDT - (RedNova) - Whale Spotted in Delaware River in N.J.
    TRENTON, N.J. -- An odd visitor to the state capital made quite a splash here Tuesday. Authorities said they spotted a 10- to 12-foot whale in the Delaware River. The whale was seen by state wildlife personnel and state marine police and was believed to be a beluga whale, said state police Capt. (Source)

  482. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 1:17 PM PDT - (KYW) - Name The Whale
    PHILADELPHIA (KYW) A beluga whale has been spotted in the Delaware River near Trenton. Marine biologists suspect the Arctic native was following the herring that is swimming up the river. (Source)

  483. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 1:38 PM PDT - (NBC 10 Philadelphia) - Whale Spotted In Delaware River Near Trenton
    DEVELOPING STORY: A white Beluga whale has been spotted in the Delaware River near the baseball stadium at Trenton, swimming toward the ocean. (Source)

  484. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 2:23 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whale Spotted in Delaware River in N.J.
    An odd visitor to the state capital made quite a splash here Tuesday. (Source)

  485. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 3:41 PM PDT - (CBC News) - Japan seeks to double whale hunt
    TOKYO -- Japan plans to expand its research whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean despite protests from conservationists, a fisheries official said. The country could double its current annual catch of 440 minke whales, and expand whaling of larger humpback and fin whales. (Source)

  486. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 9:00 PM PDT - (New York Times) - What's a Whale Doing in Trenton? Well
    What's a Whale Doing in Trenton? A beluga whale appeared here Tuesday in the Delaware River, drawing hundreds of camera-bearing onlookers to the shore and worrying wildlife officials. (Source)

  487. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 7:48 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale Spotted in Delaware River in N.J.
    A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn made quite a splash in the Delaware River on Tuesday, sending people flocking to the shoreline and out on boats to catch a glimpse. (Source)

  488. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 8:04 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whale Takes Wrong Turn
    A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn wound up in the Delaware River on Tuesday. (Source)

  489. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 8:39 PM PDT - (WJLA-TV Washington D.C. -- Whale Takes Wrong Turn) -
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn wound up in the Delaware River on Tuesday. Within hours, about 100 people gathered along the shore to get a look. (Source)

  490. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 7:44 PM PDT - (TimesLeader.com) - Police: Small whale spotted in Delaware River near Trenton
    TRENTON, N.J. -- An odd visitor to the state capital made quite a splash here Tuesday. Authorities said they spotted a 10- to 12-foot whale in the Delaware River. (Source)

  491. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 5:25 PM PDT - (The Japan Times) - Japan wants permission to kill more whale species
    Japan will seek permission to conduct a "broader and more comprehensive" research whaling program in the Antarctic when the International Whaling Commission holds its annual meeting in June, a Fisheries Agency official said Tuesday. (Source)

  492. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:25 PM PDT - (KRON 4 Bay Area) - Wayward whale draws crowds to riverfront in New Jersey
    TRENTON, N.J. A wayward whale is causing a big splash in Trenton, New Jersey. Dozens of people have been gathering on the banks of the Delaware River to get a glimpse of the beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn in the Atlantic. (Source)

  493. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 10:05 PM PDT - (RedNova) - Whale Takes Wrong Turn
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn wound up in the Delaware River on Tuesday. Within hours, about 100 people gathered along the shore to get a look. (Source)

  494. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 10:59 PM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Expert to evaluate condition of whale in Delaware River
    TRENTON, N.J. -- An expert from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center was to arrive in Trenton Wednesday morning to evaluate the condition of a beluga whale that somehow wandered 80 miles up the Delaware River. (Source)

  495. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:49 PM PDT - (Delaware Online) - Wayward whale in the Delaware
    The whale breaches Monday near Trenton. "Every time it surfaced, the crowd would yell," a bystander said. ABOUT BELUGA WHALES: Beluga whales are normally Arctic and sub-Arctic. During certain times of the year belugas can be found in large rivers such as the St. Lawrence in Canada. (Source)

  496. Tue, 12 Apr 2005 10:39 PM PDT - (Bridgewater Courier News) - Lost whale found in Delaware River makes waves with excited onlookers
    TRENTON -- A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn made quite a splash in the Delaware River on Tuesday, sending people flocking to the shoreline and out on boats to catch a glimpse. (Source)

  497. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 4:51 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - New Jersey has whale of a time with an unusual visitor
    TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn and wound up in the Delaware River drew hundreds of camera-toting onlookers to the riverbank, but all the excitement was doing more harm than good, experts say. (Source)

  498. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 4:39 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale Gets Lost
    A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn wound up in the Delaware River on Tuesday. Within hours, about 100 people gathered along the shore to get a look. (Source)

  499. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 3:26 AM PDT - (ABC News) - N.J. Having a Whale of a Time With Visitor
    N.J. Having a Whale of a Time With Unusual Visitor, but Experts Say Beluga Whale Could Be Harmed (Source)

  500. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 4:39 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whale Gets Lost
    A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn wound up in the Delaware River on Tuesday. (Source)

  501. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 2:09 AM PDT - (Asbury Park Press) - Wayward whale causes stir near Trenton
    TRENTON A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn made quite a splash in the Delaware River on Tuesday, sending people flocking to the shoreline and out on boats to catch a glimpse. (Source)

  502. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 2:17 AM PDT - (Press of Atlantic City) - Lost beluga whale fascinates Trenton
    The crowds lined up on both sides of the Delaware River, near the "Trenton Makes The World Takes" bridge, to catch a glimpse of the little beluga whale that had lost its way. (Source)

  503. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 2:31 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Dela-whale River
    Talk about getting lost. A beluga whale, whose normal range is defined by the Arctic Circle, has somehow found its way into the Delaware River, making it as far north as Trenton. (Source)

  504. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 4:13 AM PDT - (New York Newsday) - N.J. Having a Whale of a Time With Visitor
    Wednesday: Partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s and Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. ... (Source)

  505. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 7:33 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale Gets Lost
    A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn wound up in the Delaware River on Tuesday. Within hours, about 100 people gathered along the shore to get a look. (Source)

  506. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 7:52 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale Gets Lost
    Authorities Say Beluga Whale Took a Wrong Turn and Wound Up in the Delaware River in New Jersey (Source)

  507. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 7:33 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whale Gets Lost
    A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn wound up in the Delaware River on Tuesday. (Source)

  508. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 5:27 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Whale takes 80-mile swim
    These and hundreds of other people have been drawn to the shores of the Delaware River at Trenton, N.J., where a beluga whale has been swimming loops. (Source)

  509. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 8:11 AM PDT - (NBC 5 Chicago) - Whale Makes Wrong Turn; Winds Up In Trenton
    Beleagured Beluga Spotted Near Trenton, N.J. TRENTON, N.J. -- A wayward whale is causing a big splash in Trenton. Dozens of people have been gathering on the banks of the Delaware River to get a glimpse of a beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn in the Atlantic. (Source)

  510. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 8:28 AM PDT - (WOAI) - New Jersey having a whale of a time with an unusual visitor
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn and wound up in the Delaware River drew hundreds of camera-toting onlookers to the riverbank, but all the excitement was doing more harm than good, experts say. (Source)

  511. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 8:05 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Japan casts wider net in whale hunt
    Japan plans to double its Antarctic minke whale catch to more than 800 under its new "scientific whaling" program, a move that would be strongly opposed by Australia. (Source)

  512. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 6:08 AM PDT - (NBC 4 Los Angeles) - Wayward Whale Draws Onlookers In N.J.
    A beluga whale apparently takes a wrong turn, winding up in the Delaware River near Trenton, N.J. Images: Wayward Whale (Source)

  513. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 5:12 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Beluga whale draws crowd to river banks
    Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday afternoon along both sides of the Delaware River to catch a glimpse of a beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn. (Source)

  514. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 5:08 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - A whale of a find in Delaware
    A rare beluga whale may have become lost while migrating along the coast and swam upriver. It also may have been chasing a food source. (Source)

  515. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 9:35 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale Making Its Way Downstream in River
    A young beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn and wound up in the Delaware River, 80 miles from the open sea, appeared to be making its way back downstream on Wednesday. (Source)

  516. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 10:23 AM PDT - (El Nuevo Herald) - Wayward whale moving south — slowly
    A wandering beluga whale surfaces in the Delaware River near the Trenton Marina. The whale, whose normal range is defined by the Arctic Circle, was discovered in the river yesterday morning. (Source)

  517. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 9:54 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale Making Its Way Downstream in River
    Beluga Whale That Wound Up in Delaware River Appears to Be Making Its Way Back Downstream (Source)

  518. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 10:42 AM PDT - (Bloomberg.com) - Whale Resurfaces in Delaware River
    U.S. April 13 (Bloomberg) A Beluga whale spotted swimming in the Delaware River near Trenton yesterday has resurfaced to the south today and New Jersey officials are trying to determine what to do with the mammal, state police said. (Source)

  519. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:19 PM PDT - (Columbia Daily Tribune) - Stranded whale draws crowds in New Jersey
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn and wound up in the Delaware River drew hundreds of camera-toting onlookers to the riverbank, but all the excitement was doing more harm than good, experts say. (Source)

  520. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 11:05 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale spotted
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A small whale that captivated onlookers with a surprise appearance in the Delaware River appeared to be making its way south Wednesday morning. (Source)

  521. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 9:29 AM PDT - (Albany Democrat-Herald) - St. Helens dome now looks more like stegosaurus than whale back
    MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. Surging seismic activity at Mount St. Helens has changed the whale-back shape of the volcano's emerging new dome, leaving it more like the back of a stegosaurus a dinosaur with bony plates of armor along its spine. (Source)

  522. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 10:11 AM PDT - (Courier-Post) -
    Breaking News... BEVERLY A 10 to 12-foot whale spotted Tuesday in the Delaware River has made its way south and is now off Burlington County. The whale was spotted between 10:30 and 11 a.m. today near Beverly. (Source)

  523. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 4:51 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale Making Its Way Downstream in River
    Beluga Whale That Wound Up in Delaware River Appears to Be Making Its Way Back Downstream (Source)

  524. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 4:49 PM PDT - (News 14 Carolina) - Trenton whale
    (TRENTON, N.J.) A whale of a tale is floating around Trenton, New Jersey. There's an unlikely visitor to the capital of the Garden State, a whale. A ten-to-12-foot whale, believed to be a beluga, has been spotted swimming in the Delaware River. (Source)

  525. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 2:16 PM PDT - (KXTV) - Wrong-Way Whale Delights Onlookers
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A wayward whale is causing a big splash in Trenton, New Jersey. Dozens of people have been gathering on the banks of the Delaware River to get a glimpse of the beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn in the Atlantic. Trenton is about 80 miles up the river from the ocean. (Source)

  526. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 1:09 PM PDT - (Coos Bay World Link) - Whale just a fluke in New Jersey river
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn and wound up in the Delaware River drew hundreds of camera-toting onlookers to the riverbank, but all the excitement was doing more harm than good, experts say. (Source)

  527. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 1:37 PM PDT - (CBS 2 New York) - Officials: Befuddled Beluga Needs Some Peace
    Curious boaters were hampering a wayward whales return to the ocean, officials said Wednesday as the animal meandered up and down the Delaware River miles from open water. (Source)

  528. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 3:25 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - Stranded dolphins get around-the-clock care
    In early March an estimated 80 rough-toothed dolphins stranded themselves in the shallows off Marathon in the Florida Keys. (Source)

  529. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 5:20 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Officials: Boaters Hampering Wayward Whale
    Curious boaters were hampering a wayward whale's return to the ocean Wednesday as the animal meandered up and down the Delaware River about 70 miles from open water, officials said. (Source)

  530. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 6:25 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Officials: Boaters Hampering Wayward Whale
    Curious Boaters Hampering Wayward Whale's Return to the Ocean, Officials in N.J. Say (Source)

  531. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 7:16 PM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Wayward whale lingers in the Delaware River
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A wayward whale meandered up and down the Delaware River for a second day Wednesday as wildlife officials kept their distance, hoping the animal would swim back downstream to the Atlantic Ocean on its own. (Source)

  532. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 5:50 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - New Zealand to protest Japan's expanded whaling plan
    New Zealand is to oppose Japan's plans to expand its research whaling catch in the Antarctic Ocean, a spokesman for Conservation Minister Chris Carter said. (Source)

  533. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 6:08 PM PDT - (Stuff) - NZ to protest Japanese whaling plan
    Conservation Minister Chris Carter says the Government does not support Japan's plans to expand its "research" whaling catch in the Antarctic Ocean. (Source)

  534. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 6:20 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - NZ to protest Japanese whaling increase
    The Government will oppose Japan's plans to expand its "research" whaling catch in the Antarctic Ocean because of threats to New Zealand's ecology and its tourism industry. (Source)

  535. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 6:15 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - NZ to protest Japan whaling plan
    NEW Zealand is to oppose Japan's plans to expand its research whaling catch in the Antarctic Ocean, a spokesman for Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today. (Source)

  536. Wed, 13 Apr 2005 10:27 PM PDT - (Japan Today) - New Zealand opposes Japan's research whale catching plans
    "Japan did something bad before and is still getting paid back. We invaded Manchuria, killed people and raped women." WELLINGTON — New Zealand is to oppose Japan's plans to expand its research whaling catch in the Antarctic Ocean, a spokesman for Conservation Minister Chris Carter said Thursday. (Source)

  537. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 0:07 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - A whale with a tale
    It looks as if he's Canadian. Researchers from Quebec believe the 12-foot beluga whale that has lost his way on the Delaware River is one of their own, a male named Helis. (Source)

  538. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 0:08 AM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Wayward whale appears to be on course for open sea
    TRENTON, N.J. · A young beluga whale that took a wrong turn and wound up in the Delaware River, 80 miles from the sea, appeared to be making its way back downstream on Wednesday. (Source)

  539. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 0:10 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Waters rougher for 1861 whale
    When a beluga whale was spotted in the Delaware River this week, he was greeted enthusiastically by scores of people who watched in wonder as he glided through the water. (Source)

  540. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 0:22 AM PDT - (Trentonian) - Having a whale of a time: Beluga still hanging out in Delaware; lonely voyage causes concern
    TRENTON -- The wandering whale that swam from its home in the Arctic to the murky waters of the Delaware River was still splashing here yesterday, and didn’t seem intent on leaving. (Source)

  541. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 0:24 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - NZ rejects Japan's whale killing plan
    New Zealand has rejected Japan's plan to expand its slaughter of Antarctic whales, saying it would fight the move at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting next month. (Source)

  542. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 0:07 AM PDT - (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - NZ rejects Japan's whale killing plan
    New Zealand has rejected Japan's plan to expand its slaughter of Antarctic whales. (Source)

  543. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 3:03 AM PDT - (Courier-Post) - Stray whale draws crowds in Burlington County towns
    Ready with binoculars and cameras, about 75 people gathered Wednesday afternoon at Clark T. Carey Memorial Park on the Delaware River hoping to get a peek at a lost, young beluga whale. The 12- to 15-foot whale was first sighted around noon Tuesday in Trenton. (Source)

  544. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 2:07 AM PDT - (Asbury Park Press) - Wandering whale tailed by marine scientists
    TRENTON A wayward whale meandered up and down the Delaware River for a second day Wednesday, as wildlife officials kept their distance, hoping the animal would swim back downstream to the Atlantic Ocean on its own. (Source)

  545. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 2:18 AM PDT - (Press of Atlantic City) - Whale lingers in Trenton
    TRENTON -- The lost whale from the arctic continued to meander up and down the Delaware River on Wednesday, but marine experts said the mammal appears healthy and not in serious danger. (Source)

  546. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 3:44 AM PDT - (KYW News Radio 1060) - Beluga Whale Continues to Roam Delaware River
    That wayward Beluga whale continues its meandering up and down the Delaware river with experts saying there is no cause for alarm at this time (see related story). (Source)

  547. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 2:25 AM PDT - (Aberdeen Independent) - Top story: Whale and Dolphin event at Satrosphere
    SATROSPHERE will host a special event in conjunction with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) this weekend. Members of the WDCS will stage a 30-minute show about the variety of whales and dolphins that can be found locally. (Source)

  548. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 2:31 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - A whale with a tale
    It looks as if he's Canadian. Researchers from Quebec believe the 12-foot beluga whale that has lost his way on the Delaware River is one of their own, a male named Helis. (Source)

  549. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 3:52 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Monica Yant Kinney | Traveling whale needs a name
    Some of the best professional advice I ever received was to never look an animal story in the mouth. Everybody reads them. Editors may sniff and snarl, but they usually put four-legged lore on the front page. (Source)

  550. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 7:31 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Officials: Boaters Hampering Wayward Whale
    Curious Boaters Hampering Wayward Whale's Return to the Ocean, Officials in N.J. Say (Source)

  551. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 8:38 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Wayward whale moving south — slowly
    A wandering beluga whale surfaces in the Delaware River near the Trenton Marina. The whale, whose normal range is defined by the Arctic Circle, was discovered in the river yesterday morning. (Source)

  552. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 5:08 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale watching
    Authorities said curious boaters have hampered the beluga whale's return to the ocean. (Source)

  553. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 5:06 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale watchers
    The wayward whale swam south on the Delaware River into Burlington County yesterday, attracting hundreds of spectators to the riverbanks. (Source)

  554. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 6:45 AM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Unlikely tail of the rather excited whale
    A SEA monster that was spotted off the coast of Greenland in the 18th century may have been an excited whale, historians revealed today. (Source)

  555. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 8:43 AM PDT - (New York Newsday) - Group says wayward whale is from Canada
    Thursday: Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. ... (Source)

  556. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 5:02 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Onlookers line Delaware River
    A beluga whale on a wayward journey up and down the Delaware River has left a mania in its wake. (Source)

  557. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 12:36 PM PDT - (MSNBC) - Whale Still Hanging Out On Delaware River
    Hopes that a beluga whale would head back to sea after swimming up the Delaware River proved unfounded, and experts were now planning to get a closer look Thursday to check on its health. (Source)

  558. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 12:25 PM PDT - (Bloomberg.com) - Delaware River Whale May Be Lost Mammal From Canada (Update1)
    April 14 (Bloomberg) The white whale spotted swimming in the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania this week may be a Beluga that usually calls Canada home. (Source)

  559. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 9:49 AM PDT - (Home News Tribune) - Wayward whale in Delaware River may be from Canada
    TRENTON — Maybe he's from Canada, eh? The wayward beluga whale that has been entertaining crowds along the Delaware River since Tuesday is believed to be from the Quebec area. (Source)

  560. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 10:44 AM PDT - (KYW News Radio 1060) - Our Beluga Whale is a Well-Known Old Timer
    That wayward Beluga whale which has fascinated spectators along the Delaware River is from Canada -- and it has a name! (Source)

  561. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 11:37 AM PDT - (Telegraph) - New Jersey having a whale of a time with most unusual visitor
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A young beluga whale that apparently took a wrong turn and wound up in the Delaware River, 80 miles from the open sea, appeared to be making its way back downstream on Wednesday. (Source)

  562. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 4:00 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Whale Watchers Flock to Delaware River to See Whale
    Whale watchers gathered on the banks of the Delaware River on Thursday hoping to catch a rare glimpse of a beluga whale, thousands of miles from its Arctic home. (Source)

  563. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 2:53 PM PDT - (Action News 4 Pittsburgh) - Wayward Whale Hails From North Of Border Quebec Group Says Off-Course Beluga Is Named 'Helis'
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A Canadian organization believes a wayward beluga whale that has been attracting crowds along the Delaware River is from the Quebec area. In fact, the whale has a name: Helis. (Source)

  564. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 2:54 PM PDT - (WFTV 9 Orlando) - Wayward Whale Hails From North Of Border
    From brilliant to bizarre, this 99-photo slideshow captures a variety of strange news. New photos are added frequently, so prepare to be shocked and amused. Take A Look! (Source)

  565. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 2:50 PM PDT - (Oregon Public Broadcasting) - Orca Given State Marine Mammal Status
    Washington has a state song, a state bird, even a state insect. Now it has a state marine mammal: the Orca. (Source)

  566. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 3:20 PM PDT - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - World's Only Known Wholphin Gives Birth at Sea Life Park by Dolphin Discovery
    It's a girl! (Source)

  567. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 6:52 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Gives to Wholphin
    The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  568. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 7:06 PM PDT - (El Nuevo Herald) - Whale-dolphin hybrid has baby wholphin
    HONOLULU -- The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, the only known living hybrid of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  569. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 7:21 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    The World's Only Known Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Gives Birth to Playful Female Calf, a Wholphin (Source)

  570. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 5:03 PM PDT - (Reuters) - Whale Watchers Flock to Delaware River to See Whale
    BORDENTOWN, New Jersey (Reuters) Whale watchers gathered on the banks of the Delaware River on Thursday hoping to catch a rare glimpse of a beluga whale, thousands of miles from its Arctic home. (Source)

  571. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 6:27 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Migaloo could end up on Japanese dinner plates
    Eastern Australia's famous white whale could fall prey to Japanese whalers if that country pursues its plan to kill humpback whales. (Source)

  572. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 6:45 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Migaloo could end up on Japanese dinner plates
    Eastern Australia's famous white whale could fall prey to Japanese whalers if that country pursues its plan to kill humpback whales. The plan is expected to go before the International Whaling Commission next month, outlining Japan's justification for catching endangered humpback and fin whales. (Source)

  573. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 5:16 PM PDT - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Japan's whaling brutality kills whales
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (14 April 2005) New Zealand has rejected Japan's plan to expand its slaughter of Antarctic whales, saying it would fight the move at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting next month. (Source)

  574. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 9:09 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  575. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 9:27 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    Only Known Whale-Dolphin Hybrid in Captivity Gives Birth to Playful Female Calf, a Wholphin (Source)

  576. Thu, 14 Apr 2005 10:42 PM PDT - (KRON 4 Bay Area) - Part whale
    HONOLULU Officials at Hawaii's Sea Life Park say the world's only known captive whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf. Officials say the calf was born on December 23rd to a hybrid of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  577. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 0:07 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Experts say whale is happy; crowds are
    Officials' evaluation: He is safe and eating river shad. Leave him alone. The whale will have the run of the river, for now. (Source)

  578. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 0:21 AM PDT - (The Morning Call) - Veterinarians want to assess whale
    TRENTON | A team of marine animal veterinarians on Thursday hoped to learn more about the condition of a wayward beluga whale that has spent several days in the Delaware River, 1,200 miles from its home waters. (Source)

  579. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 0:13 AM PDT - (Kansas City Star) - NATIONAL DIGEST
    HONOLULU — The world's only known whale-dolphin mix has given birth, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The female calf was born on Dec. 23. Park officials said they waited to announce the birth until now because of recent changes in ownership and operations at the park. (Source)

  580. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 4:50 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  581. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 3:59 AM PDT - (Courier-Post) - Whale comes south on river
    A wayward whale that has drawn curious crowds up and down the Delaware River reached the Camden-Pennsauken border early Thursday before turning around and heading back north. (Source)

  582. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 3:41 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Wholphin -- Part Whale
    A rare whale-dolphin mix has given birth to a playful female calf, said officials at a Hawaii water life park. (Source)

  583. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 1:10 AM PDT - (Houston Chronicle) - It's a girl for only whale-dolphin mix in captivity
    HONOLULU — The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, a mix of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  584. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 2:08 AM PDT - (Asbury Park Press) - Canada lays claim to wandering whale
    TRENTON: Maybe he's from Canada, eh? The wayward beluga whale that has been entertaining crowds along the Delaware River is believed to be from the Quebec area. (Source)

  585. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 2:46 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Whale watchers flock to see beluga
    Whale watchers have gathered on the banks of the Delaware River hoping to catch a rare glimpse of a beluga whale, thousands of kilometres from its Arctic home. (Source)

  586. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 2:36 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Experts say whale is happy; crowds are
    The whale will have the run of the river, for now. Experts who evaluated the 12-foot beluga whale that made a 1,200-mile trip to the Delaware River said yesterday that the animal did not appear to be in any immediate danger and that it would be unsafe to try to capture him. (Source)

  587. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 3:49 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - New Zealand to Protest Japan's Bigger Whale Kill Plan at Whaling Meeting
    New Zealand on Thursday rejected Japan's plan to expand its slaughter of Antarctic whales, saying it will fight the move at an International Whaling Commission meeting next month. (Source)

  588. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 6:23 AM PDT - (USA Today) - Part whale
    The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. ... (Source)

  589. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 6:50 AM PDT - (Fox News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf. (Source)

  590. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 5:13 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    Only Known Whale-Dolphin Hybrid in Captivity Gives Birth to Playful Female Calf, a Wholphin (Source)

  591. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 5:57 AM PDT - (NorthJersey.com) - Experts probe whale of a wrong turn
    TRENTON -- A team of marine animal veterinarians on Thursday hoped to learn more about the condition of a wayward beluga whale that has spent several days in the Delaware River, some 1,200 miles from its home waters. (Source)

  592. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 8:58 AM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Part whale
    HONOLULU – The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, a mix of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  593. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 7:14 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale may stay for a while
    If you still haven't gotten a glimpse of the wayward beluga whale in the Delaware River, don't worry. The visitor from the far north may be here for a while. (Source)

  594. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 6:29 AM PDT - (NBC 4 Los Angeles) - Part Whale
    The world's only known captive whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf. Images: Wolphin Born In Captivity Video: Coming Up (Source)

  595. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 6:03 AM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Baby wholphin just having a whale of a time
    A RARE whale-dolphin mix has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at a Hawaii water life park have revealed. (Source)

  596. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:11 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  597. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 11:39 AM PDT - (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News) - Sea Life Park Whale
    The world's only known living hybrid of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin known as a "wholphin" has given birth to a female calf. (Source)

  598. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 11:03 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    Only Known Whale-Dolphin Hybrid in Captivity Gives Birth to Playful Female Calf, a Wholphin (Source)

  599. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 10:30 AM PDT - (Billings Gazette) - Part whale
    HONOLULU -- The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, the only known living hybrid of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  600. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 9:46 AM PDT - (1010wins.com) - Boaters Asked To Stay Out Of Whale's Way
    (1010 WINS) (TRENTON) State police reported no sightings Friday morning of the whale known as Helis, which has traveled up and down the Delaware River this week. (Source)

  601. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 9:29 AM PDT - (KYW News Radio 1060) - Experts Hope Our Visiting Whale Will Find Its Own Way Home
    Whale experts have decided that no action is the best action, and hope the Beluga meandering up and down the Delaware River will eventually head toward the bay. (Source)

  602. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 2:48 PM PDT - (Billings Gazette) - Part whale
    HONOLULU -- The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, the only known living hybrid of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  603. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 3:07 PM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale seen again on Delaware River waters
    TRENTON, N.J. -- The beluga whale named Helis by Canadians once again wowed sightseers along the Delaware River on Friday. (Source)

  604. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 4:08 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Part whale
    The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  605. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 1:06 PM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Rough waters hinder whale viewing
    TRENTON, N.J. -- There were no reported sightings Friday of the whale known as Helis, which has traveled up and down the Delaware River this week. (Source)

  606. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 2:08 PM PDT - (The Hindu News) - "Wholphin" born in captivity
    THE NEW BORN: Kekaimalu (right), a 19-year-old wholphin, swims with her calf in Sealife Park in Honolulu on Thursday. — HONOLULU: A rare whale-dolphin mix has given birth to a playful female calf, said officials at a Hawaii water life park. (Source)

  607. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 6:50 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  608. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 7:17 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    Only Known Whale-Dolphin Hybrid in Captivity Gives Birth to Playful Female Calf, a Wholphin (Source)

  609. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 7:05 PM PDT - (El Nuevo Herald) - Whale-dolphin hybrid has baby wholphin
    HONOLULU -- The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, a mix of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  610. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 8:36 PM PDT - (Capital News 9) - Whale-dolphin hybrid born
    It's called a "wholphin?" A baby whale and dolphin hybrid was born a few months ago at the Sea Life Park in Hawaii. The "wholphin" as she's being called, is the first of her kind. The "wholphin" is part killer whale and part Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  611. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 5:08 PM PDT - (KXTV) - Mating of Whale
    HONOLULU (AP) Officials at Hawaii's Sea Life Park say the world's only known captive whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf. (Source)

  612. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 6:36 PM PDT - (Dallas Morning News) - 1st known 'wholphin' gives birth
    HONOLULU – The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. Kekaimalu (right), a 19-year-old whale-dolphin hybrid, swam with her female calf Thursday at Sea Life Park Hawaii. (Source)

  613. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 5:14 PM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Whales
    It's almost two decades since the first publication of Witi Ihimaera's gentle story of how a Maori girl and an elderly whale re-establish ancestral links between man and nature. (Source)

  614. Fri, 15 Apr 2005 5:02 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - 'Wholphin' baby is a whopper
    A RARE whale-dolphin mix has given birth to a playful female calf at a Hawaii water life park. (Source)

  615. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 0:43 AM PDT - (NorthJersey.com) - Whale remains big attraction for sightseers
    TRENTON -- The beluga whale named Helis by Canadians once again wowed sightseers along the Delaware River on Friday. Environmental experts and state officials blamed choppy waters for obscuring views of the whale. (Source)

  616. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 0:50 AM PDT - (Courier-Post) - Wayward whale stays mostly out of sight
    There was only one sighting Friday of a beluga whale that has been swimming up and down the Delaware River since Tuesday. State officials said choppy waters caused by a brisk wind obscured views of the 13- to 15-foot whale, which is believed to be from Canada. (Source)

  617. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 0:00 AM PDT - (L.A. Daily News) - Part whale
    HONOLULU (AP) The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  618. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 0:28 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Wholphin has a whale of a calf
    A mix of a false killer whale and bottlenose dolphin, the only such cross in captivity, has given birth to a female calf, according to officials... (Source)

  619. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 0:01 AM PDT - (Billings Gazette) - Only captive wholphin gives birth
    HONOLULU -- The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, a mix of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  620. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 0:10 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Biologists lament
    The beluga is charming whale watchers on the Delaware. Experts wish he'd head out to sea. Beluga Palooza started late yesterday. Like an aloof celebrity, Hélis the wandering whale arrived on the scene hours after fans started lining up on Delaware River banks. (Source)

  621. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 0:11 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - River jaunt may be an old beluga's swan song
    Though he has great stage presence and draws a crowd, Hélis the whale may be performing his final act, says the Canadian researcher who knows him best. (Source)

  622. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 1:53 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Rubber whale helps train rescuers
    A group of volunteers use a life-size rubber whale as they learn how to deal with stranded mammals. (Source)

  623. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 4:24 AM PDT - (Marin Independent Journal) - Part whale
    HONOLULU -- The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, the only known living hybrid of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  624. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 2:08 AM PDT - (Asbury Park Press) - Sightseers again spot whale in Delaware River
    TRENTON: The beluga whale named Helis by Canadians once again wowed sightseers along the Delaware River on Friday. Environmental experts and state officials blamed choppy waters for obscuring views of the whale for much of the day. (Source)

  625. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 2:14 AM PDT - (KYW News Radio 1060) - Whale Of A Tale
    Whale experts say no action is the best action, and hope the Beluga meandering up and down the Delaware River will eventually make it out to sea. The concern now is keeping curious boaters a safe distance from Helis. (Source)

  626. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 2:30 AM PDT - (Los Angeles Times via Yahoo! News) - 'Wholphin' Hybrid Gives Birth to Calf
    HONOLULU — The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  627. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 2:32 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - River jaunt may be an old beluga's swan song
    Though he has great stage presence and draws a crowd, Hélis the whale may be performing his final act, says the Canadian researcher who knows him best. (Source)

  628. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 7:18 AM PDT - (The Tucson Citizen) - Whale-dolphin hybrid disclosed
    HONOLULU -- The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said. The calf was born Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, the only known living hybrid of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  629. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 5:18 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale seen again on Delaware River waters
    TRENTON, N.J. -- The beluga whale named Helis by Canadians once again wowed sightseers along the Delaware River on Friday. Environmental experts and state officials blamed choppy waters for obscuring views of the whale for much of the day. (Source)

  630. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 5:18 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Rough waters hinder whale viewing
    TRENTON, N.J. -- There were no reported sightings Friday of the whale known as Helis, which has traveled up and down the Delaware River this week. Environmental experts and state officials said choppy waters Friday may be obscuring views of the whale. (Source)

  631. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 5:18 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Boaters asked to stay out of whale's way
    TRENTON, N.J. -- State police reported no sightings Friday morning of the whale known as Helis, which has traveled up and down the Delaware River this week. (Source)

  632. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 7:06 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale watching becomes Delaware River pastime
    The beluga whale named Helis by Canadians once again wowed sightseers along the Delaware River on Friday. (Source)

  633. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:21 AM PDT - (El Nuevo Herald) - Whale-dolphin hybrid has baby wholphin
    HONOLULU -- The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born on Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, a mix of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  634. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:29 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    Only Known Whale-Dolphin Hybrid in Captivity Gives Birth to Playful Female Calf, a Wholphin (Source)

  635. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:06 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin
    The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. (Source)

  636. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 4:46 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Frolicking Whale Delights N.J. Boaters
    A wayward beluga whale delighting boaters on the Delaware River this week might already have a name. (Source)

  637. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 4:51 PM PDT - (El Nuevo Herald) - Frolicking whale delights N.J. boaters
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A wayward beluga whale delighting boaters on the Delaware River this week might already have a name. Researchers in Canada believe the whale is one they have dubbed Helis (pronounced ay-LEE), derived from the French word helice, or propeller. (Source)

  638. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 2:40 PM PDT - (TimesLeader.com) - Another day in spotlight for Delaware River whale
    TRENTON, N.J. -- Law enforcement and wildlife authorities were back on the Delaware River Saturday, continuing to keep tabs on a wayward beluga whale plying the river and drawing crowds of onlookers. (Source)

  639. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 5:50 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - Frolicking Delaware River whale gets name
    TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) A wayward beluga whale delighting boaters on the Delaware River this week might already have a name. Researchers in Canada believe the whale is one they have dubbed Helis, derived from the French word helice, or propeller. (Source)

  640. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 6:57 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Oceans Getting Louder; Effects Unclear
    High-profile whale beachings have been linked to sonar blasts and sparked fierce public debate over the military's use of sound in national defense. But a broader concern for scientists is rising levels of ocean background noise, much of it generated by commercial shipping, and whether it interferes with the way the entire sea has operated for eons. (Source)

  641. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 11:58 PM PDT - (Daytona Beach News-Journal) - Researchers believe Delaware River whale has a name -- Helis
    TRENTON -- A wayward beluga whale delighting boaters on the Delaware River this week might already have a name. Researchers in Canada believe the whale is one they have dubbed Helis (pronounced ay-LEE), derived from the French word helice, or propeller. (Source)

  642. Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:51 PM PDT - (Houston Chronicle) - Japan seeks broader whale hunt
    TOKYO -- Japan will seek permission to broaden its research whaling program in the Antarctic when the International Whaling Commission holds its annual meeting in June, a fisheries official said. (Source)

  643. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 0:10 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Sea of activity surrounds whale in the Delaware
    Whale cookies, whale ice cream. Vendors cater to large crowds hoping to glimpse the stray beluga. Hélis might have been a no-show for visitors in Burlington City yesterday, but businesses near the Delaware River are doing little complaining. (Source)

  644. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 0:10 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Old beluga may be singing swan song in the Delaware
    Hélis is near the end of his life span, and experts think he came south for easy living: warmth and fish. Though he has great stage presence and draws a crowd, Hélis the whale may be performing his final act, says the Canadian researcher who knows him best. (Source)

  645. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 0:14 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Whales besieged by perils
    Pollution -- even noise -- threatens their numbers. Toxic contamination. (Source)

  646. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 4:24 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Sea of activity surrounds whale in the Delaware
    Whale cookies, whale ice cream. Vendors cater to large crowds hoping to glimpse the stray beluga. Hélis might have been a no-show for visitors in Burlington City yesterday, but businesses near the Delaware River are doing little complaining. (Source)

  647. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 4:24 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Monica Yant Kinney | Wayward whale gets a new name
    The readers have spoken, and it turns out I'm not the only one who wants to rename the beluga whale on spring break in the Delaware River. We intend no disrespect to the Canadians who first spotted him. Honest. (Source)

  648. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 2:08 AM PDT - (Asbury Park Press) - Another day of fame for a wayward whale
    TRENTON Law enforcement and wildlife authorities were back on the Delaware River Saturday, continuing to keep tabs on a wayward beluga whale plying the river and drawing crowds of onlookers. (Source)

  649. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 2:35 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Monica Yant Kinney | Wayward whale gets a new name
    The readers have spoken, and it turns out I'm not the only one who wants to rename the beluga whale on spring break in the Delaware River. (Source)

  650. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 2:32 AM PDT - (Star-Telegram) - Quite a combination (photo only)
    Kekaimalu, top, a 19-year-old wolphin, swims with her calf Thursday at Sea Life Park Hawaii in Honolulu. Kekaimalu is the only known living wolphin, the offspring of a false killer whale and a bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  651. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 2:35 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Whales besieged by perils
    The wayward whale in the Delaware, aside from having strayed far from its apparent home in the industrial St. Lawrence River, likely has a much bigger problem: (Source)

  652. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 7:32 AM PDT - (Columbia Daily Tribune) - Whale-dolphin mix gives birth at Hawaii park
    HONOLULU (AP) The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday. The calf was born Dec. 23 to Kekaimalu, a mix of a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  653. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 5:10 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Another day in spotlight for Delaware River whale
    Law enforcement and wildlife authorities were back on the Delaware River Saturday, continuing to keep tabs on a wayward beluga whale plying the river and drawing crowds of onlookers. (Source)

  654. Sun, 17 Apr 2005 5:07 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Spotlight still shines on Delaware whale
    The wayward beluga seems to be in no hurry to leave the area. (Source)

  655. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 0:12 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Whale moves closer to ocean
    But if Hélis fails to leave the Delaware on his own, officials want to be ready with a rescue plan. It's time to come up with Plan B, just in case. It's nothing personal (or professional) against Hélis, the wayward 12-foot beluga whale that arrived in the Delaware River about a week ago. (Source)

  656. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 3:01 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Another day in spotlight for Delaware River whale
    TRENTON, N.J. -- Law enforcement and wildlife authorities were back on the Delaware River Saturday, continuing to keep tabs on a wayward beluga whale plying the river and drawing crowds of onlookers. (Source)

  657. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 2:19 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Team monitors sick whale
    A rescue team is assessing the health of a whale in the shallows off Kingston Beach in southern Tasmania. (Source)

  658. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 2:45 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Team monitors sick whale
    A rescue team is assessing the health of a whale in the shallows off Kingston Beach in southern Tasmania. Thought to be a hector's beaked whale, the animal has been in the area since late this afternoon. (Source)

  659. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 2:30 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Whale moves closer to ocean
    It's time to come up with Plan B, just in case. It's nothing personal (or professional) against Hélis, the wayward 12-foot beluga whale that arrived in the Delaware River about a week ago. (Source)

  660. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 8:52 AM PDT - (WBOC 16) - Another Day in Spotlight for Delaware River Whale
    TRENTON , N.J. (AP)- Wildlife officials say the wayward beluga whale known as Helis may be making its way out of the Delaware River. It was moving south on Sunday and was last seen around the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, or about 15 miles from where it has been in recent days. (Source)

  661. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 8:35 AM PDT - (PNN) - Topic Environment
    It's a girl! Sea Life Park by Dolphin Discovery in Hawaii is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its ohana (family), a healthy baby wholphin. (Source)

  662. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:58 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Whale Watchers Flock to Delaware River to See Whale
    Whale watchers gathered on the banks of the Delaware River on Thursday hoping to catch a rare glimpse of a beluga whale, thousands of miles from its Arctic home. (Source)

  663. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 9:57 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Whale May Be Leaving Area
    TRENTON, N.J. -- Wildlife officials say the wayward beluga whale known as Helis may be making its way out of the Delaware River. It was moving south Sunday and was last seen around the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, or about 15 miles from where it has been in recent days. (Source)

  664. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 9:41 AM PDT - (KRON 4 Bay Area) - Wayward whale heads toward ocean
    CAMDEN, N.J. Officials believe a wayward whale that's called the Delaware River home for a week is headed back to sea. Jamison Smith of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service says Helis (ay-LEE') was spotted south of Camden, New Jersey, last night. (Source)

  665. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 12:41 PM PDT - (WCCO 4) - Wayward Whale Heads Toward Ocean
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The wayward whale that spent a week thrilling folks on the Delaware River appears to be heading toward open water, averting thoughts of a rescue and sending one expert packing. (Source)

  666. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 10:59 AM PDT - (KYW News Radio 1060) - Whale Experts Think 'Helis' Is Heading Out to Sea
    The wayward beluga whale which has been providing free whale-watching for hundreds lining the Delaware River (see related story) may be heading back out to sea. (Source)

  667. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 12:30 PM PDT - (National Geographic) - Photo in the News: Whale Found in Egypt Desert
    An Egyptian desert may be the last place you'd look for ancient sea monsters, but 40 million years ago this place was swimming with them. (Source)

  668. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 9:59 AM PDT - (CBC North) - Dredging plan concerns beluga boosters
    INUVIK, N.W.T. – Some residents of Inuvik are concerned about the impact oil and gas development may have on the region's beluga whale population. Shell Canada was in Inuvik last week telling people about its plans to build a gas processing facility in the Mackenzie Delta. (Source)

  669. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:58 AM PDT - (Thrill Network.com) - News: 'Beautiful One' is Bay area bound
    Apr. 8th, 2004 -- Shouka, a 10-year-old female killer whale whose name means "Beautiful One", is moving to Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo this spring from her current home in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. (Source)

  670. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:56 AM PDT - (Thrill Network.com) - News: New Arrivals at Six Flags Marine World
    Apr. 20th, 2004 -- Big, beautiful Shouka the killer whale is getting comfy in her new California home today (Tuesday, April 20), following yesterday's cross-country trip from Cleveland to Six Flags Marine World in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Source)

  671. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 1:52 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Exceptional Whale Fossil Found in Egyptian Desert
    An American paleontologist and a team of Egyptians have found the most nearly complete fossilized skeleton of the primitive whale Basilosaurus isis in Egypt's Western Desert, a university spokesman said on Monday. (Source)

  672. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 3:31 PM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale heads toward ocean
    CAMDEN, N.J. -- The wayward whale that spent a week thrilling folks on the Delaware River appears to be heading toward open water, averting thoughts of a rescue and sending one expert packing. (Source)

  673. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 2:38 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Exceptional whale fossil found in Egyptian desert
    An American palaeontologist and a team of Egyptians have found the most nearly complete fossilised skeleton of the primitive whale Basilosaurus isis in Egypt's Western Desert, a university spokesman said. (Source)

  674. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 3:28 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Norway whaling season has largest quota in over a decade
    Norway's whaling season began with hunters allowed by the government to kill up to 797 of the mammals this year, the highest quota set by the government in more than a decade in defiance of repeated international criticism. (Source)

  675. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 2:58 PM PDT - (David Suzuki Foundation) - News Releases
    VICTORIA -- The federal government’s draft regulations for seismic testing fall short of addressing negative impacts on the marine environment, according to Oil Free Coast, a national coalition of scientists, environmental groups and fisheries organizations. (Source)

  676. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 8:16 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale in Del. River May Head to Ocean
    The wayward whale that's spent a week thrilling folks watching from boats and along the banks of the Delaware River appears headed back toward open water, though he still has miles to go. (Source)

  677. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 8:36 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Whale in Del. River May Head to Ocean
    Whale That Wandered Up Delaware River Appears to Be Headed Back Toward Atlantic Ocean (Source)

  678. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 7:16 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Beached whale may be rarely-seen species
    It is claimed the species of whale found dead this morning on a southern Tasmanian Beach is very rare. (Source)

  679. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 5:42 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescuers monitor whale's progress
    A whale rescue team is on the lookout this morning for a whale that was returned to sea in southern Tasmania overnight. (Source)

  680. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 7:30 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Beached whale may be rarely-seen species
    It is claimed the species of whale found dead this morning on a southern Tasmanian Beach is very rare. Scientists are confident a scientific examination of the 2.2 metre female found at Blackmans Bay, will reveal it is a hector's beaked whale. (Source)

  681. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 6:30 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescuers monitor whale's progress
    A whale rescue team is on the lookout this morning for a whale that was returned to sea in southern Tasmania overnight. The 2.2-metre female, believed to be a Hector's beaked whale, was discovered in the shallows off Kingston Beach late yesterday afternoon. (Source)

  682. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 5:17 PM PDT - (RedNova) - Oceans Getting Louder; Effects Unclear
    BOSTON (AP) High-profile whale beachings have been linked to sonar blasts and sparked fierce public debate over the military's use of sound in national defense. (Source)

  683. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 5:35 PM PDT - (Yahoo! India News) - Tuesday April 19
    CAIRO (Reuters) An American palaeontologist and a team of Egyptians have found the most nearly complete fossilised skeleton of the primitive whale Basilosaurus isis in Egypt's Western Desert, a university spokesman said on Monday. (Source)

  684. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 9:20 PM PDT - (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - Beluga makes whale of a sight in Philadelphia
    BENSALEM, Pa. -- In southeastern Pennsylvania, home to nary an ocean and not even any particularly large lakes, the whale-watching season has nevertheless arrived. (Source)

  685. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:20 PM PDT - (Delaware Online) - www.delawareonline.com ¦ The News Journal ¦ LOCAL ¦ Wayward whale spotted near Canal
    Helis, the wayward beluga whale that spent the past week swimming near Trenton, N.J., was spotted off the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Monday. "It's a total mystery what his plan is," said Suzanne Thurman, director of the MERR Institute, which works with stranded marine mammals in Delaware. (Source)

  686. Mon, 18 Apr 2005 9:27 PM PDT - (WOAI) - Whale that wandered up Delaware River appears headed back toward Atlantic Ocean
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The wayward whale that's spent a week thrilling folks watching from boats and along the banks of the Delaware River appears headed back toward open water, though he still has miles to go. (Source)

  687. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 0:24 AM PDT - (The Morning Call) - Whale in the Delaware still drawing the crowds
    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. | Mary Ellen Rosenello pulled into a parking space at a scenic overlook off busy Interstate 295 South on Monday and quickly headed to the railing over the Delaware River, her Yorkshire terrier Norma Jean scooped up in her arm. (Source)

  688. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 0:51 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Stranding an opportunity for scientists
    SCIENTISTS say the rare stranding and death of a Hector's beaked whale in southern Tasmania today will give them a chance to learn more about the species. (Source)

  689. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 1:25 AM PDT - (Courier-Post) - Whale believed headed for sea
    Tug operator reports seeing beluga off Del. The beluga whale that thrilled onlookers up and down the Delaware River for nearly a week continued to head back to sea on Monday. (Source)

  690. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 4:46 AM PDT - (ArabicNews.com) - Second dead whale appears on the Syrian coast
    A dead whale weighting about 6 tones and of 7,5 meters long, was found on Monday on the seashore of the coastal city of Tartous. It is the second of its kind that died and appeared on the Syrian coast in a year. (Source)

  691. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 1:41 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Whale fossil found in Egyptian desert
    The discovery of an almost complete fossilised skeleton of a primitive whale in Egypt may provide clues about how the ancient creature lived and swam, scientists say. (Source)

  692. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 2:38 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Region bids adieu to whale
    Bon voyage, Hélis. The beloved beluga whale, which took up residence in the Delaware River last week, appeared to be on a steady course out to sea yesterday. (Source)

  693. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 2:40 AM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Gorbachev
    What could be more unexpected than a whale in the Delaware? How about Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet empire, walking alongside the river? (Source)

  694. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 8:57 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Beluga Whale Apparently Leaves Del. River
    The beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River was en route to the ocean when he was last seen, and officials were taking to the air Tuesday to make sure. (Source)

  695. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 5:19 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - Wandering whale appears headed back to Atlantic
    CAMDEN, New Jersey (AP) The wayward whale that has spent a week thrilling folks watching from boats and along the banks of the Delaware River appears headed back toward open water, though he still has miles to go. (Source)

  696. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 6:59 AM PDT - (WRIC 8) - Necropsy: Whale died from collision with ship
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. A whale that washed ashore at Sandbridge on Easter weekend died from injuries sustained in a collision with a ship. That's the finding of a preliminary necropsy performed on the 54-foot fin whale. (Source)

  697. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 8:12 AM PDT - (The Mercury) - Rescued whale doomed
    A RARE whale was found dead at Blackmans Bay yesterday. The Hector's beaked whale was rescued from Kingston Beach late on Monday and was helped into deeper water but it became stranded again in the same area yesterday morning. (Source)

  698. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 5:24 AM PDT - (NBC 10 Philadelphia) - Helis The Whale Returns To Ocean
    UPDATE: U.S. Coast Guard officials tell NBC 10 that Helis the whale has made it back to the Atlantic Ocean safely. (Source)

  699. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 5:13 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Wayward whale may be swimming south
    Helis, the wayward beluga whale, appears to have bid bon voyage to the region. (Source)

  700. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 6:33 AM PDT - (Aftenposten) - Whale hunt soon underway
    Norway's annual and controversial whale hunt looks set to get a record early start this year. The first boats may cast loose this week. (Source)

  701. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 5:36 AM PDT - (Hampton Roads Daily Press) - Necropsy: Whale died from collision with ship
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A 54-foot fin whale that washed ashore at Sandbridge on Easter weekend died from injuries sustained in a collision with a ship, according to results of a preliminary necropsy. (Source)

  702. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:50 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Beluga Whale Apparently Leaves Del. River
    The beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River was en route to the ocean when he was last seen, and officials were taking to the air Tuesday to make sure. (Source)

  703. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 12:12 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Beluga Whale Apparently Leaves Del. River
    Thar She Blew! Beluga Whale Apparently Heading Back to Ocean After Week in Delaware River (Source)

  704. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 12:18 PM PDT - (Columbia Daily Tribune) - Whale is likely headed back to ocean
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) The wayward whale who’s spent a week thrilling folks watching from boats and along the banks of the Delaware River appears to be headed back toward open water, though he still has miles to go. (Source)

  705. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:35 AM PDT - (Skagit Valley Herald) - Area Briefly
    SEATTLE A dead gray whale that appears to be a juvenile was found washed ashore Monday on Whidbey Island. A team from Olympia-based Cascadia Research visited the site and planned to tow the carcass to another location so that a necropsy could be performed today to determine the cause of death. (Source)

  706. Tue, 19 Apr 2005 7:20 PM PDT - (MSNBC) - Whale Fossil Found In Egyptian Desert
    Researchers have found the nearly complete fossilized skeleton of a primitive whale in Egypt's Western Desert. (Source)

  707. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 2:24 AM PDT - (Asbury Park Press) - Officials take to air to track beluga whale
    Copyright 2005 Asbury Park Press. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your agreement to the Terms of Service. (Source)

  708. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 3:28 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - PM urged to raise whale hunt with Japan
    Animal welfare groups are challenging the Prime Minister John Howard to raise the issue of whaling when he meets his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo this evening. (Source)

  709. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 2:38 AM PDT - (Courier-Post) - Helis not seen Tuesday in Delaware River
    The beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River was en route to the ocean when he was last seen, and officials took to the air Tuesday to make sure. (Source)

  710. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 4:07 AM PDT - (Yachting Monthly) - Lifeboat tows in lost sailor
    A sailor trying to qualify for the OSTAR single-handed transatlantic race which starts from Plymouth on 29 May was towed into harbour by the Salcombe lifeboat after alerting them to a 'whale attack'. (Source)

  711. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 1:39 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - PM urged to tackle Japan on whaling
    Animal welfare groups have challenged Prime Minister John Howard to tackle Japan over reported plans to increase its slaughter of whales. (Source)

  712. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 5:12 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale heading back to the ocean
    The spot where the whale was last seen was within 20 miles of the Atlantic. (Source)

  713. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 10:29 AM PDT - (TimesLeader.com) - Officials: Otter a sign pollution efforts are working
    PHILADELPHIA -- Before a wandering whale visited the Delaware River last week, a river otter made a trip up Philadelphia's other major river -- a sign that efforts to cut pollution in the state's waterways are working, officials said. (Source)

  714. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 11:26 AM PDT - (Richmond Times-Dispatch) - Oceans are getting noisier
    BOSTON The ocean was flat, and the winter darkness over Cape Cod Bay was unbroken by ship lights. But below the bay's surface, Christopher Clark found things weren't as serene as they seemed. (Source)

  715. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 9:12 AM PDT - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - Norwegian Whaling Increase Condemned
    Whalewatch, a coalition of more than 140 non-governmental organizations from over 55 countries, has condemned Norway over its decision to allow whalers to kill almost 800 minke whales by the end of August. (Source)

  716. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 7:59 PM PDT - (New York Times) - Everybody Loves a Whale; Sea Turtles Need a Press Agent
    BRIGANTINE, N.J. -- The last time all three phone lines at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center lighted up all at once was in 1994, when a right whale drew crowds as it swam free in Delaware Bay below Philadelphia. (Source)

  717. Wed, 20 Apr 2005 9:36 PM PDT - (New Kerala) - Whalers join researchers in program
    SENDAI, Japan: Whalers and whale researchers in Japan will work together to investigate how the mighty mammals' eating habits affect the marine ecological system. (Source)

  718. Thu, 21 Apr 2005 2:20 AM PDT - (The Sacramento Bee) - Whale tales: Sea life stars in the living theater of Monterey Bay -- Bee Travel Features -- The Sacramento Bee
    Photo Caption: The flukes of a gray whale can span 12 feet and are often displayed before the animal dives. MONTEREY BAY -- We're aboard the 68-foot Star of Monterey, under clear blue skies and within easy sight of the Monterey shoreline, an amphitheater of blue, purple and green hills. (Source)

  719. Thu, 21 Apr 2005 3:10 AM PDT - (Monterey County Herald) - Gray whales make bay stop
    The whales are back in town and they're putting on quite a show. A bumper crop of gray whale calves migrating up the coast has drawn at least four killer whale feedings in Monterey Bay in the past week. (Source)

  720. Thu, 21 Apr 2005 2:41 AM PDT - (Press of Atlantic City) - Cape May County News: The Press of Atlantic City
    Thar she blows -- again? When a beluga whale was sighted in the Delaware River last week, marine scientists said it was the first time the Arctic species had been seen south of Long Island. (Source)

  721. Thu, 21 Apr 2005 4:27 AM PDT - (Sinchew) - Sinchew-i Photo
    STOP KILLING.... South Korean activists carry a 15m-long actual size model of a Minke whale in Seoul during a rally against Japan's whaling fleet in Antarctica. The International Whaling Commission will hold its annual meeting in Ulsan, southeast of Seoul, in June. Photo courtesy: AFP . (Source)

  722. Thu, 21 Apr 2005 6:49 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Helis The Whale Returns To Ocean
    U.S. Coast Guard officials tell NBC 10 that Helis the whale has made it back to the Atlantic Ocean. The beluga whale had been spotted near Delaware City last night and the officials said the whale was back at sea around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. (Source)

  723. Thu, 21 Apr 2005 12:24 PM PDT - (Princeton Packet) - Hélis
    Hélis, the scarred, snow-white beluga who appeared in the Delaware River, created a learning opportunity for Florence Township School District students. (Source)

  724. Thu, 21 Apr 2005 5:55 PM PDT - (KSBW) - Whales
    Gray whales are back in the Monterey Bay, and they're proving to be a very attractive treat for visitors as well as some hungry Orcas. (Source)

  725. Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:25 AM PDT - (EurekAlert!) - Whale bones and farm soil: Sequencing biodiversity
    Instead of sequencing the genome of one organism, why not sequence a drop of sea water, a gram of farm soil or even a sunken whale skeleton? (Source)

  726. Fri, 22 Apr 2005 5:06 AM PDT - (Press of Atlantic City) - Beluga blues
    CAPE MAY -- Tom Herrick brought his family down from Rochester, N.Y., during spring break so his 12-year-old daughter Sarah could see the ocean for the first time and maybe even catch a glimpse of a whale. (Source)

  727. Fri, 22 Apr 2005 12:48 PM PDT - (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma) - Gray Whale Seen In Elliott Bay
    A gray whale makes a rare showing in Elliott Bay. (Source)

  728. Fri, 22 Apr 2005 11:02 AM PDT - (KOMO) - Part Whale
    The only whale-dolphin mix in captivity has given birth to a playful female calf. (Source)

  729. Fri, 22 Apr 2005 5:06 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Gray whales in Seattle's Elliott Bay
    Two gray whales visited downtown Seattle today, swimming as close as 50 yards to the waterfront piers along Elliott Bay. (Source)

  730. Fri, 22 Apr 2005 10:05 PM PDT - (Florida Today) - Whale calves positive sign
    Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. As Julie Albert of the Marine Resources Council was giving new volunteers the skinny on how to identify a right whale, a call came through on the hot line. (Source)

  731. Sat, 23 Apr 2005 0:25 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Two whales make splashy visit by downtown Seattle
    Two gray whales visited downtown Seattle yesterday, swimming as close as 50 yards from the waterfront piers along Elliott Bay. One of the whales... (Source)

  732. Sat, 23 Apr 2005 1:01 AM PDT - (Daily Breeze) - Saturday
    Councilman believes fiberglass creature in his back yard is a relic of bygone days at Marineland. Michael Mauno raps a knuckle against the fiberglass fluke of the dolphin he keeps in his Torrance back yard. "It's the real thing," he insists above the hollow thuds. (Source)

  733. Sat, 23 Apr 2005 7:05 AM PDT - (Whidbey News-Times) - Studies continue on dead whale
    A dead gray whale that washed up April 18 near Sandy Point south of Langley was emaciated and had evidence of blunt force trauma, possibly from a vessel, on one side. (Source)

  734. Sat, 23 Apr 2005 8:08 AM PDT - (The Sunday Mail) - The dark side of Flipper
    NEW research reveals the dark side of dolphins – aggressive packs of bullying males that kidnap females as sex slaves. The findings are in a three-year study Southern Cross University Whale Research Centre that PhD student Liz Hawkins has been conducting at Byron Bay. (Source)

  735. Sat, 23 Apr 2005 9:04 AM PDT - (RedNova) - Team Recovers Ancient Whale in Egyptian Desert
    CAIRO, Egypt -- University of Michigan paleontologist Philip D. (Source)

  736. Sat, 23 Apr 2005 4:00 PM PDT - (Picayune Item) - Oceans getting louder
    BOSTON (AP) The ocean was flat and the winter darkness over Cape Cod Bay was unbroken by ship lights. Below the bay's surface, Christopher Clark found things weren't as serene as they seemed. (Source)

  737. Sun, 24 Apr 2005 0:19 AM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Deaths of marine mammals hit staffers especially hard
    Disneyland never has to worry about the health of its marquee animal. Mickey Mouse will never die. But at America's approximately 200 zoos and marine parks, none of the animals is immortal. When the death involves a high-profile creature, it's anything but routine. (Source)

  738. Sun, 24 Apr 2005 8:10 AM PDT - (Cape Cod Times) - Learning aboard the Spirit
    Known for whale rescues and research, the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies this summer will offer floating classroom programs aboard the majestic Spirit of Massachusetts. (Source)

  739. Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:01 PM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - A whale of a job: Marine medical examiners perform seaside necropsy
    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., 9:18 a.m. April 24 (AP): It takes a strong stomach and a keen understanding of whale anatomy to do Julika Wocial's job – and you've got to wield a mean flensing knife. (Source)

  740. Sun, 24 Apr 2005 10:23 AM PDT - (SABC News) - Beached whale wonders Noordhoek residents
    Residents of Noordhoek, 30km out of Cape Town woke up to an unusual, but also sad sight on their beach this morning. Its a gigantic deep sea mammal with an unusual parasitic sea weed growing in its mouth. Many rushed to have a closer look -- some jostling to examine the whale with their bare hands. (Source)

  741. Sun, 24 Apr 2005 9:58 AM PDT - (New York Newsday) - Researchers Perform Autopsies on Whales
    Variably cloudy today with areas of fog through early afternoon. A chance of showers late. Temperatures steady in the lower 50s ... Tonight, Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. (Source)

  742. Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:04 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Researchers Perform Autopsies on Whales
    A Whale of a Job: Marine Medical Examiners Perform Seaside Necropsy on Whales to Unlock Mysteries (Source)

  743. Sun, 24 Apr 2005 8:49 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - Whale of a job a cut above rest
    SOUTHAMPTON, New York (AP) It takes a strong stomach and a keen understanding of whale anatomy to do Julika Wocial's job -- and you've got to wield a mean flensing knife. (Source)

  744. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 0:06 AM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Sleuths have a whale of a job
    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. · It takes a strong stomach and a keen understanding of whale anatomy to do Julika Wocial's job -- and you've got to wield a mean flensing knife. (Source)

  745. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 0:11 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Beached whale carcass yields clues
    It takes a strong stomach and a keen understanding of whale anatomy to do Julika Wocial's job — and you've got to wield a mean flensing... (Source)

  746. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 0:43 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Rare whale washes ashore in Hout Bay
    The carcass of a whale, thought to be a True's Beaked whale, is to be examined by Marine and Coastal Management in Cape Town after the animal washed up on Long Beach (Source)

  747. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 3:42 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Seaside necropsy not for the faint hearted
    A pleasant spring morning may finds Julika Wocial's perched atop a decomposing whale carcass, hacking away at the deceased beast's flesh with a gruesome instrument that looks like a surgeon's scalpel blown up to the size of a kitchen broom. Wocial performs necropsies. (Source)

  748. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 7:24 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - Unlocking a whale's demise
    SOUTHAMPTON, New York (AP) It takes a strong stomach and a keen understanding of whale anatomy to do Julika Wocial's job -- and you've got to wield a mean flensing knife. (Source)

  749. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 6:33 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Whale of a job: Dissecting 100,000 pounds
    Biologist Julika Wocial, center left, reaches into a dead whale on a beach in Southampton, N.Y., earlier this month as she performs a necropsy on the giant mammal. Her team concluded the whale probably died from blows caused by a collision with a ship. (Source)

  750. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 5:19 AM PDT - (Radio Singapore International) - Controversies surrounding whale-hunting
    This week on Eco Watch, should whales be hunted because they consume too much fish? Can people be stopped from hunting for whales if they are doing it for scientific research? Find out more about the controversies surrounding whale hunting. (Source)

  751. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 2:27 PM PDT - (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News) - Rescue effort underway for young grey whale beached near Vancouver
    DELTA, B.C. (CP) A young grey whale was struggling for life on Monday after it was beached near the community of Tsawwassen. (Source)

  752. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 3:14 PM PDT - (The Washington Times) - Beached whale in South Africa dies
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Apr. 25 (UPI) A whale that washed ashore on a South Africa beach has died, according to the National Sea and Rescue Institute. (Source)

  753. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 3:18 PM PDT - (CBC British Columbia) - Whale beached near Vancouver
    VANCOUVER – A grey whale was found beached in Boundary Bay near Tsawwassen's Centennial Park, and there are concerns it may not survive. (Source)

  754. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 7:35 PM PDT - (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News) - Whale near Vancouver swims away in wrong direction
    DELTA, B.C. (CP) A young grey whale that was beached near the community of Tsawwassen swam away Monday evening, but headed in the wrong direction. (Source)

  755. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 5:35 PM PDT - (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News) - Rescue effort underway for young grey whale beached near Vancouver
    DELTA, B.C. (CP) A young grey whale was struggling for life on Monday after it was beached near the community of Tsawwassen. (Source)

  756. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 6:31 PM PDT - (CBC News) - B.C. firefighters scramble to save whale
    Whale swims away after being beached in B.C. VANCOUVER -- A young grey whale managed to swim away at high tide Monday night, after sparking a desperate rescue effort when it became beached on tidal flats south of Vancouver. (Source)

  757. Tue, 26 Apr 2005 3:30 AM PDT - (CBC Nova Scotia) - Seismic testing rules favour oil industry: researcher
    HALIFAX – A Halifax scientist says proposed regulations for seismic testing don't do enough to protect marine life. (Source)

  758. Tue, 26 Apr 2005 9:27 AM PDT - (Canada.com) - Islanders ponder how to remove dead whale
    Officials are trying to figure out how to remove a dead sperm whale rotting on the shore of eastern P.E.I. The carcass washed up in an environmentally sensitive area at Basin Head, where heavy equipment could cause damage. (Source)

  759. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 7:04 AM PDT - (The Age) - Whale sighting
    A US backflip may soon see Japanese whaling resume in earnest and Australia's booming whalewatching industry could be the first casualty, writes Andrew Darby. (Source)

  760. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 12:58 PM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Whalers Missing in Frigid Bering Sea
    A man and two children were missing Wednesday after their whaling boat capsized about eight miles from land in the frigid Bering Sea. The 16-foot skin boat, with six people on board, was one of four that had been towing a whale to the Yup'ik Eskimo... (Source)

  761. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:13 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whalers Missing in Frigid Bering Sea
    A man and two children were missing Wednesday after their whaling boat capsized about eight miles from land in the frigid Bering Sea. (Source)

  762. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:40 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Whalers Missing in Frigid Bering Sea
    Whalers Missing in Bering Sea After Small Boat From Eskimo Community Capsizes in Rough Sea (Source)

  763. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 2:00 PM PDT - (Daily Breeze) - Wednesday
    New: Effort led by Peter Wallerstein of the South Bay-based Whale Rescue Team successfully returns the healthy, uninjured animal to the Santa Monica Bay. (Source)

  764. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 3:02 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - One Dead
    A 16-foot Eskimo whaling boat made of animal skins capsized in the frigid Bering Sea with six people aboard Wednesday. One person died, and three others — the mayor of an Eskimo village and two children — were missing. (Source)

  765. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 3:21 PM PDT - (ABC News) - One Dead
    One Dead, Three Missing in Bering Sea After Whaling Boat Made of Animal Skins Capsizes (Source)

  766. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 8:47 PM PDT - (KYW) - The Whale Returns
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) The wayward beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River earlier this month has returned -- but not to the Delaware. (Source)

  767. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 5:33 PM PDT - (NBC 10 Philadelphia) - Wayward Beluga Whale Now Visiting Schuylkill River
    Helis, the wayward Beluga whale that fascinated the Delaware Valley earlier this month, appears to be back -- and this time it is visiting the Schuylkill River. (Source)

  768. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 9:41 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Wandering Beluga Whale Returns in Philly
    A beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River earlier this month has returned — but not to the Delaware. (Source)

  769. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 0:47 AM PDT - (KYW News Radio 1060) - Wayward Whale Reportedly Sighted in Schuylkill
    The beluga whale stranded for days in the Delaware has been sighted in the Schuylkill. An officer with the US Coast Guard says two whale sightings were reported within ten minutes of one another around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. (Source)

  770. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 4:09 AM PDT - (1010wins.com) - Same Whale
    (1010 WINS) PHILADELPHIA The wayward beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River earlier this month has returned -- but not to the Delaware. (Source)

  771. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 2:46 AM PDT - (TimesLeader.com) - Same whale
    PHILADELPHIA -- The beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River earlier this month has returned -- but not to the Delaware. (Source)

  772. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 6:17 AM PDT - (NBC 4 Los Angeles) - Wayward Whale Visits City Of Brotherly Love
    The wayward beluga whale that thrilled crowds in New Jersey and Pennsylvania earlier this month is back, and this time it's visiting the City of Brotherly Love. (Source)

  773. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 5:22 AM PDT - (The Olympian) - Whales linger in Sound
    At least one gray whale has been sighted several times in the southern reaches of Puget Sound in recent days, prompting excited phone calls from witnesses and a bit of concern from whale researchers. (Source)

  774. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 6:59 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Rising tide of ocean debris gets more whales into a tangle
    Hunting whales was never a business for the faint-hearted; neither is saving them. Both, however, share an old technique known to whalers as "kegging". (Source)

  775. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 8:41 AM PDT - (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma) - Whales' Visit To Puget Sound May Be Bad Sign
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The ten gray whales swimming around Puget Sound may be exciting for people who get a glimpse of them, but the stopover during the migration may not be a good sign for the whales. (Source)

  776. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:33 PM PDT - (Bloomberg.com) - Canadian Whale Spotted in River Near Philadelphia (Update1)
    April 28 (Bloomberg) A Canadian whale spotted swimming in the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey earlier this month has reappeared in the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, officials said. (Source)

  777. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:02 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale again appears near Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA -- The beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River earlier this month was spotted on Thursday near Philadelphia, the second day in a row it was wandering the city's rivers. (Source)

  778. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 12:03 PM PDT - (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma) - Whales' Visit To Puget Sound May Be Bad Sign
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The ten gray whales swimming around Puget Sound may be exciting for people who get a glimpse of them, but the stopover during the migration may not be a good sign for the whales. (Source)

  779. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:31 AM PDT - (Anchorage Press) - COVER STORY
    What are we doing, watching for whales? The ship left the shelter of Cape Resurrection to venture onto the open ocean, and right away a crossways chop of waves began slapping the hull. “We refer to this as The Big Water,” announced Captain Tim. (Source)

  780. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 2:48 PM PDT - (Bloomberg.com) - Canadian Whale Spotted in River Near Philadelphia (Update2)
    April 28 (Bloomberg) A Canadian whale spotted swimming in the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey earlier this month has reappeared in the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, officials said. (Source)

  781. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 1:25 PM PDT - (NBC 17 Raleigh) - Wayward Whale Visits City Of Brotherly Love
    The wayward beluga whale that thrilled crowds in New Jersey and Pennsylvania earlier this month is back, and this time it's visiting the City of Brotherly Love. (Source)

  782. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 8:07 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Alaskan Village Grieves Whale Hunt Victims
    Alaskan Villagers Grieve Whale Hunt Victims, Vow to Continue Ancient Tradition (Source)

  783. Thu, 28 Apr 2005 7:58 PM PDT - (WINK TV Southwest Florida) - Alaskan Village Grieves Whale Hunt Victims
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska Residents of a remote Eskimo village Thursday grieved the loss of four people whose walrus-skin boat capsized in the Bering Sea during a whale hunt, and waited for calmer seas to head out in boats to look for the missing _ including two children. (Source)

  784. Fri, 29 Apr 2005 6:24 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Whale again appears near Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA -- The beluga whale that spent a week in the Delaware River earlier this month was spotted on Thursday near Philadelphia, the second day in a row it was wandering the city's rivers. (Source)

  785. Fri, 29 Apr 2005 7:17 AM PDT - (KYW News Radio 1060) - Experts Offer Clues to Behavior of Our Beluga Whale
    Philadelphia whale-watchers are sharpening their focus once again on area waterways. Our beluga whale, seen this past week at the foot of the Schuylkill River (see related story), may be headed back to the Delaware. (Source)

  786. Fri, 29 Apr 2005 10:14 AM PDT - (The Washington Times) - Helis the beluga whale looks thin
    Philadelphia, PA, Apr. 29 (UPI) Helis, the wandering beluga whale spotted for the second time in the Philadelphia area recently, is worrying researchers because he looks thin. (Source)

  787. Fri, 29 Apr 2005 1:17 PM PDT - (Science News) - Whale Songs
    Listen to the songs of whales and the sounds of the ocean near Maui, Hawaii. The Whalesong Project is the effort of a group of volunteers to bring attention to the beauty of oceans and the wonder of whales and dolphins. (Source)

  788. Fri, 29 Apr 2005 3:53 PM PDT - (Canoe) - Free Willy star mourned
    NEWPORT, Ore. -- Nearly 700 people, some wiping away tears, turned out to bid farewell to Keiko, the killer whale who starred in the popular Free Willy movies and died overseas in December. (Source)

  789. Fri, 29 Apr 2005 5:31 PM PDT - (TimesLeader.com) - Boater reports seeing beluga whale on Delaware
    PHILADELPHIA -- The beluga whale that has been wandering the waters of the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers for the past few weeks again appears to be headed south toward the Atlantic Ocean. (Source)

  790. Fri, 29 Apr 2005 7:02 PM PDT - (KYW) - CBS 3: Boater Spots Infamous Beluga Whale
    Programming Note: As a courtesy to viewers, Thursday’s episode of “Survivor: Palau” may be seen at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on UPN 57. (Source)

  791. Sat, 30 Apr 2005 0:43 AM PDT - (The Chronicle Herald) - Necropsy shows fin whale likely collided with ship
    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- It takes a strong stomach and a keen understanding of whale anatomy to do Julika Wocial's job -- and you have to wield a mean flensing knife. (Source)

  792. Sat, 30 Apr 2005 8:17 AM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Rare right whale found dead off Cape Cod
    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) Another dead North Atlantic right whale has been found, this time off the coast of Cape Cod. Researchers discovered the rare whale on Thursday on South Monomoy Island off Chatham. (Source)

  793. Sat, 30 Apr 2005 12:59 PM PDT - (The Boston Channel) - Rare Right Whale Found Dead Off Cape Cod
    BOSTON -- Another rare North Atlantic right whale has been found dead, this time off the coast of Cape Cod. The discovery Thursday marks the sixth known death within the struggling species since November. There are only 300 to 350 North Atlantic right whales in existence. (Source)

  794. Sat, 30 Apr 2005 11:45 PM PDT - (Boston Globe) - Right whale found dead off Cape Cod
    A 20-ton, 48-foot North Atlantic right whale found moldering on South Monomoy Island off the coast of Chatham might have been killed when it was struck by a passing ship, scientists who performed a necropsy on the giant mammal said yesterday. (Source)

  795. Sat, 30 Apr 2005 10:03 PM PDT - (KYW) - Boy Falls From Whale Watching Boat
    CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. (AP) The search for a boy scout who fell off a whale watching boat and apparently drowned will resume Sunday morning, state police said. (Source)

  796. Sat, 30 Apr 2005 9:48 PM PDT - (South Coast Today) - News in brief Briefs
    BOSTON -- Another rare North Atlantic right whale has been found dead, this time off the coast of Cape Cod. The discovery Thursday marks the sixth known death within the struggling species since November. There are only 300 to 350 North Atlantic right whales in existence. (Source)

  797. Sun, 01 May 2005 0:41 AM PDT - (New York Post) - WHALE WATCH HORROR
    WHALE WATCH HORROR May 1, 2005 -- A whale-watching trip turned into a nightmare for a Staten Island family yesterday, when a teenage Boy Scout fell overboard and drowned before his father's horrified eyes, cops said. (Source)

  798. Sun, 01 May 2005 4:56 AM PDT - (Cape Cod Times) - Female right whale's cause of death not determined
    BUZZARDS BAY -- Members of the Cape Cod Stranding Network were hoping a necropsy on the female right whale discovered earlier this week in Chatham would tell them how the whale died. (Source)

  799. Sun, 01 May 2005 2:04 AM PDT - (Press of Atlantic City) - Boy lost off Cape tour boat
    CAPE MAY POINT -- A whale-watching trip turned tragic Saturday afternoon when a Boy Scout from New York fell off the boat and quickly disappeared under the waves. (Source)

  800. Sun, 1 May 2005 3:20 AM PDT - (Kansas City Star) - Dolphin beaching puts Navy on defensive about sonar technology
    KEY WEST, Fla. (KRT) When more than 70 dolphins beached themselves in the Middle Keys in March, leaving well over half their number dead, there was one immediate suspect: a U.S. Navy submarine conducting exercises off the Keys in the days before the marine mammals came to shore. (Source)

  801. Sun, 01 May 2005 6:12 AM PDT - (Nashua Telegraph) - Right whale found dead off Cape Cod
    BOSTON (AP) – Another rare North Atlantic right whale has been found dead, this time off the coast of Cape Cod. The discovery Thursday marks the sixth known death within the struggling species since November. (Source)

  802. Sun, 01 May 2005 7:36 AM PDT - (NY1 News) - Staten Island Teen Presumed Dead After Falling From Boat
    The search will resume Sunday for the body of boy scout from Staten Island who fell over the side of a whale-watching boat in Cape May, New Jersey. Nicholas Johs, 14, was traveling with his father and his troupe aboard a boat called the Whale Watcher 2 when he fell into the water. (Source)

  803. Sun, 01 May 2005 3:08 PM PDT - (Daily Times) - Exceptional whale fossil found in Egyptian desert
    An American paleontologist and a team of Egyptians have found the most nearly complete fossilized skeleton of the primitive whale Basilosaurus isis in Egypt's Western Desert, a university spokesman said. (Source)

  804. Sun, 01 May 2005 7:05 PM PDT - (National Incident Notification Network) - Rescuers Look for Boy Who Fell Off Boat
    CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. (AP) Rescue teams searched waters along the southern New Jersey coast on Sunday for the body of a boy scout who fell off a whale watching boat. Rough conditions forced police and Coast Guard boats to suspend the search around midday, but investigators did find a piece of clothing on the propeller that might have belonged to the boy, police said. The search was (Source)

  805. Sun, 01 May 2005 11:24 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - After 20 years
    Served as burgers and marinated with sweet and sour sauce, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns, officials said. (Source)

  806. Sun, 01 May 2005 11:06 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale returns to Japan's school lunch
    SERVED as burgers and marinated in sweet and sour sauce, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns. (Source)

  807. Sun, 01 May 2005 11:03 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale returns to Japan's school lunch
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  808. Mon, 02 May 2005 4:53 AM PDT - (WFIE-TV) - Whale-Watching Scout Falls In
    Search teams will continue looking off the coast of New Jersey Monday, for a Boy Scout who fell off a whale-watching boat. Nicholas Johs, a 14-year-old from New York City, fell Sunday. He and the other troop members were told to jump up and down in the front of the boat in time with the waves. (Source)

  809. Mon, 02 May 2005 3:55 AM PDT - (Cape Argus) -
    Served as burgers and marinated with sweet and sour sauce, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns, officials said today. (Source)

  810. Mon, 02 May 2005 7:15 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - After 20 years
    Served as burgers and marinated with sweet and sour sauce, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns, officials said. (Source)

  811. Mon, 02 May 2005 7:12 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Whale on menu a lesson for children
    Tokyo: Served as burgers and marinated in sweet and sour sauce, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns. (Source)

  812. Mon, 02 May 2005 8:11 AM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Kids tuck into whale burgers
    WHALE meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu. Nearly 85 per cent of public schools in Wakayama, Japan's whaling heartland, are serving whale meat lunches, usually as burgers or marinated in sweet and sour sauce. (Source)

  813. Mon, 02 May 2005 8:46 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Whale meat is back on the menu in Japan
    More than 80 percent of school children in western Japan are eating whale meat on a regular basis, according to officials in Tokyo. (Source)

  814. Mon, 02 May 2005 5:19 AM PDT - (WOAI) - Boy Scout Falls Overboard on Whale Watch
    A boy who fell off a boat during a Boy Scout whale watch outing on the New Jersey shore is missing and believed dead. A New Jersey State Police spokesman told Newsday that 14-year-old Nicholas Johs and some other boys were jumping on the boat's bow when Johs tumbled overboard. (Source)

  815. Mon, 02 May 2005 10:35 AM PDT - (The Australian) - Passenger ship hits whale
    A WHALE warning has been issued after a high-speed passenger ship from Busan in South Korea to Fukuoka became waterlogged on Friday after hitting a whale, Yonhap News Agency has reported, quoting the coast guard. (Source)

  816. Mon, 02 May 2005 9:10 AM PDT - (RedNova) - Whale Meat Returns to Japanese School Lunch
    TOKYO, (AFP) Served as burgers and marinated with sweet and sour sauce, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns, officials said. (Source)

  817. Mon, 02 May 2005 10:32 AM PDT - (Weekend Standard) - Whale meat back on Japanese school-lunch menus
    Served as burgers or meatballs, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns. (Source)

  818. Mon, 02 May 2005 10:33 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Passenger ship hits whale
    Passenger ship hits whale. (Source)

  819. Mon, 02 May 2005 3:12 PM PDT - (Japan Today) - S Korean passenger ship bound for Fukuoka hits whale
    "It's hard to give a constructive opinion yet because we don't have all the facts." (Source)

  820. Mon, 02 May 2005 5:57 PM PDT - (The Star Online) - After 20 years
    TOKYO: Served as burgers and marinated with sweet and sour sauce, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns, officials said yesterday. (Source)

  821. Mon, 02 May 2005 11:43 PM PDT - (Independent Online) - Whale meat is back on the menu in Japan
    More than 80 percent of school children in western Japan are eating whale meat on a regular basis, according to officials in Tokyo. (Source)

  822. Tue, 03 May 2005 0:31 AM PDT - (Canoe) - 'Toba world's beluga capital
    Researchers have confirmed what tour boat operators in Churchill have known for years: Manitoba has more belugas than anywhere else on Earth. (Source)

  823. Tue, 03 May 2005 3:21 AM PDT - (Kansas City Star) - Beachings put focus on sonar
    KEY WEST, Fla. (KRT) When more than 70 dolphins beached themselves in the Middle Keys last month, leaving well over half of them dead, there was one immediate suspect: a U.S. Navy submarine conducting exercises off the Keys in the days before the marine mammals came to shore. (Source)

  824. Wed, 04 May 2005 4:08 AM PDT - (1010wins.com) - Wayward Whale Spotted Again Heading South
    (1010 WINS) CLAYMONT, Del. The whale that's been cruising the Delaware River has been spotted again -- this time near Claymont, Delaware. A resident says he was fishing when he spotted the beluga whale believed to be Helis (AY'-lee) on Monday night. (Source)

  825. Wed, 04 May 2005 7:40 AM PDT - (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma) - Gray Whale Discovered Stuck At Naval Shipyard
    A 30-foot whale that was stuck between pilings at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is found dead. (Source)

  826. Wed, 04 May 2005 6:43 AM PDT - (NWCN) - Gray whale dies in Bremerton naval shipyard
    BREMERTON, Wash. -- A 30-foot gray whale that apparently became caught between pilings has died under a pier at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. (Source)

  827. Wed, 04 May 2005 11:00 AM PDT - (Newport News-Times) - Whale of a balloon
    Jonathan Paul of Ashland's America's Whale Alliance brought a 28-foot inflatable plastic Humpback to Newport's Loyalty Day parade to warn of a new threat to the whales. For decades under International Whaling Commission rules, Paul said, there has been a ban on commercial whaling. (Source)

  828. Wed, 04 May 2005 10:42 AM PDT - (KOMO) - Gray Whale Found Dead At Bremerton Naval Shipyard
    It's the third gray whale to die this year around the Puget Sound area. (Source)

  829. Wed, 04 May 2005 11:40 AM PDT - (The Cape Cod Chronicle) - Endangered Right Whale Found Dead On Monomoy by Alan Pollock
    CHATHAM — A North Atlantic Right Whale, one of only around 350 remaining in the ocean, washed up dead on the outside shore of South Monomoy Island last week. (Source)

  830. Wed, 04 May 2005 11:02 AM PDT - (CBC Prince Edward Island) - Whale buried by provincial crew
    CHARLOTTETOWN – A rotting sperm whale washed onto the beach near Basin Head has been buried. P.E.I.'s Environment Dept. was handed the job of making the 30 ton whale disappear. It washed up on the beach recently, and as the weather got warmer the carcass began to smell. (Source)

  831. Wed, 04 May 2005 9:57 AM PDT - (The SunLink.com) - Dead whale found
    A dead gray whale found alongside a dock at Bremerton's naval base last night is occupying the attention of two marine mammal biologists, who are trying to figure out what to do with the animal. (Source)

  832. Wed, 04 May 2005 11:14 AM PDT - (Fox 12 Oregon) - Thirty-foot carcass found under pier at Naval shipyard
    BREMERTON, Wash. -- Wildlife officials are deciding how they'll move a 30-foot gray whale that died under a pier at the Navy base in Bremerton. Officials say the nine-ton carcass is wedged between two pilings in a restricted area. (Source)

  833. Wed, 04 May 2005 4:09 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Gray Whale Dies Near Puget Sound Base
    A young gray whale died Wednesday after becoming wedged between pilings near a naval base in Puget Sound, the third whale death in the vicinity this season. (Source)

  834. Wed, 04 May 2005 4:30 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Gray Whale Dies Near Puget Sound Base
    Gray Whale Dies After Becoming Stuck Among Pilings Near Naval Base in Washington's Puget Sound (Source)

  835. Wed, 04 May 2005 2:50 PM PDT - (MSNBC) - Third Gray Whale Dies Near Naval Base
    A gray whale died Wednesday after becoming wedged between pilings near a naval base near Seattle, the third whale death in the area this season. (Source)

  836. Wed, 04 May 2005 2:35 PM PDT - (Kansas City Star) - Gray whale dies near Puget Sound base
    SEATTLE -- A young gray whale died Wednesday after becoming wedged between pilings near a naval base in Puget Sound, the third whale death in the sound area this season. (Source)

  837. Wed, 04 May 2005 4:08 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Gray whale dies after becoming stuck among Bremerton pilings
    A 9-ton gray whale died early today after workers found it wedged between vertical pilings near a secured area at Naval Base Kitsap, and officials were determining the best way to remove the animal so its body could be examined. (Source)

  838. Wed, 04 May 2005 3:49 PM PDT - (Tacoma News Tribune) - Gray whale dies at naval shipyard
    SEATTLE -- With a boost from the rising tide, state and Navy officials Wednesday towed a 9-ton gray whale away from Naval Base Kitsap, where the animal died after it became wedged between offshore pilings supporting a pier. (Source)

  839. Wed, 04 May 2005 5:30 PM PDT - (Thursday Magnet) - Help vouch for festival
    One local businesswoman has developed an idea that should benefit everyone in Eden, businesses, shoppers, and the public. The Eden Whale Festival committee already has a smile on its face, with all profits going towards helping to stage this year's event. (Source)

  840. Wed, 04 May 2005 5:30 PM PDT - (Thursday Magnet) - Pod of more than 50 spern whales off shelf
    There's an event happening 25-30 nautical miles off Eden that has marine scientists across Australia excited. A pod of sperm whales has been sighted near the continental shelf, and the numbers have grown since scientists first spotted them a month ago. (Source)

  841. Wed, 04 May 2005 11:41 PM PDT - (Billings Gazette) - Gray whale dies after becoming stuck among pilings
    SEATTLE (AP) With a boost from the rising tide, state and Navy officials Wednesday towed a 9-ton gray whale away from Naval Base Kitsap, where the animal died after it became wedged between offshore pilings supporting a pier. (Source)

  842. Wed, 04 May 2005 10:42 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Gray whale surprises holidaymakers by swimming into Tokyo Bay
    A gray whale swam into Tokyo Bay on Thursday, surprising nearby holidaymakers who got a rare view of the creature as it spouted water. (Source)

  843. Wed, 04 May 2005 11:58 PM PDT - (Daytona Beach News-Journal) - Gray whale dies after becoming stuck among pilings
    SEATTLE -- A young gray whale died Wednesday after becoming wedged between pilings near a naval base in Puget Sound, the third whale death in the vicinity this season. (Source)

  844. Thu, 05 May 2005 0:10 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Dead whale removed from naval base
    With a boost from the rising tide, state and Navy officials yesterday towed a 9-ton gray whale away from Naval Base Kitsap, where the animal... (Source)

  845. Thu, 05 May 2005 1:22 AM PDT - (Daily Breeze) - Thursday
    As Laker Brian Grant looked off the Sea Hawk LXV last summer, a magnificent blue whale surfaced right next to the boat, showing off its enormous fluke before descending into the deep blue once again. (Source)

  846. Thu, 05 May 2005 8:10 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - Whale found dead near Navy base
    SEATTLE, Washington (AP) A young gray whale died Wednesday after becoming wedged between pilings near a naval base in Puget Sound, the third whale death in the vicinity this season. (Source)

  847. Thu, 05 May 2005 6:34 AM PDT - (CTV.ca) - Whale dies after getting stuck between pilings
    SEATTLE — A young grey whale died Wednesday after becoming wedged between pilings near a naval base in Puget Sound, the third whale death in the sound area this season. (Source)

  848. Thu, 05 May 2005 8:19 AM PDT - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Whale dies after getting trapped under Navy pier (5/5/2005)
    With a boost from the rising tide, state and Navy officials yesterday towed a 9-ton gray whale from Naval Base Kitsap, where the animal died after it became wedged between offshore pilings supporting a pier. (Source)

  849. Thu, 05 May 2005 11:33 AM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Gray whale dies after becoming stuck among pilings
    SEATTLE, 10:36 a.m. May 5 (AP): Scientists gathered on a Puget Sound beach near Naval Base Kitsap on Thursday to examine a young gray whale that died a day earlier after getting stuck between offshore pilings at the Bremerton base. (Source)

  850. Thu, 05 May 2005 10:05 AM PDT - (Casper Star-Tribune) - Gray whale dies after becoming stuck among pilings
    SEATTLE (AP) With a boost from the rising tide, state and Navy officials towed a 9-ton gray whale away from Naval Base Kitsap, where the animal died after it became wedged between offshore pilings supporting a pier. (Source)

  851. Thu, 05 May 2005 11:22 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Gray Whales
    During Migration North to Alaska, Visitors Can Look Into the Eye of the Whale (Source)

  852. Thu, 05 May 2005 2:14 PM PDT - (Herald Standard) - Wows and Scowls
    Wow: Just when whale watchers thought it was safe to stop scanning inland waters, Helis, the wandering Beluga, has reappeared. Helis spent earlier this month spent a week swimming along the Delaware River in New Jersey before returning to the Atlantic Ocean. (Source)

  853. Thu, 05 May 2005 8:03 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Scientists say gray whale apparently starved to death
    A young female gray whale that died after swimming beneath a pier at Naval Base Kitsap near Bremerton apparently starved to death, scientists said, but more laboratory tests will help determine any underlying health problems. (Source)

  854. Thu, 05 May 2005 7:34 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan warns it will break 20-year moratorium on whaling ban
    Japan warned that it would break a 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling if international regulators fail to establish a whaling management system by next month. (Source)

  855. Thu, 05 May 2005 5:26 PM PDT - (Bega District News) - Sperm whales congregate off Eden
    A POD of up to 100 sperm whales has been sighted about 35km off the coast of Eden during the last fortnight, according to local fishing and charter vessels and local wildlife filmmaker, Peter Constable from The Natural Picture Company. (Source)

  856. Thu, 05 May 2005 9:18 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan warns it will break 20-year moratorium on whaling ban
    Japan warned that it would break a 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling if international regulators fail to establish a whaling management system by next month. (Source)

  857. Fri, 06 May 2005 0:19 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Whale at Bremerton naval base died of starvation
    A young female gray whale that died after swimming beneath a pier at Naval Base Kitsap near Bremerton apparently starved to death, scientists... (Source)

  858. Fri, 06 May 2005 0:17 AM PDT - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Gray whale apparently had starved (5/6/2005)
    A young female gray whale that died after swimming beneath a pier at Naval Base Kitsap near Bremerton apparently starved to death, scientists said, but more laboratory tests will help determine any underlying health problems. (Source)

  859. Fri, 06 May 2005 7:35 AM PDT - (KOIN News 6) - 9-Ton Whale Starves To Death In Puget Sound
    BREMERTON, Wash. -- A gray whale that died after swimming beneath a pier at the U.S. Navy base near Bremerton apparently starved to death. Scientists gathered on a Puget Sound beach near the base Thursday to examine the animal. (Source)

  860. Fri, 06 May 2005 11:35 AM PDT - (Daily Yomiuri Online) - Endangered gray whale sighted off Tokyo Bay
    A gray whale has been sighted during the past two weeks in Tokyo Bay off Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, attracting more than 100 onlookers a day. The whale, an endangered species, measures about seven to eight meters and apparently is from the North Pacific Ocean. (Source)

  861. Fri, 06 May 2005 9:09 AM PDT - (1010wins.com) - Police: Propeller Struck Boy Whale Watcher
    (1010 WINS) (CAPE MAY POINT, N.J.) State Police say a T-shirt recovered from the propeller of a whale watching boat was the same one worn by a Staten Island Boy Scout who fell overboard and is presumed drowned. (Source)

  862. Fri, 06 May 2005 3:52 PM PDT - (South Whidbey Herald) - Whales death likely caused by multiple factors
    What killed a yearling gray whale that washed ashore on Sandy Point Beach April 18 is starting to become clearer to area biologists. (Source)

  863. Fri, 06 May 2005 3:46 PM PDT - (TimesLeader.com) - Endangered gray whale sighted off Tokyo Bay
    TOKYO (KRT) A gray whale has been sighted during the past two weeks in Tokyo Bay off Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, attracting more than 100 onlookers a day. (Source)

  864. Fri, 06 May 2005 1:31 PM PDT - (Science News) - Table of Contents
    When a whale dies, its carcass descends to the seafloor and provides a profusion of edible debris. Scientists are studying specialized creatures that take advantage of this bonanza. (Source)

  865. Fri, 06 May 2005 4:11 PM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Sebastião Salgado: Among the giants
    Sebastião Salgado, spent weeks in the company of right whales, and saw the ocean turn into a jumping field. (Source)

  866. Fri, 06 May 2005 4:08 PM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Sebastião Salgado: Among the giants
    In the seas off Patagonia, right whales gather to breed. Acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado, on the latest stage of his epic Genesis project, spent weeks in their company, and saw the ocean turn into a jumping field. (Source)

  867. Fri, 06 May 2005 9:21 PM PDT - (Island Packet) - Tourists spot white dolphin in Bull River
    BULL RIVER -- Two dozen curious tourists and locals surveyed the waters of the Bull River on Wednesday, thankful for a few glimpses of typical, gray-backed dolphins. But they were hoping for a prized find rarely seen in the world and not seen in the Lowcountry for more than (Source)

  868. Sun, 08 May 2005 0:14 AM PDT - (Bradenton Herald) - Mining for shells not typical daily grind
    LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Gene Henshaw is not sure what's odd about his job -- but how many people do you know who find 4-million-year-old sharks' teeth and whale ribs at work? (Source)

  869. Sun, 08 May 2005 2:08 PM PDT - (The Arizona Republic) - Whale skeletons show and tell
    You could call it a model method to teach evolutionary science to students. California teacher Don Jolley demonstrated the finer points of evolution by reconstructing the bones of whales, a hands-on project that went down so well with the 12- to 14-year-olds at Bolinas-Stinson School in Point Reyes, Calif., that the models are now exhibition material at Mesa Southwest Museum. (Source)

  870. Mon, 09 May 2005 0:09 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Luna deserves our protection and our understanding
    The dramatic events of last summer's attempt to reunite Luna, the solitary killer whale, with his pod left many with unanswered questions... (Source)

  871. Mon, 09 May 2005 3:54 AM PDT - (Peninsula Daily News) - Peninsula's only whale-watching excursion adds new boat
    PORT TOWNSEND -- P.S. Express, the North Olympic Peninsula's only orca-watching tour operation, has a whale of an expansion project marking its 20th season. (Source)

  872. Mon, 09 May 2005 7:09 AM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Marineland owner hopes revived park makes splash
    Plans are in motion to reopen the tourist attraction near St. Augustine this summer. MARINELAND -- At age 52, Nellie, the world's oldest captive-born dolphin, might qualify for an AARP membership card, marine-mammal division. (Source)

  873. Mon, 09 May 2005 7:16 AM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Marineland owner hopes revived park makes splash
    MARINELAND -- At age 52, Nellie, the world's oldest captive-born dolphin, might qualify for an AARP membership card, marine-mammal division. But the bottlenose dowager and the antiquated tourist park where she lives could be entering fresh waters this summer. (Source)

  874. Mon, 09 May 2005 3:37 PM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Alaska village demands apology over comments on missing whalers
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 12:05 p.m. May 9 (AP): An anti-whaling group says whalers from the village of Gambell killed two children by allowing them to participate in a whale hunt, and angry villagers in the St. Lawrence Island community want an apology. (Source)

  875. Tue, 10 May 2005 1:18 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Native whalers request apology
    An anti-whaling group says whalers from the village of Gambell killed two children by allowing them to participate in a whale hunt, and... (Source)

  876. Tue, 10 May 2005 7:03 AM PDT - (Portland Tribune) - Whale of a tale
    Keiko, the killer whale star of Free Willy fame, is weighed as he's loaded into a specially made transport tank at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in September 1998. Released into the waters off Iceland after years in captivity, Keiko never mixed with his fellows as observers had hoped; the whale died in 2003. In a new book, author and animal communicator Bonnie Norton says Keiko didn t want to go free. (Source)

  877. Tue, 10 May 2005 7:45 AM PDT - (Juneau Empire) - Tribe seeks apology for group's comments on missing whalers
    ANCHORAGE -- An anti-whaling group says Gambell whalers killed two children by allowing them to participate in a whale hunt, and angry villagers in the St. Lawrence Island community want an apology. (Source)

  878. Tue, 10 May 2005 7:45 AM PDT - (Juneau Empire) - This Day in History
    • In 1910, the schooner Lizzie S. Sorrenson, engaged in whaling in Southeast Alaska, was struck and sunk by a whale. • In 1957, Mike Stepovich of Fairbanks was nominated by President Eisenhower to be the 15th governor of Alaska. (Source)

  879. Tue, 10 May 2005 6:19 PM PDT - (BBC News) - Whale hunting in Norway
    Our correspondent David Shukman sails with a Norwegian whaling vessel as it begins the hunt season. (Source)

  880. Tue, 10 May 2005 6:21 PM PDT - (Merimbula News Weekly) - 100 sperm whales off Eden Coast
    A pod of up to 100 Sperm Whales have been sighted about 35km off the coast of Eden during the last fortnight, according to a number of local fishing and charter vessels and local wildlife filmmaker Peter Constable from The Natural Picture Company. (Source)

  881. Tue, 10 May 2005 11:18 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Gray whale found dead outside Tokyo Bay
    _ A gray whale presumed to be the one that appeared in Tokyo Bay and attracted many spectators last month was found dead just outside the bay on Wednesday morning. (Source)

  882. Tue, 10 May 2005 11:28 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Gray whale found dead in fish net in Tokyo Bay
    A gray whale that delighted spectators with a rare appearance in Tokyo Bay this month was found dead Wednesday after apparently getting caught in a fishnet. (Source)

  883. Tue, 10 May 2005 11:51 PM PDT - (Mainichi Daily News) - Tokyo Bay's gray whale found dead in fishing net
    CHIBA -- A gray whale that had called Tokyo Bay home since mid-April was found dead in a fishing net off Chiba Prefecture on Wednesday, officials said. (Source)

  884. Wed, 11 May 2005 3:11 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Young endangered whale which cheered Tokyo dies in fishing nets
    An endangered child whale which brought joy to hundreds of people after straying into Tokyo Bay was found dead, tangled in fishing nets, an official said. (Source)

  885. Wed, 11 May 2005 3:32 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Tokyo Bay grey whale found dead
    The grey whale that has delighted the Japanese capital by swimming in Tokyo Bay is found dead in a net. (Source)

  886. Wed, 11 May 2005 3:14 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - CORRECTED: Gray whale found dead in Tokyo Bay
    _ A gray whale presumed to be the one that appeared in Tokyo Bay and attracted many spectators since last month was found dead Wednesday morning. (Source)

  887. Wed, 11 May 2005 2:46 AM PDT - (Khaleej Times) - Young endangered whale
    TOKYO -- An endangered child whale which brought joy to hundreds of people after straying into Tokyo Bay was found dead on Wednesday tangled in fishing nets, an official said. (Source)

  888. Wed, 11 May 2005 7:29 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Mysterious case of the gathering whale pods east of Eden
    It is a sight few have seen, a "super pod" of 100 or more sperm whales frolicking for weeks off NSW's South Coast. No one is certain what they are up to -- it could be the local tucker that has snared their attention -- but their presence is holding scientists and wildlife experts in awe. (Source)

  889. Wed, 11 May 2005 3:13 PM PDT - (WINK TV Southwest Florida) - Gray Whale Dies Near Puget Sound Base
    SEATTLE A young gray whale died Wednesday after becoming wedged between pilings near a naval base in Puget Sound, the third whale death in the sound area this season. (Source)

  890. Wed, 11 May 2005 6:45 PM PDT - (Thursday Magnet) - Museum lights beacon to sea with exhibition of lighthouses
    The travelling exhibition Beacons By The Sea was officially opened on Saturday night at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. (Source)

  891. Thu, 12 May 2005 0:13 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boaters: Give orcas
    As sightings of orcas and gray whales increase in Puget Sound, state fish and wildlife officials are advising boaters to stay a good distance... (Source)

  892. Thu, 12 May 2005 2:04 AM PDT - (Gulf Times) - Endangered whale that cheered Tokyo found dead in fishing nets
    TOKYO: An endangered baby whale that brought joy to hundreds of people after straying into Tokyo Bay was found dead yesterday, tangled in fishing nets, an official said. (Source)

  893. Thu, 12 May 2005 4:26 AM PDT - (News-Record) - Boy
    GREENSBORO -- Happen to need a whale vertebrae? How about a box overflowing with chunks of petrified wood? If so, the Natural Science Center has a deal for you. (Source)

  894. Thu, 12 May 2005 7:18 AM PDT - (ClickOnDetroit) - Whale Mural Faces Extinction Again
    Plans to cover a mural in downtown Detroit with an advertisement are once again causing a controversy. (Source)

  895. Thu, 12 May 2005 8:05 AM PDT - (The Mercury) - Heads reveal whale secrets
    Heads reveal whale secrets. (Source)

  896. Thu, 12 May 2005 6:28 AM PDT - (Bangor Daily News) - Navy active sonar harming ocean life Thursday
    Although whales continue washing ashore injured, dead or dying, following naval exercises, the Bush administration is opposing international efforts to regulate use of the high-intensity active sonars which are causing this death and destruction. (Source)

  897. Thu, 12 May 2005 10:15 AM PDT - (Newtown Bee) - Marty LaMarche's Spring Has Been Consumed By A Whale Of A Project
    The Bible's Jonah spent three days in the belly of a whale. Marty LaMarche won't be in the belly, but she will be swallowed up for far more than three days with a whale of a project: painting a five-foot-tall, foam core, fiber-glass reinforced polyester resin beluga whale form. (Source)

  898. Thu, 12 May 2005 4:58 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 13/05/2005
    An international expert has arrived in Australia's southern state of Tasmania to study the cause of whale deaths. About 80 per cent of Australia's whale and dolphin strandings occur in the island state. (Source)

  899. Fri, 13 May 2005 0:40 AM PDT - (Boston Herald) - Commuters awed as humpback frolics in Hub harbor
    An endangered humpback whale spent nearly two weeks basking in and around Boston Harbor, swimming in the shadow of skyscrapers, breaching out of the water behind the John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse... (Source)

  900. Fri, 13 May 2005 1:37 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Whales 'led astray by magnetism'
    Disturbances in Earth's magnetic field caused by the Sun may be behind some whale strandings, say experts. (Source)

  901. Fri, 13 May 2005 6:08 AM PDT - (Patriot Ledger) - A whale of a tale: Endangered humpback visited Boston
    The New England Aquarium announced today that a yearling humpback whale spent several days gorging himself on herring in Boston Harbor from Hull to the Financial District. (Source)

  902. Fri, 13 May 2005 6:05 AM PDT - (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Govt won't stop 'grotesque' whale cull
    Australian authorities will not stand in the way of Japanese vessels caught slaughtering whales, according to a Federal Court submission. (Source)

  903. Fri, 13 May 2005 8:36 AM PDT - (BizJournals) - Baby wholphin goes public Sunday
    Sea Life Park says its new baby wolphin will be shown to the public for the first time this weekend to mark the 20th birthday of its mother. (Source)

  904. Fri, 13 May 2005 11:56 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Solar activity linked to whale strandings: study
    Surges of solar activity may cause whales to run aground, possibly by disrupting the creatures' internal compass, German scientists suggest. (Source)

  905. Fri, 13 May 2005 1:01 PM PDT - (Science News) - How some vertebrates evolved biological sonar
    The aggressor swoops low over the treetops, piercing the night with a barrage of sonar pulses and searching for telltale data bouncing back. Some prospective targets perceive the ultrasound, take evasive action, and escape. Others, the unwary ones, are fair game. (Source)

  906. Fri, 13 May 2005 1:09 PM PDT - (The Age) - Govt won't stop 'grotesque' whale cull
    Australian authorities will not stand in the way of Japanese vessels caught slaughtering whales, according to a Federal Court submission. Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has called an application by the Japanese to extend their cull of humpback whales grotesque. (Source)

  907. Fri, 13 May 2005 2:09 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - The hunt's back on
    JAPAN has been buying the votes of small Pacific nations to force the International Whaling Commission to reverse its ban on hunting humpbacks. The stacking of the IWC could see Japanese ships back out slaughtering humpbacks within weeks. (Source)

  908. Fri, 13 May 2005 2:09 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan to kill Aussie whales
    FOR the first time in 30 years, the majestic humpback whales Sydneysiders now call their own face slaughter for restaurant menus in Japan. The Japanese Government has lodged a secret application to extend its annual cull of whales -- for "scientific purposes" -- to include humpbacks. (Source)

  909. Fri, 13 May 2005 8:02 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale strandings linked to solar activity
    Surges of solar activity may cause whales to run aground, possibly by disrupting the creatures' internal compasses, according to German scientists. (Source)

  910. Fri, 13 May 2005 5:06 PM PDT - (Channel NewsAsia) - Solar activity linked to whale strandings: study
    PARIS : Surges of solar activity may cause whales to run aground, possibly by disrupting the creatures' internal compass, German scientists suggest. (Source)

  911. Fri, 13 May 2005 8:38 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Australia won't board Japanese whaling ships in Antarctic fearing 'piracy' charges
    Australia opposes increased Japanese whaling in the Antarctic but will not board whaling ships in the region because it could constitute piracy, its attorney-general said Saturday. (Source)

  912. Fri, 13 May 2005 6:39 PM PDT - (The Age) - Ruddock warns on stopping whaling
    Australia could be accused of piracy if it tried to stop Japanese whaling boats in Antarctic waters, says federal Attorney General Philip Ruddock. Japan is seeking to extend beyond 400 the number of minke whales it kills a year for scientific purposes. (Source)

  913. Fri, 13 May 2005 7:09 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Piracy risk raised over whales
    AUSTRALIA could be accused of piracy if it tried to stop Japanese whaling boats in Antarctic waters, federal Attorney General Philip Ruddock said today. (Source)

  914. Fri, 13 May 2005 7:20 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Downer should act on whaling: Labor
    LABOR has called on Foreign Minister Alexander Downer to break his silence on Japanese whaling operations and apply diplomatic pressure to prevent the Asian nation killing more whales. (Source)

  915. Fri, 13 May 2005 11:42 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Govt urged to fight whale hunting plan
    The Federal Environment Minister, Senator Ian Campbell, says Japan risks damaging its reputation in the eyes of most Australians if the nation persists with plans to hunt humpback whales, which are still under threat of extinction. (Source)

  916. Fri, 13 May 2005 11:50 PM PDT - (Hindustan Times) - Solar activity linked to whale strandings
    Surges of solar activity may cause whales to run aground, possibly by disrupting the creatures' internal compass, German scientists suggest. University of Kiel researchers Klaus Vaneslow and Klaus Ricklefs looked at sightings of sperm whales found beached in the North Sea between 1712 and 2003. (Source)

  917. Fri, 13 May 2005 9:32 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - NSW urges Govt to oppose whale hunt moves
    The New South Wales Environment Minister Bob Debus says the Federal Government should prepare to be "very rude indeed" to the Japanese Government, in opposing a move to resume hunting humpback whales. (Source)

  918. Fri, 13 May 2005 10:57 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Government urged to get tough on Japan
    The federal government has come under fire over its response to Japanese plans to kill humpback whales in Antarctic waters. (Source)

  919. Fri, 13 May 2005 11:34 PM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Downer 'should act on whaling'
    LABOR has called on Foreign Minister Alexander Downer to break his silence on Japanese whaling operations and apply diplomatic pressure to prevent the Asian nation killing more whales. (Source)

  920. Sat, 14 May 2005 0:50 AM PDT - (The Chronicle Herald) - Jones spins whale of tale
    You remember Robert Redford on the big screen as the Horse Whisperer. Meet a real-life counterpart: Dennis Jones, Whale Whisperer. (Source)

  921. Sat, 14 May 2005 3:00 AM PDT - (The Arizona Republic) - It's time to bone up on whales
    Assembled skeletons of a gray whale, an Orca whale, a pygmy sperm whale and a dolphin have been trucked from Point Reyes, Calif., to the Mesa Southwest Museum for "Whales: The Inside Story," an exhibit opening today. (Source)

  922. Sat, 14 May 2005 2:49 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Australia won't stop Japanese whaling ships
    Australia strongly opposes Japanese plans to expand its whaling catch in Antarctic waters, but will not try to board Japanese whaling ships there. (Source)

  923. Sat, 14 May 2005 8:06 AM PDT - (The Sunday Telegraph) - Diplomacy won't stop whale slaughter
    THE Federal Government has come under fire over its response to Japanese plans to kill humpback whales in Antarctic waters. Japan will ask the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in June to extend its annual quota of about 440 minke whales to humpback whales, an endangered species. (Source)

  924. Sat, 14 May 2005 5:26 AM PDT - (The Daily Times) - Reason why three whales beached is undetermined
    ASSATEAGUE ISLAND -- A team that studies regional whale strandings has said the cause of death of three beached female pilot whales found last month cannot be determined because the animals' carcasses were too decomposed. (Source)

  925. Sat, 14 May 2005 7:20 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Japan warned whaling risks relations
    The Federal Government will begin a push for an outright ban on whaling when the International Whaling Commission meets in South Korea next month. (Source)

  926. Sat, 14 May 2005 8:19 AM PDT - (The Mercury) - Tassie may hold key to strandings
    AMERICAN scientist Professor Darlene Ketten is no stranger to controversy. The quietly spoken researcher appears conservative and reserved, but she has been in the thick of one of the world's most contentious environmental battles. (Source)

  927. Sat, 14 May 2005 5:05 AM PDT - (70 South) - Australians warned against stopping whalers
    from the dept. Australia's federal Attorney General Philip Ruddock has warned Australia's patrol boat crews planning to hinder or board whaling ships that they could be charged with Piracy. (Source)

  928. Sat, 14 May 2005 10:12 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - NZ to fight for rare whale
    The Government will consider legal action to prevent Japan's bid to kill humpback whales in Antarctica's Ross Sea. Japan is preparing a bid to the International Whaling Commission next month to catch the endangered whales under its "scientific whaling" programme. (Source)

  929. Sat, 14 May 2005 12:22 PM PDT - (NZCity) - NZ will try to stop Japan whale slaughter
    The Conservation Minister is vowing to do everything he can to stop Japan's slaughter of whales. Japan is expected to push for an increase in the number of whales it kills, and even go after some endangered species like the humpback when the International Whaling Commission meets next month. (Source)

  930. Sat, 14 May 2005 1:47 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan warned whaling risks relations
    The Federal Government will begin a push for an outright ban on whaling when the International Whaling Commission meets in South Korea next month. (Source)

  931. Sat, 14 May 2005 7:32 PM PDT - (Free Internet Press) - Solar Activity
    Increased solar activity causing disturbances in the Earth's magnetic field may cause whales to run aground in the North Sea, say researchers. Analysis of whales stranded between 1712 and 2003 shows that more are stranded when solar activity is high. Writing in the Journal of Sea Research, scientists propose that whales use the Earth's magnetic field to assist navigation like homing pigeons do. (Source)

  932. Sat, 14 May 2005 9:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale kill 'should end trade talks'
    AUSTRALIA should suspend trade talks with Japan if the Japanese went ahead with plans to kill humpback whales in Antarctic waters, Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown said today. (Source)

  933. Sat, 14 May 2005 9:48 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale kill 'should end trade talks'
    Whale kill 'should end trade talks'. (Source)

  934. Sun, 15 May 2005 1:27 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Greens urge action over Japan's whaling stance
    The Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown says the Federal Government should suspend talks on a free trade agreement with Japan over the nation's move to resume hunting humpback whales. (Source)

  935. Sun, 15 May 2005 8:01 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan whaling in Australian waters
    MORE than 400 whales have been slaughtered in Australian waters since a sanctuary was established in 2000 to protect them, because of a decision by the Federal Government not to intercept whaling vessels. (Source)

  936. Sun, 15 May 2005 10:17 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - NZ to fight Japanese whale slaughter
    New Zealand is looking at all its options, including a possible legal fight, to thwart Japan's attempt to slaughter endangered humpback whales. (Source)

  937. Sun, 15 May 2005 4:10 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Japan humpback plan alarms whale-watch groups
    Whale-watch operators have responded with dismay to reports the Japanese Government is considering hunting humpback whales for so-called scientific research. (Source)

  938. Sun, 15 May 2005 2:52 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - 'Sculptures of nature': Spain's beached whale skeletons on display
    Spanish biologists have come up with a technique to treat the skeletons of beached whales which wash up in the Canary Islands in order to put them on display as "sculptures of nature." (Source)

  939. Sun, 15 May 2005 7:28 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - NZ Greens considering consumer boycott over Japan's plans for expanded whale hunt
    Green Party lawmakers in Australia and New Zealand are considering urging consumers to boycott Japanese products to protest Tokyo's plan to expand its annual whale hunt, the party's co-leader said Monday. (Source)

  940. Sun, 15 May 2005 6:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - South coast whale-watch groups air humpback fears
    The whale-watching industry on the NSW far south coast says it would be horrified at any plan to give Japanese whalers permission to kill humpback whales in the Pacific. (Source)

  941. Sun, 15 May 2005 5:07 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan humpback plan alarms whale-watch groups
    Whale-watch operators have responded with dismay to reports the Japanese Government is considering hunting humpback whales for so-called scientific research. (Source)

  942. Sun, 15 May 2005 7:17 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australia to join with others to fight Japan's plan to boost whale catches
    Australia will join forces with New Zealand, the United States and Britain to protest against Japan's plans to increase whaling, Prime Minister John Howard said. (Source)

  943. Sun, 15 May 2005 8:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - PM challenged on whale slaughter
    FEDERAL Labor today demanded to know how much the Government knew about the slaughter of 400 whales in Australian waters by Japanese whalers. The numbers raised serious questions as to why the Government failed to stop the activity, Opposition environment spokesman Anthony Albanese said. (Source)

  944. Sun, 15 May 2005 8:16 PM PDT - (Khaleej Times) - Australia to join with others to fight Japan’s plan to boost whale catches
    SYDNEY -- Australia will join forces with New Zealand, the United States and Britain to protest against Japan’s plans to increase whaling, Prime Minister John Howard said on Monday. (Source)

  945. Sun, 15 May 2005 6:29 PM PDT - (SpaceDaily) - TERRADAILY Solar Activity Linked To Whale Strandings: Study
    Surges of solar activity may cause whales to run aground, possibly by disrupting the creatures' internal compass, German scientists suggest. University of Kiel researchers Klaus Vaneslow and Klaus Ricklefs looked at sightings of sperm whales found beached in the North Sea between 1712 and 2003. (Source)

  946. Sun, 15 May 2005 8:33 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - PM challenged on whale slaughter
    PM challenged on whale slaughter. (Source)

  947. Sun, 15 May 2005 6:25 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - New Zealand considering taking Japan to World Court over whaling
    New Zealand is considering taking Japan to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its plans to hunt endangered humpback whales in Antarctic waters, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said. (Source)

  948. Sun, 15 May 2005 9:44 PM PDT - (Channel NewsAsia) - Australia to join with others to fight Japan's plan to boost whale catches
    SYDNEY: Australia will join forces with New Zealand, the United States and Britain to protest against Japan's plans to increase whaling, Prime Minister John Howard said. (Source)

  949. Sun, 15 May 2005 10:58 PM PDT - (Reuters.co.uk) - U.S.
    CANBERRA (Reuters) Australia, Britain, the United States and New Zealand will protest to the Japanese government over its annual whale hunt, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Monday. (Source)

  950. Sun, 15 May 2005 10:27 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia News) - Australia joins NZ
    Australia is joining forces with New Zealand, the United States and Britain to protest against Japan's plans to kill minke whales in Antarctic waters. (Source)

  951. Sun, 15 May 2005 11:16 PM PDT - (Yahoo! India News) - Monday May 16
    Wellington, May 16 (IANS) New Zealand is mulling all options including a possible legal fight against Japan's plan to kill endangered humpback whales, Xinhua reports. (Source)

  952. Mon, 16 May 2005 1:00 AM PDT - (Deutsche Welle) - Germans Offer Theory on Whale Strandings
    Surges of solar activity may cause whales to run aground, possibly by disrupting the creatures' internal compass, German scientists at the University of Kiel suggest. (Source)

  953. Mon, 16 May 2005 2:50 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Beached whale skeletons go on display
    Spanish biologists have come up with a technique to treat the skeletons of beached whales which wash up in the Canary Islands in order to put them on display as "sculptures of nature". (Source)

  954. Mon, 16 May 2005 1:28 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Govt won't stop Japanese whaling ships
    Prime Minister John Howard has ruled out forcibly preventing Japanese whaling ships from entering Antarctic waters. Pressure is mounting on the government to do more to halt the hunting of whales, including the famed humpbacks, in Antarctic waters. (Source)

  955. Mon, 16 May 2005 5:11 AM PDT - (Reuters) - US
    CANBERRA (Reuters) Australia, Britain, the United States and New Zealand will protest to the Japanese government over its annual whale hunt, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Monday. (Source)

  956. Mon, 16 May 2005 7:04 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Tiny Jamie takes on Japanese
    JAMIE Hoaston has a simple message for the Japanese whalers planning to slaughter humpbacks. "I want you to stop killing whales and I want you to just look at them," the six-year-old North Curl Curl schoolboy said yesterday. (Source)

  957. Mon, 16 May 2005 9:52 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Britain slams Japan's planned whaling program
    _ Britain on Monday condemned Japan's reported plans to expand its research whaling catch in the Antarctic Ocean to humpback and fin whales from late this year as well as nearly double its catch of minke whales. (Source)

  958. Mon, 16 May 2005 3:15 PM PDT - (Northern Star) - WHALES IN THEIR SIGHTS
    BYRON Bay author Di Morrissey has called for a boycott on Japanese products following the announcement that Japan intends to hunt the endangered humpback whale. (Source)

  959. Mon, 16 May 2005 2:55 PM PDT - (The Hawaii Channel) - Kailua Girl Names Baby Wholphin
    HONOLULU -- The wholphin born at Sea Life Park in December now has a name, courtesy of a 12-year-old girl from Kailua. The creature's name is Ka'wili Kai, meaning blend of the sea in Hawaiian. (Source)

  960. Mon, 16 May 2005 5:08 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Govt urged to lobby strongly against whale hunting
    A Western Australian whale scientist has urged the Federal Government to use strong tactics to lobby against Japan's plans to resume hunting humpback whales. (Source)

  961. Mon, 16 May 2005 5:56 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Whaling anger
    BRITAIN, Australia, the United States and New Zealand are to protest to Japan over its annual whale hunt, John Howard, Australia's prime minister, said yesterday. (Source)

  962. Mon, 16 May 2005 7:17 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Brown accuses Howard of 'gutless' whaling stance
    Australian Greens leader Senator Bob Brown says the Prime Minister is "gutless" for failing to take strong action against Japan over its whaling plans. (Source)

  963. Mon, 16 May 2005 5:06 PM PDT - (The Border Mail) - Slaughter must stop
    FEDERAL Labor yesterday demanded to know how much the Government knew about the slaughter of 400 whales in Australian waters by Japanese whalers. The numbers raised serious questions as to why the Government failed to stop the activity, Opposition environment spokesman Anthony Albanese said. (Source)

  964. Mon, 16 May 2005 10:30 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 17/05/2005
    A West Australian whale scientist has urged the Australian government to use strong tactics to lobby against Japan's plans to resume hunting humpback whales. (Source)

  965. Tue, 17 May 2005 1:08 AM PDT - (OhmyNews) - Anti-Whaling Campaign Heating Up in Korea
    In Korea, if a whale is deemed by the coast guard to have been killed accidentally, it is processed and sold on the open market. A whale carcass can fetch up to US$100,000, a figure which Greenpeace... (Source)

  966. Tue, 17 May 2005 3:19 AM PDT - (The Border Mail) - Slaughter must stop
    FEDERAL Labor yesterday demanded to know how much the Government knew about the slaughter of 400 whales in Australian waters by Japanese whalers. The numbers raised serious questions as to why the Government failed to stop the activity, Opposition environment spokesman Anthony Albanese said. (Source)

  967. Tue, 17 May 2005 8:10 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Whale waters 'in dispute'
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  968. Tue, 17 May 2005 7:04 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Close the loophole
    AUSTRALIA is pushing to close the legal loophole Japan is using to justify their slaughter of whales. Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has been lobbying New Zealand, Great Britain and the US to remove article eight from the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. (Source)

  969. Tue, 17 May 2005 2:16 PM PDT - (The Economic Times) - UK
    CANBERRA: Australia, Britain, the US and New Zealand will protest to the Japanese government over its annual whale hunt, Australian PM John Howard said on Monday. (Source)

  970. Tue, 17 May 2005 8:01 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan's bid to harvest more whales is "very bad," Australia's PM says
    Australia's prime minister on Wednesday criticized a move by Japan to increase its whale harvest in the Antarctic as a "very bad decision," but stood by his policy of not intercepting Japanese whaling boats. (Source)

  971. Tue, 17 May 2005 5:04 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale waters 'in dispute'
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  972. Wed, 18 May 2005 0:42 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Japan Prepares Case for Whaling Resumption
    It's blubber time. Through the end of the month, fishmongers and restaurateurs across Japan are stocking up on one of the sea's most pricey delicacies — hunks of fresh, deep red whale meat — brought in by a fleet of Japanese research whalers now operating off this country's northern coast. (Source)

  973. Wed, 18 May 2005 0:53 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Japan Prepares Case for Whaling Resumption
    Japan Prepares Case for Resumption of Commercial Whaling (Source)

  974. Wed, 18 May 2005 0:42 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan Prepares Case for Whaling Resumption
    It's blubber time. (Source)

  975. Wed, 18 May 2005 0:04 AM PDT - (WOAI) - Japan prepares case for resumption of commercial whaling
    TOKYO (AP) It's blubber time. (Source)

  976. Wed, 18 May 2005 0:08 AM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - By HANNA MILLS May 18
    Look who's on the way back here ./i./i. THE first whales of the season have been sighted from the air. Pilots spotted the first southern right whales in clear aquamarine waters near Peterborough on Saturday. (Source)

  977. Wed, 18 May 2005 1:06 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Japan Prepares Case for Whaling Resumption
    TOKYO -- It's blubber time. Through the end of the month, fishmongers and restaurateurs across Japan are stocking up on one of the sea's most pricey delicacies -- hunks of fresh, deep red whale meat -- brought in by a fleet of Japanese research whalers now operating off this country's northern coast. (Source)

  978. Wed, 18 May 2005 1:03 AM PDT - (The Fresno Bee) - Japan prepares case for whaling resumption
    TOKYO (AP) It's blubber time. (Source)

  979. Wed, 18 May 2005 3:15 AM PDT - (ITV.com) - ITV News
    Scores of dolphins and whales have died after swimming onto beaches on two southern Australian islands. Rescue teams are desperately attempting to prevent others becoming stranded after 120 of the long-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins perished. (Source)

  980. Wed, 18 May 2005 6:02 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Planned whale cull 'grotesque'
    THE majestic humpback whale, a frequent visitor to Australia's coastline, is facing slaughter for the first time in 30 years. (Source)

  981. Wed, 18 May 2005 5:54 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Japan Readies Case for Whaling Resumption
    It's blubber time. Through the end of the month, fishmongers and restaurateurs across Japan are stocking up on one of the sea's most pricey delicacies — hunks of fresh, deep red whale meat — brought in by a fleet of Japanese research whalers now operating off this country's northern coast. (Source)

  982. Wed, 18 May 2005 8:04 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - PM fuels whale row with Japan
    JAPAN has accused Australia of hypocrisy in an escalating whaling row that threatens to overshadow free-trade negotiations between the countries. It claims Australia is in no position to attack Japanese whaling when it kills "hundreds of thousands" of kangaroos each year. (Source)

  983. Wed, 18 May 2005 7:27 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Call for legal action to control whaling
    Anti-whaling groups in Australia are preparing a formal appeal to the Federal Government to act against Japan in the International Court of Justice and to pursue all other legal and political means to stop Japan's escalation of its whale catch. (Source)

  984. Wed, 18 May 2005 7:12 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Stop your blubbering: Japan
    THE Japanese Embassy has a message for the readers of The Daily Telegraph : "There is no such thing as an Australian whale." That was the response of embassy staff in Canberra when The Daily Telegraph paid a visit -- whale in tow -- to seek answers on behalf of our outraged nation. (Source)

  985. Wed, 18 May 2005 6:08 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Japan Readies Case for Whaling Resumption
    Japan Prepares Case for Resumption of Commercial Whaling at International Conference (Source)

  986. Wed, 18 May 2005 5:53 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan Prepares Case for Whaling Resumption
    It's blubber time. (Source)

  987. Wed, 18 May 2005 8:53 AM PDT - (Lexington Herald-Leader) - Beachings put focus on sonar
    When more than 70 dolphins beached themselves in the Middle Keys last month, leaving well over half of them dead, there was one immediate suspect: a U.S. Navy submarine conducting exercises off the Keys in the days before the marine mammals came to shore. (Source)

  988. Wed, 18 May 2005 9:35 AM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Japan prepares case for resumption of commercial whaling
    TOKYO, May 18 (AP): It's blubber time. Through the end of the month, fishmongers and restaurateurs across Japan are stocking up on one of the sea's most pricey delicacies – hunks of fresh, deep red whale meat – brought in by a fleet of Japanese research whalers now operating off this country's northern coast. (Source)

  989. Wed, 18 May 2005 6:08 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - HEADS OR TAILS
    WITH loud bellows and playful flicks of their tails, two whales entered Warrnambool’s waters and the record books yesterday. Lorraine O’Brien spotted the first whale off her Hopkins Point Road property about 2.50pm. (Source)

  990. Wed, 18 May 2005 5:55 PM PDT - (Herald Sun) - PM sounds off at Japan
    JAPAN's decision to hunt humpback whales for the first time in 30 years was a bad one, Prime Minister John Howard said yesterday. Japan has indicated it wants to cull the endangered species in Australian waters off the Antarctic claiming it's for scientific research. (Source)

  991. Wed, 18 May 2005 9:29 PM PDT - (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance) - Whaling could affect Qld's tourism industry
    An Australian whale expert says Japan's plan to increase its whale catch could hurt Queensland's tourism industry. (Source)

  992. Wed, 18 May 2005 10:07 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whaling could affect Qld's tourism industry
    An Australian whale expert says Japan's plan to increase its whale catch could hurt Queensland's tourism industry. The Federal Government has ruled out confronting whaling ships in Antarctica, but says it will use negotiation and diplomacy to fight the plan. (Source)

  993. Thu, 19 May 2005 0:23 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Whaling: Japan sees "turning point"
    It's blubber time. Through the end of the month, fishmongers and restaurateurs across Japan are stocking up on one of the sea's most-pricey... (Source)

  994. Thu, 19 May 2005 2:38 AM PDT - (The Arizona Republic) - Exhibit offers time to bone up on whales
    Assembled skeletons of a Grey whale, an Orca whale, a Pygmy Sperm whale and a dolphin have been trucked from Point Reyes, Calif., to the Mesa Southwest Museum for the new exhibit, 'Whales: The Inside Story.' (Source)

  995. Thu, 19 May 2005 3:18 AM PDT - (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) - Welcome
    (KRT) Have you heard about the baby wholphin? And just what is a wholphin anyway? It sounds like a mythical creature, but it's not. A wholphin is just what the name sounds like -- a whale-dolphin mix. (Source)

  996. Thu, 19 May 2005 7:20 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Japanese whale line 'very fishy'
    JAPAN'S reasons for killing minke and humpback whales in Australian waters were plain wrong, the peak whale protection body said yesterday. (Source)

  997. Thu, 19 May 2005 8:01 AM PDT - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - Experts Press U.S. Govt. for Immediate Emergency Regulationsto Protect Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale
    Following the recent death of another critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, a coalition of nine international animal and environmental protection organizations today made an urgent appeal to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to issue immediate emergency regulations to protect the species from further death and injury due to ship strikes. (Source)

  998. Thu, 19 May 2005 3:40 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Australia to fight Japan's whaling plans
    The federal government will retaliate to Japan's planned resumption of commercial whaling by encouraging several European nations to help block the plan. (Source)

  999. Thu, 19 May 2005 3:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Take Japan to ICC: Labor
    THE Federal Government should take Japan to the International Court of Justice to forcibly prevent it hunting humpback whales, Labor said today. (Source)

  1000. Thu, 19 May 2005 8:55 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Govt reveals whale protection plan
    A comprehensive strategy to protect Australia's five threatened whale species would help restore their populations to pre-19th Century levels, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said. (Source)

  1001. Thu, 19 May 2005 8:37 PM PDT - (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Govt reveals whale protection plan
    A strategy to protect Australia's five threatened whale species will help restore their populations to pre-19th Century levels, the government says. (Source)

  1002. Thu, 19 May 2005 8:05 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Young humpback whale found dead in fisherman's net
    A young humpback whale that may have been feeding in silty water near Wrangell became entangled in a fisherman's net and died. (Source)

  1003. Thu, 19 May 2005 5:03 PM PDT - (The Star Online) - Skeleton of whale to go on display
    DUNGUN: The whale carcass found on Carey Island in March is that of a sei whale, which is listed among the 30 endangered marine species in the country. (Source)

  1004. Thu, 19 May 2005 7:02 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Labor demands court action over Japan's whale plan
    The federal Opposition says it is time the Government prepared international court action against Japanese plans to resume humpback whaling. International law allows Japan to kill 440 minke whales a year. (Source)

  1005. Thu, 19 May 2005 8:50 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Strategy 'to protect whales'
    A COMPREHENSIVE strategy to protect Australia's five threatened whale species would help restore their populations to pre-19th Century levels, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said today. (Source)

  1006. Thu, 19 May 2005 5:39 PM PDT - (The Japan Times) - Japan to make case for resuming whaling
    It's blubber time. Through the end of the month, fishmongers and restaurateurs across Japan are stocking up on one of the sea's most pricey delicacies -- hunks of fresh, deep red whale meat -- brought in by a fleet of Japanese research whalers now operating off this country's northern coast. (Source)

  1007. Thu, 19 May 2005 7:25 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Japan's whaling needs scrutiny: ALP
    The slaughter of whales by Japanese whalers needs to be brought under international scrutiny, Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd says. Mr Rudd has called for Japan to be brought before the International Court of Justice because diplomacy appeared to have fallen on deaf ears. (Source)

  1008. Fri, 20 May 2005 0:23 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Whale entangles in net and dies
    A young humpback whale that may have been feeding in silty water near Wrangell, Alaska, became entangled in a fisherman's net and died. According to the National Oceanic... (Source)

  1009. Fri, 20 May 2005 0:04 AM PDT - (Myrtle Beach Online) - Right whale
    Fishing buddies Len Morley of Little River and Chris Carbone of Loris were headed south out of the inlet at Little River for a little fishing at the Gen. Sherman wreck on the morning of May 9 when they spotted something brown in the water ahead. (Source)

  1010. Fri, 20 May 2005 2:02 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Australia pushes to stop Japan whale hunt
    Australia stepped up diplomatic efforts to stop Japan from increasing its whale hunt on Friday, saying up to 35 countries were opposed to the plan. (Source)

  1011. Fri, 20 May 2005 2:56 AM PDT - (AlertNet) - Dolphins
    ATHENS, May 20 (Reuters) Fishermen off Greece's Aegean island of Samothrace have found 13 dead dolphins and a small whale in an illegal driftnet, local authorities said on Friday. (Source)

  1012. Fri, 20 May 2005 2:19 AM PDT - (Kathimerini) - ‘Wall of death’ in the Aegean
    The rotting carcasses of over a dozen dolphins and a small whale were found yesterday caught in an illegal drift net believed to have been abandoned by Turkish fishermen in the northeastern Aegean. (Source)

  1013. Fri, 20 May 2005 1:54 AM PDT - (The Age) - Govt rejects Japan whaling legal action
    The federal government has pledged to continue its diplomatic battle to secure an end to Japanese whaling, saying it had been advised legal action would be ineffective. (Source)

  1014. Fri, 20 May 2005 6:47 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Whale is back on the school menu after 20 years
    The catch of the day is whale. Delivered fresh from the ocean, it arrives before the start of school. In a couple of hours the bell will sound and primary school children will tuck into the whale, coated in breadcrumbs and fried with a little garlic and ginger. (Source)

  1015. Fri, 20 May 2005 7:35 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Tourism operators call for whale protection
    Australian whale watching operators say moves by Japan to increase whaling operations could have a devastating impact on the local tourism industry. (Source)

  1016. Fri, 20 May 2005 7:32 AM PDT - (The Age) - Whale on Japan's school lunch menu
    The catch of the day is whale. Delivered fresh, it arrives before the start of school. Within hours, the whale will be coated in breadcrumbs and fried with a little garlic and ginger, and primary schoolchildren will tuck into it as the bell sounds for lunch. (Source)

  1017. Fri, 20 May 2005 7:37 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Tourism operators call for whale protection
    Australian whale watching operators say moves by Japan to increase whaling operations could have a devastating impact on the local tourism industry. Japan wants to increase its minke whale kill in Antarctic waters and resume hunting humpback whales for scientific purposes. (Source)

  1018. Fri, 20 May 2005 7:55 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - 13 dolphins killed by driftnet
    ATHENS, Greece (Reuters) Fishermen off Greece's Aegean island of Samothrace have found 13 dead dolphins and a small whale in an illegal driftnet, local authorities said on Friday. (Source)

  1019. Fri, 20 May 2005 7:32 AM PDT - (The Age) - Tokyo hopes for blubber comeback
    Greenpeace protesters at their "whale embassy" in Ulsan. It's blubber time. Fishmongers and restaurateurs across Japan are looking forward to stocking up on fresh, deep-red whale meat. (Source)

  1020. Fri, 20 May 2005 7:39 AM PDT - (Juneau Empire) - Fisherman nets humpback near Wrangell
    ANCHORAGE -- A young humpback whale that may have been feeding in silty water near Wrangell became entangled in a fisherman's net and died. (Source)

  1021. Fri, 20 May 2005 7:05 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Japan uses Skippy defence on whaling
    EATING whale meat in Japan is like Australians eating kangaroo, one of Japan's senior whaling delegates said yesterday. International Whaling Commission delegate Joji Morishita said Japanese people felt very strongly about eating whale meat and were "eager" for the chance to eat it again. (Source)

  1022. Fri, 20 May 2005 9:04 AM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Australia pushes to stop Japan whale hunt
    CANBERRA, 5:56 a.m. May 20 (REUTERS): Australia stepped up diplomatic efforts to stop Japan from increasing its whale hunt on Friday, saying up to 35 countries were opposed to the plan. (Source)

  1023. Fri, 20 May 2005 11:33 AM PDT - (Newport News-Times) - 'Thar be whales' campaigned planned for Depoe Bay
    Depoe Bay resident John Rose presented this week to the city council an idea he had come up with, and is now developing in conjunction with the chamber of commerce. (Source)

  1024. Fri, 20 May 2005 1:05 PM PDT - (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance) - Tourism operators call for whale protection
    Australian whale watching operators say moves by Japan to increase whaling operations could have a devastating impact on the local tourism industry. (Source)

  1025. Fri, 20 May 2005 3:22 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan uses Skippy defence
    EATING whale meat in Japan is like Australians eating kangaroo, one of Japan's senior whaling delegates said yesterday. International Whaling Commission delegate Joji Morishita said Japanese people felt very strongly about eating whale meat and were "eager" for the chance to eat it again. (Source)

  1026. Fri, 20 May 2005 6:58 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 21/05/2005
    Australia's whale watching operators have criticised the federal government over its handling of Japanese plans to increase whaling, saying preventative measures should have been taken years ago. (Source)

  1027. Sat, 21 May 2005 6:43 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Push to call in favours to stop Japan's whale kill
    Federal Labor is urging the Howard Government to exploit its strong ties with Pacific nations to block Japan's attempts to increase its whale kill. (Source)

  1028. Sat, 21 May 2005 6:33 AM PDT - (The Mercury) - Protest over whale slaughter
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1029. Sat, 21 May 2005 6:47 AM PDT - (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) - Conservation Plan Sought for Calif. Islands
    A gray whale swims past the Southeast Farallon Island of the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge in California, Thursday, May 12, 2005. Less than 30 miles from San Francisco, an archipelago of rocky islands rising out of the Pacific Ocean form a largely undisturbed wildlife haven that some biologists call California's Galapagos. (Source)

  1030. Sat, 21 May 2005 6:08 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Failing the whales
    The protection of whales is on shaky ground as pro-whaling Japan escalates its bid for a larger catch. Australia is among the handful of countries determined to stand in its way. MARIA MOSCARITOLO reports. (Source)

  1031. Sat, 21 May 2005 5:27 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Labor wants Japan in court over whaling
    Australia should legally test Japan's claim that its whaling is for scientific purposes, Labor says. (Source)

  1032. Sat, 21 May 2005 6:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Legal move urged for whales
    AUSTRALIA should legally test Japan's claim that its whaling was for scientific purposes, Labor said today. Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd said Australia should go to the International Court of Justice on the issue if diplomatic efforts to change Japan's stance failed. (Source)

  1033. Sun, 22 May 2005 1:21 AM PDT - (Canada.com) - Luna 'trapped' by wave of noise
    Constant noise from sonar fish finders and depth sounders may be driving Luna, the solitary orca, to distraction, says Roger Dunlop, fisheries biologist with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. (Source)

  1034. Sun, 22 May 2005 10:15 PM PDT - (BizJournals) - Fishermen
    Waianae fishermen and tour-boat operators are at loggerheads, with the fishermen blaming whale and dolphin watchers for the depletion of the stock. (Source)

  1035. Mon, 23 May 2005 2:47 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Whale jamborees bemuse Australians
    More than a hundred sperm whales have gathered on Australia's south coast, midway between Sydney and Melbourne -- to take advantage of the unusually warm waters that are rich in squid. (Source)

  1036. Mon, 23 May 2005 1:17 AM PDT - (Daily Mirror) - NORWEGIANS IN WHALE CULL
    NORWAY is killing hundreds of whales bound for feeding grounds off the Scottish coast in a huge commercial cull. Whalers intend to slaughter up to 796 minke whales this summer for their blubber. (Source)

  1037. Mon, 23 May 2005 7:38 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - PM asks Japan to reconsider whaling plans
    The Prime Minister has urged Japan to reconsider its position on whaling, saying he is deeply concerned the country may increase its whale catch. (Source)

  1038. Mon, 23 May 2005 6:30 AM PDT - (NPR) - Northern Right Whales Fight for Survival
    Researchers are fighting to save the critically endangered northern right whale, but time is running out. In the latest report for the NPR/National Geographic co-production Radio Expeditions , John Nielsen goes to sea in search of the elusive mammal. (Source)

  1039. Mon, 23 May 2005 7:15 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Back on the menu …
    This Friday will be a red-letter day for some of the world's most endangered whales, writes Malcolm Brown. (Source)

  1040. Mon, 23 May 2005 7:19 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Howard weighs in as humpbacks hit Sydney
    PRIME Minister John Howard has warned Japanese leader Junichiro Koizumi he faces global condemnation if his country carries out its threat to slaughter humpback whales in Australian waters. (Source)

  1041. Mon, 23 May 2005 12:32 PM PDT - (ABC Asia Pacific) - ABC Asia Pacific
    Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has urged Japan to reconsider its position on whaling, saying he's deeply concerned the country may increase its whale catch. (Source)

  1042. Mon, 23 May 2005 3:20 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale dispute 'taken to new levels'
    AUSTRALIA was ready to take unprecedented diplomatic action to halt Japan's plan to increase its whale kill, federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell said today. (Source)

  1043. Mon, 23 May 2005 4:04 PM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - 'Unprecedented action' on whale kill fight
    AUSTRALIA is ready to take unprecedented diplomatic action to halt Japan's plan to increase its whale kill, federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell says. (Source)

  1044. Mon, 23 May 2005 4:39 PM PDT - (Herald Sun) - PM warns Japan of whale backlash
    JOHN Howard has warned Japanese leader Junichiro Koizumi he faces global condemnation if Japan kills humpback whales in Australian waters. Mr Howard wrote to Mr Koizumi at the weekend and strongly advised his government to withdraw its bid to hunt humpbacks or prepare for a worldwide backlash. (Source)

  1045. Mon, 23 May 2005 4:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale letter 'tests relationship'
    A LETTER from the Federal Government urging Japan not to increase whaling would test the relationship of the two countries, Opposition Leader Kim Beazley said today. (Source)

  1046. Mon, 23 May 2005 4:33 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale letter 'tests relationship'
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1047. Mon, 23 May 2005 6:23 PM PDT - (TODAYonline) - Australia vows unprecedented drive to curb Japan whale kill
    A whale jumps in the air. Australia said it was engaged in an unprecedented diplomatic campaign to disuade Japan from trying to escalate its killing of whales. (Source)

  1048. Mon, 23 May 2005 5:23 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Australia working to prevent resumption of commercial whaling
    Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. (Source)

  1049. Mon, 23 May 2005 11:41 PM PDT - (AlertNet) - Australia warns Japan of backlash over whale hunt
    CANBERRA, May 24 (Reuters) Japan risks a worldwide backlash over plans to expand its annual whale hunt, Australia said on Tuesday as it stepped up a diplomatic campaign against whaling. (Source)

  1050. Mon, 23 May 2005 11:27 PM PDT - (OhmyNews) - Seoul Allows Whaling Protest to Continue
    On May 31 Ulsan holds its annual Oceans Day, which is a celebration of the ocean and the tradition of whaling. The celebrations are scheduled to take place on the site of the proposed whale meat factory that... (Source)

  1051. Mon, 23 May 2005 11:21 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Conservationists
    _ Humane Society International thanked Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Tuesday for his stand against Japan's plan to continue with and expand upon their current whaling program. (Source)

  1052. Mon, 23 May 2005 11:36 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan vows to continue hunt
    JAPAN will not yield to foreign pressure seeking to stop it from whaling, a fisheries official said today after Australia stepped up a campaign against the annual Japanese hunt in the name of scientific research. (Source)

  1053. Tue, 24 May 2005 0:45 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan vows to continue whaling despite Australian campaign
    Tokyo will not yield to foreign pressure seeking to stop it from whaling, a fisheries official said after Australia stepped up a campaign against Japan's annual hunt in the name of scientific research. (Source)

  1054. Tue, 24 May 2005 0:33 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Japan warned over whales
    Australia steps up a diplomatic effort to persuade Japan to drop plans to increase commercial whaling. (Source)

  1055. Tue, 24 May 2005 0:55 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Govt defends campaign to end whaling
    The federal government has defended its new diplomatic offensive to get its biggest trading partner, Japan, to stop hunting whales amid criticism the campaign is ineffective. (Source)

  1056. Tue, 24 May 2005 3:41 AM PDT - (AlertNet) - Australia warns Japan of backlash over whale hunt
    CANBERRA/TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) Japan risks a worldwide backlash over plans to expand its annual whale hunt, Australia warned on Tuesday in a letter to Japan's prime minister, but Tokyo vowed not to bow to foreign pressure. (Source)

  1057. Tue, 24 May 2005 1:31 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - International law won't stop whale hunt: Howard
    Australia would probably not succeed in stopping Japan's whaling activities through the international justice system, Prime Minister John Howard has told Parliament. (Source)

  1058. Tue, 24 May 2005 4:53 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Australia Trying to Halt Research Whaling
    Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. (Source)

  1059. Tue, 24 May 2005 2:17 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whaling creates tension between Australia and Japan
    Eleanor Hall hosts The World Today's lunch hour of current affairs, with background and debate from Australia and the world. Monday to Friday, 12:10pm, ABC Local Radio and Radio National. (Source)

  1060. Tue, 24 May 2005 2:28 AM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia News) - Tokyo stands firm on whaling despite Australian PM's appeal
    The Japanese fisheries agency has vowed Tokyo will not yield to foreign pressure seeking to stop it from whaling. A spokesman for the agency, Takanori Nagatomo, says Japan will continue its whaling which it argues is done for scientific research. (Source)

  1061. Tue, 24 May 2005 7:11 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Koizumi unmoved by whale reproach
    Japan has brushed off an attempt by the Prime Minister to use the clout of his office to force a backdown over whaling. (Source)

  1062. Tue, 24 May 2005 5:14 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Australia Trying to Halt Research Whaling
    Australian Officials Trying to Halt Japan's Scientific Research Whaling (Source)

  1063. Tue, 24 May 2005 5:25 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Australia Trying to Halt Research Whaling
    SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. (Source)

  1064. Tue, 24 May 2005 7:17 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Howard tells Japan 'no reason for killing whales'
    Mark Colvin presents PM Monday to Friday from 5:10pm on Radio National and 6:10pm on ABC Local Radio. Join Mark for the latest current affairs, wrapping the major stories of each day. (Source)

  1065. Tue, 24 May 2005 7:45 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Japan vows to continue whaling
    Japan says it will not yield to foreign pressure seeking to stop it from whaling, after Australia stepped up a campaign against Japan's annual hunt in the name of scientific research. (Source)

  1066. Tue, 24 May 2005 10:12 AM PDT - (Stuff) - Australia warns Japan of whale hunt backlash
    CANBERRA: Japan risks a worldwide backlash over plans to expand its annual whale hunt, Australia said yesterday as it stepped up a diplomatic campaign against whaling. (Source)

  1067. Tue, 24 May 2005 10:08 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Australia warns Japan of backlash over whale hunt
    Japan risks a worldwide backlash over plans to expand its annual whale hunt, Australia warned on Tuesday in a letter to Japan’s prime minister, but Tokyo vowed not to bow to foreign pressure. (Source)

  1068. Tue, 24 May 2005 10:18 AM PDT - (Weekend Standard) - Japan stands firm on whale killings
    A South Korean environmentalist in a costume symbolizing Admiral Yi Sun-shin, who turned back Japanese invaders in the late 16th century, shouts slogans next to two skeletons of minke outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul. (Source)

  1069. Tue, 24 May 2005 10:10 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan vows to continue whaling despite Australian campaign
    Tokyo will not yield to foreign pressure seeking to stop it from whaling, a fisheries official said after Australia stepped up a campaign against Japan's annual hunt in the name of scientific research. (Source)

  1070. Tue, 24 May 2005 2:10 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Minister labels Japanese whaling 'sick'
    The Australian Government has dismissed Japan's insistence that its whaling program is for the purposes of science, with Environment Minister Ian Campbell describing Japanese practices as "sick" and "absurd". (Source)

  1071. Tue, 24 May 2005 3:53 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Court an option to stop killings
    PRIME Minister John Howard has left open the possibility of taking Japan to court if its bid to slaughter humpback whales is allowed to go ahead next month. (Source)

  1072. Tue, 24 May 2005 3:04 PM PDT - (CTV.ca) - Australia decries Japanese research whaling
    SYDNEY, Australia — Australian officials are working to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. (Source)

  1073. Tue, 24 May 2005 7:07 PM PDT - (Bloomberg.com) - Australia's Howard Asks Japan's Koizumi Not to Raise Whale Hunt
    May 25 (Bloomberg) Australian Prime Minister John Howard has urged his Japanese counterpart Junichiro Koizumi to reconsider a plan to increase its hunting of whales. (Source)

  1074. Tue, 24 May 2005 7:06 PM PDT - (The Epoch Times) - Whale Sanctuary Established around Australia
    Environment Minister Ian Campbell set out the Federal Government s recovery plan for the humpback, southern right, blue, fin and sei whales on Friday May 20. (Source)

  1075. Tue, 24 May 2005 8:34 PM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Whaling threatens species' survival: reports
    WHALING for commercial gain is unmanageable and plans for its resumption threaten the survival of whale species, the Humane Society International (HSI) says. (Source)

  1076. Tue, 24 May 2005 8:27 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - Odd laws sometimes still have bite
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) In Virginia, under the terms of a 1950 law, no animal may be hunted on Sundays except raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 a.m. (Source)

  1077. Tue, 24 May 2005 6:21 PM PDT - (Independent) - Australia rallies to the defence of its humpbacks in the face of Japanese cull
    The first humpbacks of the season could be seen frolicking off a Sydney beach this week, but if Japan gets its way, the whales could soon be slaughtered for "scientific" reasons. (Source)

  1078. Tue, 24 May 2005 6:11 PM PDT - (The Herald) - Slaughter that could kill a dream
    WITH dreams of spotting whales in their natural habitat, thousands of visitors head to sea on tours based in Scotland's coastal communities every year. (Source)

  1079. Tue, 24 May 2005 7:22 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Campbell rejects Japan's scientific whaling claims
    TONY JONES: Let's talk now to the Environment Minister, Ian Campbell. He's in our Parliament House studio. Ian Campbell, thanks for joining us. IAN CAMPBELL: Pleasure, Tony. (Source)

  1080. Tue, 24 May 2005 7:49 PM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - States asked to pressure Japan on whaling
    FEDERAL Environment Minister Ian Campbell has urged state premiers to use their sister-state relationships with Japanese prefectures to protest against Japan's bid to slaughter more whales. (Source)

  1081. Tue, 24 May 2005 9:20 PM PDT - (Bloomberg.com) - Australia's Howard Asks Japan's Koizumi Not to Raise Whale Hunt
    May 25 (Bloomberg) Australian Prime Minister John Howard has urged his Japanese counterpart Junichiro Koizumi to reconsider a plan to increase its hunting of whales. (Source)

  1082. Tue, 24 May 2005 9:56 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Koizumi unmoved by whale reproach
    Japan has brushed off an attempt by the Prime Minister to use the clout of his office to force a backdown over whaling. (Source)

  1083. Wed, 25 May 2005 4:24 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Coastal whale hunting season opens
    JAPAN's coastal whale hunting season in the Sea of Japan has begun, with the first catch of Baird's beaked whale landed in Hakodate port, Hokkaido. (Source)

  1084. Wed, 25 May 2005 4:13 AM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Book launch on horizon for whale expert Hoyt
    CHILDREN'S author Erich Hoyt is to launch his latest book at the Scottish Seabird Centre. (Source)

  1085. Wed, 25 May 2005 4:25 AM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Coastal whale hunting season opens
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1086. Wed, 25 May 2005 8:08 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Japan snubs whale plea
    JAPAN has delivered a blatant snub to Prime Minister John Howard and the rest of Australia, declaring it will slaughter endangered humpback whales if it gets the chance. (Source)

  1087. Wed, 25 May 2005 8:28 AM PDT - (CBC Prince Edward Island) - Researcher wants fishermen to be whale friendly
    CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island's foremost expert on beached whales wants Island fishermen to consider using gear that is friendlier to whales and dolphins. (Source)

  1088. Wed, 25 May 2005 7:44 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Corrections
    Saturday's article "Whale is back on the school menu after 20 years" should have said Japan's scientific whaling program cost $2.9 million per year. A graphic with Wednesday's article "Windfall for 400,000 voters" should have said investors of land valued at $1million now paid land tax of $9220. (Source)

  1089. Wed, 25 May 2005 7:19 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - We'll kill whales anyway: Japan
    JAPAN has blatantly snubbed Prime Minister John Howard and Australia, declaring it will slaughter endangered humpback whales if given the chance. (Source)

  1090. Wed, 25 May 2005 9:45 AM PDT - (News Guard) - See a whale
    For John Rose, it's vital to let as many people as possible know that "Thar be whales in Depoe Bay." (Source)

  1091. Wed, 25 May 2005 9:45 AM PDT - (EurekAlert!) - Habitat use by North Pacific right whales
    The small population of North Pacific right whales, found during the summer in Alaska waters, is one of the most critically endangered whale populations in the world. Commercial whaling in the 1800s has now left us with only a few dozens. (Source)

  1092. Wed, 25 May 2005 11:58 AM PDT - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - International Fund for Animal Welfare: Iceland Urged to Abandon Whaling
    The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging Iceland to end whaling as the government considers recommendations for its highest quota since resuming the hunt. (Source)

  1093. Wed, 25 May 2005 3:29 PM PDT - (Japan Today) - Season's first catch of Baird's beaked whale landed in Hokkaido
    "Mao Zedong would be the one for me because I am so curious about how and why the Great Cultural Revolution occurred." HAKODATE — Japan's coastal whale hunting season in the Sea of Japan began Wednesday as the first catch of Baird's beaked whale was landed in Hakodate port, Hokkaido. (Source)

  1094. Wed, 25 May 2005 4:33 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Japan snubs whale plea
    JAPAN has delivered a blatant snub to Prime Minister John Howard and the rest of Australia, declaring it will slaughter endangered humpback whales if it gets the chance. (Source)

  1095. Wed, 25 May 2005 2:07 PM PDT - (Japan Today) - Whale of a problem
    "Mao Zedong would be the one for me because I am so curious about how and why the Great Cultural Revolution occurred." On May 30, the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, IWC, will take place in Ulsan, South Korea. (Source)

  1096. Wed, 25 May 2005 3:51 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - We will kill humpbacks anyway -- Japan
    JAPAN has blatantly snubbed Prime Minister John Howard and Australia, declaring it will slaughter endangered humpback whales if given the chance. (Source)

  1097. Wed, 25 May 2005 6:52 PM PDT - (NZCity) - Japan's whale hunt plans will be opposed
    Kiwi scientists are joining the battle against Japanese plans to expand its annual whale hunt. Japan intends to ask next month's International Whaling Commission meeting to double its kill of minke whales, and to add humpback and fin whales to the list. (Source)

  1098. Wed, 25 May 2005 5:50 PM PDT - (Independent) - Australia rallies to the defence of its humpbacks in the face of Japanese cull
    The first humpbacks of the season could be seen frolicking off a Sydney beach this week, but if Japan gets its way, the whales could soon be slaughtered for "scientific" reasons. (Source)

  1099. Wed, 25 May 2005 5:16 PM PDT - (Thursday Magnet) - eden.yourguide
    Why kill our whales? The International Whaling Commission will begin meetings in South Korea on Monday, where countries such as Japan, Norway and Iceland may have the numbers to overturn laws limiting the whaling industry. (Source)

  1100. Wed, 25 May 2005 9:15 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Scientists oppose Japanese plans to kill more whales
    Professor Scott Baker, seen with a catalogue of humpback whale flukes, opposes Japanese plans to kill more whales. New Zealand scientists are joining an international clamour of condemnation against Japanese plans to kill more whales in the name of science. (Source)

  1101. Thu, 26 May 2005 3:14 AM PDT - (Monterey County Herald) - FOUR MINUTES OF TERROR
    Take a three-ton boat. Add a 45-ton whale. And what do you get? "Four minutes of absolute terror," said Florian Graner. And he ought to know. (Source)

  1102. Thu, 26 May 2005 1:56 AM PDT - (AlertNet) - Day of reckoning nears for Japan on whaling body
    TOKYO, May 26 (Reuters) Japan may leave the International Whaling Commission if the organisation fails to allow limited hunting of whales for commercial purposes, officials said on Thursday ahead of the group's meetings later this month. (Source)

  1103. Thu, 26 May 2005 8:35 AM PDT - (gazettes.com) - World Of Whales Swims Into Aquarium
    Whales are one of the ocean’s most captivating creatures — large and graceful, capturing the public’s imagination in tales from the Bible to “Moby Dick.” (Source)

  1104. Thu, 26 May 2005 7:18 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Humback whales under threat
    KERRY O'BRIEN: Each winter, people marvel at the humpback whales as they migrate north in their thousands along the Australian coastline to breed. Just a generation ago, they were considered fair game. (Source)

  1105. Thu, 26 May 2005 9:35 AM PDT - (Kansas City Star) - FOUR MINUTES OF TERROR
    Florian Graner, a documentary filmmaker from Pacific Grove, recounts an incident in which he was filming a pod of orcas attacking a gray whale and her calf when the gray whale rammed his boat, damaging the engine. (Source)

  1106. Thu, 26 May 2005 4:02 PM PDT - (ABC Asia Pacific) - ABC Asia Pacific -- Japan warns whaling dispute could damage relations with Australia
    The Japanese ambassador to Australia, Hideaki Ueda, has warned the whaling issue could damage relations between the two countries. (Source)

  1107. Thu, 26 May 2005 7:13 PM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Japan pushes for doubling of whale kill
    Japan is likely to provoke the biggest diplomatic clash over whale hunting for years today when it proposes doubling the number it is allowed to kill for ʼscientific researchʼ. (Source)

  1108. Thu, 26 May 2005 8:25 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Australia court kills bid to sue Japanese whalers
    _ The Federal Court of Australia on Friday refused permission for the Humane Society International to take legal action against a Japanese company which regularly catches minke whales in an Australian whale sanctuary in Antarctic waters. (Source)

  1109. Thu, 26 May 2005 7:14 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Shire to join protest against Japanese whaling
    The Augusta-Margaret River shire says it is joining the campaign to prevent Japan from increasing its whaling quota because of the impact it could have on local whale watching operations. (Source)

  1110. Thu, 26 May 2005 8:18 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Legal bid over whales lost
    AN international animal rights group has lost the first round of a legal battle against a Japanese company it says kills whales inside Australia's Antarctic whale sanctuary. (Source)

  1111. Thu, 26 May 2005 7:29 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Wollongong council adds voice to anti-whaling call
    Wollongong Lord Mayor Alex Darling has written to the Mayor of Japanese sister-city Kawasaki asking him to help stop Japanese plans to expand its whaling operations. (Source)

  1112. Thu, 26 May 2005 10:59 PM PDT - (Mail and Guardian) - Japan pushes for doubling of whale kill
    Japan is likely to provoke the biggest diplomatic clash over whale hunting for years on Friday when it proposes doubling the number it is allowed to kill for "scientific research". (Source)

  1113. Thu, 26 May 2005 11:29 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australian government foils court challenge against Japanese whaling
    The Australian government has foiled a court bid by international animal rights activists to stop a Japanese company from killing whales inside the country's Antarctic sanctuary. (Source)

  1114. Thu, 26 May 2005 11:13 PM PDT - (Japan Today) - Australian court throws out bid to sue Japanese whalers
    "Mao Zedong would be the one for me because I am so curious about how and why the Great Cultural Revolution occurred." (Source)

  1115. Thu, 26 May 2005 10:47 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan
    Japan and other pro-whaling nations were set on Friday to push for permission to kill more of the mammals as the International Whaling Commission began its annual meeting in the South Korean city of Ulsan. (Source)

  1116. Fri, 27 May 2005 0:07 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Animal rights group loses bid to sue Japanese whaling company
    An animal rights group on Friday lost a bid to sue a Japanese whaling company for allegedly killing hundreds of whales inside an Australian whale sanctuary. (Source)

  1117. Fri, 27 May 2005 7:15 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Japanese victory: the whale hunt is on
    JAPANESE whalers have been given the green light to hunt whales in Australian waters after the Federal Court ruled they could not be prosecuted under Australian law. (Source)

  1118. Fri, 27 May 2005 7:26 AM PDT - (The Age) - Tokyo calls for logic on whaling
    Anti-Whaling forces rely on a fantasy creature that sings, has a social system, a big brain and can do tricks, according to Japan's chief whaling negotiator. (Source)

  1119. Fri, 27 May 2005 10:07 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australian government foils court challenge against Japanese whaling
    The Australian government foiled a court bid by international animal rights activists to stop a Japanese company from killing whales inside the country's Antarctic sanctuary. (Source)

  1120. Fri, 27 May 2005 11:07 AM PDT - (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News) - Ottawa to declare protected status to four marines areas off Atlantic coast
    HALIFAX (CP) Another four marine areas off Canada's Atlantic coast will be given protected status in the next month, making them off limits to certain types of fishing and offshore energy exploration. (Source)

  1121. Fri, 27 May 2005 4:52 PM PDT - (Boston Herald) - Activist group's new honcho vows to whale on Cape Wind
    The savior of Keiko the killer whale of 'Free Willy' fame has been recruited to help keep Nantucket Sound free of giant wind turbines. Charles Vinick, 58, whose oceanic exploits also include servin... (Source)

  1122. Fri, 27 May 2005 2:30 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale hunt is on
    JAPANESE whalers have been given the green light to hunt whales in Australian waters after the Federal Court ruled they could not be prosecuted under Australian law. (Source)

  1123. Sat, 28 May 2005 2:19 AM PDT - (Gulf Times) - Canberra foils challenge against Japanese whaling
    SYDNEY: The Australian government foiled yesterday a court bid by international animal rights activists to stop a Japanese company from killing whales inside the countryas Antarctic sanctuary. (Source)

  1124. Sat, 28 May 2005 7:30 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Last-minute bid to save whales
    ByJIM DICKINS ENVIRONMENT Minister Ian Campbell will make a last-ditch plea to stop Japan's humpback whale hunt during a frantic round of shuttle diplomacy in Europe and the Pacific, beginning today. (Source)

  1125. Sat, 28 May 2005 5:12 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Watch the whales while you still can
    The season for watching the parade of whales along the NSW coastline officially starts this weekend and tour operators are preparing for a bumper season. (Source)

  1126. Sat, 28 May 2005 5:52 AM PDT - (The Olympian) - Whales extend stay in canal
    With every passing day, the six transient orca whales in Hood Canal break their own record for time in residence in one body of water -- and reduce the harbor seal population in the canal. (Source)

  1127. Sat, 28 May 2005 6:08 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Stop Japan killing our whales
    AUSTRALIA has a special responsibility to vehemently oppose the Japanese bid to double its slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. The International Whaling Commission has declared the Southern Ocean a sanctuary for whales and has banned commercial whaling. (Source)

  1128. Sat, 28 May 2005 9:44 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australian environment minister visits Europe to push anti-whaling stance
    Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell set off on a diplomatic lobbying mission to Europe and the Pacific as part of a campaign to undermine Japan's push to increase its whale cull. (Source)

  1129. Sun, 29 May 2005 0:54 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Hood Canal orcas lingering
    Six orcas that have spent the past four months feeding on seals in Hood Canal are defying conventional opinion about killer whales that... (Source)

  1130. Sun, 29 May 2005 3:27 AM PDT - (Monterey County Herald) - Monterey County Herald | 05/29/2005 | Just what in the world is a wholphin
    Just what in the world is a wholphin, anyway? Have you heard about the baby wholphin? And just what is a wholphin anyway? It sounds like a mythical creature, but it's not. A wholphin is just what the name sounds like -- a whale-dolphin mix. (Source)

  1131. Sun, 29 May 2005 8:43 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Lobbyists square up over whaling
    The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission is in South Korea this year -- and already the arguments are starting to flare. (Source)

  1132. Sun, 29 May 2005 11:58 AM PDT - (Gadling) - The Moby Remix
    An interesting article culled from Boing Boing this morning on whale songs. While most of us are familiar with the fact that whales actually sing to one another, this cetacean crooning turns out to be more complex than we thought, and gives new meaning to the Moby remix. According to Dr. Robert Payne , Humpback Whales copy their songs from each other, remixing the songs and adding to them. (Source)

  1133. Sun, 29 May 2005 4:15 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australian environment minister visits Europe to push anti-whaling stance
    Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell set off on a diplomatic lobbying mission to Europe and the Pacific as part of a campaign to undermine Japan's push to increase its whale cull. (Source)

  1134. Sun, 29 May 2005 4:42 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Diplomacy best policy on whaling: Howard
    The Japanese whaling issue would best be resolved through diplomatic avenues, Prime Minister John Howard has said. (Source)

  1135. Sun, 29 May 2005 3:11 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Liberals reject whaling support claims
    The Western Australian Liberals have lashed out at the State Government over Labor's accusations they are encouraging Japanese whalers. (Source)

  1136. Sun, 29 May 2005 4:42 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - PM urges diplomacy on whales
    THE Japanese whaling issue would best be resolved through diplomatic avenues, Prime Minister John Howard said today. (Source)

  1137. Sun, 29 May 2005 4:03 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Experts consider Japanese whaling proposal
    The Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will convene a meeting in South Korea, ahead of the IWC's five-day annual meeting there later next month, with the debate between whaling and anti-whaling nations on the resumption of commercial whaling expected to be a key issue. (Source)

  1138. Sun, 29 May 2005 5:34 PM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - PM urges diplomacy on whales
    THE Japanese whaling issue would best be resolved through diplomatic avenues, Prime Minister John Howard said today. (Source)

  1139. Sun, 29 May 2005 5:59 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia News) - Japanese whaling proposal to be discussed
    Pro- and anti-whaling nations will debate the resumption of commercial whaling at a meeting in South Korea ahead of global talks on whaling later in June. (Source)

  1140. Mon, 30 May 2005 5:50 AM PDT - (Aftenposten) - Whale hunt protests ebb out
    Norway's Foreign Ministry no longer thinks it needs the services of a highly paid lobbyist in the US who has helped them fend off protests over the country's controversial whale hunt. That's because the protests have all but died out. (Source)

  1141. Mon, 30 May 2005 12:58 PM PDT - (NBC 10 Providence) - Rescue Team Frees Entangled Humpback
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- Rescue workers freed a humpback whale that became entangled off Newburyport Sunday afternoon. A team from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies was called to the scene after a whale-watching vessel spotted the entangled humpback. (Source)

  1142. Mon, 30 May 2005 10:31 AM PDT - (WRGB) - Rescue team frees entangled humpback
    (Provincetown, MASS. AP) — Rescue workers have freed a humpback whale that became entangled off Newburyport yesterday afternoon. A team from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies was called to the scene after a whale watching vessel spotted the entangled humpback. (Source)

  1143. Mon, 30 May 2005 1:10 PM PDT - (The Boston Channel) - Humpback Whale Freed
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- Rescue workers have freed a humpback whale that became entangled off Newburyport Sunday afternoon. A team from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies was called to the scene after a whale watching vessel spotted the entangled humpback. (Source)

  1144. Mon, 30 May 2005 4:20 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Japan targets threatened whales
    JAPANESE officials expressed confidence yesterday that much of the rest of the world is coming round to Tokyo's way of thinking as the International Whaling Commission's scientific committee began deliberations in Ulsan, South Korea. (Source)

  1145. Mon, 30 May 2005 8:12 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - IWC moots whale bycatch prevention
    The International Whaling Commission is proposing that member countries discuss preventing whale bycatch and setting up whale sanctuaries at the June 13 Conservation Committee meeting in Seoul, sources say. (Source)

  1146. Mon, 30 May 2005 6:49 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - IWC panel eyes focusing on whale bycatch prevention
    _ The International Whaling Commission is proposing that member countries discuss preventing whale bycatch and setting up whale sanctuaries at the June 13 Conservation Committee meeting in Seoul, informed sources said Tuesday. (Source)

  1147. Mon, 30 May 2005 6:09 PM PDT - (Capital News 9) - Rescue team frees entangled humpback
    Rescue workers have freed a humpback whale that became entangled off Newburyport, Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon. entangled humpback. the whale's right flank. The line then wrapped over the flukes before descending down to heavy gear. (Source)

  1148. Mon, 30 May 2005 6:56 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - May 31
    One whale or two? WAS there one, or maybe two? That was question buzzing through the telephone lines of residents living in prime whale-watching positions in Warrnambool yesterday. (Source)

  1149. Mon, 30 May 2005 9:55 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - CORRECTED: IWC panel eyes focusing on whale bycatch prevention
    _ The International Whaling Commission is proposing that member countries discuss preventing whale bycatch and setting up whale sanctuaries at the June 13 Conservation Committee meeting in South Korea, informed sources said Tuesday. (Source)

  1150. Mon, 30 May 2005 10:35 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Australian animal rights group to appeal decision in Japanese whaling case
    Animal advocates hoping to halt a Japanese whale hunt announced plans Tuesday to appeal a legal decision that bars the group from filing a lawsuit against the whaling company Kyodo Senpaku. (Source)

  1151. Tue, 31 May 2005 5:20 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - UH to Research Sound Effects on Dolphins
    A bill passed by the U.S. House last week would provide $2.2 million to the University of Hawaii to research the effects of sound on whales and dolphins. (Source)

  1152. Tue, 31 May 2005 5:40 AM PDT - (ABC News) - UH to Research Sound Effects on Dolphins
    House Passes Bill Giving Univ. of Hawaii $2.2M to Research Effects of Sound on Whales, Dolphins (Source)

  1153. Tue, 31 May 2005 9:27 AM PDT - (KPUA Hilo) - Bill would send $2.2 million to UH for marine mammal research
    HONOLULU (AP) _ A bill to provide two-point-two (m) million dollars to the University of Hawaii has been approved by the U-S House. The money would be used to research the effects of sounds on whales and dolphins. (Source)

  1154. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 3:12 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Australian Animal Rights Group to Appeal Decision in Japanese Whaling Case
    Animal advocates hoping to halt a Japanese whale hunt announced plans Tuesday to appeal a legal decision that bars the group from filing a lawsuit against the whaling company Kyodo Senpaku. (Source)

  1155. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 4:26 AM PDT - (AlertNet) - NZ upset over Japan whaling plans: Clark
    TOKYO, June 1 (Reuters) New Zealand's prime minister expressed concern on Wednesday at Japan's plans to expand its annual whale hunt and urged Tokyo not to abandon an international body that regulates commercial whaling. (Source)

  1156. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 1:35 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - LDP team urges Japan to resume whaling in own 200-nautical-mile zone
    _ A senior Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker said Wednesday Japan should resume whaling in its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone if disagreement at the International Whaling Commission goes unresolved this year. (Source)

  1157. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 4:15 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - New Zealand prime minister expresses concern over whaling to Japan
    New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark expressed concern Wednesday over Japan's plans to widen its scientific whaling program, urging Tokyo to address tensions caused by the research _ which critics say is a front for commercial whaling. (Source)

  1158. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 3:21 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - University to Research Sound Effects on Dolphins
    A bill passed by the U.S. House last week would provide $2.2 million to the University of Hawaii to research the effects of sound on whales and dolphins. (Source)

  1159. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 4:40 AM PDT - (Cape Cod Times) - Red tide threatens seabirds
    The spread of red tide slowed over the holiday weekend, with no new closures, but the bloom has intensified in Cape Cod Bay to the point where seabirds eating shellfish could sicken and possibly die, and even whales could be affected. (Source)

  1160. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 5:11 AM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Whale-bone monument topples over
    A WELL-KNOWN whale-bone monument in East Lothian has fallen down. (Source)

  1161. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 12:58 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 02/06/2005
    New Zealand's prime minister Helen Clark has expressed concern at Japan's plans to expand its annual whale hunt. But she's also urged Japan not to abandon the International Whaling Commission, which regulates whaling activities. (Source)

  1162. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 4:52 PM PDT - (NZCity) - NZ protesting against whale kill
    New Zealand is set to join an international protest over Japan's plans to double its minke whale kill. Prime Minister Helen Clark is due to outline New Zealand's position when she meets Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi later today. (Source)

  1163. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 4:51 PM PDT - (NZCity) - Tourist region supports anti-whaling initiatives
    Kaikoura has got behind a Green Party initiative to try to stop Japan extending its whaling programme to include humpback whales. The party has asked every household to protest against the proposed slaughter, by writing to Japan's ambassador to New Zealand. (Source)

  1164. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 3:23 PM PDT - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - United States Reiterates its Opposition to Scientific Whaling and Asks Japan Not to Expand Its Lethal Research Program
    The United States today asked Japan to end its program of lethal "scientific" whaling. (Source)

  1165. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 8:07 PM PDT - (NZCity) - The economics of whale watching
    The Conservation Minister hopes whale watching figures will show Japan the mammals have an economic value when they are left alive. The report on the whale watching industry shows it contributes close to $120 million a year to the economy. (Source)

  1166. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 6:30 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - PM wants Japan in IWC despite whale policy
    TOKYO -- Japan should remain in the International Whaling Commission despite facing a diplomatic broadside from much of the western world over its desire to expand its whaling programme, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. (Source)

  1167. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 8:41 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whales worth more alive than dead
    A report on the whale-watching industry shows that the mammals are worth more alive than dead, an animal welfare group said Thursday, adding that Japan's "research" hunts essentially disguise commercial whaling. (Source)

  1168. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 6:58 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - U.S. Urges Japan to Stop Killing Whales
    The United States is urging Japan anew to end its program of killing whales, which the Japanese say is for scientific research, and has told Japan any expansion of the program would be unacceptable, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday. (Source)

  1169. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 8:25 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - More than 50 whales stranded on WA beach
    More than 50 whales are stranded on a beach south of Perth, and authorities fear for another 50 animals swimming nearby. (Source)

  1170. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 5:21 PM PDT - (The Japan Times) - LDP lawmaker urges resumption of whaling in exclusive economic zone
    Japan should resume whaling in its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone if its disagreement at the International Whaling Commission is not resolved this year to allow resumption of commercial hunting, a senior Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker said Wednesday. (Source)

  1171. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 5:22 PM PDT - (NZCity) - Clark expresses concern about Japan's whaling
    Prime Minister Helen Clark has expressed concern over Japan's plans to widen its scientific whaling programme. The issue has been discussed with the Japanese foreign minister during a visit to Tokyo. (Source)

  1172. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 6:47 PM PDT - (The Herald) - Waters are too hot for white beaked dolphins
    White-beaked dolphins have almost disappeared from the west coast of Scotland in the past few years because the waters have become too warm. (Source)

  1173. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 5:05 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Vanishing dolphins 'a wake-up call' on wildlife
    WHITE-beaked dolphins, once the most common species of cetacean seen in Scottish waters, have almost disappeared from the west coast, it was revealed yesterday. (Source)

  1174. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 11:22 PM PDT - (NZCity) - IFAW praises NZ whale stance
    The International Fund for Animal Welfare has praised New Zealand's forward thinking 40 years ago, for its move to protect whales. It follows the release of research into the whale watching industry showing it is worth $120 million a year. (Source)

  1175. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 10:19 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Up to 80 Whales Beached in Australia
    Up to 80 false killer whales were stranded on Australia's western coast on Thursday, and local authorities asked volunteers to help them mount a rescue operation. (Source)

  1176. Wed, 01 Jun 2005 11:09 PM PDT - (The Age) - Volunteers fight for 160 stranded whales
    Hundreds of volunteers are in the water desperately trying to save up to 160 whales stranded on two beaches south of Perth. The false killer whales, most between four and five metres long, have beached themselves at two sites in and near Busselton, 230km south of Perth. (Source)

  1177. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 0:33 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Australia to lead protest against Japan's whaling
    Australia will lead 15 countries including Britain, France and Germany in a protest on Thursday against Japan's plans to expand its annual whale hunt. (Source)

  1178. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 0:29 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescuers attempt to free stranded whales
    Volunteers are working to free dozens of false killer whales that have beached themselves at Busselton, in Western Australia's south-west. (Source)

  1179. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 0:22 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - We should not be denied our right to harvest whales
    The Makah Tribe recently observed the 150th anniversary of our treaty with the U.S. government. One essential component of this solemn... (Source)

  1180. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 1:30 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Mass whale stranding at two Australian beaches
    Up to 160 whales became stranded on two beaches on Australia's southwest coast on Thursday after two pods beached themselves. (Source)

  1181. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 4:10 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - False killer whale pod returns to sea
    Jubilant volunteers cried and embraced as a pod of more than 100 false killer whales was shepherded back into deep water following a massive stranding south of Perth. (Source)

  1182. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 1:42 AM PDT - (AlertNet) - Mass whale stranding at two Australian beaches
    SYDNEY, June 2 (Reuters) Up to 160 whales became stranded on two beaches on Australia's southwest coast on Thursday after two pods beached themsleves. (Source)

  1183. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 1:36 AM PDT - (SABC News) - Mass whale stranding at two Australian beaches
    Up to 160 whales became stranded on two beaches on Australia's southwest coast today after two pods beached themselves. The false killer whales, most between four and five metres long, beached themselves near the coastal town of Busselton, 200km south of the western city of Perth. (Source)

  1184. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 2:44 AM PDT - (Reuters) - Australia to lead protest against Japan's whaling
    CANBERRA (Reuters) Australia will lead 15 countries including Britain, France and Germany in a protest on Thursday against Japan's plans to expand its annual whale hunt. (Source)

  1185. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 3:41 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - U.S. Urges Japan to Stop Killing Whales
    The United States again is urging Japan to end its program of killing whales, which the Japanese say is for scientific research, and told Japan any expansion of the program would be unacceptable, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. (Source)

  1186. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 1:17 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Stranded whales freed
    A large pod of false killer whales has been herded out to sea near Busselton in Western Australia's south-west. (Source)

  1187. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 2:51 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Rescuers herd 74 whales back to sea off Australia's west coast
    Dozens of volunteers in wet suits and wooly hats braved chilly seas Thursday to push scores of false killer whales that had beached themselves on Australia's western coast back out to sea. (Source)

  1188. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 7:28 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Mass whale stranding at two Australian beaches
    Up to 160 whales became stranded on two beaches on Australia's southwest coast Thursday after two pods beached themselves. (Source)

  1189. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 7:35 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Australia to lead protest against Japan's whaling
    Australia will lead 15 countries including Britain, France and Germany in a protest on Thursday against Japan's plans to expand its annual whale hunt. (Source)

  1190. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 8:09 AM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Whale mercy mission
    MORE than 1500 jubilant volunteers cried and embraced as a pod of more than 100 whales was shepherded back into deep water following a huge stranding south of Perth. (Source)

  1191. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 8:08 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Elation over whale rescue
    Elation over whale rescue. (Source)

  1192. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 7:58 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Elation over whale rescue
    ABOUT 100 whales that either stranded themselves or had come dangerously close to shore have headed back to sea south of Perth. (Source)

  1193. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 7:19 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - One or two votes will stop Japanese
    AUSTRALIA is "one or two votes out short" from stopping the Japanese from increasing their annual whale cull. (Source)

  1194. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 6:53 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Volunteers save beached whales
    Volunteers help to save dozens of false killer whales stranded in western Australia. (Source)

  1195. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 7:33 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Dozens of whales beach selves in Australia
    Volunteers try to push false killer whales back to sea Thursday at Busselton Beach on Australia's west coast. At least 15 whales were pushed back but dozens more remain beached. (Source)

  1196. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:14 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - NZ pushes whale-watch in Japan
    The Government will push the benefits of whale-watching directly to the Japanese people as it tries to get their Government to quit whaling, says Conservation Minister Chris Carter. (Source)

  1197. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:30 AM PDT - (Sunday Times) - Elation over whale rescue
    ABOUT 100 whales that either stranded themselves or had come dangerously close to shore have headed back to sea south of Perth. (Source)

  1198. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:25 AM PDT - (Stuff) - Live whales worth $120m to NZ
    A new report into the economic value of whale watching in New Zealand will be used to boost the growing anti-whaling lobby against Japan. (Source)

  1199. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:08 AM PDT - (The Sunday Mail) - Elation over whale rescue
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1200. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:55 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Rescuers Herd 74 Whales Back to Sea
    Dozens of volunteers in wet suits and wooly hats braved chilly seas Thursday to push scores of false killer whales that had beached themselves on Australia's western coast back out to sea. (Source)

  1201. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:33 AM PDT - (USA Today) - Rescuers herd 74 whales back to sea
    Dozens of volunteers in wet suits and wooly hats braved chilly seas Thursday to push scores of false killer whales that had beached ... (Source)

  1202. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:16 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Rescuers Herd 74 Whales Back to Sea
    Rescuers Herd 74 Whales Back to Sea Off Australia's West Coast (Source)

  1203. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 3:25 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale stranding a mystery
    IT is still unknown why a pod of more than 100 whales stranded themselves on a beach south of Perth, a rescue effort coordinator said today. (Source)

  1204. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 3:30 PM PDT - (The Mercury) - Whale stranding a mystery
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1205. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 2:39 PM PDT - (Stuff) - Live whales worth $120m to NZ
    A new report into the economic value of whale watching in New Zealand will be used to boost the growing anti-whaling lobby against Japan. (Source)

  1206. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 2:07 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - WA on lookout for renewed whale beaching
    Rescuers work to free beached whales in Western Australia. Residents along Western Australia's south-west coast are being told to watch out for a pod of whales as wildlife officials fear they could re-beach themselves. (Source)

  1207. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 2:21 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Rescuers Herd 74 Whales Back to Sea
    Rescuers Herd 74 Whales Back to Sea Off Australia's West Coast (Source)

  1208. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 3:25 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Rescuers' joy at saving stranded whales
    It is still unknown why a pod of more than 100 whales stranded themselves on a beach south of Perth, a rescue effort coordinator says. (Source)

  1209. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 4:24 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Whales find freedom after mass rescue in Australia
    RESCUERS struggled for hours yesterday to save 74 whales that had become stranded on two beaches on Australia's south-west coast. (Source)

  1210. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 4:50 PM PDT - (CTV.ca) - 74 beached whales rescued in Australia
    Dozens of volunteers in wetsuits and woolly hats braved chilly seas Thursday to push scores of false killer whales that had beached themselves on Australia's western coast back out to sea. (Source)

  1211. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 8:24 PM PDT - (The Age) - Sick whale may have led to stranding
    A sick whale that died after becoming stranded on a West Australian beach may have led other whales into a mass stranding, wildlife authorities say. (Source)

  1212. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 6:45 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - NZ pushes whale-watch in Japan
    The Government will push the benefits of whale-watching directly to the Japanese people as it tries to get their Government to quit whaling, says Conservation Minister Chris Carter. (Source)

  1213. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 6:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Autopsy finds stranded whale was sick
    Rescuers work to free beached whales in Western Australia. An autopsy of the whale which died during yesterday's big rescue attempt at Busselton, south of Perth, has revealed the whale was ill. (Source)

  1214. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 6:21 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Happy end to whale tale but stranding cause a mystery
    PERTH -- It is still unknown why a pod of more than 100 whales stranded themselves on a beach south of Perth, a rescue effort coordinator said today. (Source)

  1215. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 7:09 PM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Whale mercy mission
    MORE than 1500 jubilant volunteers cried and embraced as a pod of more than 100 whales was shepherded back into deep water following a huge stranding south of Perth. (Source)

  1216. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 8:03 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Sick whale may have led to stranding
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1217. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 5:05 PM PDT - (The Border Mail) - Whale rescue win
    JUBILANT volunteers cried and embraced as a pod of more than 100 false killer whales was shepherded back into deep water after a mass stranding south of Perth. (Source)

  1218. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:40 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Starved whale cub boosts ecologist fears in Russia's Far East
    A starved grey whale cub was found dead in Russia's Far East region of Primorye, boosting local ecologists' fears that giant oil projects off the nearby Sakhalin island could make the endangered species extinct. (Source)

  1219. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:28 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 03/06/2005
    A new report on the economic value of whale-watching in New Zealand will be used to boost the growing anti-whaling lobby against Japan. New Zealand's conservation minister, Chris Carter, says the report shows that living whales are much more valuable than dead ones. (Source)

  1220. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:24 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Australians save more than 100 stranded whales
    _ Hundreds of Australians worked tirelessly Thursday to save a pod of more than 100 whales stranded on a Western Australian beach south of Perth, officials said Friday. (Source)

  1221. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 0:08 AM PDT - (Long Beach Press-Telegram) - Volunteers save whales
    Rescuers refloat 74 beached marine mammals. BUSSELTON, Australia — Dozens of volunteers in wet suits and woolly hats braved chilly seas Thursday to push scores of false killer whales that had beached themselves on Australia's western coast back out to sea. (Source)

  1222. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 0:20 AM PDT - (Daily Record) - SAVED THE WHALES
    THESE are the amazing scenes as hundreds of volunteers battled to save 75 beached whales. Wildlife experts put out a call for help when the school of false killer whales hurled themselves on to the shore. (Source)

  1223. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 2:05 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Starved whale cub boosts ecologist fears in Russia's Far East
    A starved grey whale cub was found dead in Russia's Far East region of Primorye, boosting local ecologists' fears that giant oil projects off the nearby Sakhalin island could make the endangered species extinct. (Source)

  1224. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 2:40 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Officials hope to shed light on whale stranding
    Western Australian wildlife authorities hope further tests on a dead false killer whale will shed more light on the reason for Thursday's mass stranding near Busselton in the state's south-west. (Source)

  1225. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 1:48 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Sick whale caused beaching
    Dozens of whales have beached themselves on the West Australian coast while accompanying a fellow whale that was sick, wildlife officials have said. (Source)

  1226. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 2:03 AM PDT - (The NewStandard) - Gov’t Withholds Info on How Sonar Affects Whales
    According to a lawsuit filed in New York Tuesday, government agencies failed to fulfill requests for study data on whale deaths that might be related to the Navy's use of Sonar equipment. ... (Source)

  1227. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 3:10 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - No sign of whales after dramatic rescue
    A pod of whales that became stranded on a West Australian beach has not been spotted since being herded back into deep waters, giving authorities hope the mammals will continue their journey safely. (Source)

  1228. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 4:52 AM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Whales find freedom after mass rescue in Australia
    RESCUERS struggled for hours yesterday to save 74 whales that had become stranded on two beaches on Australia's south-west coast. (Source)

  1229. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 8:14 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Loophole sparks wails on whales
    A WAR is brewing over whale watching on the Gold Coast this winter because of concerns that migrating humpbacks could be harassed on their journey up and down the Queensland coast. (Source)

  1230. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 7:32 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Rescuers Herd 74 Whales Back to Sea off Australia's West Coast
    Dozens of volunteers in wet suits and wooly hats braved chilly seas Thursday to push scores of false killer whales that had beached themselves on Australia's western coast back out to sea. (Source)

  1231. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 8:09 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Pod returns to deep but mystery lingers
    IT is still unknown why a pod of more than 100 false killer whales stranded themselves on a beach south of Perth, a rescue effort co-ordinator said yesterday. (Source)

  1232. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 9:15 AM PDT - (Channel NewsAsia) - Starved whale cub boosts ecologist fears in Russia's Far East
    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: A starved grey whale cub was found dead in Russia's Far East region of Primorye, boosting local ecologists' fears that giant oil projects off the nearby Sakhalin island could make the endangered species extinct. (Source)

  1233. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 10:32 AM PDT - (Newport News-Times) - A whale's tale
    The whale skeleton sculpture by local artist Lon Brusselback installed at Don Davis Park in Newport is featured on the cover of the 2005 Oregon Arts Commission report, which includes summaries of statewide projects completed through the use of grant monies received from the commission. (Source)

  1234. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 11:35 AM PDT - (Daily Yomiuri Online) - How toxins travel the seas / Scientists identify key vectors of toxicity in marine mammals
    A gray whale that strayed into Tokyo Bay during the Golden Week holiday period early last month found its sudden fame cut short when it was strangled by a fixed shore net. (Source)

  1235. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 9:44 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Wail of a time
    Forgive my lack of attention, but I was under the impression the whales had already been saved, oooh about 10 years ago, and we'd all moved on. Now it seems they need saving all over again, with the Japanese under fire over their right to do extra "scientific research". (Source)

  1236. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 4:46 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Our threatened friends in the Firth
    Every day, we feature a popular species and see how we protect them. Today: the bottlenose dolphin. (Source)

  1237. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 5:13 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Port River dolphin sanctuary a 'world leader'
    A South Australian conservationist has labelled the new dolphin sanctuary on the Port River as a world first. (Source)

  1238. Fri, 03 Jun 2005 5:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Port River dolphin sanctuary a 'world leader'
    A South Australian conservationist has labelled the new dolphin sanctuary on the Port River as a world first. The long-awaited sanctuary, launched today, is designed to protect the Port River dolphins in the Barker Inlet area of the river. (Source)

  1239. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 3:06 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale eaters cook up storm
    IT is rare for a cooking class to court political controversy, but in Tokyo today, the Women's Forum for Fish was doing just that; teaching whale meat recipes as an international row over whale-hunting brewed. (Source)

  1240. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 2:56 AM PDT - (AlertNet) - Japanese whale eaters dig in despite foreign outcry
    TOKYO, June 4 (Reuters) It is rare for a cooking class to court political controversy, but in Tokyo on Saturday, the Women's Forum for Fish was doing just that, teaching whale meat recipes as an international row over whale hunting brewed. (Source)

  1241. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 4:24 AM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Whale eaters cook up storm
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1242. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 6:16 AM PDT - (The Mercury) - Whale eaters cook up storm
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1243. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 6:04 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - No-whaling zone focus of debate
    TOKYO: An Australian-proposed no-whaling zone in the South Pacific Ocean is expected to dominate this month's meeting of the International Whaling Commission's Conservation Committee in South Korea. (Source)

  1244. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 8:15 AM PDT - (Sunday Times) - Beach heroes: How wetsuit warriors saved giants of the sea
    THE 100 whales beached at Busselton this week probably owe their lives to 20 mammals that were stranded a few kilometres away just six weeks ago. That beaching reignited interest in the community-based rescue group WestWhales, formed 19 years ago when 114 whales beached at Augusta. (Source)

  1245. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 10:15 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Jonathan Milne: Time to speak out against Japan's whaling agenda
    There's a big new hospital on Tuvalu built with Japanese aid money. The University of the South Pacific is conducting a research project for Kiribati on the impact of global warming funded largely by Japan. (Source)

  1246. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 4:47 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Japan fights hunt ban as cooks have whale of a time
    IT IS rare for a cookery class to court political controversy, but in Tokyo yesterday , the Women's Forum for Fish was doing just that, teaching whale meat recipes as an international row over whale hunting brewed. (Source)

  1247. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 6:42 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Japanese move could harm whale-watching
    TOKYO -- New Zealand’s whale-watching industry could be affected if Japan is allowed to hunt humpback whales in the Antarctic Ocean, environmentalists have warned. (Source)

  1248. Sat, 04 Jun 2005 11:23 PM PDT - (Reuters.co.uk) - Japanese whale eaters dig in
    TOKYO (Reuters) It is rare for a cooking class to court political controversy, but in Tokyo on Saturday, the Women's Forum for Fish was doing just that, teaching whale meat recipes as an international row over whale hunting brewed. (Source)

  1249. Sun, 05 Jun 2005 4:56 AM PDT - (Cape Cod Times) - Big business
    The whales have returned from their winter respites in warmer waters. And with them comes the return of whale watching a seasonal draw that's become an important part of the local tourism industry. (Source)

  1250. Sun, 05 Jun 2005 7:05 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Japan holds classes to cook our whales
    WHILE Australia is fighting to save endangered humpbacks from Japanese whalers, women in Tokyo were learning how to cook the mammals yesterday. The Women's Forum for Fish was teaching various whale recipes, including how to savour and prepare the meat. (Source)

  1251. Sun, 05 Jun 2005 8:02 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Parasite threat to Port dolphins
    A MYSTERIOUS parasite was killing South Australia's dolphins, researchers said last night. Nine dead dolphins have washed ashore at SA beaches since January, which is double the usual death toll for this time of the year. (Source)

  1252. Sun, 05 Jun 2005 8:56 AM PDT - (Juneau Empire) - Outdoors Digest
    Up to 18 humpback whales have been spotted consistently in Glacier Bay during the past week, prompting the National Park Service to impose a 13-knot speed limit for all vessels in the lower bay and Whidbey Passage. (Source)

  1253. Sun, 05 Jun 2005 6:28 AM PDT - (WINK TV Southwest Florida) - UH to Research Sound Effects on Dolphins
    HONOLULU A bill passed by the U.S. House last week would provide $2.2 million to the University of Hawaii to research the effects of sound on whales and dolphins. (Source)

  1254. Sun, 05 Jun 2005 8:31 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Campbell chases vital Pacific votes on whaling
    Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell says only a couple of votes will decide if the International Whaling Commission endorses the resumption of commercial whaling. (Source)

  1255. Sun, 05 Jun 2005 10:26 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Parasite threat to Port dolphins
    A MYSTERIOUS parasite was killing South Australia's dolphins, researchers said last night. Nine dead dolphins have washed ashore at SA beaches since January, which is double the usual death toll for this time of the year. (Source)

  1256. Sun, 05 Jun 2005 10:28 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 06/06/2005
    Australia's environment minister, Ian Campbell, says one or two votes will decide whether the International Whaling Commission (IWC) endorses the resumption of commercial whaling. (Source)

  1257. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 0:26 AM PDT - (AlertNet) - Australia courts island nations to stop whaling
    CANBERRA, June 6 (Reuters) Australia will lobby South Pacific island nations this week to try to head off Japan's push to increase its annual whale hunt as Canberra steps up its diplomatic offensive against Japanese whaling. (Source)

  1258. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 0:24 AM PDT - (The Age) - Pacific mission life or death for whales
    Environment Minister Ian Campbell sees his upcoming lobbying tour of the South Pacific as a "life and death mission" for whales. (Source)

  1259. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 2:06 AM PDT - (Reuters.co.uk) - Australia courts island nations to stop whaling
    CANBERRA (Reuters) Australia will lobby South Pacific island nations this week to try to head off Japan's push to increase its annual whale hunt as Canberra steps up its diplomatic offensive against Japanese whaling. (Source)

  1260. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 6:03 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - $1.3bn whale tourism 'worth more than meat'
    WHALES are worth more alive than dead, says a report on the whale-watching industry. The International Fund for Animal Welfare also said yesterday that Japan's "research" hunts essentially disguised commercial whaling. (Source)

  1261. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 7:19 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Saving the whale the harpoon way
    For the first time, Japan is publicly stating its case for killing more Antarctic whales. (Source)

  1262. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 6:02 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Whale mercy mission
    Whale mercy mission. (Source)

  1263. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 11:42 AM PDT - (Bayside Bulletin) - Whale watching season begins
    A RECORD 7000-plus humpback whales should make their way past North Stradbroke Island's Point Lookout as the official whale watching season begins. (Source)

  1264. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 9:04 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Australia courts island nations to stop whaling
    Australia will lobby South Pacific island nations this week to try to head off Japan's push to increase its annual whale hunt as Canberra steps up its diplomatic offensive against Japanese whaling. (Source)

  1265. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 10:59 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Pacific nation aid won't be withdrawn
    AUSTRALIA will not threaten to withdraw aid or offer incentives when it begins lobbying Pacific nations today for votes to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling. (Source)

  1266. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 9:49 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Support for whales lobbied
    FEDERAL Environment Minister Ian Campbell leaves on a whirlwind tour of the South Pacific today to gather support for an extension of the 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling. (Source)

  1267. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 11:42 AM PDT - (Bayside Bulletin) - Japanese to hunt humpbacks
    HANDS off our whales is the message from the Redlands to the Japanese Government which plans to add an initial 50 humpbacks to its whaling quota for so called "scientific purposes". (Source)

  1268. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 1:20 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Whale swims up river
    Hawkes Bay conservation workers are searching for a juvenile pygmy sperm whale that swam 800m up the Nuhaka River and into the Waimauku Stream. Sonny Haenga, whose property borders the river, was the first to spot the whale. (Source)

  1269. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 1:49 PM PDT - (FCW.com) - Whale tracking responses due
    Responses to a presolicitation notice for satellite tracking of endangered bowhead whales are due by June 8. (Source)

  1270. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 1:10 PM PDT - (The Age) - Pacific mission life or death for whales
    Environment Minister Ian Campbell sees his upcoming lobbying tour of the South Pacific as a "life and death mission" for whales. (Source)

  1271. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 2:06 PM PDT - (New Scientist) - Dolphins teach their children to uses sponges
    Bottlenoses are the first cetaceans shown to pass a skill to their offspring by cultural transmission (Source)

  1272. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 5:44 PM PDT - (Bayside Bulletin) - Whale watching season begins
    A RECORD 7000-plus humpback whales should make their way past North Stradbroke Island's Point Lookout as the official whale watching season begins. (Source)

  1273. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 5:47 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Rescue pictures in whale campaign
    THE front pages of Australian newspapers depicting people rescuing beached whales will be used by the Federal Government in its efforts to influence Pacific Island nations to oppose a resumption of commercial whaling. (Source)

  1274. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 5:48 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Rescue pictures in whale campaign
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1275. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 5:43 PM PDT - (Bayside Bulletin) - Japanese to hunt humpbacks
    HANDS off our whales is the message from the Redlands to the Japanese Government which plans to add an initial 50 humpbacks to its whaling quota for so called "scientific purposes". (Source)

  1276. Mon, 06 Jun 2005 11:34 PM PDT - (The Star) - Saving our whales
    Newcastle City Council has joined Port Stephens Council to persuade Japan to drop its plans to increase commercial whaling. (Source)

  1277. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 1:57 AM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 07/06/2005
    The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Maatia Toafa says his country supports the resumption of commercial whaling. The Prime Minister has also asked Australia and New Zealand to respect Tuvalu's stance. (Source)

  1278. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 7:00 AM PDT - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - New U.S. Poll Reveals Strong Opposition to Japanese Whaling; Leading Conservationists Urge Action in Advance of Global
    What: Media Teleconference/Webcast featuring results of new nationwide poll (Source)

  1279. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 5:50 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Solomons promises to vote against Japan's 'scientific' whaling
    _ The Solomon Islands has assured Australia it will vote against Japan's plans to expand its scientific whaling program at this month's crucial International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea, the Australian Associated Press reported Tuesday. (Source)

  1280. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 11:21 AM PDT - (The Australian) - First whale birth of migration
    A SOUTHERN right whale and its calf have been spotted off Victoria's coast, signalling the start of the whales' annual birthing season in Australia's warmer waters. (Source)

  1281. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 11:18 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - First whale birth of migration
    First whale birth of migration. (Source)

  1282. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 8:41 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Whale pod spotted off south-west coast
    Locals have spotted three southern right whales off Victoria's south-west coast for the second day in a row. (Source)

  1283. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 5:20 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - A modest proposal: let's eat Japanese scientists
    MEMBERS of Japan's pro-whale hunting lobby aren't a popular bunch. Their critics just can't seem to get a grip on the fact that luncheon meat is a perfectly acceptable byproduct of scientific research. (Source)

  1284. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 6:09 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Baby makes a splash
    WARRNAMBOOL has its first baby whale for the season with a mother and her calf seen splashing off the coast yesterday morning. The protective mother kept her baby far out from shore and away from another whale also sighted yesterday. (Source)

  1285. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 9:07 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale pod spotted off south-west coast
    Locals have spotted three southern right whales off Victoria's south-west coast for the second day in a row. The pod is made up of a mother and her calf and a pregnant female. (Source)

  1286. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 10:15 PM PDT - (Myrtle Beach Online) - Whales beached in Georgetown County couldn't be saved
    GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- A pygmy sperm whale and her calf could not be saved after beaching themselves in Georgetown County. A wildlife biologist searching by air for sea turtle tracks found the whales Tuesday morning on a narrow spit of sand on a nature preserve on Sand Island. (Source)

  1287. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 11:24 PM PDT - (OhmyNews) - Modern Korean Whaling Anchored Abroad
    A Russian was the first to establish commercial whaling in Korea, but by 1904 the Korean government granted a Japanese entrepreneur permission to operate in its waters. A year later, all Russian whaling had been taken... (Source)

  1288. Tue, 07 Jun 2005 10:03 PM PDT - (Gulf News) - Website calls for shelving of dolphin project
    An animal welfare activist is appealing to the authorities to call off the proposed dolphinarium planned for next year. An Abu Dhabi-based veterinarian has started the petition against the project announced by Dubai Municipality a few months ago. (Source)

  1289. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 0:15 AM PDT - (Myrtle Beach Online) - Whale
    GEORGETOWN -- A wildlife biologist searching by air for sea turtle tracks in a remote area of Georgetown County discovered a pygmy sperm whale and her calf beached Tuesday morning on a narrow spit of sand. (Source)

  1290. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 4:56 AM PDT - (WIS-TV Columbia) - Beached whales in Georgetown County couldn't be saved
    (Georgetown-AP) A pygmy sperm whale and her calf beached themselves in Georgetown County Tuesday but could not be saved. A wildlife biologist actually saw the whales while flying over a nature preserve on Sand Island. (Source)

  1291. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 7:20 AM PDT - (Environmental Media Services) - Rule Delays Doom Right Whale To Extinction
    Washington, DC — The federal government’s top advisor on protecting marine mammals says inaction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is condemning the endangered North Atlantic right whale to extinction, according to a letter released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). For the past year, NOAA has been sitting on proposed rules that would require (Source)

  1292. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 6:02 AM PDT - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - New U.S. Poll Reveals Strong Opposition to Japanese Whaling; LeadingConservationists Urge Action in Advance of Global
    What: Media Teleconference/Webcast featuring results of new nationwide poll (Source)

  1293. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 3:39 PM PDT - (The Age) - Campbell upbeat on whale protection
    Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell completed a whirlwind two day visit to three far-flung Pacific island nations, upbeat about their support for the conservation of whales. (Source)

  1294. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 4:36 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Aust rallies support against 'blowing up whales'
    Federal Environment Minister Senator Ian Campbell says the Solomon Islands will support Australia's campaign against increased whaling by Japan, in the vote at the International Whaling Commission next week. (Source)

  1295. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 3:11 PM PDT - (National Geographic) - Dolphin Moms Teach Daughters to Use Tools
    Scientists say bottlenose dolphins in Australia that wear sponges on their beaks provide evidence for culture that's passed from mother to daughter. (Source)

  1296. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 3:20 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Campbell claims whaling victory
    FEDERAL Environment Minister Ian Campbell has conceded he may still be one or two votes shy of claiming victory in his campaign to extend a moratorium on commercial whaling. (Source)

  1297. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 7:18 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Environment Minister garners support against Japan whaling bid
    Tony Eastley presents AM Monday to Friday from 8:00am on ABC Local Radio and 7:10am on Radio National. Join Elizabeth Jackson for the Saturday edition at 8am on Local Radio and 7am on Radio National. (Source)

  1298. Wed, 08 Jun 2005 10:35 PM PDT - (Prague Daily Monitor) - Prague children
    (PDM staff with CTK) One hundred children from two Prague schools formed a live symbolic picture of a whale in Prague's Petrin park yesterday to protest against commercial whaling. (Source)

  1299. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 0:41 AM PDT - (AlertNet) - Vote on Japan's whale hunt very close
    CANBERRA, June 9 (Reuters) Australia's bid to defeat a Japanese plan to expand whale hunting rests with just one or two votes, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said on Thursday after a whirlwind campaign to lobby nations from Europe to the Pacific. (Source)

  1300. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 0:56 AM PDT - (The Sunday Mail) - Whale lobbying for vital votes
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1301. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 1:05 AM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale lobbying for vital votes
    LAST-minute international lobbying had strengthened Australia's chances of securing the one or two votes needed to block Japan's controversial plan to double its scientific whale kill and resume commercial whaling, federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell said today. (Source)

  1302. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 4:22 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Japan whale vote 'will be close'
    Australia's bid to defeat a Japanese plan to increase whaling depends on just a few votes, Canberra says. (Source)

  1303. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 1:03 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale lobbying for vital votes
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1304. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 2:17 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Australia gains Solomons support on whaling ban
    Eleanor Hall hosts The World Today's lunch hour of current affairs, with background and debate from Australia and the world. Monday to Friday, 12:10pm, ABC Local Radio and Radio National. (Source)

  1305. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 1:14 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Australia says it may be short of support for continued whaling moratorium
    Australia conceded Thursday it may be a few votes short of victory in a campaign to extend a moratorium on commercial whaling at an international conference this month. (Source)

  1306. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 1:14 AM PDT - (Busselton-Dunsborough Mail) - The community answers nature's call
    AN amazing effort by more than 1500 volunteers last Thursday along Geographe Bay managed to return a stranded pod of more than 150 false killer whales back to the ocean. (Source)

  1307. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 8:07 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Whale kill vote on knife edge
    LAST-minute international lobbying had strengthened Australia's chances of securing the one or two votes needed to block Japan's controversial plan to double its scientific whale kill and resume commercial whaling, federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell said yesterday. (Source)

  1308. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 9:05 AM PDT - (Manila Bulletin) - Rare dwarf sperm whale dies as efforts to save it fail
    LINGAYEN, Pangasinan Despite effort by local fishery officials to save it in the last three days, a rare dwarf sperm whale caught by fishermen at the Lingayen Gulf last Monday has succumbed to wound infections and died here last Wednesday afternoon. (Source)

  1309. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 3:01 PM PDT - (WRGB) - Marine experts looking for entangled whale
    (Provincetown, MASS. AP) — A rescue team spent much of today searching for an entangled right whale in the waters off Massachusetts. (Source)

  1310. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 4:12 PM PDT - (The Boston Channel) - Marine Experts Looking For Entangled Whale
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- A rescue team spent much of Thursday searching for an entangled right whale in the waters off Massachusetts. The entangled whale was spotted from the air Wednesday about 55 miles east of Cape Cod. The New England Aquarium said the whale is trailing about 200 feet of rope. (Source)

  1311. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 3:12 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Pro-whalers slam Aussie's Kyoto record
    Australia's own environmental record and opposition to the Kyoto protocol left it in no position to object to an expansion of the whale kill, a pro-whaling group said. (Source)

  1312. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 2:50 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Aussie whaling stance 'ridiculous'
    AUSTRALIA'S own environmental record and opposition to the Kyoto protocol left it in no position to object to an expansion of the whale kill, a pro-whaling group said today. (Source)

  1313. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 3:16 PM PDT - (Northern Star) - Whaling rouses flight and fight response
    WHALE LOVER Sue Arnold is about to embark upon a mission to Korea to save her beloved animals. (Source)

  1314. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 3:40 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Hundreds sign anti-whaling petition
    Hervey Bay City Council in south-east Queensland says hundreds of people have signed its petition to stop Japan from increasing whaling. (Source)

  1315. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 5:45 PM PDT - (NBC 10 Providence) - Marine Experts Search For Entangled Whale
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- A rescue team spent much of Thursday searching for an entangled right whale in the waters off Massachusetts. The entangled whale was spotted from the air Wednesday about 55 miles east of Cape Cod. The New England Aquarium said the whale is trailing about 200 feet of rope. (Source)

  1316. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 7:10 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Pro-whalers slam Aussie's Kyoto record
    Australia's own environmental record and opposition to the Kyoto protocol left it in no position to object to an expansion of the whale kill, a pro-whaling group said. (Source)

  1317. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 8:32 PM PDT - (NOAA News) - UNITED STATES REITERATES ITS OPPOSITION TO SCIENTIFIC WHALING AND ASKS JAPAN NOT TO EXPAND ITS LETHAL RESEARCH PROGRAM
    June 2, 2005 The United States has asked Japan to end its program of lethal "scientific" whaling. The request comes just days before Japan is expected to unveil a proposed program for hunting hundreds more whales in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica. (Source)

  1318. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 7:34 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Australia defends environmental record
    ENVIRONMENT Minister Ian Campbell has defended Australia's environmental record amid criticism from pro-whaling countries. Senator Campbell today said he was not surprised certain countries were trying to undermine Australia's attempts to curb commercial whaling. (Source)

  1319. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 7:17 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Australia
    Tony Eastley presents AM Monday to Friday from 8:00am on ABC Local Radio and 7:10am on Radio National. Join Elizabeth Jackson for the Saturday edition at 8am on Local Radio and 7am on Radio National. (Source)

  1320. Thu, 09 Jun 2005 5:16 PM PDT - (The Border Mail) - Whaling for research must be put to a stop
    I AM in year 8 at Wodonga West College. We have recently been|learning about endangered species. It has come to my attention that one animal in particular is critically endangered and that not much is being done to protect it. (Source)

  1321. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 0:27 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Pro-whalers slam Aussie's Kyoto record
    Australia's own environmental record and opposition to the Kyoto protocol left it in no position to object to an expansion of the whale kill, a pro-whaling group said. (Source)

  1322. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 4:42 AM PDT - (WLNE-TV) - Marine experts looking for entangled whale
    A rescue team spent much of yesterday searching for an entangled right whale in the waters off Massachusetts. The entangled whale was spotted from the air Wednesday about 55 miles east of Cape Cod. The New England Aquarium says the whale is trailing about two hundred feet of rope. (Source)

  1323. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 7:40 AM PDT - (Juneau Empire) - Humpback calf tangled in gillnet
    Federal biologists are monitoring a humpback whale calf swimming just south of Juneau with a drift gillnet wedged in its baleen, they reported Thursday. (Source)

  1324. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 6:26 AM PDT - (Portsmouth Herald) - Lend a helping hand
    Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation seeks a full-time intern for this summer. Learn to identify local marine life, learn about whale behavior, teach the public, assist in research programs and make valuable friendships. (Source)

  1325. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 7:21 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Whaling nations turn on Aussies
    AUSTRALIA has no way of stopping whaling and our opposition to blowing whales up with grenades was ridiculous given our environmental record, a pro-whaling group said yesterday. (Source)

  1326. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 6:23 AM PDT - (Nunatsiaq News) - As narwhal exports increase
    Narwhal hunters in Nunavut and Greenland may soon face an international ban on the sale of narwhal tusks and things made of narwhal ivory. That's because delegates at a recent meeting of CITES in Geneva, Switzerland began debate last month on a total import-export ban on narwhal products. (Source)

  1327. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 11:21 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Entangled Humpback Found Off Alaska Coast
    A humpback whale calf was spotted in Southeast Alaska with commercial fishing gear entangled in its mouth, a federal fisheries biologist said. (Source)

  1328. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 11:41 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Entangled Humpback Found Off Alaska Coast
    Young Humpback Whale Spotted Off Alaska Coast With Fishing Gear Entangled in Its Mouth (Source)

  1329. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 10:16 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - DoC denies sonar kills whales in NZ
    New Zealand has denied mass strandings of whales and dolphins in its waters are due to high-intensity sound, as claimed by an international environmental coalition. (Source)

  1330. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 2:21 PM PDT - (RedNova) - Entangled Humpback Found Off Alaska Coast
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A humpback whale calf was spotted in Southeast Alaska with commercial fishing gear entangled in its mouth, a federal fisheries biologist said. (Source)

  1331. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 1:05 PM PDT - (Newhouse News Service) - Tracking Program Gives Scientists an Animal's-Eye View of the Pacific
    Where's Jimbo? Scientifically known as blue whale 2204019, Jimbo is off San Francisco Bay now, cruising for krill. Since September he has covered roughly 4,000 miles, leaving southern Oregon waters in the fall to winter in Mexico's warm Sea of Cortez. (Source)

  1332. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 6:19 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Entangled Humpback Found Off Alaska Coast
    A humpback whale calf was spotted in Southeast Alaska with commercial fishing gear entangled in its mouth, a federal fisheries biologist said. (Source)

  1333. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 6:39 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Entangled Humpback Found Off Alaska Coast
    Young Humpback Whale Spotted Off Alaska Coast With Fishing Gear Entangled in Its Mouth (Source)

  1334. Sat, 11 Jun 2005 6:03 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Dolphins taught how to keep their noses clean
    A GROUP of female dolphins off Western Australia appear to be teaching their daughters how to use marine sponges as foraging tools, scientists said yesterday. (Source)

  1335. Sat, 11 Jun 2005 4:42 PM PDT - (The Observer) - Blood
    On Tuesday morning a most improbable biker gang will snake its way through London. Derek Twigg, the Transport Minister will lead 60 MPs and peers in the parliamentry bike ride to Westminster, one of 2,000 events throughout the country to mark Bike Week, from kids rides to serious races. (Source)

  1336. Sat, 11 Jun 2005 1:21 PM PDT - (The Times of India) - Treasure trove?
    The Gujarat coastline has everything: wonderful beaches, amazing marine life, historical monuments... What it doesn't have is tourists. AT finds out why. (Source)

  1337. Sat, 11 Jun 2005 3:55 PM PDT - (Gulf Daily News) - Icy torture ordeal for terror suspect
    A BAHRAINI detainee was tied to a pole outside in freezing weather and doused repeatedly with cold water by US interrogators, according to allegations just released. He was also repeatedly beaten and had a mop soaked with what appeared to be urine dragged over his body and face. (Source)

  1338. Sat, 11 Jun 2005 7:42 PM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - DVD REVIEWS
    Leave it to John Waters to title his shocking-pink boxed set career retrospective "Very Crudely Yours, John Waters." Waters has always reveled in being a vulgar and comic provocateur. Not all of his attempts to shock have made for great movies, yet few directors have dared be so outrageous. (Source)

  1339. Sun, 12 Jun 2005 0:06 AM PDT - (Bradenton Herald) - Area guide specializes in adventure fishing
    Harpoon a whale from a longboat, and the resulting tow-job is called a "Nantucket Sleigh Ride." (Source)

  1340. Sun, 12 Jun 2005 7:05 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - WWF: Japan scientific whaling a sham
    OSLO, Norway (Reuters) Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the World Wildlife Fund environmental group said on Monday in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the mammals' meat. (Source)

  1341. Sun, 12 Jun 2005 9:33 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Migaloo spotted off NSW coast
    A rare albino humpback whale, known as Migaloo, has been sighted off the mid-north coast of New South Wales. (Source)

  1342. Sun, 12 Jun 2005 9:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Migaloo spotted off NSW coast
    A rare albino humpback whale, known as Migaloo, has been sighted off the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Jason Herbet from a Port Macquarie charter company says Migaloo was spotted by whale watchers about 9am AEST today. (Source)

  1343. Sun, 12 Jun 2005 11:47 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan's defense of whaling based on lousy science: WWF
    Japan's claim that it kills whales for research is not only a commercial hunt in disguise but is also based on lousy science, the WWF conservation group says. (Source)

  1344. Sun, 12 Jun 2005 10:56 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - WWF says Japan's whaling is a sham
    The World Wildlife Fund says Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research and just collect skin samples if it wants to do genetic analysis. (Source)

  1345. Sun, 12 Jun 2005 10:45 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan should stop its 'scientific' whaling: WWF report
    _ The World Wildlife Fund environment group pressed Japan on Monday to discontinue slaughtering whales, saying its "scientific" whaling is a coverup for commercial sales of the giant mammal's meat. (Source)

  1346. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 7:22 AM PDT - (WJZ 13) - Second Dolphin Dies at Baltimore Aquarium 10:15 AM
    Baltimore, MD (WJZ) The National Aquarium in Baltimore has lost its second dolphin this year. Raven, a 4-year-old dolphin born at the aquarium, became ill June 4 and died within hours of showing symptoms, spokeswoman Jennifer Fiegl said. (Source)

  1347. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 3:41 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - 'Do not disturb' sign up: Dolphins mating
    BAIS CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines -- Ssshh! Marine mammals breeding. Instead of clapping and shouting at the sight of dolphins and whales, tourists visiting the Tanon Strait to watch the beautiful sea creatures are advised to remain absolutely quiet. (Source)

  1348. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 4:38 PM PDT - (The Star Online) - Fishing nets a grave global threat to marine mammals
    Fishing nets kill 1,000 marine mammals daily, says a conservation group. (Source)

  1349. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 10:50 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Japanese tastes threaten giants of the sea
    The International Whaling Commission meets in South Korea next week for what promises to be a stormy session. Japan is pushing hard to resume commercial whaling, while Australia has launched a strong counter-offensive. John Yeld investigates... (Source)

  1350. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 0:38 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - White whale spotted off coast
    WHALE watchers off the New South Wales mid-north coast were "blessed" to catch a glimpse of a rare albino humpback whale today. The whale, known as Migaloo, passed by Port Macquarie this morning as it migrated to warmer waters in the Whitsundays, off the north Queensland coast. (Source)

  1351. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 0:18 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - White whale spotted off coast
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1352. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 10:32 AM PDT - (Weekend Standard) - Japan whale science derided as sham
    Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the WWF environmental group said in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the meat. (Source)

  1353. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 10:50 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Japanese tastes threaten giants of the sea
    The International Whaling Commission meets in South Korea next week for what promises to be a stormy session. Japan is pushing hard to resume commercial whaling, while Australia has launched a strong counter-offensive. John Yeld investigates... (Source)

  1354. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 4:09 PM PDT - (The Age) - Fears vote will hurt whaling commission
    The federal government is concerned Japan will push for the introduction of secret ballots at the world whaling body as it tries to get commercial whaling reintroduced. (Source)

  1355. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 3:41 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - 'Do not disturb' sign up: Dolphins mating
    BAIS CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines -- Ssshh! Marine mammals breeding. Instead of clapping and shouting at the sight of dolphins and whales, tourists visiting the Tanon Strait to watch the beautiful sea creatures are advised to remain absolutely quiet. (Source)

  1356. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 6:54 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Boat drives over mother and calf By SARAH SCOPELIANOS and VANESSA BURROW
    WHALE-WATCHERS looked on in disbelief yesterday as a speedboat illegally entered Warrnambool's Logans Beach exclusion zone and appeared to drive over the top of a Southern Right whale and her calf. (Source)

  1357. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 6:13 PM PDT - (WINK TV Southwest Florida) - Entangled Humpback Found Off Alaska Coast
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska A humpback whale calf was spotted in Southeast Alaska with commercial fishing gear entangled in its mouth, a federal fisheries biologist said. (Source)

  1358. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 7:04 PM PDT - (Aljazeera) - Japan pushes whaling agenda
    Japanese officials have expressed confidence that other countries will come round to Tokyo's concept of whaling ahead of a crucial annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission's Scientific Committee in Ulsan, South Korea. (Source)

  1359. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 7:17 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Scientific whaling unnecessary
    Tony Eastley presents AM Monday to Friday from 8:00am on ABC Local Radio and 7:10am on Radio National. Join Elizabeth Jackson for the Saturday edition at 8am on Local Radio and 7am on Radio National. (Source)

  1360. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 9:14 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - DSE probes whale zone breach reports
    The Department of Sustainability (DSE) is angry over reports a jet ski and a speed boat entered a whale exclusion zone at Warrnambool, in south-west Victoria, on the weekend. (Source)

  1361. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 10:40 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Clash over secret whale ballots
    AUSTRALIA and Japan clashed today over the issue of secret ballots at next week's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1362. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 11:42 PM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Clash over secret whale ballots
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1363. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 0:21 AM PDT - (The Age) - Fears vote will hurt whaling commission
    The federal government is concerned Japan will push for the introduction of secret ballots at the world whaling body as it tries to get commercial whaling reintroduced. (Source)

  1364. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 2:11 AM PDT - (Cape Argus) - Giants of the sea threatened by Japan's taste for whale meat
    The International Whaling Commission meets in South Korea next week for what promises to be one of the stormiest sessions in its 59-year history. Japan is pushing hard to resume commercial whaling, and Australia has launched an unprecedented diplomatic counter-offensive in response. (Source)

  1365. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 3:11 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - WWF Says Japan Scientific Whaling a Sham
    Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the WWF environmental group said on Monday in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the mammals' meat. (Source)

  1366. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 5:56 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - S.Africa opposes Japan's plan to expand whale hunt
    South Africa will next week seek to defeat a Japanese proposal to expand whale hunting as it would threaten a growing industry catering to people who enjoy watching the huge mammals, a senior official said. (Source)

  1367. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 8:09 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Whale meeting stirs ballot brawl
    AUSTRALIA and Japan clashed yesterday over the issue of secret ballots at next week's International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1368. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 6:53 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - South Africa opposes Japan's whaling
    SOUTH Africa will next week seek to defeat a Japanese proposal to expand whale hunting as it would threaten a growing industry catering to people who enjoy watching the huge mammals, a senior official has said. (Source)

  1369. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 7:04 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Japan's secret plan for whaling
    JAPAN wants the vote that will decide whether it can legally kill whales to be a secret ballot. Australia has vowed to fight the move head-on. (Source)

  1370. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 9:51 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - SA against Japan's plan to expand whale hunt
    South Africa is hoping to defeat a Japanese proposal to expand whale hunting because it would threaten a growing industry catering to people who enjoy watching the huge mammals. (Source)

  1371. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 9:06 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan's secret whaling plan
    JAPAN wants the vote that will decide whether it can legally kill whales to be a secret ballot. Australia has vowed to fight the move head-on. (Source)

  1372. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 11:54 PM PDT - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Dirty tricks: Japan wants secret ballots to hide its whaling puppets
    TOKYO, Japan -- A week ahead of the annual IWC meeting, Japan is pushing for secret ballots to hide small countries that have taken bribes to vote against whale conservation. (Source)

  1373. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 4:31 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Scientists consider Migaloo albino theory
    Whale researchers will be trying to establish whether the white humpback known as Migaloo, now travelling off eastern Australia, is definitely an albino. (Source)

  1374. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 3:57 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Migaloo frolics with mystery mate
    CRUISING gently off the coast of Coffs Harbour, on the New South Wales mid-north coast, Migaloo the white whale is back for another year and so is his mysterious mate. (Source)

  1375. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 1:11 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - S Africa opposes Japan's whaling agenda
    South Africa will next week seek to defeat a Japanese proposal to expand whale hunting as it would threaten a growing industry catering to people who enjoy watching the huge mammals, a senior official said. (Source)

  1376. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 6:02 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - S Africa opposes Japan whale hunt plan
    South Africa will next week seek to defeat a Japanese proposal to expand whale hunting as it would threaten a growing industry catering to people who enjoy watching the huge mammals, a senior official said. (Source)

  1377. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 4:31 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Scientists consider Migaloo albino theory
    Whale researchers will be trying to establish whether the white humpback known as Migaloo, now travelling off eastern Australia, is definitely an albino. (Source)

  1378. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 7:15 PM PDT - (Port Macquarie News) - Migaloo passes by
    IT'S hard to hide when you're 14 metres long, 35 tonnes and bright, bright white living in the deep blue sea. So when the world's only white humpback whale passes by, it doesn't go unnoticed. (Source)

  1379. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 5:08 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - CALM looks to improve whale rescue planning
    Western Australia's Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) says it can still improve on its whale rescue strategy, despite this month's successful rescue of more than 100 false killer whales in Busselton in the state's south-west. (Source)

  1380. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 6:38 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Video shows whale's slow hunt death
    The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has released video footage that it says dispels the myth that hunted whales are killed within two minutes of being harpooned. (Source)

  1381. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 6:26 PM PDT - (Post-Courier) - Clash on whale vote
    This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them. CANBERRA: Australia and Japan clashed yesterday over the issue of secret ballots at next week’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1382. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 6:23 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Officers check mum
    WILDLIFE officers are analysing photos to see if a whale was injured after a speedboat allegedly drove over her and a calf at Logans Beach on Monday morning. (Source)

  1383. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 7:15 PM PDT - (Port Macquarie News) - Migaloo passes by
    IT'S hard to hide when you're 14 metres long, 35 tonnes and bright, bright white living in the deep blue sea. So when the world's only white humpback whale passes by, it doesn't go unnoticed. (Source)

  1384. Tue, 14 Jun 2005 11:54 PM PDT - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Dirty tricks: Japan wants secret ballots to hide its whaling puppets
    TOKYO, Japan (14 June 2005) A week ahead of the annual IWC meeting, Japan is pushing for secret ballots to hide small countries that have taken bribes to vote against whale conservation. (Source)

  1385. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 2:05 AM PDT - (Environmental Media Services) - South Korean Government scraps whale meat factory on eve of hosting IWC
    Ulsan -- "Greenpeace and KFEM are greatly encouraged by news released today in the South Korean publication, The Hankyoreh, that plans to build a whale meat factory in Ulsan, South Korea have been scrapped. (Source)

  1386. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 4:39 AM PDT - (The Star) - SA ready to block Japan's whaling plans
    South Africa is gearing up to fight a Japanese proposal to expand whaling, as it would threaten a growing industry catering to people who enjoy watching the huge mammals. (Source)

  1387. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 10:15 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - A whale of a tale about the one that got away
    Ohope recreational fisherman Graeme Paull hooked the biggest catch of his life -- a whale. Mr Paull said he and friend Peter Garside were fishing from Mr Paull's 5m boat Prozac on Sunday and, after catching gurnard in water 15-20m deep off Ohiwa, they went further offshore, seeking snapper. (Source)

  1388. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 11:32 AM PDT - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - Undercover Video Highlights Savage Realities of 'Modern' Whaling
    New undercover video of a whale hunt in Norway was released today by the World Society for the Protection of Animals and the Environmental Investigation Agency , believed to be the first of its kind captured by an NGO in over a decade. (Source)

  1389. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 1:52 PM PDT - (WJZ 13) - Dead Whale Found Near Ocean City
    Eastern Shore, MD (AP) A humpback whale found dead about six miles off the Maryland coast was towed to Assateague Island where marine biologists examined the carcass Wednesday, the Department of Natural Resources said. (Source)

  1390. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 4:58 PM PDT - (Monterey County Herald) - Judge orders feds to come up with right whale proposal
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A judge has ordered a federal agency to come up with its proposal for providing critical habitat protection for North Pacific right whales, considered the world's most endangered whales. (Source)

  1391. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 7:54 PM PDT - (The Age) - S Korea scraps whale meat factory plan
    Greenpeace has welcomed a report that South Korea has scrapped plans to build a whale meat factory. The environmental group said the report was seen in the Korean publication, The Hankyoreh. (Source)

  1392. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 7:50 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - A whale of a tale about the one that got away
    Ohope recreational fisherman Graeme Paull hooked the biggest catch of his life -- a whale. Mr Paull said he and friend Peter Garside were fishing from Mr Paull's 5m boat Prozac on Sunday and, after catching gurnard in water 15-20m deep off Ohiwa, they went further offshore, seeking snapper. (Source)

  1393. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 6:23 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Whale exclusion zone boat driver faces charges June 16
    A SPEEDBOAT driver is likely to be charged next week following an incident on Monday in which a whale and her calf were allegedly run over at Logans Beach. (Source)

  1394. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 5:05 PM PDT - (SanLuisObispo.com) - Judge orders feds to come up with right whale proposal
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A judge has ordered a federal agency to come up with its proposal for providing critical habitat protection for North Pacific right whales, considered the world's most endangered whales. (Source)

  1395. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 5:27 PM PDT - (The Herald) - Film shows whale s protracted death
    CAMPAIGNERS against whaling have released an under-cover film which they say undermines claims they die quickly and as painlessly as possible. (Source)

  1396. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 5:49 PM PDT - (KESQ) - Judge orders feds to come up with right whale proposal
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska A judge has ordered a federal agency to come up with its proposal for providing critical habitat protection for North Pacific right whales. (Source)

  1397. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 9:44 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Migaloo heading for a whale of a time
    MIGALOO the white humpback whale has been sighted off the south-east Queensland coast heading "pretty fast" for the Great Barrier Reef and the annual breeding season. (Source)

  1398. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 9:54 PM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Migaloo heading for a whale of a time
    Migaloo heading for a whale of a time. (Source)

  1399. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 7:55 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - S Korea scraps whale meat factory plan
    Greenpeace has welcomed a report that South Korea has scrapped plans to build a whale meat factory. The environmental group said the report was seen in the Korean publication, The Hankyoreh. (Source)

  1400. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 11:04 PM PDT - (Florida Today) - Dolphin washes ashore
    Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. PALM BAY - The body of an elderly dolphin washed up in the Indian River Lagoon on Wednesday, just north of the Shack Restaurant. (Source)

  1401. Wed, 15 Jun 2005 9:44 PM PDT - (The Jamaica Observer) - Survived on dolphin
    MONTEGO BAY, St James - A Portland fisherman adrift at sea since Friday is now counting his blessings after being rescued Tuesday by other fishermen off the shores of Montego Bay. (Source)

  1402. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 3:06 PM PDT - (WISH-TV Indianapolis) - Zoo's New Dolphin Exhibit Proves Popular
    The Formula One race will bring visitors to many other venues in Indianapolis, including the zoo. With the anticipation of beautiful weather and excitement over the redesigned Dolphin Adventure, the zoo finds itself with an enviable problem. (Source)

  1403. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 4:44 AM PDT - (WBOC 16) - Dead Humpback Whale Near Assateague Island Causes Stir
    ASSATEAGUE ISLAND -- The Ocean City Coast Guard is sending a warning out to boaters about a dead 35-foot humpback whale that is now about four miles off the coast of Assateague Island. (Source)

  1404. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 3:39 AM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - U.S. told to protect right whale right now / Judge announces deadline on critical habitat designation
    A federal judge says the government has dragged its feet for too long on protecting the Pacific right whale -- the most imperiled whale species -- and must act by October to designate habitat that will help the creature survive. The ruling by U.S.... (Source)

  1405. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 4:28 AM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 16/06/2005
    South Korea has delayed plans to build a whale meat processing plant, amid environmental pressure. South Korea's former whaling port of Ulsan, southeast of Seoul, had sought to build a $US 595,000 plant to handle whales accidentally trapped in fishermen's nets. (Source)

  1406. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 2:22 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - 'Migaloo' returns to Gold Coast waters
    The albino humpback whale known as "Migaloo" has resurfaced off the Gold Coast in south-east Queensland today. The rare white whale is believed to be the only of its kind in the world. (Source)

  1407. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 4:03 AM PDT - (Fishupdate.com) - RSPCA welcomes UK support for whaling ban
    THE RSPCA has backed Marine and Animal Welfare Minister Ben Bradshaw’s strong condemnation after allegations that Japan is set to nearly double its annual whale hunt. (Source)

  1408. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 8:25 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - South Korea puts brake on building whale meat processing plant
    South Korea has put the brakes on plans to build a whale meat processing plant, bowing to pressure from environmental groups. (Source)

  1409. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 6:42 AM PDT - (The Daily Times) - Whale recovery halted off OC
    ASSATEAGUE ISLAND -- Researchers decided to abandon an attempt to haul a dead whale ashore here Wednesday afternoon after the carcass began attracting sharks. (Source)

  1410. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 7:42 AM PDT - (Juneau Empire) - Judge orders feds to come up with right whale proposal
    ANCHORAGE -- A judge has ordered a federal agency to come up with its proposal for providing critical habitat protection for North Pacific right whales, considered the world's most endangered whales. (Source)

  1411. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 7:43 AM PDT - (Malaya) - WWF says Japan scientific whaling a sham
    OSLO. Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the WWF environmental group said on Monday in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the mammals meat. (Source)

  1412. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 12:43 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Judge orders feds to come up with right whale proposal
    A judge has ordered a federal agency to come up with its proposal for providing critical habitat protection for North Pacific right whales, considered the world's most endangered whales. (Source)

  1413. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 4:41 PM PDT - (AlertNet) - Court orders protection for Pacific right whales
    ANCHORAGE, June 16 (Reuters) A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to draw up plans to protect North Pacific right whales, thought to have been extinct until they were rediscovered in the Bering Sea three years ago. (Source)

  1414. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 3:46 PM PDT - (Townsville Bulletin) - Migaloo heads for home turf
    THE blond romeo is coming and this time he has a raven-toned babe in tow. Migaloo, the albino humpback who has been unlucky in love, was photographed on the Gold Coast yesterday. (Source)

  1415. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 2:06 PM PDT - (Japan Today) - China under fire for backing Japanese whaling
    "I am very exhausted, so I want to get out of Tokyo and live in the countryside. I really want to be self-sufficient." (Source)

  1416. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 7:08 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Boat whale 'not injured' June 17
    WILDLIFE officers believe the whale involved in an alleged boating mishap at Logans Beach on Monday morning was not injured in the incident despite carrying noticeable scars. (Source)

  1417. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 11:47 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australian minister says Japanese scientific whaling argument is 'absurd'
    Australia's environment minister has dismissed as absurd and obscene Japan's argument that there is scientific value to its annual whale cull. (Source)

  1418. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 11:04 PM PDT - (The Washington Times) - Briefly
    AUSTRALIA Ambassador opposes Japanese whale hunt TOKYO — Australian Ambassador to Japan Murray McLean has expressed opposition to Japan's plan to expand its scientific research whaling program in the 2005-06 hunting season, which is expect (Source)

  1419. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 11:10 PM PDT - (The Age) - Japan decries anti-whaling 'fanatics'
    Japan has accused Australia of being "fanatical" in its opposition to whaling and says it may one day walk away from the International Whaling Commission if it can't expand hunting. (Source)

  1420. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 9:25 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Minister scoffs at 'scientific' whaling
    Federal Environment Minister Senator Ian Campbell has launched his strongest condemnation yet of international whalers, particularly Japan, ahead of his trip to South Korea and the pivotal vote on reopening commercial whaling. (Source)

  1421. Thu, 16 Jun 2005 9:25 PM PDT - (Stuff) - US court orders protection for Pacific right whales
    ANCHORAGE: A federal judge has ordered the US government to draw up plans to protect North Pacific right whales, thought to have been extinct until they were rediscovered in the Bering Sea three years ago. (Source)

  1422. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 0:45 AM PDT - (Detroit News) - Detroit whale mural will not be covered
    The humpback whales mural in downtown Detroit has been saved, at least for the time being. (Source)

  1423. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 1:56 AM PDT - (Sinchew) - Sinchew-i Photo
    FROLICKING.... A white humpback whale known as Migaloo frolics off the coast of North Stradbroke Island near Brisbane. Photo courtesy: AFP . (Source)

  1424. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 3:34 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Court Orders Protection for Pacific Right Whales
    A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to draw up plans to protect North Pacific right whales, thought to have been extinct until they were rediscovered in the Bering Sea three years ago. (Source)

  1425. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 3:49 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Judge moves to protect Pacific right whales
    A federal judge has ordered the United States government to draw up plans to protect North Pacific right whales - the most endangered of all large whales. (Source)

  1426. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 8:20 AM PDT - (Detroit Now) - Historic Commission Saves Whale Mural
    The city's historic commission has reversed an earlier decision that would have allowed a humpback whale mural to be covered with advertising so developers can raise money for renovation of the abandoned building whose wall the painting decorates. (Source)

  1427. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 6:48 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australian minister says Japanese scientific whaling argument is 'absurd'
    Australia's environment minister has dismissed as absurd and obscene Japan's argument that there is scientific value to its annual whale cull. (Source)

  1428. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 5:45 AM PDT - (Bangor Daily News) - Right Whale
    Proposed federal rules to minimize the risk to right whales from fishing gear would disproportionately harm Maine lobstermen. Protecting whales is necessary, but it doesn't have to happen at the expense of a Maine industry. Expediting research on new gear would better solve the problem. (Source)

  1429. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 6:59 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Spotting days need patience and binoculars
    It's whale watching time. Along the city's coast Sydneysiders are spreading picnic rugs to settle in for weekends watching for spouting water and thrashing tails. (Source)

  1430. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 7:00 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Japanese plan could hit whaling wall
    A final diplomatic push by countries angered by Japan's new Antarctic "research" plans has left whalers in doubt of their long-sought majority at the International Whaling Commission. (Source)

  1431. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 8:09 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Japanese threat to whaling charter
    JAPAN has accused Australia of being "fanatical" in its opposition to whaling and says it may walk away from the International Whaling Commission if it can't hunt and kill more whales. (Source)

  1432. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 6:18 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - U.S. told to protect North Pacific right whales
    ANCHORAGE -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to draw up plans to protect North Pacific right whales, thought to have been extinct until they were rediscovered in the Bering Sea three years ago. (Source)

  1433. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 7:04 AM PDT - (The Age) - Whaling showdown looms
    A final diplomatic push by anti-whaling countries angered by Japan's new Antarctic "research" plans may have secured enough votes to block some pro-whaling changes at the International Whaling Commission. (Source)

  1434. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:00 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Japan fires first shots in whale debate
    Japan has accused New Zealand and Australia of being fanatical in their opposition to whaling. The Asian economic giant is also threatening to walk away from the International Whaling Commission if it can't expand its whale hunt, done under the guise of "scientific research". (Source)

  1435. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:23 AM PDT - (TODAYonline) - Australian minister says Japanese scientific whaling argument is 'absurd'
    Australia's environment minister has dismissed as absurd and obscene Japan's argument that there is scientific value to its annual whale cull. (Source)

  1436. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:11 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - Protection ordered for Pacific right whales
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to draw up plans to protect North Pacific right whales, thought to have been extinct until they were rediscovered in the Bering Sea three years ago. (Source)

  1437. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 2:06 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan vows to battle anti-whaling 'imperialism'
    Japan is ready to battle "fanatic" anti-whaling nations at an upcoming international meeting and could stage a walk-out, believing the hunt is an inseparable part of its culture. (Source)

  1438. Fri, 17 Jun 2005 5:35 PM PDT - (Telegraph.co.uk) - UK protests over whale hunt
    Britain has made a formal protest to the Japanese government over its plans to allow the killing of endangered humpback and fin whales. (Source)

  1439. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 0:26 AM PDT - (Detroit News) - Detroit whale mural will not be covered
    The humpback whales mural in downtown Detroit has been saved, at least for the time being. (Source)

  1440. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 8:06 AM PDT - (The Sunday Telegraph) - A whale of a year for the spotters
    IMAGINE a five-tonne elephant attempting to high jump, Fosbury flop-style, and you'll still only be part of the way to picturing the awesome sight of a breaching humpback whale. (Source)

  1441. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 6:27 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Japan uses 'alarming' tactics in whale vote
    Anti-whaling nations were one vote short of blocking Japan's efforts to overturn a 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said yesterday. (Source)

  1442. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 8:08 AM PDT - (The Sunday Mail) - Fears for Migaloo
    FEARS Migaloo the white whale could be targeted by international hunters have sparked a wave of protest across Australia. (Source)

  1443. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 3:02 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Last-minute lobbying ahead of whaling summit
    Australian representatives are carrying out last-minute lobbying against a return to commercial whaling, ahead of tomorrow's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1444. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 8:42 PM PDT - (Washington Post) - Reviving a Taste for Whale
    NATORI, Japan -- An animated group of schoolchildren from this suburban town in northern Japan poured into their gymnasium Thursday afternoon and listened raptly to a whale expert give a talk on the gentle giants of the sea. They passed around whale teeth and were told about the growing abundance... (Source)

  1445. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 8:44 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Conservation and culture to clash at whaling forum
    Culture and conservation will clash during the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, which starts on Monday, with some nations pushing for more whales to be caught, while others are firmly opposed. (Source)

  1446. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 8:29 PM PDT - (Channel NewsAsia) - Japan vows to battle anti-whaling 'imperialism'
    TOKYO -- Japan is ready to battle "fanatic" anti-whaling nations at an international meeting opening Monday and could stage a walk-out, believing the hunt is an inseparable part of its culture. (Source)

  1447. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 11:50 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Scientists harpoon whale claims
    JAPAN'S claims that solid science underpins its whaling program stir reactions ranging from polite silence to dismay and undisguised ridicule from marine biologists and conservationists. (Source)

  1448. Sat, 18 Jun 2005 11:48 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Scientists harpoon whale claims
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1449. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 0:30 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Animals exhibit "gay" behavior
    Some of Rich Osborne's killer-whale pictures aren't suitable for children. But among adults, the director of the Whale Museum in Friday... (Source)

  1450. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 2:37 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Japan pushes whale meat revival
    The BBC's Jonathan Head looks at how Japan is tying to encourage the younger generation to enjoy whale meat and so support its protests against a whaling ban. (Source)

  1451. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 1:22 AM PDT - (Washington Post) - Reviving a Taste for Whale
    NATORI, Japan -- An animated group of schoolchildren from this suburban town in northern Japan poured into their gymnasium Thursday afternoon and listened raptly to a whale expert give a talk on the gentle giants of the sea. They passed around whale teeth and were told about the growing abundance... (Source)

  1452. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 3:25 AM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Scientists harpoon whale claims
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1453. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 3:26 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Conservation and culture to clash at whaling forum
    Culture and conservation will clash during this week's meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with some nations pushing for more whales to be caught, while others remain firmly opposed. (Source)

  1454. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 3:00 AM PDT - (TurkishPress.com) - Anti-whaling nations battle to hold control of international whaling body
    Anti-whaling nations will battle Monday to maintain control of the International Whaling Commission, with pro-catch countries hoping to dominate the body for the first time in more than 20 years. (Source)

  1455. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 6:57 AM PDT - (Malaya) - WWF says Japan scientific whaling a sham
    OSLO. Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the WWF environmental group said on Monday in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the mammals meat. (Source)

  1456. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 12:57 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Commission Split Over Commercial Whaling
    Countries in favor of resuming commercial whale hunts say they are close to securing a voting majority in the organization that regulates whaling for the first time since the practice was banned nearly two decades ago. (Source)

  1457. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 9:22 AM PDT - (Sunday Life) - Jaw dropping
    IT is not every day you find yourself between the jaws of a real-life Moby Dick. But this is what happened when Stephen McAllister came across the remains of a massive 50ft bull sperm whale on a beach close to his home at Garron Point, near Carnlough on the Antrim coast. (Source)

  1458. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 11:35 AM PDT - (Bangkok Post) - West 'bullies' whalers' allies Stance neo-colonialist
    Ulsan, South Korea _ Western governments and environmental groups have threatened and intimidated other states because of their opposition to a ban on commercial whaling, delegates from two Caribbean countries alleged yesterday. (Source)

  1459. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 10:18 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - 'Scientific' whaling vote threatens giant humpback whales
    Humpback whales off Kaikoura's coast will join the hunted list if voting goes Japan's way tonight at the International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1460. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 2:41 PM PDT - (Canada.com) - Whaling Commission evenly divided over resumption of commercial whale hunting
    ULSAN, South Korea (AP) Countries in favour of resuming commercial whale hunts say they are close to securing a voting majority in the organization that regulates whaling for the first time since the practice was banned nearly two decades ago. (Source)

  1461. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 4:09 PM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Whale war heats up
    JAPAN is ready to battle "fanatic" anti-whaling nations at an international meeting today and could stage a walkout. For Japan, killing and eating whales is not an environmental issue but a struggle against what it sees as imperialism, particularly by Australia. (Source)

  1462. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 3:15 PM PDT - (Northern Star) - Japanese tourists say no to whaling
    JAPANESE tourist Kazuwu Ki Okamoto, pictured with wife Fumi, would rather be watching whales than eating them. However, whale conservationists predict Mr Okamoto may never see a humpback whale again if his Government is successful in its push to resume commercial whaling. (Source)

  1463. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 3:33 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Whaling interests clash over marine mammals
    The main session of the International Whaling Commission opens on Monday with pro-whaling nations pushing to catch more whales despite international opposition that wants to halt or curb the trade. (Source)

  1464. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 3:12 PM PDT - (BBC News) - Whaling meeting 'may relax rules'
    Pro-whaling nations could secure a majority of votes at the IWC meeting starting in South Korea on Monday. (Source)

  1465. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 2:24 PM PDT - (Stuff) - Whaling opponents set to square off
    ULSAN: Culture and conservation will clash during this week's meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with some nations pushing for more whales to be caught, while others remain firmly opposed. (Source)

  1466. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 3:58 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 20/06/2005
    Japan and Australia are preparing for a confrontation as the International Whaling Commission gets underway in South Korea. Japan will use the gathering to confirm plans to extend its scientific research to hunt humpbacks. (Source)

  1467. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 1:12 PM PDT - (The Age) - IWC divided over resumption of whaling
    International Whaling Commission (IWC) nations were closely divided on the eve of their annual meeting, with advocates for resuming commercial hunting of whales saying they nearly had the votes to reverse the two-decade-old ban. (Source)

  1468. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 8:47 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Anti-whaling countries lambast Japan's plans at world whaling body
    Anti-whaling nations Australia, New Zealand and Britain tore apart Japan's proposal to expand its whale hunt, saying the practice had no scientific justification and should be consigned to history. (Source)

  1469. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 7:30 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Panel Split on Resumption of Whaling
    Countries in favor of resuming commercial whale hunts say they are close to securing a voting majority in the organization that regulates whaling for the first time since the practice was banned nearly two decades ago. (Source)

  1470. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 6:49 PM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Japan to double whale hunt
    JAPAN will more than double its catch of minke whales and extend its hunt to whales considered endangered, defying international pressure to give up its "research" whaling. (Source)

  1471. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 6:28 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia News) - Green group complains of 'accidental' whale catch loophole
    The main session of the International Whaling Commission has opened in the South Korean city of Ulsan, with pro-whaling nations pushing for a moratorium on commercial whaling to be lifted. (Source)

  1472. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 8:39 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan fails to win early whale vote
    JAPAN today failed to pass an early procedural vote at the International Whaling Commission, suggesting the body would remain dominated by the anti-whaling lobby, as it has been for 23 years. (Source)

  1473. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 8:48 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Japan fails to win early whale vote
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1474. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 7:25 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - International Whaling Commission divided over resumption of commercial whaling
    Pro-whaling countries said they were close to gaining a majority on the international panel that regulates whale hunts as it opened its annual general assembly on Monday, but they still were far from overturning a nearly two-decade ban on commercial hunting. (Source)

  1475. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 8:27 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 20/06/2005
    Anti-whaling nations including Australia, New Zealand and Britain have heavily criticised Japan's proposal to expand its whale hunt. Japan says it intends to double what it calls its scientific catch of minke whales to about 900, and enlarge the cull to include endangered fin and humpback whales. (Source)

  1476. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 10:48 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - Anger over bid to hike whale catch
    Pro and anti-whaling forces have begun a critical meeting in South Korea Monday which could see a controversial easing of some restrictions on the hunting of the giant sea mammals. (Source)

  1477. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 10:48 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Anti-whaling countries lambast Japan's plans at world whaling body
    Anti-whaling nations Australia, New Zealand and Britain tore apart Japan's proposal to expand its whale hunt, saying the practice had no scientific justification and should be consigned to history. (Source)

  1478. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 11:56 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Anti-whaling lobby goes on the attack
    Anti-whaling nations, including Australia, tore apart Japan's proposal to expand its whale hunt, saying the practice had no scientific justification and should be scrapped. (Source)

  1479. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 9:24 PM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Japan fails to win early whale vote
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1480. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 9:05 PM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Panel Split on Resumption of Whaling
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Countries in favor of resuming commercial whale hunts say they are close to securing a voting majority in the organization that regulates whaling for the first time since the practice was banned nearly two decades ago. (Source)

  1481. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 9:09 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - NZ and anti-whaling nations head for showdown with Japan
    Japanese fishermen pull a whale aboard their vessel in the southern ocean in this 2000 file photo. New Zealand and other anti-whaling nations may not have the numbers to stop Japan and the pro-whaling bloc moving towards commercial hunting. (Source)

  1482. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 10:32 PM PDT - (ABC Asia Pacific) - South Korean activists
    Japan has failed to pass an early procedural vote to end a moratorium on commercial whaling at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1483. Sun, 19 Jun 2005 9:52 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Pro-whaling nations eye taking control of IWC
    To the dismay of conservationists, pro-whaling nations appeared set to take a majority on Monday in the International Whaling Commission for the first time since a moratorium on whaling was imposed in 1986. (Source)

  1484. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 1:32 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Pro-Whaling Nations Suffer Setback at IWC
    Pro-whaling countries failed to muster a majority Monday at the annual whaling commission meeting in a setback for their hopes to control its agenda and overturn a ban on commercial whale hunts. (Source)

  1485. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 3:28 AM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 20/06/2005
    International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea. Tokyo's proposal for a secret ballot on the issue was defeated 27 votes to 30. Japan argued that a secret vote would protect smaller nations, who felt intimated by the anti-whaling lobby. (Source)

  1486. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 4:25 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Pro-whaling nations suffer setback at IWC meeting
    Pro-whaling countries led by Japan failed to muster a majority Monday at the annual whaling commission meeting, in a setback for their hopes to control its agenda and eventually overturn a nearly two-decade ban on commercial whale hunts. (Source)

  1487. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 1:57 AM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 20/06/2005
    Australia and New Zealand have criticised Japan's proposal to expand its humpback whale hunt at the International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1488. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 3:39 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Countries divided on whaling ban
    Countries in favor of resuming commercial whale hunts say they are close to securing a voting majority in the organization that regulates whaling for the first time since the practice was banned nearly two decades ago. (Source)

  1489. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 4:43 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Anti-whaling nations look set to maintain domination of world body
    Whaling nations led by Japan failed at a world whaling meeting to swing a close vote that conservationists said could have signalled a return to full-scale commercial hunts. (Source)

  1490. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 3:04 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Pro-whaling nations eye taking control of IWC
    Pro-whaling nations suffered an early setback on Monday by losing a key vote at an international whaling meeting where they are aiming to take a majority and roll back conservationist measures (Source)

  1491. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 1:55 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Pro-Whaling Nations Suffer Setback at IWC
    Pro-Whaling Nations Suffer Setback at IWC; Unable to Muster Majority to Overturn Hunting Ban (Source)

  1492. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 8:19 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan tells international meeting it plans to expand scientific whale culls
    Japan and its pro-whaling allies on Monday narrowly lost a vote that conservationists feared would lead to the end of a two-decade ban on whale hunting as Tokyo said it would increase the number of animals it kills for scientific study before selling their meat. (Source)

  1493. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 5:34 AM PDT - (Kyodo News) - IWC rejects Japan's attempt to exclude whale sanctuaries from agenda
    The International Whaling Commission rejected a proposal by Japan to exclude the creation of whale sanctuaries from the agenda on the first day of its annual conference Monday in Ulsan, South Korea. (Source)

  1494. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 7:06 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - Pro-Whaling Nations Suffer Setback at IWC
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Pro-whaling countries failed to muster a majority Monday at the annual whaling commission meeting in a setback for their hopes to control its agenda and overturn a ban on commercial whale hunts. (Source)

  1495. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 7:17 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Soviets responsible for humpback crisis
    Illegal whaling in the Antarctic by the former Soviet Union between 1947 and 1973 was responsible for major declines in catches at whaling stations in Australia and New Zealand, and explains why humpback whale numbers are still so low, says new US research. (Source)

  1496. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 7:03 AM PDT - (The Age) - Japan loses bid to take charge of whaling rules
    The cause of whale conservation has won breathing space in critical opening votes at the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting yesterday. Japan's ambitions to take charge of the IWC's procedures were narrowly rebuffed, leaving it to look for symbolic victories in further votes this week. (Source)

  1497. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 8:04 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Anti-whaling nations spear Japan
    AUSTRALIA, New Zealand and Britain yesterday tore apart Japan's plan to expand its whale hunt, saying the practice had no scientific justification and should be consigned to history. (Source)

  1498. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 8:12 AM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Harpoons fired at whalers' campaign
    ANTI-whaling nations have torn apart Japan's proposal to expand its whale hunt, saying the practice has no scientific justification and should be scrapped. (Source)

  1499. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 5:23 AM PDT - (TODAYonline) - Anti-whaling nations look set to maintain domination of world body
    This file photo dated July 3, 2000 shows a fishermen breaking up the body of a whale at the Wada port in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, while pupils of a local elementary school observe. (Source)

  1500. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 7:19 AM PDT - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - IFAW: Japan Targets More Whales
    The 57th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) opened today amid a storm of controversy over plans by the Government of Japan to double its annual killing of whales in an IWC-designated whale sanctuary and add humpback and fin whales to its target list. A new report released today by IFAW ( International Fund for Animal Welfare http://www.ifaw.org ) documents the (Source)

  1501. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 9:35 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Japan to Expand Scientific Whale Culls
    Japan Tells International Meeting It Plans to Expand Scientific Whale Culls (Source)

  1502. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 9:34 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - Japan to expand scientific whale cull
    South Korean SWAT forces guard the hotel where the IWC's 57th meeting is being held in Ulsan. ULSAN, South Korea (AP) Japan said Monday it would dramatically expand its research whaling, doubling the number of minke whales it kills annually for scientific study. (Source)

  1503. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:25 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Japan loses bid for secret whale votes
    Japan suffered a major setback on the first day of the International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea after losing a vote to allow secret ballots. (Source)

  1504. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:54 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan reveals whale numbers for 'science'
    AUSTRALIA, Britain and New Zealand aligned yesterday to fight against Japan's bid to kill humpback whales. (Source)

  1505. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:14 AM PDT - (Stuff) - Kaikoura's watery superstars
    Whereas sperm whales are drawn to Kaikoura waters all year, humpbacks are now on their annual migration, writes Dan Hutchinson after another visit to New Zealand's whale-watching capital (between Christchurch and Picton). (Source)

  1506. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:11 AM PDT - (Stuff) - Pro-whaling nations suffer setback
    FUTURE UNSURE: Whalewatch buried this fake whale tail near the Hague in May in protest against commercial whaling. The International Whaling Commission is currently meeting in South Korea to discuss the practice. (Source)

  1507. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 12:01 PM PDT - (USA Today) - Japan expands whaling despite widespread decry
    Over vocal worldwide opposition, Japan announced Monday it would more than double its take of minke whales for "sustainable use." ... (Source)

  1508. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 3:07 PM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Japan reveals whale numbers for 'science'
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1509. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 2:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - North coast anti-whaling group attacks IWC
    A NSW north coast-based environmental group has criticised the International Whaling Commission (IWC), claiming it is out of date and powerless to protect whales. (Source)

  1510. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 3:58 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 21/06/2005
    Plans by Australia and New Zealand to block a vote on commercial whaling are to be decided on Tuesday at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1511. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 1:25 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Anti-whaling nations look set to maintain domination
    ULSAN, Korea (South) Whaling nations led by Japan failed at a world whaling meeting Monday to swing a close vote that conservationists said could have signaled a return to full-scale commercial hunts. (Source)

  1512. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 1:18 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Anti-whaling nations have significant win
    TONY JONES: Anti-whaling nations have had a significant win on the first day of this year's International Whaling Commission meeting. (Source)

  1513. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 1:21 PM PDT - (The Hindu News) - Whaling nations seek hunting quota
    LONDON: Anti-whaling nations have argued against a return to commercial whaling amid fears that the body which regulates the industry is swinging back in favour of hunting the marine mammals 20 years after the practice was stopped. (Source)

  1514. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 5:54 PM PDT - (Stuff) - NZ Minister accuses Japan of 'buying' whaling support
    FUTURE UNSURE: Whalewatch buried this fake whale tail near the Hague in May in protest against commercial whaling. The International Whaling Commission is currently meeting in South Korea to discuss the practice. (Source)

  1515. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 7:53 PM PDT - (Independent) - Japan to double annual cull of minke whales
    Japan and its pro-whaling allies narrowly lost a vote that conservationists feared would end a two-decade ban on whale hunting. But Tokyo said it would increase the number of whales it kills for scientific study before selling the meat. (Source)

  1516. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 5:34 PM PDT - (The Japan Times) - Views from the street
    To eat or not to eat whale? With the West up in arms and Japan in the hot seat at the IWC meeting in Korea, Melanie Burton asked people whose side they were on. (Source)

  1517. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 5:25 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Japan suffers whaling ban setback
    JAPAN and its pro-whaling allies yesterday narrowly lost a vote that conservationists feared would lead to the end of a two-decade ban on whale hunting. (Source)

  1518. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 5:36 PM PDT - (The Star Online) - Pro-whaling nations suffer big setback
    ULSAN (South Korea): Pro-whaling countries led by Japan failed to muster a majority yesterday at the annual whaling commission meeting, in a setback for their hopes to control its agenda and eventually overturn a nearly two-decade ban on commercial whale hunts. (Source)

  1519. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 6:24 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Whales 'chased by boat' By AMY MARSHALL June 21
    A BOAT driver allegedly chased two humpback whales off Cape Otway last weekend, prompting a fresh investigation into threats to whales. The move followed an incident last week when a speedboat allegedly entered the exclusion zone at Logans Beach and came close to a whale and her calf. (Source)

  1520. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 7:40 PM PDT - (Post-Courier) - Fiery start for whalers
    ULSAN, South Korea: Anti-whaling nations Australia, New Zealand and Britain yesterday tore apart Japan’s proposal to expand its whale hunt, saying the practice had no scientific justification and should be consigned to history. (Source)

  1521. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 6:28 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Anti-whaling states aim to condemn Japan program
    Anti-whaling nations urged Japan on Tuesday to scrap plans to double the number of whales it catches under its research whaling program, which critics say exploits a loophole in a ban on commercial whaling. (Source)

  1522. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:06 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale slaughter 'an industry killer'
    THE Australian whale-watching industry says it will be devastated if humpback whale hunting resumes. Whale and Dolphin Watch Australia vice-president Brian Perry said the $273-million industry hinged on its ability to get up close and personal with the endangered giants. (Source)

  1523. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:21 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - Japan pressed over whale-kill hike
    Anti-whaling protesters demonstrate outside the IWC meeting Tuesday. (Source)

  1524. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 9:56 PM PDT - (AlertNet) - Whale hunters and conservationists battle
    ULSAN, South Korea, June 21 (Reuters) The 66-member International Whaling Commission (IWC), split over whether to resume commercial whaling, began a weeklong meeting on Monday in the former South Korean whaling port of Ulsan. (Source)

  1525. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 9:52 PM PDT - (People's Daily) - Interests clash at whale event
    Culture and conservation will clash during this week's meeting of the International Whaling Commission, with some nations pushing for more whales to be caught, while others remain firmly opposed. (Source)

  1526. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:03 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale slaughter 'an industry killer'
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1527. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:03 PM PDT - (MSNBC) - Dog eaters can’t swallow whaling debate
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Waitress Pak Suk-kyun brings a bowl of dog stew to a table of hungry South Korean men and wonders why people are making such a fuss about eating whale meat at an international conference down the road. (Source)

  1528. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:51 PM PDT - (Independent) - Japan to double annual cull of minke whales
    Japan and its pro-whaling allies narrowly lost a vote that conservationists feared would end a two-decade ban on whale hunting. But Tokyo said it would increase the number of whales it kills for scientific study before selling the meat. (Source)

  1529. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:28 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia News) - Pacific states key to whaling vote
    The environment group Greenpeace says Pacific island states are being used by Japan in its bid to increase its annual whale catch. Japan wants to add humpback whales to its existing whaling program and nearly double its take of minke whales. (Source)

  1530. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 9:32 PM PDT - (Gulf News) - Pro-whaling nations suffer setback
    Ulsan, South Korea: Pro-whaling countries led by Japan failed to muster a majority yesterday at the annual whaling commission meeting. It was a setback for their hopes to control its agenda and eventually overturn a nearly two-decade ban on commercial whale hunts. (Source)

  1531. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 3:00 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Dog Stew Diners Puzzled by Fuss over Whale Meat
    Waitress Pak Suk-kyun brings a bowl of dog stew to a table of hungry South Korean men and wonders why people are making such a fuss about eating whale meat at an international conference down the road. (Source)

  1532. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 2:25 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - IWC votes down Japan's whale resource management proposal
    _ The International Whaling Commission on Tuesday voted down a Japanese proposal for a new whale resource management and monitoring system. (Source)

  1533. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 1:46 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - FACTBOX-Whale hunters and conservationists battle
    The 66-member International Whaling Commission (IWC), split over whether to resume commercial whaling, began a weeklong meeting on Monday in the former South Korean whaling port of Ulsan. (Source)

  1534. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 4:11 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Govt says whale vote an historic victory
    Australia is hailing a decision to reject Japan's bid to resume commercial whaling as a historic victory, saying to do otherwise would have been a return to the dark ages. (Source)

  1535. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 3:41 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Dog eaters can’t swallow whaling debate
    Many South Koreans who regularly eat dog stew are puzzled that  people are making such a fuss about eating whale meat at an international conference being held in Seoul. (Source)

  1536. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 3:06 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Pro-whaling Countries Gear Up for Vote on Limited Commercial Hunts
    Countries that oppose the two-decade moratorium on commercial whale hunts fought for the upper hand at an annual whaling meeting Tuesday after early setbacks, pushing a proposal to back limited, for-profit hunts. (Source)

  1537. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 2:08 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Urgent Headline News
    IWC votes down Japan's whale resource management proposal (Source)

  1538. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 3:27 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Ban on Commercial Whaling Upheld in S. Korea
    The International Whaling Commission upheld its nearly two-decade-old ban on commercial whaling Tuesday, dealing a setback to Japan and other pro-whaling nations. (Source)

  1539. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 4:45 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Anti-whaling states aim to condemn Japan program
    Anti-whaling nations chastised Japan on Tuesday for its plans to double the number of whales it catches under its scientific whaling program, which critics say exploits a loophole in a ban on commercial hunting. (Source)

  1540. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 2:51 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - Ban on commercial whaling upheld
    Anti-whaling protesters demonstrate outside the IWC meeting Tuesday. ULSAN, South Korea (AP) The International Whaling Commission has voted to uphold an almost two-decade-old ban on commercial whaling, dealing a setback to Japan and its allies who favor a resumption. (Source)

  1541. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 5:13 AM PDT - (Japan Today) - IWC votes down Japan's whale resource management proposal
    "Until Japan starts treating Koreans with the respect they deserve, a healthy relationship cannot develop." ULSAN, South Korea — The International Whaling Commission on Tuesday voted down a Japanese proposal for a new whale resource management and monitoring system. (Source)

  1542. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 7:16 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - 3RD LD: IWC rejects Japan's whale stock management proposal
    _ (EDS: ADDING INFO ON SOUTH KOREAN RESOLUTION) (Source)

  1543. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 5:54 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - 2ND LD: IWC rejects Japan's whale stock management proposal
    _ (EDS: RECASTING) (Source)

  1544. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 5:50 AM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale decision 'good': Howard
    THE decision to reject Japan's bid to resume commercial whaling is a "good outcome" for Australia, Prime Minister John Howard has said. Speaking in Sydney tonight, Mr Howard said there was still a lot to be done but a very important first stage in the battle to save whales had been won. (Source)

  1545. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 8:03 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Kyodo news summary -8-
    IWC rejects Japan's whale stock management proposal (Source)

  1546. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 6:03 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale decision 'good': Howard
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1547. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 7:14 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - International Whaling Commission upholds ban on commercial kills
    Countries opposed to the resumption of commercial whaling claimed victory after the international body tasked with regulating whale hunts upheld a moratorium they call essential to protecting the mammals. (Source)

  1548. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 8:49 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Japan's proposal to resume whaling voted down
    A proposal by Japan to resume limited commercial whale hunting has been rejected by delegates of the International Whaling Commission in South Korea. (Source)

  1549. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 6:41 AM PDT - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - Japan Commercial Whaling Proposal Rejected by IWC; Whales Still Face Threat of Japanese 'Scientific' Hunting
    On a strong majority vote, member countries of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today rejected a proposal put forward by the Government of Japan to resume commercial whale hunting, which has been banned by the IWC since 1986. 29 countries voted against the Japanese proposal, 23 countries voted for it and 5 countries abstained from the vote. (Source)

  1550. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 5:17 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Commercial Whaling Ban Upheld in S. Korea
    The International Whaling Commission upheld its nearly two-decade-old ban on commercial whaling Tuesday, dealing a setback to Japan and other pro-whaling nations. (Source)

  1551. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:15 AM PDT - (Stuff) - Dog stew diners puzzled by fuss over whale meat
    ULSAN: Waitress Pak Suk-kyun brings a bowl of dog stew to a table of hungry South Korean men and wonders why people are making such a fuss about eating whale meat at an international conference down the road. (Source)

  1552. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:26 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Whale driver with an ecological point
    A number of whale-sightings have been reported in Manukau City, although these have mainly been near Otara rather than Manukau Harbour, and the whale is a four-wheeled variety. Most recently, it was seen at Otara Markets. (Source)

  1553. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 12:52 PM PDT - (MSNBC) - Top 10 whale-watching destinations
    Ahab pursued one. Jonah was swallowed by one. Nowadays, millions of people gather on shore or hop on a boat just to see one. (Source)

  1554. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:41 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whaling Commission Upholds Killing Ban
    Countries opposed to the resumption of commercial whaling claimed victory Tuesday after the international body that regulates whale hunts upheld a moratorium they call essential to protecting the mammals. (Source)

  1555. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 12:45 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Slim hope of reforming Whaling Commission
    Conservation Minister Chris Carter fully expected the aroma of sizzling whale meat as he arrived for this year's International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1556. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 12:31 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Paul Watson: Japanese puppets prepared to sacrifice whales
    It's showdown time at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Ulsan, South Korea. On one side are the whale killers: Japan, Norway, Iceland, and a bunch of small, puppet nations in the Caribbean and South Pacific whose votes have been purchased by Japan. (Source)

  1557. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 11:21 AM PDT - (The Australian) - 'Chances good' on whaling resolution
    ENVIRONMENT Minister Ian Campbell hopes a vote against commercial whaling is a sign he will win enough support to send a message to Japan that it should quit plans to extend its scientific whale program. (Source)

  1558. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 9:31 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Whaling Commission Upholds Two-Decade Ban
    The International Whaling Commission upheld its nearly two-decade-old ban on commercial whaling Tuesday, dealing a setback to Japan and other pro-whaling nations. (Source)

  1559. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 1:12 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - IWC upholds ban on whale hunting
    Countries opposed to the resumption of commercial whaling, spearheaded by Australia and New Zealand, have claimed victory after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) upheld a moratorium on whale hunts they call essential to protecting the mammals. (Source)

  1560. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 3:59 PM PDT - (Canberra Times) - Whale-meat sale funds kills: IWC
    Japan's scientific whaling program in Antarctica is funded entirely by sales of whale meat, an International Whaling Commission report reveals. (Source)

  1561. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 4:56 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Anti-whaling nations head for showdown with Japan
    Japanese whalers pull a whale aboard their ship in the Southern Ocean in this 2000 file photo. New Zealand and other anti-whaling nations may not have the numbers to stop Japan and the pro-whaling bloc moving towards commercial hunting. (Source)

  1562. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 3:49 PM PDT - (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Greenpeace gives govt warning on whaling
    The federal government is being told to put its money where its mouth is over whale slaughter. (Source)

  1563. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 4:09 PM PDT - (The Age) - Greenpeace gives govt warning on whaling
    The federal government is being told to put its money where its mouth is over whale slaughter. Meeting in South Korea, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) rejected Japan's attempt to resume commercial whaling. (Source)

  1564. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 4:05 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Government 'should act' on whaling
    THE Federal Government should put its money where its mouth is over whale slaughter, Greenpeace said today. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) yesterday rejected Japan's attempt to resume commercial whaling at a meeting in Ulsan, South Korea. (Source)

  1565. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 1:57 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Japan's whaling ambitions harpooned
    Conservation nations claimed an emphatic victory over Japan's whaling ambitions last night when its proposal for a resumption of commercial whaling was soundly beaten. (Source)

  1566. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 3:46 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan harpooned on whaling
    FEDERAL Environment Minister Ian Campbell has claimed victory in the fight to stop the resumption of commercial whaling after an unexpectedly heavy defeat for a key Japanese proposal last night. (Source)

  1567. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 4:33 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Scientific whaling vote crucial: Labor
    LABOR has welcomed Japan's defeat in its bid to resume commercial whaling but says today's vote on increasing scientific quotas is the most critical issue. (Source)

  1568. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 6:08 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - WHALE WORRY By HANNA MILLS June 22
    THE region's fragile southern right whale population may be more vulnerable to threats because of low numbers and a growing human population, a new report has warned. (Source)

  1569. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 8:53 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan again in the firing line over whaling proposals
    Whalers and conservationists locked horns for a third day at an International Whaling Commission meeting, with Japan again in the firing line over plans to double its scientific research cull and do away with a major whale sanctuary. (Source)

  1570. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 5:54 PM PDT - (Stuff) - Whale-friendly bloc to push forward at IWC
    Now that Japan has lost a crucial vote towards resuming commercial whaling, conservation countries will push for measures to save the giant mammals, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today. (Source)

  1571. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 6:50 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Solomons reneges on whale promise
    ONE of Australia's closest Pacific neighbours, the Solomon Islands, has voted for a return to commercial whaling despite giving an earlier assurance it would abstain. (Source)

  1572. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 7:07 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Australia hopes to build knowledge of whale populations
    Tony Eastley presents AM Monday to Friday from 8:00am on ABC Local Radio and 7:10am on Radio National. Join Elizabeth Jackson for the Saturday edition at 8am on Local Radio and 7am on Radio National. (Source)

  1573. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 7:03 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Solomons reneges on whale promise
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1574. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 6:04 PM PDT - (Omaha World-Herald) - Whalers dealt a blow
    ULSAN, South Korea (AP) Countries opposed to the resumption of commercial whaling claimed victory Tuesday after the international body that regulates whale hunts upheld a two-decade-old moratorium they call essential to protecting the mammals. (Source)

  1575. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 7:49 PM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Japanese whalers refuel in Hobart
    JAPANESE whaling ships are using Hobart to refuel and resupply and should be banned, Australian Greens senator Bob Brown says. "It will run a shudder down Tasmanian spines to think that these whale killers are being replenished in Hobart," Senator Brown said in a statement. (Source)

  1576. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 8:56 PM PDT - (AlertNet) - Australia hopes Japan accepts anti-whaling vote
    CANBERRA, June 22 (Reuters) Australia hopes Japan will take note of strong international anti-whaling sentiment but still expects Tokyo to look for other ways to restart commercial whaling, Prime Minister John Howard said on Wednesday. (Source)

  1577. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 5:56 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - International Whaling Commission upholds ban on commercial kills
    The International Whaling Commission has resoundingly rejected a proposal to end its almost two-decade-old ban on commercial whaling, dealing a blow to Japan and other pro-whaling nations that say stocks of some species have recovered enough to allow limited hunts. (Source)

  1578. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:19 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - Bid to save Japan whale sanctuary
    In this file picture, fishermen prepare to slaughter a whale at a port in Japan. (Source)

  1579. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:09 PM PDT - (Mainichi Daily News) - Hokkaido chain to sell whale burgers
    HAKODATE, Hokkaido -- Lucky Pierrot, a hamburger restaurant chain active mostly in Hokkaido, will begin selling whale burgers on Thursday. Whale and lamb burgers were the two most popular choices of fillings in a contest held by the Silk Road Group, which owns Lucky Pierrot. (Source)

  1580. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 9:40 PM PDT - (South Coast Today) - Whale advocate to sue government for $1B
    BOSTON -- An environmental activist has put the government on notice that he will file a $1 billion lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service in U.S. District Court, saying the agency has failed to protect whales under the Endangered Species Act by not requiring whale-safe fishing gear. (Source)

  1581. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 9:44 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale watchers may have got too close
    Victoria's Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is investigating two incidents in which boats may have ventured too close to whales in south-west Victoria. (Source)

  1582. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 11:38 PM PDT - (Daytona Beach News-Journal) - Whaling Commission upholds ban on commercial kills
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Countries opposed to the resumption of commercial whaling claimed victory Tuesday after the international body that regulates whale hunts upheld a moratorium they call essential to protecting the mammals. (Source)

  1583. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 0:05 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Japan hit for trying to widen scientific whale hunt
    The International Whaling Commission called on Japan on Wednesday to scrap plans to expand its scientific whaling program, which critics say is a commercial hunt in the guise of science. (Source)

  1584. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 0:41 AM PDT - (The Australian) - Japan vows to boost whale cull
    JAPAN has vowed to go ahead with plans to increase its research whaling program and extend it to two threatened species, despite condemnation by the International Whaling Commission. (Source)

  1585. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 0:36 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Japan vows to boost whale cull
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1586. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 4:17 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Japan hit for trying to widen scientific whale hunt
    Japan's whaling ambitions were dealt a symbolic blow on Wednesday when the International Whaling Commission voted to urge Tokyo to cut its scientific whale hunt. (Source)

  1587. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 2:41 AM PDT - (Chicago Sun-Times) - In whale hunting vote
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Countries opposed to the resumption of commercial whaling claimed victory Tuesday after the international body that regulates whale hunts upheld a moratorium they call essential to protecting the mammals. (Source)

  1588. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 3:04 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan loses bid to scrap Antarctic whale sanctuary
    Japan has lost a bid at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to do away with a decade-old whale sanctuary in the Antarctic that it said was no longer ecologically justified. (Source)

  1589. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 1:37 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japan vows to increase whale cull despite condemnation
    Japan vowed to increase its research whaling programme and extend it to two threatened species, despite condemnation by the International Whaling Commission. (Source)

  1590. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 2:15 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale watching popular with the tourists
    Eleanor Hall hosts The World Today's lunch hour of current affairs, with background and debate from Australia and the world. Monday to Friday, 12:10pm, ABC Local Radio and Radio National. (Source)

  1591. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 2:42 AM PDT - (Chicago Sun-Times) - Bow-tie wearing knight to lead Hong Kong In international whale hunting vote
    HONG KONG -- China tried having a patriotic tycoon run the nation's richest city. (Source)

  1592. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 1:49 AM PDT - (Stuff) - IWC asks Japan not to expand whale hunt
    ULSAN: The International Whaling Commission called on Japan today to scrap plans to expand its scientific whaling programme, which critics say is a commercial hunt in the guise of science. (Source)

  1593. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 1:30 AM PDT - (Cyber Diver News Network) - IWC whaling ban vote: The good
    Most modern, educated Japanese do not eat whale and reject government propaganda that whaling is synonymous with being Japanese. (Source)

  1594. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 3:11 AM PDT - (Kansas City Star) - Animals exhibit 'gay' behavior
    SEATTLE (KRT) Some of Rich Osborne's killer-whale pictures aren't suitable for children. (Source)

  1595. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 3:03 AM PDT - (Idaho Press-Tribune) - Whaling commission works to limit whale hunts
    Copyright 2005 Idaho Press-Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (Source)

  1596. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 5:09 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - New Zealand stages whale watching campaign at IWC meeting
    _ New Zealand has been staging a strong campaign at the ongoing international conference on whaling in Ulsan, South Korea, to promote whale watching for tourism, saying it brings greater economic benefits than whaling. (Source)

  1597. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 5:32 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan loses 'scientific' whale hunt bid
    Japan's whaling ambitions have been dealt a symbolic blow today as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) voted to urge Tokyo to cut its scientific whale hunt. (Source)

  1598. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 7:11 AM PDT - (World Peace Herald) - Whale burgers go on sale in Japan
    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- Japan's hamburger restaurant chain Lucky Pierrot, active mostly in Hokkaido, will begin selling whale burgers Thursday, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Wednesday. (Source)

  1599. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 7:17 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Greenland slashes quota for fin whale hunts
    Greenland is to slash the number of endangered fin whales it catches under a so-called aboriginal whaling programme, Denmark announced to the applause of conservationists. (Source)

  1600. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 7:41 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Japan catches votes in island hunting ground
    Prickly Solomon Islander Paul Maenuu is living proof that Australia is in trouble when it comes to whale protection in the Pacific Ocean. Mr Maenuu is the International Whaling Commissioner for the Solomons. (Source)

  1601. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 5:10 AM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Double blow for Japan's whalers
    World: Whaling Commission rejects proposal to abolish whale sanctuary and urges Japan not to double its whale killing quota. (Source)

  1602. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 5:10 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Japan threatens to withdraw from IWC
    A defiant Japan says it will kill more whales for so-called scientific research even though the International Whaling Commission has swung behind Australia and formally condemned the plan. (Source)

  1603. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 8:23 AM PDT - (CNews) - Scientific whaling program weak
    I'm no economist, but from my understanding of the basics, when supply overshoots demand, prices will drop and producers will generally lower production accordingly. (Source)

  1604. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 8:05 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Defiant Japan to increase whaling
    JAPAN will increase its research whaling program and extend it to two threatened species, despite being condemned by the International Whaling Commission. (Source)

  1605. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 12:19 PM PDT - (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Australia's moral win in whale battle
    Australia has won a moral victory at the International Whaling Commission, winning support for its resolution to condemn Japan's scientific whaling program. (Source)

  1606. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 12:24 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Japan vows to increase whale cull despite condemnation
    ULSAN, South Korea--Japan vowed Wednesday to increase its research whaling program and extend it to two threatened species, despite condemnation by the International Whaling Commission. (Source)

  1607. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 11:24 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Moral victory in whale battle
    AUSTRALIA has won a moral victory at the International Whaling Commission, winning support for its resolution to condemn Japan's expanded scientific whaling program. (Source)

  1608. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:14 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Tuvalu PM says no whale bribe
    The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Maatia Toafa, has denied accusations his country was swayed towards voting in favour of harvesting whales through financial assistance from Japan. (Source)

  1609. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 11:18 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Moral victory in whale battle
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1610. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:19 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Nations vote against Japan's whaling plan
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Japan’s whaling ambitions were dealt a symbolic blow on Wednesday when the International Whaling Commission voted to urge Tokyo to cut its scientific whale hunt. (Source)

  1611. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 9:59 AM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 23/06/2005
    The Australian Government has claimed as a victory an International Whaling Commission decision opposing Japan's plans to increase its scientific whale catch. (Source)

  1612. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 1:09 PM PDT - (The Age) - Australia's moral win in whale battle
    Australia has won a moral victory at the International Whaling Commission, winning support for its resolution to condemn Japan's expanded scientific whaling program. (Source)

  1613. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 2:39 PM PDT - (The Christian Science Monitor) - Japan to double whale catch
    Tokyo says it's for science, but conservationists disagree. (Source)

  1614. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 3:28 PM PDT - (Japan Today) - NZ stages whale watching campaign at IWC meeting
    "Until Japan starts treating Koreans with the respect they deserve, a healthy relationship cannot develop." (Source)

  1615. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 2:39 PM PDT - (The Christian Science Monitor) - Reporters on the Job
    • Closet Whale Eaters : Tokyo correspondent Bennett Richardson says that he's tried whale meat only twice during the nine years he's lived in Japan (see story). "It's not that common in restaurants. When you see it on the menu it's as a side dish or appetizer. (Source)

  1616. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 4:27 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 23/06/2005
    Japan has threatened to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) after a series of setbacks. At the IWC meeting in South Korea, it has failed in an attempt to remove a decade-old whale sanctuary. (Source)

  1617. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 3:28 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 23/06/2005
    Japan's whaling ambitions have been dealt a symbolic blow after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) voted to urge Tokyo to cut its "scientific" whale hunt. (Source)

  1618. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 1:32 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan threatens whaling commission withdrawal
    Japan has threatened to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, (IWC), after another major setback. It has failed in its attempt to remove a decade-old whale sanctuary. (Source)

  1619. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 3:54 PM PDT - (Stuff) - Carter hails whaling 'victory'
    The International Whaling Commission has backed an Australian-New Zealand call to condemn "scientific whaling" after Japan announced plans to more than double its yearly cull. (Source)

  1620. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 8:08 PM PDT - (CNN.com) - Want fries with that whale burger?
    Want fries with that whale burger? A vendor slices up whale meat in Japan. One restaurant in Hakodate is using the meat for burgers. (Source)

  1621. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 8:05 PM PDT - (SABC News) - Whale burger on the menu at fast food chain
    With Japan under fire for plans to expand its whaling programme, a fast food chain is offering a new product aimed at using up stocks from past hunts -- whale burger. (Source)

  1622. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 7:57 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Panel rejects Japan's coastal whale plan
    The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has rejected Japan's proposal to allow its northern coastal communities to resume limited hunts of minke whales, dealing another blow to its efforts to roll back an international moratorium on commercial whaling. (Source)

  1623. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 8:41 PM PDT - (AlertNet) - Group rejects Japanese plans for coastal whale hunt
    ULSAN, South Korea, June 23 (Reuters) Pro-whaling Japan lost a vote on Thursday to permit whaling for coastal communities it says have been hurt by a moratorium on commercial hunts. (Source)

  1624. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 5:04 PM PDT - (CBC News) - Japan receives setback from whaling group
    Japan threatened to quit the International Whaling Commission after its members voted against a proposal to allow the country to widen its scientific whale hunt. (Source)

  1625. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 7:28 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Japan Proposal to Hunt Minke Whales Nixed
    The International Whaling Commission on Thursday rejected Japan's proposal to allow limited hunts of minke whales, dealing another blow to its efforts to roll back a worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling. (Source)

  1626. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 7:44 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Japan Proposal to Hunt Minke Whales Nixed
    International Whaling Commission Rejects Japan's Proposal to Allow Limited Hunt of Minke Whales (Source)

  1627. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 7:34 PM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - LEAD: IWC rejects Japan's request for resuming coastal whaling
    _ (EDS: ADDING DETAILS) (Source)

  1628. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 11:50 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Food chain launches whale burgers
    A JAPANESE fast food chain says it will sell 200 whale burgers a day to meet strong demand amid global criticism of the country's bid to expand whaling.. (Source)

  1629. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:30 PM PDT - (Mail and Guardian) - Japan to sell whale burgers
    A Japanese hamburger chain will on Thursday start selling whale-meat burgers, hours after the International Whaling Commission condemned Tokyo's plans to double the number of whales it kills during so-called research hunts. (Source)

  1630. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:09 PM PDT - (Stuff) - Group rejects Japanese plans for coastal whale hunt
    ULSAN: Pro-whaling Japan lost a vote today to permit whaling for coastal communities it says have been hurt by a moratorium on commercial hunts. (Source)

  1631. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 0:03 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Whale burger on menu at Japanese fast food chain
    With Japan under fire for plans to expand its whaling programme, a fast food chain is offering a new product aimed at using up stocks from past hunts -- whale burger. (Source)

  1632. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 0:12 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whale burger goes on sale in Japan amid growing criticism over its research whaling
    A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1633. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 0:32 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Burger chain adds whale to menu
    A Japanese fast food chain says it will sell 200 whale burgers a day to meet strong demand from its customers amid global criticism over the country's bid to expand whaling. (Source)

  1634. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 0:40 AM PDT - (Khaleej Times) - Japanese fast food chain launches whale burgers
    TOKYO -- A Japanese fast food chain said Thursday it would sell 200 whale burgers a day to meet strong demand from its customers amid global criticism over the country’s bid to expand whaling. (Source)

  1635. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 0:05 AM PDT - (SpaceDaily) - WHALES AHOY Japan Vows To Increase Whale Cull Despite Condemnation
    Japan vowed Wednesday to increase its research whaling programme and extend it to two threatened species, despite condemnation by the International Whaling Commission. (Source)

  1636. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 0:19 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Commission rejects Japan's plan to increase minke-whale harvest
    The International Whaling Commission yesterday rejected Japan's proposal to allow limited hunts of minke whales, dealing another blow to... (Source)

  1637. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 0:03 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Food chain launches whale burgers
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1638. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 3:35 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1639. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 4:41 AM PDT - (MSNBC) - Fast food chain offers whale burgers
    With Japan under fire for plans to expand its whaling program, a fast food chain is offering whale burgers in an attempt to use up stocks from past hunts. (Source)

  1640. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 3:49 AM PDT - (Aljazeera) - Whale burger surfaces
    Japan may be under fire for plans to expand its whaling programme, but that has not stopped a fast food chain from offering a new product aimed at using up stocks from past hunts -- whale burger. (Source)

  1641. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 1:04 AM PDT - (The Star Online) - Whale burger on menu at Japanese fast food chain
    TOKYO (Reuters) With Japan under fire for plans to expand its whaling programme, a fast food chain is offering a new product aimed at using up stocks from past hunts -- whale burger. (Source)

  1642. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 4:27 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Group rejects Japanese plans for coastal whale hunt
    Japan suffered yet another setback on Thursday in its bid for more whaling when an international commission rejected a plea to allow Japanese coastal communities to hunt whales. (Source)

  1643. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 2:18 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan vows to expand whale hunt
    KERRY O'BRIEN: Australia and its allies today scored another close victory over Japan at the International Whaling Commission meeting in South Korea, this time on what Japan calls its scientific whaling program. (Source)

  1644. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 2:42 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Japan's plans for coastal whale hunt blocked
    Japan has lost a vote to allow whaling off its northern Pacific coastline after the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting in South Korea. (Source)

  1645. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 1:18 AM PDT - (Calgary Sun) - — AP Photo/Kyodo News
    A WHALE OF A BURGER ... A whale meat hamburger is unveiled this week at the Japanese hamburger chain Lucky Pierrot, in the former whaling port city of Hakodate. (Source)

  1646. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 3:52 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - IWC Urges Japan Not to Kill More Whales for Research
    The International Whaling Commission urged Japan on Wednesday to drop plans to more than double the number of whales it hunts yearly for scientific research, saying the Japanese do not need to kill whales to study them. (Source)

  1647. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 2:08 AM PDT - (Press of Atlantic City) - Large
    LOWER TOWNSHIP -- Volunteer firefighters are used to getting calls for things that have little to do with fire: cats in trees, arcing wires and flooding, to name a few. (Source)

  1648. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 6:59 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Japanese fast food chain launches whale burgers
    A Japanese fast food chain said it would sell 200 whale burgers a day to meet strong demand from its customers amid global criticism over the country's bid to expand whaling. (Source)

  1649. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 5:42 AM PDT - (USA Today) - Whale burger joins fast-food offerings in Japan
    A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to ... (Source)

  1650. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 7:45 AM PDT - (KRON 4 Bay Area) - Whale burger goes on sale in Japan amid growing criticism over its research whaling
    TOKYO Anti-whaling nations are trying to get Japan to cut back on its catch, but that hasn't stopped a fast food chain from introducing whale burgers. (Source)

  1651. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 6:27 AM PDT - (Houston Chronicle) - In defiant Japan
    TOKYO — A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger today, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1652. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 8:17 AM PDT - (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News) - IWC Notes Growth of Whale Watching Industry Worldwide
    After rejecting Japanese proposals to expand whaling, the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today turned its attention to the continuing growth of the whale watching industry worldwide. According to global assessments conducted by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) boat and land-based whale watching operations now exist in 90 countries and (Source)

  1653. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 7:28 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Quantity of Antarctic whale meat on Japanese market set to triple
    Japan's plans to increase its research whaling will more than triple the amount of meat taken from the Antarctic, conservationists said, with critics arguing there is not even a market for the product. (Source)

  1654. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 5:02 AM PDT - (Reuters) - Group rejects Japanese plans for coastal whale hunt
    ULSAN, South Korea (Reuters) Japan suffered yet another setback on Thursday in its bid for more whaling when an international commission rejected a plea to allow Japanese coastal communities to hunt whales. (Source)

  1655. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 8:02 AM PDT - (NOAA News) - NOAA PUBLISHES ATLANTIC LARGE WHALE TAKE REDUCTION PLAN
    June 21, 2005 The NOAA Fisheries Service today announced publication of a proposed rule to further reduce entanglements of large whales in commercial fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast. (Source)

  1656. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 9:05 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Whale burger on menu at fast food chain
    With Japan under fire for plans to expand its whaling program, a fast food chain is offering a new product aimed at using up stocks from past hunts -- whale burger. (Source)

  1657. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 12:32 PM PDT - (KWTX-TV Waco) - Japanese Fast Food Chain Offers Whale Burgers
    Anti-whaling nations are trying to get Japan to cut back on its catch, but that hasn't stopped a fast food chain from introducing whale burgers. (Source)

  1658. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:19 AM PDT - (Royal Oak Daily Tribune) - A whale of a burger
    In this photo released by Lucky Pierrot, a high school girl holds "whale burger" at a restaurant of Japan's fast food chain Lucky Pierrot in Hakodate, northern Japan. (Source)

  1659. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 9:33 AM PDT - (BBC News) - 'Accidental' whaling scrutinised
    South Korean fishermen catch and kill many whales -- accidentally, they say. Green groups are not convinced. (Source)

  1660. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 12:25 PM PDT - (The Hindu News) - Global commission rejects Japan'splan to hunt whales
    ULSAN (SOUTH KOREA): The International Whaling Commission on Thursday rejected Japan's proposal to allow its northern coastal communities to resume limited hunts of minke whales, dealing another blow to its efforts to roll back an international moratorium on commercial whaling. (Source)

  1661. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:16 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Carter urges IWC shake-up
    Conservation Minister Chris Carter wants a shake-up of the International Whaling Commission to give it teeth. "I do feel the IWC needs a major overhaul. It's rules haven't been changed in 57 years, basically," said Mr Carter. (Source)

  1662. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 1:45 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Group rejects Japanese plans for coastal whale hunt
    SOUTH KOREA -- Japan suffered yet another setback in its bid for more whaling when an international commission rejected a plea to allow Japanese coastal communities to hunt whales. (Source)

  1663. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 3:10 PM PDT - (Stuff) - Whaleburger on menu at Japanese fast food chain
    YUM? A young Japanese woman bites into a whale burger, a 380 yen slice of fried minke whale in a bun, which went on sale at Lucky Pierrot, a restaurant chain in the port city of Hakodate on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. (Source)

  1664. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 3:02 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan defiant as whaling talks wrap up
    A meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) winds up today in South Korea with anti-whaling countries claiming a victory for conservation. (Source)

  1665. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 7:14 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Danish bid for commercial whale hunting fails
    A Danish proposal to resume commercial whale hunting has failed at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in South Korea. (Source)

  1666. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 5:37 PM PDT - (The Japan Times) - Two research whale burgers to go
    A Hokkaido fast food joint began offering whale burgers Thursday as antiwhaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international whaling conference. (Source)

  1667. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 7:32 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Latest vote on commercial whale hunting fails
    A Danish proposal to resume commercial whale hunting has failed at the International Whaling Commission (IWC). (Source)

  1668. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 7:12 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - HSI seeking US sanctions against Japan
    The Humane Society International (HSI) says it will urge the United States government to impose trade sanctions against Japan over its so-called scientific whaling. (Source)

  1669. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 8:56 PM PDT - (AlertNet) - Group hits Japan's whaling aims amid reform calls
    ULSAN, South Korea, June 24 (Reuters) The International Whaling Commission's annual meeting wound up on Friday having passed toothless resolutions urging Japan to curb its hunt and with members saying the body desperately needed an overhaul. (Source)

  1670. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 5:57 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 24/06/2005
    A meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is meeting for the last day of its annual session in South Korea, with anti-whaling countries claiming a victory for conservation. (Source)

  1671. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 6:02 PM PDT - (ABC Asia Pacific) - ...visit our Sports Lounge »
    Anti-whaling countries have blocked Japan's bid to resume hunting endangered humpback and fin whales, but it may do it anyway. (Source)

  1672. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:48 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan's point man on whaling draws good reviews at meeting
    Japan has won few battles at this year's International Whaling Commission meeting. (Source)

  1673. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 11:58 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - In Focus
    Pacific countries have largely supported extending whaling despite being lobbied by Australia and New Zealand. There are five Pacific island members: Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau and Nauru. (Source)

  1674. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 9:24 PM PDT - (The Age) - Call for whaling body to be overhauled
    The International Whaling Commission's annual meeting wound up having passed toothless resolutions urging Japan to curb its hunt and with members saying the body desperately needed an overhaul. (Source)

  1675. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:17 PM PDT - (Sioux City Journal) - Local business training firm affiliates with best-selling author
    What do killer whales and people have in common? More than you might think, says local business trainer Tom Everett, who next month begins leading a workshop that applies business life to the same techniques used to teach huge whales at SeaWorld to perform acrobatic leaps and dives. (Source)

  1676. Thu, 23 Jun 2005 9:21 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Whaling commission contemplates eventual return of commercial hunts
    The International Whaling Commission agreed Friday to intensify efforts to resolve one of its oldest and thorniest issues: how to regulate commercial whaling if the nearly 20-year moratorium on the hunts is ever lifted. (Source)

  1677. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 0:19 AM PDT - (Kansas City Star) - Delicacy at Disney park debated
    “They say it’s cultural: Does that mean Disneyland in Japan is now going to be having whale burgers?” HONG KONG — Donald Duck and friends are being drawn into an unusual showdown between Western sensitivities and Chinese tradition, setting off a debate that has this city buzzing. (Source)

  1678. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 2:41 AM PDT - (Chicago Sun-Times) - Whale burger on Japanese menu despite protests
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1679. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 4:24 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Fish market in northern Japan investigated for hiding profits from sales of whale meat
    A fish market in northern Japan is being investigated by tax authorities for allegedly failing to disclose profits on sales of whale meat, an official said Friday. (Source)

  1680. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 4:27 AM PDT - (New Scientist) - Japan remains defiant as whale conference closes
    The annual whaling meeting ends in a familiar stand-off Japan insists it will double its minke whale catch for scientific purposes (Source)

  1681. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 2:57 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Group Rejects Japanese Plans for Coastal Whale Hunt
    Japan suffered yet another setback on Thursday in its bid for more whaling when an international commission rejected a plea to allow Japanese coastal communities to hunt whales. (Source)

  1682. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 2:01 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - IWC wraps up with nations deeply divided over commercial whaling
    _ The International Whaling Commission wrapped up its five-day annual meeting Friday in Ulsan, South Korea, with member states deeply divided over key issues such as resuming commercial whaling and developing a system to manage and monitor whale stocks. (Source)

  1683. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 1:16 AM PDT - (ITV.com) - ITV News
    As the anti-whaling conference urges Japan to cut back on its whale hunting, one of its fast food chains has put whale burger on the menu. Restaurant chain Lucky Pierrot serves a burger of deep fried minke whale meat with lettuce and mayonnaise for about £1.90. (Source)

  1684. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 3:35 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Reform likely on whaling process
    Support is now growing for a root and branch revision of the International Whaling Commission and the treaty which it administers. (Source)

  1685. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 4:52 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - Kyodo news summary -6-
    IWC wraps up with nations deeply divided over commercial whaling (Source)

  1686. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 6:51 AM PDT - (Gadling) - Whale Burgers to Sell Big?
    Don’t know how I feel about this one. It just seems such a shame to eat whales, but maybe that’s my Western sensibilities talking. But as this article points out , whale burgers are in high demand. A Japanese fast food chain estimates that demand will be so high that it will sell 200 whale burgers a day. The chain, Lucky Pierrot (that doesn’t sound very Japanese?), runs 10 shops in the northern (Source)

  1687. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 7:16 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Over the hump
    The victory against whale slaughter looks short-lived, reports Andrew Darby. AN old Australian whaler called them "bluming finbacks", as in: "at 4pm raised some spouts; we run the ship off for them but made them out -- bluming finbacks; so ends this day of our Lord". (Source)

  1688. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 8:54 AM PDT - (WMTW) - Marine Business Switches To Cleaner Fuel
    A Portland whale-watching and charter fishing company is doing its share to help keep the environment clean. (Source)

  1689. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 8:28 AM PDT - (Gadling) - Watching the Whales
    Not too long ago I posted a bit about my experience seeing a bunch of porpoises while I was out fishing. It was totally cool. They surrounded the boat and I reached out and patted their silvery backs. In California whale watching is big. that’s because there are so many of these meandering cetaceans in the off the coast in the Pacific. Having grown up in California, I’ve seen humpbacks (Source)

  1690. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 5:33 AM PDT - (Kyodo News) - IWC wraps up with nations deeply divided over commercial whaling
    The International Whaling Commission wrapped up its five-day annual meeting Friday in Ulsan, South Korea, with member states deeply divided over key issues such as resuming commercial whaling and developing a system to manage and monitor whale stocks. (Source)

  1691. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 6:23 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Talking Point
    The ban on hunting whales for commercial purposes will continue despite the wishes of pro-whaling nations. What do you think? (Source)

  1692. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 7:49 AM PDT - (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News) - FOCUS: Japan undaunted despite defeats on key issues at IWC meet
    _ Japan once again failed to secure the simple majority it had hoped for at this year's International Whaling Commission meeting in Ulsan, South Korea, with all of its proposals being voted down. (Source)

  1693. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:21 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Whale of a curry for Tokyo lunch
    TOKYO -- It's lunchtime in Tokyo and those with a taste for slaughtered whale are spoiled for choice. (Source)

  1694. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:21 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Mixed media: Whale stakes
    Ex-pat in Japan: Despite whaling industry claims, today there is little demand for the bone, blubber, meat and oil that whales once supplied. But the demand for and profitability of whale watching has increased. (Source)

  1695. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:46 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Japan's Whaling Negotiator Draws Raves
    Japan won few battles at this year's International Whaling Commission meeting. Most of its proposals aimed at eroding a moratorium on commercial whale hunts were voted down. (Source)

  1696. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:46 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Japan's Whaling Negotiator Draws Raves
    Japan won few battles at this year's International Whaling Commission meeting. (Source)

  1697. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 12:52 PM PDT - (National Geographic) - Commercial Whaling Ban Holds—For Now
    Pro- and anti-whaling nations remain deadlocked on a bid to resume commercial whaling. (Source)

  1698. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:11 AM PDT - (Stuff) - Group hits Japan's whaling aims amid reform calls
    ULSAN: The International Whaling Commission's annual meeting wound up yesterday having passed toothless resolutions urging Japan to curb its hunt and with members saying the body desperately needed an overhaul. (Source)

  1699. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:24 AM PDT - (Nature) - Japan's whaling bid frustrated
    Research hunting may increase despite defeat at commission. (Source)

  1700. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 11:35 AM PDT - (Bangkok Post) - Japan should stop killing whales
    Japan makes fools of the International Whaling Commission and the world's countries that try to save whales from extinction. (Source)

  1701. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 3:06 PM PDT - (Canada.com) - Whale burger goes on sale in Japan amid growing criticism over its whaling
    TOKYO (AP) A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1702. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 3:27 PM PDT - (Japan Today) - Japan undaunted despite IWC defeats
    "If there was a robot duplicate of myself, that would be a great help. He could do some of my work when I am too busy." (Source)

  1703. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 7:00 PM PDT - (WKBN) - Whale burger goes on sale in Japan amid growing criticism over its research whaling
    TOKYO Anti-whaling nations are trying to get Japan to cut back on its catch, but that hasn't stopped a fast food chain from introducing whale burgers. (Source)

  1704. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 6:43 PM PDT - (Bangkok Post) - Japan should stop killing whales
    Japan makes fools of the International Whaling Commission and the world's countries that try to save whales from extinction. (Source)

  1705. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:40 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1706. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 11:54 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    Japan is facing increasing international criticism for its research whaling program in which the whales are killed in order to study them and their meat is then sold. Critics say it is commercial hunting in disguise. (Source)

  1707. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 11:54 PM PDT - (Detroit News) - Japan's point man on whaling draws good reviews at meeting
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Japan won few battles at this year's International Whaling Commission meeting. Most of its proposals aimed at eroding a moratorium on commercial whale hunts were voted down. (Source)

  1708. Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:18 PM PDT - (Sioux City Journal) - Local business training firm affiliates with best-selling author
    What do killer whales and people have in common? More than you might think, says local business trainer Tom Everett, who next month begins leading a workshop that applies business life to the same techniques used to teach huge whales at SeaWorld to perform acrobatic leaps and dives. (Source)

  1709. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 4:55 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1710. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 2:08 AM PDT - (Press of Atlantic City) - Dolphin's euthanization frustrates Lower rescuers
    LOWER TOWNSHIP -- West Cape May Fire Chief Chuck McPherson was a bit stumped when he was called Tuesday night to respond to a beached whale. "Is the whale on fire?" McPherson asked Town Bank Fire Chief Art Treon. (Source)

  1711. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 8:05 AM PDT - (The Sunday Telegraph) - School kids taught to eat whale
    JAPAN has introduced an education program into primary and secondary schools to teach students to eat whale meat. Almost 60,000 whale meals were served at 280 schools during the program's first three months in the Wakayama province, south-west Japan. (Source)

  1712. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 8:24 AM PDT - (The Sunday Mail) - Whale on menu for kids
    THOUSANDS of Japanese children are being encouraged to eat whale for their school lunch. This new generation of whale carnivores could well ensure the future of commercial whale slaughter. (Source)

  1713. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 8:10 AM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Taught to eat whale
    JAPAN is serving its schoolchildren whale meat provided by the controversial "research" program that kills hundreds of minke whales each year. (Source)

  1714. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 8:16 AM PDT - (Sunday Times) - Japanese schools put protected giants on menu
    JAPAN has introduced a school-based program that teaches students to eat whale meat. Almost 60,000 whale meals have been served at 280 primary and secondary schools during a three-month trial in Wakayama province, in Japan's southwest. (Source)

  1715. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 6:09 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Transparency can save the whales
    TODAY we welcome the protection of endangered whale species with a vote by the 66-member International Whaling Commission to defy Japan's bid to reintroduce commercial whaling. (Source)

  1716. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:09 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1717. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 10:00 AM PDT - (Sun Star) - Dumaguetenos join campaign v. whale hunting
    ENVIRONMENTALIST and conservationist residents of Dumaguete City joined the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) campaigning to save the humpback whale and all other whales. (Source)

  1718. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 10:09 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Paul Watson: Polluting the language to ease our conscience
    For years I have been annoyed at some of the terminology used in conservation and environmental circles. I think we should consciously try to think about changing the words we use. (Source)

  1719. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 4:11 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1720. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 6:40 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1721. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 5:06 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    Japan is facing increasing international criticism for its research whaling program in which the whales are killed in order to study them and their meat is then sold. Critics say it is commercial hunting in disguise. (Source)

  1722. Sat, 25 Jun 2005 9:45 PM PDT - (South Coast Today) - Something's fishy about U.S. silence of Japan's whaling
    An international furor is brewing over a Japanese plan to kill humpback and fin whales inside a whale sanctuary. But the United States has been surprisingly quiet -- too quiet. (Source)

  1723. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 0:43 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1724. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 0:09 AM PDT - (Detroit News) - Japan's point man on whaling draws good reviews at meeting
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Japan won few battles at this year's International Whaling Commission meeting. Most of its proposals aimed at eroding a moratorium on commercial whale hunts were voted down. (Source)

  1725. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 2:08 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1726. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 4:25 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    Japan is facing increasing international criticism for its research whaling program in which the whales are killed in order to study them and their meat is then sold. Critics say it is commercial hunting in disguise. (Source)

  1727. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 6:05 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Japan defies whale vote
    JAPAN will increase its so-called "scientific" whale culling in the face of world condemnation at the International Whaling Commission. (Source)

  1728. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:40 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1729. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 4:38 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1730. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 5:23 PM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1731. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 8:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Researchers move to debunk Japanese whaling argument
    Researchers at Southern Cross University in northern New South Wales, say a new study of whales will help undermine one of Japan's key justifications for scientific whaling. (Source)

  1732. Sun, 26 Jun 2005 9:58 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia) - Last Updated 27/06/2005
    Tuvalu and Kiribati have criticised Australia's reaction to their support for Japan's bid to resume commercial whaling. The two Pacific nations backed Japan in a vote at the International Whaling Commission meeting last week to lift a 20-year moratorium on commercial whale-hunting. (Source)

  1733. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 0:54 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1734. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 0:37 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    Japan is facing increasing international criticism for its research whaling program in which the whales are killed in order to study them and their meat is then sold. Critics say it is commercial hunting in disguise. (Source)

  1735. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 3:52 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1736. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 1:45 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - New way to gauge whales' age
    AUSTRALIAN researchers are developing the first non-invasive and non-lethal method of determining the age of humpback whales. (Source)

  1737. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 1:24 AM PDT - (EuropaWorld) - Environmentalists Sound Alarm Over Whaling
    The international environmental pressure group, Greenpeace, is sounding the alarm over the future of the world's whales. (Source)

  1738. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 8:48 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1739. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 6:05 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Now it's whale burgers
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1740. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 5:14 AM PDT - (Illawarra Mercury) - By LAUREL-LEE RODERICK June 28
    GERRINGONG Headland has been formally adopted by the Lions Club, guaranteeing the sensitive location's future management. A timber whale-watching platform proposed for near the Lone Pine tree heads the club's plans for the reserve. (Source)

  1741. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 8:13 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - Greenpeace protests against CSFB's Sakhalin work
    MOSCOW, June 27 (Reuters) Greenpeace campaigners held a protest vigil outside Credit Suisse First Boston's Moscow office on Monday against its involvement in a Shell-led energy project in the Russian Far East which they say threatens rare whales. (Source)

  1742. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:14 AM PDT - (Newsday) - Whale Burger Goes on Sale in Japan
    TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1743. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:43 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Greenpeace protests in Russia
    MOSCOW -- Greenpeace campaigners held a protest vigil outside Credit Suisse First Boston's Moscow office overnight (NZ time) against its involvement in a Shell-led energy project in the Russian Far East which they say threatens rare whales. (Source)

  1744. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 1:35 PM PDT - (U.S. State Department) - International Commission Rejects Japanese Whaling Expansion Plan
    The United States commended the International Whaling Commission for rejecting a Japanese proposal that would have more than doubled the taking of minke whales for research purposes, as well as adding two new species, fin and humpback whales.In a June 24 statement, the Department of State expressed disappointment that Japan had indicated that it will proceed with its "lethal whale research (Source)

  1745. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 1:53 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Greenpeace protests against CSFB's Sakhalin work
    Greenpeace campaigners held a protest vigil outside Credit Suisse First Boston's Moscow office on Monday against its involvement in a Shell-led energy project in the Russian Far East which they say threatens rare whales. (Source)

  1746. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 4:52 PM PDT - (People's Daily) - Australian researchers develop new method to determine whales' age
    Australian scientists are developing a new method of determining the age of humpback whales which can avoid killing the mammals in previous methods. (Source)

  1747. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 2:37 PM PDT - (U.S. State Department) - International Commission Rejects Japanese Whaling Expansion Plan
    The United States commended the International Whaling Commission for rejecting a Japanese proposal that would have more than doubled the taking of minke whales for research purposes, as well as adding two new species, fin and humpback whales. (Source)

  1748. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 8:24 PM PDT - (TODAYonline) - Nauru defends pro-whaling vote
    South Korean activists hold an anti-whale burger protest near a hotel where 57th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission was held. (Source)

  1749. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 7:35 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Nauru defends pro-whaling vote
    Nauru defended its support for commercial whaling after critics suggested that Japan had bought the tiny Pacific nation's vote with promises of increased aid. (Source)

  1750. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 5:13 PM PDT - (Escape.com.au) - Tell tail signs
    Thar she blows! It will be a cry heard along the South Australian coastline again this winter as the southern right whales return. STEVE Pocock loves nothing better than sitting on the edge of the towering Bunda Cliffs on the Great Australian Bight. (Source)

  1751. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:30 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Humpback whale freed from cray pot lines
    A whale has been successfully freed from cray pot lines off the coast of south-west Victoria. (Source)

  1752. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Humpback whale freed from cray pot lines
    A whale has been successfully freed from cray pot lines off the coast of south-west Victoria. The humpback whale became entangled earlier this morning. (Source)

  1753. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 9:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Humpback whale trapped in cray pot lines
    Two rescue crews are following a humpback whale that has become entangled in cray pot lines near Port Fairy on Victoria's west coast. A professional fisherman spotted the whale this morning. (Source)

  1754. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:45 PM PDT - (Weekly Times) - Supervise whale kills
    Of course Japan should be allowed to slaughter whales for science. Their zeal does them credit. No doubt that some zeal would not refuse to post a bond, say a reasonable 50,000,000 Yen or so, against any illicit eating of scientific specimens. (Source)

  1755. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:32 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Nauru defends whaling vote
    Nauru says Australia's criticism of how it voted at last week's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in South Korea undermines the Pacific nation's sovereignty. (Source)

  1756. Mon, 27 Jun 2005 10:49 PM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Nauru defends support for whaling
    THE Nauruan government today defended its support for commercial whaling, saying it was concerned about the effects of whales on tuna stocks. (Source)

  1757. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 0:52 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Humpback whale freed from lines
    RESCUERS have freed a humpback whale after it became entangled in cray-pot lines off Victoria's west coast today. Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) crews began the rescue bid after fishermen in Port Fairy alerted authorities to the distressed whale about 9am (AEST). (Source)

  1758. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 0:48 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Humpback whale freed from lines
    Humpback whale freed from lines. (Source)

  1759. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 5:30 AM PDT - (Bangor Daily News) - Right (as in correct) whale rule
    The editors of the Bangor Daily News have taken the wrong position about the new rules for lobster gear to protect right whales ("Right Whale, Wrong Rule," June 17 editorial). (Source)

  1760. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 8:10 AM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Whale cut free
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1761. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:17 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Nauru defends pro-whaling vote
    Nauru defended its support for commercial whaling after critics suggested that Japan had bought the tiny Pacific nation's vote with promises of increased aid. (Source)

  1762. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 5:22 PM PDT - (Canada.com) - Whale burger goes on sale in Japan amid growing criticism over its whaling
    TOKYO (AP) A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger on Thursday as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back on its catch at an international conference on whaling. (Source)

  1763. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 5:57 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - British U. to Conduct Major Whale Survey
    A British university on Tuesday announced plans for what it called the largest international survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises on the European Atlantic continental shelf. (Source)

  1764. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 6:16 PM PDT - (ABC News) - British U. to Conduct Major Whale Survey
    British University to Conduct Major Survey of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (Source)

  1765. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 5:08 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - ENTANGLED
    A WHALE has been cut free from the buoy it dragged from Port Fairy to Warrnambool after it became tangled in craypots off Griffiths Island yesterday. (Source)

  1766. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 9:14 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Authorities track freed whale's route
    Victoria's Department of Sustainability is monitoring the progress of a humpback whale which was freed from cray pot lines off the coast of Warrnambool, in the state's south-west, yesterday. (Source)

  1767. Tue, 28 Jun 2005 9:08 PM PDT - (Cape May County Herald) - 4-Hour Effort to Save Dolphin to No Avail
    HIGBEES BEACH -- Volunteer firefighters from West Cape May and Town Bank, Lower Township police and animal control made a heroic, four-hour effort to keep alive a Rizzo's Dolphin found in shallow water here June 21 only to learn the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine euthanized the distressed mammal soon after sending a truck for it. (Source)

  1768. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 0:23 AM PDT - (OhmyNews) - Nations Divided on Whaling Issues
    The major outcome of the one-week meeting was that the 17-year moratorium on commercial whaling would remain for another year. However, neither side came away particularly happy. The anti-whaling nations... (Source)

  1769. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 3:08 AM PDT - (Norwich Bulletin) - Whale sculptures unveiled at Mohegan Sun
    MOHEGAN -- When the Whale Trail was unveiled to invited guests Tuesday inside the Mohegan Sun's Uncas Ballroom, it showed there are at least 50 different ways to dress up a six-foot fiberglass sculpture of a sperm or beluga whale. (Source)

  1770. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 4:21 AM PDT - (just-food.com) - JAPAN: Restaurant chain introduces whale burgers
    A chain of family restaurants based in Japans northern island of Hokkaido has introduced a whale burger onto its menu. (Source)

  1771. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 6:02 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Whale the new school lunch
    JAPAN has introduced an education program into primary and secondary schools to teach students to eat whale meat. Almost 60,000 whale meals were served at 280 schools during the program's first three months in the Wakayama province, in Japan's south-west. (Source)

  1772. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 7:30 AM PDT - (CBC North) - Iqaluit hunters discuss new beluga rules
    Some new rules are going to be governing beluga whale hunters in Iqaluit this season. The Amarok Hunters and Trappers Organization held a special meeting on Monday to discuss new beluga hunting regulations. (Source)

  1773. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 6:03 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Menu recipe for an eco disaster
    JAPAN'S push to have whale hamburgers and schnitzels served in school tuckshops exposes the mockery of its claim it kills hundreds of whales a year for "scientific research purposes". (Source)

  1774. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 10:15 AM PDT - (EurekAlert!) - Unlike other mammals
    If you thought the sleep-deprived months with your newborn were tough, pity the poor mother dolphin or killer whale. (Source)

  1775. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 11:27 AM PDT - (Ellsworth American) - Lobster Fishery
    ELLSWORTH — The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is looking for comment on the two proposed rules intended to reduce the entanglement of large whales in fishing gear. (Source)

  1776. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 10:23 AM PDT - (Newswise) - Newborn Dolphins
    A study finds that unlike other mammals, newborn dolphins and killer whales remain awake and active 24/7 during the first weeks of life when critical development takes place. (Source)

  1777. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 4:38 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Tangled traveller resumes its coastal journey north
    WILDLIFE officers believe a humpback whale entangled in craypot ropes off Port Fairy on Tuesday has resumed its migration path up Australia's east coast. (Source)

  1778. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 6:06 PM PDT - (RedNova) - Unlike Other Mammals
    If you thought the sleep-deprived months with your newborn were tough, pity the poor mother dolphin or killer whale.Reporting in the June 30 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Nature, UCLA/Veterans Affairs neuroscientists report a developmental pattern in bottlenose dolphins and killer whales that is unique from other mammals, with calves of both species active 24 hours a day during their first (Source)

  1779. Thu, 30 Jun 2005 3:14 AM PDT - (Monterey County Herald) - COUNTING HUMPBACKS
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be making a splash on the Monterey coast. (Source)

  1780. Thu, 30 Jun 2005 1:13 AM PDT - (The Aspen Times) - Whales are in trouble
    Dear Editor: (Source)

  1781. Thu, 30 Jun 2005 7:54 AM PDT - (PhysOrg) - No Sleep in the Deep
    Unlike Other Mammals, Newborn Dolphins and Killer Whales Stay Active 24/7 During First Months of DevelopmentIf you thought the sleep-deprived months with your newborn were tough, pity the poor mother dolphin or killer whale.Reporting in the June 30 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Nature, UCLA/Veterans Affairs neuroscientists report a developmental pattern in bottlenose dolphins and killer (Source)

  1782. Thu, 30 Jun 2005 7:12 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - No sleeping on the job for mothers of baby dolphins
    New parents tormented by sleepless nights should count themselves lucky not to be dolphins, new research suggests. Scientists have discovered that baby bottlenose dolphins do not sleep at all during their first month of life. Their mothers hardly get a moment's rest, either. (Source)

  1783. Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:55 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Greenpeace wants govt to monitor whalers
    Greenpeace says the federal government should send "watchdog" boats to monitor, document and expose the activities of Japanese whalers. (Source)

  1784. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 3:10 AM PDT - (Norwich Bulletin) - Whale of a canvas
    Gigi Liverant's 'Mer-Whale' will be one of 48 decorated sperm and beluga whales on display through October as part of the region's Whale Trail. For one month, Gigi Liverant and her family couldn't enjoy a dinner in the dining room of their Colchester home. (Source)

  1785. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 7:11 AM PDT - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - NOAA Confirms 28th Right Whale Mother-Calf Pair
    NOAA Fisheries Service biologists have confirmed the year's 28th unique sighting of a North Atlantic right whale mother-calf pair, making this one of the best calving years on record for these rare and endangered animals. (Source)

  1786. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 8:03 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Japanese can't see why we're blubbering
    Insight. TARU Ichi, a popular restaurant in the Tokyo suburb of Shinjuku known for its nightlife, is a place with nothing to hide. As you walk in, there is a poster above the doorway titled Cetaceans of the Sea. (Source)

  1787. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 12:10 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving
    This is one of the best years in recent memory for right whale calving, with 28 mother-calf pairs sighted so far, government biologists say. (Source)

  1788. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 10:03 AM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Protesting whale watchers demand tougher Australian action on Japanese
    Environmental activists and commercial whale watchers tried to deliver a 26,000-signature to Prime Minister John Howard demanding Australia deploy "watchdog" boats to shadow Japanese whaling ships in Antarctic waters. (Source)

  1789. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 12:28 PM PDT - (ABC News) - It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving
    Researchers Say It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving With 28 Sighted (Source)

  1790. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 12:30 PM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving
    This is one of the best years in recent memory for right whale calving, with 28 mother-calf pairs sighted so far, government biologists say. NOAA Fisheries Service confirmed the 28th sighting on Friday, a pair videotaped off the coast of South Carolina as they headed north. (Source)

  1791. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 4:36 PM PDT - (Telegraph.co.uk) - Whale burgers in Japan
    Japan may be facing increasing criticism over plans to expand its whaling programme, but this has not stopped one of the country's fast-food companies from introducing whale burgers. (Source)

  1792. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 3:29 PM PDT - (RedNova) - It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving
    WASHINGTON (AP) This is one of the best years in recent memory for right whale calving, with 28 mother-calf pairs sighted so far, government biologists say.NOAA Fisheries Service confirmed the 28th sighting on Friday, a pair videotaped off the coast of South Carolina as they headed north."With so few of these right whales left -- approximately 300 -- we are very excited about sighting another (Source)

  1793. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 2:16 PM PDT - (Science News) - Sleepless in SeaWorld: Some newborns and moms forgo slumber
    Orca-whale and dolphin mothers and their newborns appear not to sleep for a month after the pups' birth, researchers report. Neither parent nor offspring shows any ill effects from the long waking stint, and the animals don't later compensate with extra sleep. (Source)

  1794. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 5:41 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving
    This is one of the best years in recent memory for right whale calving, with 28 mother-calf pairs sighted so far, government biologists say. (Source)

  1795. Fri, 01 Jul 2005 6:05 PM PDT - (ABC News) - It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving
    Researchers Say It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving With 28 Sighted (Source)

  1796. Sat, 02 Jul 2005 3:50 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Scientists worried over seismic survey in Dumaguete City
    DUMAGUETE CITY-If tourists who go on dolphin and whale watching tours in the Tanon Strait are advised not to clap their hands and whistle so as not to harm the sensitive hearing senses of dolphins, what damage would a seismic survey do? (Source)

  1797. Sun, 03 Jul 2005 6:23 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - It's a Good Year for Right Whale Calving
    This is one of the best years in recent memory for right whale calving, with 28 mother-calf pairs sighted so far, government biologists say. (Source)

  1798. Sun, 03 Jul 2005 6:38 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Whales provide top view
    CLEAR skies yesterday morning made perfect conditions for whale watching and thankfully the whales were obliging. Hundreds of people turned out at the Logans Beach viewing platform and were greeted by a mother and her calf about 150 metres directly out from the platform. (Source)

  1799. Mon, 04 Jul 2005 6:15 AM PDT - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Defiant Japan says prostituting nation to Japan's bribes trumps conservation
    KOROR, Palau (4 July 2005) Propped up by bribes from Japan, Palau is flexing its Tokyo enhance muscle in opposition to whale conservation despite diver and surfer boycotts by CDNN and Hawaii-based groups. (Source)

  1800. Mon, 04 Jul 2005 4:53 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Couple watch whale birth
    BREAKFAST at the Eddisons' took an exciting turn yesterday morning when Jan and Keith saw a whale giving birth close to shore in Warrnambool. (Source)

  1801. Mon, 04 Jul 2005 5:34 PM PDT - (The Japan Times) - The whaling debate
    Why should a country who has exhausted the whale population in their country come over and hunt a mysterious creature we have all looked after in our country. (Source)

  1802. Mon, 04 Jul 2005 9:52 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale birth witnesses urged to come forward
    Wildlife officers want anyone who witnessed a whale calf being born yesterday at Warrnambool's Logan's Beach, in south-west Victoria, to contact them. (Source)

  1803. Tue, 05 Jul 2005 7:50 AM PDT - (Environmental Media Services) - [printer-friendly] Whale hunt gets go ahead from Icelandic government
    Reykjavik, Iceland 5 July 2005 -- Greenpeace today strongly criticised the Icelandic government' s decision to issue quotas to hunt whales for the third year running. The government has just granted permission for 39 minke whales to be killed in the 2005 hunt. (Source)

  1804. Tue, 05 Jul 2005 8:02 AM PDT - (The Mercury) - Frisky
    EIGHT whales enchanted local boaties yesterday as they frolicked in Frederick Henry Bay near Hobart. Four of the southern right whales spent the day just off Dodges Ferry, engaged in what may have been a courtship ritual. (Source)

  1805. Wed, 06 Jul 2005 7:16 AM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - SAN FRANCISCO Lawmakers push larger ocean sanctuaries Bills would expand permanent ban on oil and gas drilling to
    Fearing the prospect of oil and gas drilling off the Northern California coast, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Lynn Woolsey appeared Tuesday in San Francisco with marine scientists and conservationists to promote legislation that would expand the boundaries of two national marine sanctuaries. (Source)

  1806. Wed, 06 Jul 2005 8:47 AM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - SAN FRANCISCO / Lawmakers push larger ocean sanctuaries / Bills would expand permanent ban on oil and gas drilling to
    Fearing the prospect of oil and gas drilling off the Northern California coast, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Lynn Woolsey appeared Tuesday in San Francisco with marine scientists and conservationists to promote legislation that would expand the boundaries... (Source)

  1807. Wed, 06 Jul 2005 9:32 AM PDT - (NOAA News) - NOAA CONFIRMS 28th RIGHT WHALE MOTHER-CALF PAIR Good News for Critically Endangered Species
    July 1, 2005 NOAA Fisheries Service biologists have confirmed the year's 28th unique sighting of a North Atlantic right whale mother-calf pair, making this one of the best calving years on record for these rare and endangered animals. (Source)

  1808. Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:30 AM PDT - (The Islands' Sounder) - Report of baby orca whale unconfirmed
    Recent reports of a new calf among the Southern resident killer whales remained unconfirmed by the Center for Whale Research as of late last week. (Source)

  1809. Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:45 AM PDT - (San Juan Journal) - By Richard Walker Jul 06 2005
    Researchers at the Whale Research Lab at Lime Kiln Lighthouse photographed and videotaped a J-pod killer whale pushing a Dall's porpoise in front of the lighthouse, July 5. (Source)

  1810. Wed, 06 Jul 2005 2:57 PM PDT - (CBC North) - Bowhead bones could provide clues to climate change
    Two researchers will soon be scouring central Nunavut for bowhead whalebones and prehistoric dwellings. It's part of a project to understand future climate warming trends by looking at the past. (Source)

  1811. Thu, 07 Jul 2005 3:18 AM PDT - (WGRZ-TV Buffalo) - Baby Beluga Born Created: 7/6/2005 8:22:05 PM
    There's a new resident at Marineland. A Beluga Whale born around midnight on Sunday is met the public Wednesday. The 150-pound baby does not have a name yet. Trainers say she is doing well and is already ahead of schedule for nursing. (Source)

  1812. Thu, 07 Jul 2005 6:00 AM PDT - (The Buffalo News) - Newborn whale is no small attraction
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- She weighs 153 pounds, but she was still the smallest baby in the pond. The third beluga whale to be born at Marineland in three years was swimming with her mother in the tourist attraction's Arctic Cove on Wednesday. (Source)

  1813. Thu, 07 Jul 2005 7:00 PM PDT - (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) - Georgia Aquarium acquires belugas from Mexico
    The two whale sharks swimming around the Georgia Aquarium will have to share the spotlight with two other equally stunning creatures — solid white beluga whales. (Source)

  1814. Thu, 07 Jul 2005 8:35 AM PDT - (gazettes.com) - Aquarium To Take Part In Whale Count
    When Southern Californians see whales off the coast, it is usually the migrating gray whale on its way from Mexico to Alaska and back. (Source)

  1815. Thu, 07 Jul 2005 11:03 AM PDT - (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma) - Whale Researchers Report Births Of 3 Puget Sound-Area Orcas
    At least three killer whales have been born to Puget Sound-area orcas, continuing an apparent comeback, researchers say. (Source)

  1816. Fri, 08 Jul 2005 4:30 AM PDT - (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) - Georgia Aquarium acquires belugas from Mexico
    The two whale sharks swimming around the Georgia Aquarium will have to share the spotlight with two other equally stunning creatures — solid white beluga whales. (Source)

  1817. Fri, 08 Jul 2005 8:14 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - White whale makes an elusive tourist attraction
    GOING into hiding would seem to be a tricky thing for a 14m albino whale but Migaloo the white humpback has had all the experts baffled since his latest appearance three weeks ago. (Source)

  1818. Fri, 08 Jul 2005 6:00 AM PDT - (The Buffalo News) - Two beluga whales born in 3 days at Marineland
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- It's like a maternity ward in Marineland's Arctic Cove. A second beluga whale has been born in three days and the fifth in three years. (Source)

  1819. Sat, 09 Jul 2005 0:29 AM PDT - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Life's good in the Hood for six visiting orcas (7/9/2005)
    The "slippery six," a half dozen transient killer whales whose home range is on the Pacific Coast, are still feasting on harbor seals in Hood Canal five months after their arrival -- an unprecedented stint, biologists say. (Source)

  1820. Sat, 09 Jul 2005 3:54 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Whale in Subic water park dies
    Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. SUBIC BAY FREEPORT--A 13-year-old false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) at the Ocean Adventure water park here died on Friday. (Source)

  1821. Sat, 09 Jul 2005 3:39 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Whale in Subic water park dies
    Please enter the e-mail address of the recipient. For multiple recipients, separate the addresses with commas. (Source)

  1822. Sat, 09 Jul 2005 3:24 AM PDT - (Cincinnati Enquirer) - Whaleburgers help in keepin' it weird
    You know it's a weird week when you open the paper and read they're serving whaleburgers at a fast-food chain. (Source)

  1823. Sat, 09 Jul 2005 10:23 PM PDT - (Omaha World-Herald) - Whale
    Sleep is vital to the development of brain and body. That truism comes from basic observations about humans and other mammals, that sleep is maximized at birth and declines gradually until adulthood. But a new finding threatens to throw that common wisdom out the window. (Source)

  1824. Sun, 10 Jul 2005 12:14 PM PDT - (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News) - Canada about to declare first bowhead whale sanctuary: wildlife official
    (CP) After more than 20 years of negotiation and delay, federal wildlife officials say Canada is about to declare its first marine sanctuary for bowhead whales. (Source)

  1825. Sun, 10 Jul 2005 6:49 PM PDT - (CBS 2 Chicago) - Shedd Whale Gives Birth To Stillborn Calf
    Shedd Aquarium officials are announcing the death of a Beluga calf. (Source)

  1826. Sun, 10 Jul 2005 5:56 PM PDT - (RedNova) - Canada About to Declare First Bowhead Whale Sanctuary: Wildlife Official
    (CP) After more than 20 years of negotiation and delay, federal wildlife officials say Canada is about to declare its first marine sanctuary for bowhead whales. "I think we're there," said Bill Gummer, director of the Canadian Wildlife Service for the Prairies and Northern region. (Source)

  1827. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 4:55 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Iceland Tells Japan Cooperation on Commercial Whaling Possible
    Iceland told fellow pro-whaling ally Japan Monday that it might be possible to cooperate on commercial whaling, officials said. (Source)

  1828. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 6:35 AM PDT - (Environmental Media Services) - Coast Guard Blocks Right Whale Safety Steps; Commandant Spurns NOAA Pleas for Voluntary Advisory Urging Caution
    Washington, DC — Citing unspecified “national security” concerns, the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard is refusing to help protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, according to an exchange of letters released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). This June, the Coast Guard again rebuffed requests to issue an advisory warning ship captains to slow to 12 (Source)

  1829. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 6:04 AM PDT - (ABC 7 Chicago) - Shedd beluga whale has stillborn calf
    July 11, 2005 — A 16-month pregnancy ended in stillbirth yesterday for one of the beluga whales at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. The 24-year-old mother beluga, named Mauyak, has been at the Shedd since 1997, when she arrived on loan from an aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. (Source)

  1830. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 6:15 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Iceland: Cooperation on Whaling Possible
    Iceland told fellow pro-whaling ally Japan Monday that it might be possible to cooperate on commercial whaling, officials said. (Source)

  1831. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 7:23 AM PDT - (WJLA-TV Washington D.C. -- Iceland: Cooperation on Whaling Possible ) -
    TOKYO (AP) Iceland told fellow pro-whaling ally Japan Monday that it might be possible to cooperate on commercial whaling, officials said.At present, Japan and Iceland kill a limited number of whales annually for research purposes despite staunch opposition from anti-whaling nations like the United States and Australia, which call such hunts unnecessary and a threat to conservation efforts. (Source)

  1832. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 10:50 AM PDT - (CBC British Columbia) - New quiet zone for killer whale
    An area near Gold River on the West Coast of Vancouver Island will be closed to sports fishing this year because of Luna the killer whale. Fisheries and Oceans Canada hopes a quieter fishing-free zone in Nootka Sound will keep the orca away from Gold River. (Source)

  1833. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 10:51 AM PDT - (Santa Barbara News-Press) - TAILGATERS
    The Santa Barbara Channel is something of a cetacean highway, with whales making frequent passes through these waters. During summer, blue whales -- the largest animals on earth -- can be seen here, their huge bodies parked at the surface, revealing gaping blowholes. (Source)

  1834. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 3:23 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Native tales hint at past West Coast tsunamis
    Tales about "Thunderbird" and "Whale" by native tribes along the U.S. West Coast, along with geological clues, point to at least two massive quakes and tsunamis that have hit the area in the last 1,100 years, a researcher said on Monday. (Source)

  1835. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 4:20 PM PDT - (RedNova) - Native tales hint at past West Coast tsunamis
    SEATTLE (Reuters) Tales about "Thunderbird" and "Whale" by native tribes along the U.S. (Source)

  1836. Mon, 11 Jul 2005 6:08 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Where's Wilma?
    WHALE watchers are anxiously waiting for the return of Warrnambool's famous southern right whale, Wilma. Department of Sustainabilty and Environment's flora and fauna manager, Mandy Watson, said she was expecting Wilma to return this year because southern rights have a three-year calving cycle. (Source)

  1837. Tue, 12 Jul 2005 8:15 AM PDT - (San Juan Journal) - Jul 12 2005
    "Keet Shu-ka: Enduring Connections between Killer Whales and First Nations" is an original presentation blending Alaska Native culture, science and art to honor orcas. (Source)

  1838. Tue, 12 Jul 2005 9:50 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - Native tales hint at past West Coast tsunamis
    SEATTLE, Washington (Reuters) Tales about "Thunderbird" and "Whale" by native tribes along the U.S. West Coast, along with geological clues, point to at least two massive quakes and tsunamis that have hit the area in the last 1,100 years, a researcher said on Monday. (Source)

  1839. Tue, 12 Jul 2005 4:00 PM PDT - (San Juan Journal) - By Richard Walker Jul 12 2005
    An orca may have been cut when it bumped a whale-watch boat July 3 in Andrews Bay, south of Snug Harbor. The incident occurred about noon. All boats in the immediate area were stationary when the incident occurred, witnesses said. (Source)

  1840. Wed, 13 Jul 2005 0:17 AM PDT - (Myrtle Beach Online) - Wildlife biologists investigate turtle
    The deaths of a female pygmy sperm whale, several seabirds and loggerhead turtles found in Horry and Georgetown counties in the past several weeks have not been linked to red tide, an algaelike bloom that is spreading down the coast. (Source)

  1841. Wed, 13 Jul 2005 4:35 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Police investigate whale accident
    Witnesses who spotted a speedboat apparently run into a young whale are asked to contact police. (Source)

  1842. Wed, 13 Jul 2005 4:19 AM PDT - (Mosnews) - Russia’s Sakhalin Oil Project Threatens Grey Whale Population With Extinction
    Another starved Grey whale cub was found dead in Russia’s Far East region of Primorye, the All Headline News website reported Wednesday. The discovery reinforced local environmentalist’s suspicions that giant oil projects off the nearby Sakhalin Island could pose a danger to the Grey whale species. (Source)

  1843. Wed, 13 Jul 2005 6:22 AM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Police investigate after speedboat 'hits whale'
    POLICE were appealing for witnesses today after a speedboat apparently collided with a whale. (Source)

  1844. Wed, 13 Jul 2005 6:36 AM PDT - (ic Lanarkshire) - Appeal after boat strikes whale
    Police have appealed for witnesses after a speedboat apparently collided with a whale. Grampian Police are investigating after receiving reports of a boat heading at high speed towards a group of two adult minke whales and a calf, striking the calf. (Source)

  1845. Wed, 13 Jul 2005 10:13 AM PDT - (Sun Star) - Costanilla: Negros deux
    DOLPHINS. My recent trip to Negros Oriental took me and the rest of the Cebu tri-media to a half-day dolphin and whale watching off Bais sea, actually a big portion of Tanon strait between Negros and Cebu islands. (Source)

  1846. Wed, 13 Jul 2005 4:29 PM PDT - (The Scotsman) - Whale fear
    POLICE were trying to trace the occupants of a speedboat which may have struck a whale calf in the Moray Firth. (Source)

  1847. Wed, 13 Jul 2005 9:03 PM PDT - (ScienCentral) - have discovered that dolphins and killer whales survive on almost no sleep for
    the first months of life. " In the search to understand why we need a certain amount of sleep, scientists have discovered that dolphins and killer whales survive on almost no sleep for the first months of life. This ScienCentral News video has more. (Source)

  1848. Thu, 14 Jul 2005 0:07 AM PDT - (Long Beach Press-Telegram) - Blue whales have a lot of heart
    I have been drawn to the sea for as long as I can remember. It was no different as I started one morning with the anticipation of getting a glimpse of the largest animals on our planet. (Source)

  1849. Thu, 14 Jul 2005 7:29 AM PDT - (NPR) - U.S. Federal Agencies Spar over Right Whale
    The U.S. Coast Guard rejects a request from the National Marine Fisheries Service for ships to slow down and exercise caution where North Atlantic right whales are migrating. The whales are an endangered species and collisions with ships are a major cause of their deaths. (Source)

  1850. Thu, 14 Jul 2005 3:28 PM PDT - (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma) - Federal Officials To Investigate Reports Of Injured Orca
    SEATTLE -- The National Marine Fisheries service said Thursday it will investigate reports of an orca injured in a collision with a whale-watching boat off San Juan Island last week. (Source)

  1851. Thu, 14 Jul 2005 5:09 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Federal officials to investigate reports of injured orca
    The National Marine Fisheries Service said today it will investigate reports of an orca injured in a collision with a whale-watching tour boat off San Juan Island last week. (Source)

  1852. Fri, 15 Jul 2005 0:41 AM PDT - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - 'Frisky' orca bumps whale-watching boat (7/15/2005)
    The National Marine Fisheries Service said yesterday that it will investigate reports of an orca injured in a collision with a whale-watching boat off San Juan Island last week. (Source)

  1853. Fri, 15 Jul 2005 0:40 AM PDT - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Tourists see federal agents
    For years, American and Canadian whale-watching boats have moved across the U.S.-Canada border near the San Juans without having to check in with customs. That appears to have changed. (Source)

  1854. Fri, 15 Jul 2005 0:19 AM PDT - (Bradenton Herald) - Rescued dolphin ready for new home
    Vixen, a rough-tooth dolphin that's been in rehabilitation at Mote Marine Laboratories dolphin and whale hospital since 2002, is slated to have a new home Sunday. (Source)

  1855. Fri, 15 Jul 2005 2:50 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Leave entangled whale alone
    A southern right whale entangled in ropes has been spotted off Hangklip - but the Dolphin Action and Protection Group's Nan Rice has warned the public not to try to free it. (Source)

  1856. Fri, 15 Jul 2005 8:15 AM PDT - (East Hampton Independent) - Jogger Discovers Whale Remains
    The second whale in three months to wash ashore on the East End, or rather the remains of one, was discovered in Wainscott on July 2. At around 8 a.m. a jogger on a Wainscott beach discovered a 35-foot baleen whale that biologists believe had been dead for several months. (Source)

  1857. Fri, 15 Jul 2005 8:52 AM PDT - (Ukiah Daily Journal) - Humpbacks on the sea of Cortez
    Local educator and researcher Urmas Kaldveer, Ph.D., recently returned from a whale researching expedition on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Readers may remember Kaldveer for his 32 years of experience teaching at Mendocino College or for his previous research projects on coral reefs. (Source)

  1858. Fri, 15 Jul 2005 10:12 AM PDT - (Manila Bulletin) - Maltreatment of dolphins in Cagayan alarms BFAR
    STA. ANA, Cagayan The office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Cagayan Valley has sounded the alarm for the unabated maltreatment of dolphins in Cagayan Valley waters after four pygmy killer whales died of multiple wounds two days after they were stranded near the San Vicente Naval Operating Base (SVNOB) here last Tuesday. (Source)

  1859. Fri, 15 Jul 2005 1:17 PM PDT - (CBC News) - Huge crater and whale-with-feet boneyard named U.N. heritage sites
    The cultural and education arm of the United Nations on Friday added a giant meteorite crater in South Africa and a whale boneyard from the time the creatures had feet among seven new global heritage sites. (Source)

  1860. Sat, 16 Jul 2005 10:39 AM PDT - (Khaleej Times) - Gentle giant spotted
    DUBAI - Dubai had an unexpected visitor on Saturday, a welcome one at that. Hundreds of people flocked to catch a glimpse of the unusual visitor, who was splashing around in the backwaters near Dubai Marina, almost as if attracting attention for at least five to six hours. (Source)

  1861. Sat, 16 Jul 2005 2:57 PM PDT - (New York Newsday) - Autopsy finds teen who fell off whale watching boat died from drowning
    Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, and humid with highs around 80. ... Conclusion of USA Track & Field's National Club Championships, Icahn Stadium, Randalls Island, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ... International Cultures Parade, Sixth Avenue from 36th to 56th St., Noon ... Voter registration and education drive, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, outside Amerasia Bank, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ... (Source)

  1862. Sat, 16 Jul 2005 8:24 PM PDT - (Khaleej Times) - ‘Gentle giant’ spotted near Dubai Marina
    DUBAI — Dubai had an unexpected visitor on Saturday, a welcome one at that. Hundreds of people flocked to catch a glimpse of the unusual visitor, who was splashing around in the backwaters near Dubai Marina, almost as if attracting attention for at least five to six hours. (Source)

  1863. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 6:10 AM PDT - (Cape Cod Times) - Whales on demand
    PROVINCETOWN -- Imagine a bass moo mixed with a growlish underwater grunt. BNAWOO. BNAWOO-OOO. 'That's a mommy whale and baby whale,' Becky Solomon told her 3½-year-old daughter. 'That's what they sound like.' (Source)

  1864. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 6:24 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Closure of Subic marine park urged
    ENVIRONMENTALISTS in the country say they are rushing to save the two remaining false killer whales kept in a marine park in Subic Bay, along with dolphins and sea lions, after another juvenile whale used for the park's shows died last week. (Source)

  1865. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 8:08 AM PDT - (WBBH) - Rare dolphins stranded on Marco Island
    MARCO ISLAND- Five rarely seen Risso's dolphins were found stranded late Saturday on Marco Island. Risso's dolphins are rarely seen inshore and normally inhabit deep temperate waters. This species of dolphin is one of the larger species found in area waters. (Source)

  1866. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 12:55 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Whale death revives calls for Subic park's closure
    ANIMAL lovers are enlisting the help of environment and health officials to save the two remaining false killer whales kept in a marine park in Subic Bay, along with dolphins and sea lions, after another juvenile whale used for the park's shows died last week. (Source)

  1867. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 9:38 AM PDT - (Philstar.com) - New songs
    The song of the humpback whale is one of the strangest in nature. It is a weird combination of high- and low-pitched groanings. Those who have studied the humpback whale say their songs are noteworthy because these giants of the deep are continually changing them. (Source)

  1868. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 10:18 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Liz Slooten: Scientific ploy a poor excuse
    Scientific whaling. As a marine biologist, I find this term to be spin at its ugliest. I cannot see how whaling, dressed up as science, can have even a semblance of credibility. (Source)

  1869. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 4:40 PM PDT - (CBC News) - Youngest beluga dies at Vancouver Aquarium
    The Vancouver Aquarium's youngest beluga whale died Sunday. Tuvaq was a calf of three. (Source)

  1870. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 4:13 PM PDT - (Tampa Bay's 10) - Tampa Bay's 10 News
    SARASOTA, Florida -- Two stranded dolphins are getting a little help from a local marine facility on Sunday. Mote Marine's dolphin and whale hospital took in two Risso dolphins. They were found stranded near Marco Island Saturday afternoon. (Source)

  1871. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 2:09 PM PDT - (CTV.ca) - Stalked seal leaps into salmon fisherman's boat
    A salmon sportfishing boat provided a convenient hideout for a seal trying to avoid becoming a killer whale's lunch. (Source)

  1872. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 3:31 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Japan accused of buying whaling votes
    Japan has denied claims it is paying the expenses of countries in return for their support at the International Whaling Commission (IWC). (Source)

  1873. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 4:02 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan accused of buying whaling votes
    Japan has denied claims it is paying the expenses of countries in return for their support at the International Whaling Commission (IWC). ABC TV's Four Corners program tonight reveals specific details of favours handed out by Japan to countries in the Caribbean and Pacific in exchange for support. (Source)

  1874. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 8:16 PM PDT - (CTV.ca) - Young beluga whale dies at Vancouver's aquarium
    Tuvaq the beluga whale, one of the most popular attractions at the Vancouver Aquarium, died suddenly on Sunday. The young whale was just three days shy of his third birthday. (Source)

  1875. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 5:20 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Proof Japan buys whale votes: report
    THE ABC's Four Corners program says it has evidence Japan has been using aid money to buy the votes of small Caribbean and Pacific island nations for a return to commercial whaling. (Source)

  1876. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 5:39 PM PDT - (Herald Sun) - Proof Japan buys whale votes: report
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1877. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 5:30 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Migaloo spotted around Port Douglas
    Migaloo the albino whale has been spotted frolicking off the far north Queensland coast around Port Douglas. (Source)

  1878. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 5:52 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Migaloo spotted around Port Douglas
    Migaloo the albino whale has been spotted frolicking off the far north Queensland coast around Port Douglas. The white whale is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. (Source)

  1879. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 7:57 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australian broadcaster claims proof Japan bought whaling votes
    Australia's national broadcaster says it has proof Japan bought the votes of some small nations for a return to commercial whaling -- a claim Tokyo consistently denies. (Source)

  1880. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 5:39 PM PDT - (Telegraph.co.uk) - Plan to bring grey whales back to Britain
    Conservationists are planning to fly 50 grey whales from California to Cumbria in an attempt to reintroduce the species to British waters after 400 years. (Source)

  1881. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 9:41 PM PDT - (Sinchew) - Sinchew-i Photo
    SINGING.... A Beluga white whale sings to a female guest at a large fish tank at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama. The aquarium celebrated the first anniversary of the tubed fish tank display called Dolphin Fantasy. Photo courtesy: AFP . (Source)

  1882. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 11:59 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Australian broadcaster claims proof Japan bought whaling votes
    Australia's national broadcaster says it has proof Japan bought the votes of some small nations for a return to commercial whaling -- a claim Tokyo consistently denies. (Source)

  1883. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 10:35 PM PDT - (Science Daily) - NOAA Takes Steps To Reduce Ship Collisions With Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales
    The NOAA Fisheries Service has published a notice as part of the ongoing strategy to reduce ship collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales. The agency published a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement in its effort to provide a comprehensive strategy for reducing collisions between ocean-going vessels and highly endangered North Atlantic right whales along the (Source)

  1884. Sun, 17 Jul 2005 10:20 PM PDT - (The News-Press) - Two stranded dolphins rescued in Collier Three others die; Risso's species rare at coast
    Wildlife officials late Saturday rescued a pair of Risso's dolphins that stranded themselves near Caxumbus Pass south of Marco Island. The animals were taken to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota for medical tests and rehabilitation. (Source)

  1885. Mon, 18 Jul 2005 1:03 AM PDT - (The Chronicle Herald) - B.C. aquarium beluga whale dies
    VANCOUVER -- Tuvaq, the Vancouver Aquarium's youngest and most mischievous beluga whale, died suddenly Sunday morning. He was three days shy of his third birthday. (Source)

  1886. Mon, 18 Jul 2005 8:34 AM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Young beluga whale dies unexpectedly at Vancouver Aquarium
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Tuvaq, the youngest and most mischievous beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium, has died unexpectedly three days before his third birthday, officials said. (Source)

  1887. Mon, 18 Jul 2005 8:15 AM PDT - (CBC British Columbia) - Beluga whale dies at Vancouver Aquarium
    The Vancouver Aquarium's youngest beluga whale died suddenly on Sunday morning. Tuvaq was a three-year-old calf. Aquarium veterinarian David Huff says the young beluga ate some herring and was playing with other belugas just before he died. (Source)

  1888. Mon, 18 Jul 2005 7:30 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Whale cash scandal erupts
    Former Solomon Islands officials have admitted Japan paid for the island's pro-whaling vote, as investigations gain pace into the loss of millions of dollars in cash to the troubled country. (Source)

  1889. Mon, 18 Jul 2005 9:47 AM PDT - (Townsville Bulletin) - Migaloo and mate holiday in Port
    MIGALOO the albino whale has bypassed Townsville on his way north. He was spotted on Saturday playing with a mate north of Low Isles, off the coast of Port Douglas. (Source)

  1890. Mon, 18 Jul 2005 1:30 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Liz Slooten: Scientific ploy a poor excuse
    Scientific whaling. As a marine biologist, I find this term to be spin at its ugliest. I cannot see how whaling, dressed up as science, can have even a semblance of credibility. (Source)

  1891. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 0:18 AM PDT - (Bradenton Herald) - MEET BONNIE AND CLYDE
    Two Risso's dolphins being treated at Mote Marine's Dolphin and Whale Hospital aren't showing any signs of sickness and may simply be grieving the loss of fellow group members, according to Lynne Byrd, a veterinarian technician at Mote. (Source)

  1892. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 3:24 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Authorities order probe on death of false killer whale
    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- Authorities have ordered a probe into the death of a false killer whale, the third to die in four years inside, but ruled out demands for the immediate closure of the marine park where the sea animals are kept for tourism. (Source)

  1893. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 3:24 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Authorities order probe on death of false killer whale
    Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. (Source)

  1894. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 2:07 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Academic dispells govt myths on whale-eating in Japan
    Eleanor Hall hosts The World Today's lunch hour of current affairs, with background and debate from Australia and the world. Monday to Friday, 12:10pm, ABC Local Radio and Radio National. (Source)

  1895. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 3:24 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Authorities order probe on death of false killer whale
    Please enter the e-mail address of the recipient. For multiple recipients, separate the addresses with commas. (Source)

  1896. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 2:04 AM PDT - (Press of Atlantic City) - Atlantic County News: The Press of Atlantic City
    Endangered act? The right whale is one of the most endangered species, with only about 300 left in the world. But these massive mammals, which grow as long as 53 feet, travel up and down the Atlantic coast and have been spotted off southern New Jersey from time to time. (Source)

  1897. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 3:58 AM PDT - (Bradenton Herald) - MEET BONNIE AND CLYDE: Mote saves dolphins
    Two Risso's dolphins being treated at Mote Marine's Dolphin and Whale Hospital aren't showing any signs of sickness and may simply be grieving the loss of fellow group members, according to Lynne Byrd, a veterinarian technician at Mote. (Source)

  1898. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 3:04 PM PDT - (The Abbotsford News) - By LESLIE DICKSON Abbotsford News Jul 19 2005
    Scientists at an animal health centre in Abbotsford were handed the difficult task of determining why a young, energetic beluga whale died last weekend at the Vancouver Aquarium. (Source)

  1899. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 8:31 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Japan 'lying' about whale cull
    OCEANOGRAPHER Jean-Michel Cousteau has accused Japan of lying about its whaling practices, using scientific whaling as a cover for commercial takes of the marine mammals. (Source)

  1900. Tue, 19 Jul 2005 6:08 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Whale of a show
    PORT Fairy residents were treated to a rare spectacle yesterday when six southern right whales spent the day frolicking at East Beach. The six adults were spotted cruising about 500m offshore and were believed to have been a mating group. (Source)

  1901. Wed, 20 Jul 2005 4:20 AM PDT - (SanLuisObispo.com) - Humpback sightings off Morro are 'major success'
    Marine scientist John Calambokidis was awed as he observed more than 50 humpback whales frolicking off Morro Bay recently. "We got ID photos on more than 30 of them," he said of the July 2 sighting. "It was one of our major successes." (Source)

  1902. Wed, 20 Jul 2005 4:53 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whales arrive in region early
    Whale researchers say there is an unusually high number of the mammals at the Head of the Bight on South Australia's west coast. Last week's whale count revealed 113 whales near the popular viewing spot and 35 new calves, including one white calf. (Source)

  1903. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 0:15 AM PDT - (Poughkeepsie Journal) - In search of whales
    GLOUCESTER, Mass. Imagine having to think about every breath you take. That's what a humpback whale must do every moment of its life. "They control their breathing," said Deanna Leonard as she helped guide a whale watch through the Gulf of Maine, about 10 miles off the Massachusetts coast, recently. (Source)

  1904. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 2:17 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japan accused of hunting protected whale species
    Eleanor Hall hosts The World Today's lunch hour of current affairs, with background and debate from Australia and the world. Monday to Friday, 12:10pm, ABC Local Radio and Radio National. (Source)

  1905. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 1:32 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Japanese eating endangered whales: Cousteau
    The son of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau says Japan should admit its whaling program is a farce. Ocean expert Jean-Michel Cousteau says genetic testing has confirmed that one of the world's engendered species, the blue whale, is being sold at Japanese fish markets. (Source)

  1906. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 3:14 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Scientists plan to reintroduce Gray whales off UK
    Squadrons of Gray whales could be winging their way across the Atlantic within a decade to restock British waters under plans put forward by two conservation scientists. (Source)

  1907. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 2:18 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Ocean expert accuses Japan of illegally hunting blue whales
    Tony Eastley presents AM Monday to Friday from 8:00am on ABC Local Radio and 7:10am on Radio National. Join Elizabeth Jackson for the Saturday edition at 8am on Local Radio and 7am on Radio National. (Source)

  1908. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 7:18 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Whale meat market expected to increase
    More illegally caught whale meat is likely to appear in Japanese fish markets after the country escalates its Antarctic catch this summer, a leading scientist says. (Source)

  1909. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 5:55 AM PDT - (RedNova) - Scientists Plan to Reintroduce Gray Whales Off UK
    LONDON -- Squadrons of Gray whales could be winging their way across the Atlantic within a decade to restock British waters under plans put forward by two conservation scientists.Andrew Ramsey and Owen Nevin of the University of Lancaster's School of Natural Resources in northern England floated the idea at a meeting in Brazil earlier this week."Some people will say it is impossible but we are (Source)

  1910. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 7:03 AM PDT - (CNN.com) - Plan to reintroduce gray whales off UK
    Gray whales are known for their tranquil nature. LONDON, England (Reuters) Squadrons of Gray whales could be winging their way across the Atlantic within a decade to restock British waters under plans put forward by two conservation scientists. (Source)

  1911. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:36 PM PDT - (National Geographic) - Whale Collisions Spur Call for Speed Limits at Sea
    With only about 300 North Atlantic right whales remaining, some scientists are calling for immediate protections, including maritime speed restrictions. (Source)

  1912. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 1:34 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Closure call brings more visitors to marine park
    INSTEAD of causing closure, the death of a false killer whale in a marine park in Subic has sparked curiosity and brought in more guests at the Ocean Adventure park. (Source)

  1913. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 5:36 PM PDT - (Point Reyes Light) - Killer whales spotted off Point Reyes By Will Kennedy
    A pod of orcas reportedly made a playground of the waters off Point Reyes National Seashore’s North Beach last Sunday. San Anselmo resident Mahriah Blackwolf on Monday told The Light she sighted at least eight killer whales swimming close to shore. (Source)

  1914. Thu, 21 Jul 2005 11:58 PM PDT - (Daytona Beach News-Journal) - Biologists warn right whales need emergency action
    WASHINGTON -- Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1915. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 3:58 AM PDT - (Macon Telegraph) - Recent increase in right whale deaths cause concern
    ATLANTA -- A recent increase in deaths among right whales, whose calving ground lies off the coast of Georgia, has marine scientists worried that the endangered whales may be getting closer to extinction. (Source)

  1916. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 4:18 AM PDT - (Fishupdate.com) - Grey whales could be reintroduced to UK
    WITHIN ten years the most dramatic species reintroduction ever attempted could stimulate a lucrative whale watching industry, create hundreds of jobs and help to regenerate devastated fishing communities around the British Isles. (Source)

  1917. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 2:30 AM PDT - (Los Angeles Times via Yahoo! News) - Warming Up to a New Task
    BARROW, Alaska — It is an unlikely hub, this Inupiat Eskimo village at the northernmost tip of Alaska, 330 miles above the Arctic Circle. (Source)

  1918. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 4:04 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Scientists Plan to Reintroduce Gray Whales off UK
    Squadrons of Gray whales could be winging their way across the Atlantic within a decade to restock British waters under plans put forward by two conservation scientists. Andrew Ramsey and Owen Nevin of the University of Lancaster's School of Natural Resources in northern England floated the idea at a meeting in Brazil earlier this week. (Source)

  1919. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 7:50 AM PDT - (GJ Sentinel) - 'Emergency' action sought to protect right whales
    WASHINGTON — Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1920. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 6:15 AM PDT - (Newswise) - Scientists Challenge US Gov. to Enforce Endangered Species Act
    The North Atlantic right whale is at serious risk of extinction and is not receiving adequate protection under the Endangered Species Act, as reported by marine scientists from the New England Aquarium. (Source)

  1921. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 11:56 AM PDT - (EurekAlert!) - FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction
    TALLAHASSEE, FL-The North Atlantic right whale's future looks grim if the current mortality rates continue, according to Florida State University assistant professor of oceanography Douglas Nowacek and a group of fellow scientists from across the nation. (Source)

  1922. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:23 AM PDT - (Newport News-Times) - Whale researcher publishes guide to 'resident' gray whales
    The Oregon coast offers travelers a chance to catch a glimpse of one of the Pacific Ocean's most mammoth and majestic creatures -- the venerable gray whale. (Source)

  1923. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:35 AM PDT - (GJ Sentinel) - 'Emergency' action sought to protect right whales
    WASHINGTON — Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1924. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 1:13 PM PDT - (CBC Montreal) - Tangled humpback whale rescued in Gulf
    Rescuers have saved a 10-metre-long humpback whale near Havre-St-Pierre on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The animal was tangled in fishing equipment, and had to be cut loose. (Source)

  1925. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 3:02 PM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Scientists say more right whales may be dying than thought
    BOSTON Marine scientists say more endangered right whales may be dying than previously thought. That's prompting an appeal for emergency action to prevent human-caused deaths of the animal. (Source)

  1926. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 5:50 PM PDT - (GJ Sentinel) - 'Emergency' action sought to protect right whales
    WASHINGTON — Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1927. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 6:13 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Scientists: More Right Whales May Be Dying
    Many more endangered right whales may be dying than previously believed, marine scientists said Friday in an appeal for emergency action to prevent human-caused deaths of the animal. (Source)

  1928. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 6:37 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Scientists: More Right Whales May Be Dying
    Scientists Say More Endangered Right Whales May Be Dying Than Thought (Source)

  1929. Fri, 22 Jul 2005 11:24 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Subic marine park to get new whales
    Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. DESPITE criticism from animal rights activists, the Ocean Adventure marine park in Subic is planning to acquire more animals to replace the three whales that have died in the past four years. (Source)

  1930. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 0:47 AM PDT - (Nashua Telegraph) - Whale of a problem
    BOSTON – Many more endangered right whales may be dying than previously believed, marine scientists said Friday in an appeal for emergency action to prevent human-caused deaths of the animal. (Source)

  1931. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 4:54 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Scientists Say More Right Whales Are Dying
    Nearly twice as many right whales may be dying each year than researchers have previously estimated, and marine scientists called for emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare animal. (Source)

  1932. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 4:55 AM PDT - (Cape Cod Times) - Study: More whales dying
    Scientists have found eight dead North Atlantic right whales in the past 16 months, but a study released in the journal Science yesterday shows that number could be as high as 47. (Source)

  1933. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 3:14 AM PDT - (Old Colony Memorial) - Sighting cetaceans
    PLYMOUTH (July 23) People have looked at whales from boats for centuries. It is only recently they've armed themselves with cameras, not harpoons. (Source)

  1934. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 7:05 AM PDT - (Science Daily) - FSU Scientist Warns North Atlantic Right Whale Facing Extinction
    The North Atlantic right whale's future looks grim if the current mortality rates continue, according to a Florida State University assistant professor of oceanography Douglas Nowacek and a group of fellow scientists from across the nation. (Source)

  1935. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 6:18 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Scientists Say More Right Whales Are Dying
    More than eight in 10 right whale deaths may be going undiscovered, according to marine scientists who called for emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare animal. (Source)

  1936. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 8:15 AM PDT - (The Mercury) - CLOSE CALL: Whale-watching worries
    Whale-watching worries. (Source)

  1937. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 7:50 AM PDT - (The Oxford Press) - 'Emergency' action sought to protect right whales
    WASHINGTON — Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1938. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 7:45 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Gray whales to be reintroduced off UK
    Gray whales -- known as the friendlies of the deep -- could be winging their way across the Atlantic within a decade to restock British waters. (Source)

  1939. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 10:07 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Scientists Say More Right Whales Are Dying
    More Than Eight in 10 Right Whale Deaths May Be Going Undiscovered, According to Marine Scientists (Source)

  1940. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 12:35 PM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Scientists say many more right whales may be dying than previously thought
    BOSTON – More than eight in 10 right whale deaths may be going undiscovered, according to marine scientists who called for emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare animal. (Source)

  1941. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 10:38 AM PDT - (Sunday Mail) - But the WDCS say the plan isn't sensible and may cause people to over-simplify the concept of conservation
    CONSERVATIONISTS will fight plans to fly grey whales from California and release them in seas off Scotland. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society are alarmed at plans by academics to reintroduce the whales -- which weigh up to 40 tonnes -- into the Irish Sea off the Solway Firth. (Source)

  1942. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 11:12 AM PDT - (The Western Star) - 'Emergency' action sought to protect right whales
    WASHINGTON — Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1943. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 2:06 PM PDT - (The Hindu News) - Right whales in peril
    BOSTON: More than eight in 10 right whale deaths may be going undiscovered, according to marine scientists. They want emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare animal. (Source)

  1944. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 6:26 PM PDT - (The Western Star) - 'Emergency' action sought to protect right whales
    WASHINGTON — Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1945. Sat, 23 Jul 2005 9:51 PM PDT - (GJ Sentinel) - 'Emergency' action sought to protect right whales
    WASHINGTON — Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1946. Sun, 24 Jul 2005 0:00 AM PDT - (Boston Globe) - Right whale deaths go unnoticed
    More than eight in 10 right whale deaths may be going undiscovered, according to marine scientists who are calling for emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare animal. (Source)

  1947. Sun, 24 Jul 2005 0:08 AM PDT - (L.A. Daily News) - A whale of a season for oceanic observation
    VENTURA -- Winter is typically the peak gray whale watching season in Southern California, but marine experts say an abundance of tiny shrimp and unusually cool water this summer are offering some of the most spectacular sightings around the Channel Islands. (Source)

  1948. Sun, 24 Jul 2005 2:10 AM PDT - (Asbury Park Press) - Many more right whales may be dying
    BOSTON More than eight in 10 right whale deaths may be going undiscovered, according to marine scientists who called for emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare animal. (Source)

  1949. Sun, 24 Jul 2005 8:07 AM PDT - (GJ Sentinel) - 'Emergency' action sought to protect right whales
    WASHINGTON — Marine biologists warned Thursday that without emergency measures to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from deadly encounters with ships and fishing gear along the U.S. East Coast, the animals may be headed for extinction. (Source)

  1950. Sun, 24 Jul 2005 6:56 AM PDT - (The Manila Times) - The killing of the killer whales
    KILLER whales (Pseudorcacrassidens), used for tourist amusement purposes, have been dying in Subic Bay’s Ocean Adventure Park in the Camayan Wharf Area. The third false killer whale named Hook just died two weeks ago. (Source)

  1951. Sun, 24 Jul 2005 5:01 PM PDT - (RedNova) - Scientist Warns North Atlantic Right Whale Facing Extinction
    TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The North Atlantic right whale's future looks grim if the current mortality rates continue, according to Florida State University assistant professor of oceanography Douglas Nowacek and a group of fellow scientists from across the nation. (Source)

  1952. Sun, 24 Jul 2005 5:30 PM PDT - (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) - Agencies oppose maritime speed limit regulation
    WASHINGTON — From Brunswick, Maine, to Brunswick, Ga., shipping interests are resisting efforts to impose speed limits to protect endangered right whales from collisions marine biologists say are driving the animals toward extinction. (Source)

  1953. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 0:41 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - More right whales may be dying
    Researchers and marine scientists have called for emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare right whale since a study showed that deaths of North Atlantic right whales may be underreported by as much as 83 percent. (Source)

  1954. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 4:31 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Scientists Say Many More Right Whales May Be Dying than Previously Thought
    More than eight in 10 right whale deaths may be going undiscovered, according to marine scientists who called for emergency action to help prevent humans from accidentally killing the rare animal. (Source)

  1955. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:15 AM PDT - (NBC 10 Providence) - Whale Stranded In Water Off Jamestown
    JAMESTOWN, R.I. -- Environmental officials said Monday that a pilot whale appears to be stranded in shallow water off Jamestown. (Source)

  1956. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 9:32 AM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Whale stuck in shallow water off Jamestown
    JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) Environmental officials say a pilot whale appears to be stranded in shallow water off Jamestown. Environmental police are on the scene and marine biologists were headed to the Mackerel Cove area this afternoon. (Source)

  1957. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 12:35 PM PDT - (Environmental Media Services) - MARINE SCIENTISTS CHALLENGE NOAA
    Management practices must change for North Atlantic right whales: deaths outnumber births annually. IMAGES: High quality images of rights whales available via e-mail and on-line, including images of entanglements and ship strike injuries. (Source)

  1958. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 1:23 PM PDT - (Newswise) - Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Study Says Population in Crisis
    Ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear are threatening the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, one of the most endangered whales with an estimated population of about 350. (Source)

  1959. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 1:32 PM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Dolphin dies after getting stuck in shallow water off Jamestown
    JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) Environmental officials say a dolphin has beached itself and died in Jamestown. The animal appeared in Mackerel Cove today. It was initially thought to be a pilot whale, but has been identified as a Risso dolphin, which looks similar. (Source)

  1960. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 2:01 PM PDT - (Cornell News Service) - North Atlantic right whales in crisis
    Eubalaena glacialis is on a path toward extinction due to collisions with ships and entanglements in fishing gear, according to Cornell University right whale expert Christopher Clark." (Source)

  1961. Mon, 25 Jul 2005 2:27 PM PDT - (WTNH-TV New Haven) - Dolphin dies after getting stuck in shallow water off Jamestown
    (Jamestown, R.I.-AP, July 25, 2005 4:45 PM) _ Environmental officials say a dolphin has beached itself and died in Jamestown. (Source)

  1962. Tue, 26 Jul 2005 8:09 AM PDT - (Gadling) - The Whale Hunters
    Regardless of what you think about the ancient tradition of hunting whales, you have to admit that it’s an impressive feat worthy of a Hemingway novel. Of course, Papa never wrote about this act of man v. beast, but in a superb Outside Magazine article Perfect Storm author Sebastian Junger tries to do it justice. He travels to Bequia, one of 32 islands that make up the southern Caribbean (Source)

  1963. Tue, 26 Jul 2005 1:44 PM PDT - (Old Colony Memorial) - Sighting cetaceans
    PLYMOUTH (July 23) People have looked at whales from boats for centuries. It is only recently they've armed themselves with cameras, not harpoons. (Source)

  1964. Tue, 26 Jul 2005 8:17 PM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Whale washes up on first beach in Middletown
    Officials from Mystic Aquarium remove a dead Minke Whale from First Beach in Middletown. The whale is the one spotted drifting off the Cliff Walk in Newport Monday. Overnight it washed back out to sea and onto the beach. The DEM says it will be evaluating the whale as well. (Source)

  1965. Wed, 27 Jul 2005 3:35 AM PDT - (Science Daily) - Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Study Says Population In Crisis
    Ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear are threatening the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, one of the most endangered whales with an estimated population of about 350. With eight recorded deaths in the past 16 months and a population growth rate that has declined since 1980, scientists say that unless emergency management actions are taken the population will face a (Source)

  1966. Wed, 27 Jul 2005 1:27 AM PDT - (Russian Information Agency Novosti) - Whale stranded on Sakhalin
    YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, July 27 (RIA Novosti) A whale beached itself on a southern shore of Sakhalin at Aniva Bay, a source in the Sakhalin ecology group said Wednesday. (Source)

  1967. Wed, 27 Jul 2005 8:09 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Praise for whale rescue
    COURAGEOUS Llandudno lifeboat station members have been recognised for the parts they played in helping a distressed whale. (Source)

  1968. Wed, 27 Jul 2005 6:23 AM PDT - (Newswise) - North Atlantic Right Whales Headed Toward Extinction
    One of the most endangered whales in the world, the North Atlantic right whale is on a path toward extinction due to collisions with ships and entanglements in fishing gear, according to Cornell University right whale expert Christopher Clark. (Source)

  1969. Wed, 27 Jul 2005 7:29 AM PDT - (Old Colony Memorial) - Sighting cetaceans
    PLYMOUTH (July 23) People have looked at whales from boats for centuries. It is only recently they've armed themselves with cameras, not harpoons. (Source)

  1970. Wed, 27 Jul 2005 10:19 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Praise for whale rescue
    COURAGEOUS Llandudno lifeboat station members have been recognised for the parts they played in helping a distressed whale. (Source)

  1971. Wed, 27 Jul 2005 4:14 PM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Free Willy misses his free lunch
    Orcinus orca, the killer whale, is the oceans' top non-human predator. It also seems to be chewing other large whales, sea lions, seals and sea otters in the northern seas with more than usual enthusiasm, say two Canadian scientists. (Source)

  1972. Wed, 27 Jul 2005 7:59 PM PDT - (Busselton-Dunsborough Mail) - Whale volunteers recognised in awards
    THE people of Busselton have been nominated for an award for saving the whales in this year's Regional Achiever Awards. (Source)

  1973. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 0:02 AM PDT - (ABC Asia Pacific News) - Whaling and the Pacific vote
    Robyn Ball , 19/07/2005 Whaling and the Pacific vote: The importance of the Pacific in deciding how far whaling nations can go. Pacific countries have largely supported extending whaling despite being lobbied by Australia and New Zealand. (Source)

  1974. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 4:24 AM PDT - (Aftenposten) - 'Whale burgers' raise a fuss
    Seafood producers in both Norway and Japan are turning to new ways of peddling whale-based products, in the hopes of boosting sagging markets for whale meat. Their so-called "whale burgers," however, are already being blasted by anti-whaling groups. (Source)

  1975. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 2:39 AM PDT - (New Scientist) - Commercial whaling suited killer whales
    The end of commercial whaling may have forced scavenging killer whales to turn on smaller prey, such as otters and seals, new research suggests (Source)

  1976. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:18 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Praise for whale rescue
    COURAGEOUS Llandudno lifeboat station members have been recognised for the parts they played in helping a distressed whale. (Source)

  1977. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 12:51 PM PDT - (Daily News) - Jaffna residents have whale of a time
    A 40-foot skeleton presumed to be of a whale has been washed ashore at Chaddy, Velanai in the Kayts electorate. Hundreds of people are flocking to Chaddy to view the skeleton. (Source)

  1978. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:00 AM PDT - (San Juan Journal) - Jul 28 2005
    The Whale Museum's Summer Lecture Series presents "The Evolution of Killer Whale Call Repertoires" by Andy Foote. tonight at 7 at the museum. (Source)

  1979. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 4:55 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale caught in shark net
    RESCUERS are struggling to free a whale caught in a shark net off the Gold Coast. (Source)

  1980. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 4:56 PM PDT - (The Sunday Mail) - Whale caught in shark net
    Whale caught in shark net. (Source)

  1981. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 3:12 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Jetstar to touch down in Hervey Bay
    Budget airline Jetstar has boosted Queensland's whale-watching capital of Hervey Bay by starting regular flights to the popular tourist destination. The first flight from Sydney is scheduled to touch down at Hervey Bay on Friday following an extensive airport upgrade. (Source)

  1982. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 5:03 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescuers free trapped whale
    A whale has been freed from a shark net off Main Beach on the Gold Coast in south-east Queensland. (Source)

  1983. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 6:25 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale free from shark net
    A HUMPBACK whale is free after being trapped for several hours in a shark net off the Gold Coast. (Source)

  1984. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 5:06 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale caught in shark net
    RESCUERS are struggling to free a whale caught in a shark net off the Gold Coast. A spokeswoman for the Gold Coast theme park Sea World said the whale, believed to be a humpback, was spotted off Main Beach about 6am (AEST) today. (Source)

  1985. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 6:20 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale free from shark net
    A HUMPBACK whale is free after being trapped for several hours in a shark net off the Gold Coast. Early morning walkers spotted the one-year-old whale struggling in the net off Main Beach around 6am (AEST) today. (Source)

  1986. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 5:43 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Race to free trapped whale
    Rescuers are struggling to free a whale caught in a shark net off the Gold Coast. (Source)

  1987. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 5:22 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescuers free trapped whale
    A whale has been freed from a shark net off Main Beach on the Gold Coast in south-east Queensland. Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers cut the mammal free at about 9am AEST after it was spotted early this morning. (Source)

  1988. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 8:33 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale freed from shark net
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1989. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:20 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Big wake up call for snoozing whale
    A YOUNG humpback whale rescued from a shark net off the Gold Coast may have fallen asleep before becoming entangled, experts believe. The 10m-long whale was found just before 7am today, caught in the net off Main Beach, and cut free less than three hours later. (Source)

  1990. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:19 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Big wake up call for snoozing whale
    A YOUNG humpback whale rescued from a shark net off the Gold Coast may have fallen asleep before becoming entangled, experts believe. (Source)

  1991. Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:18 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Big wake up call for snoozing whale
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  1992. Fri, 29 Jul 2005 4:08 AM PDT - (Nunatsiaq News) - Dion urged to create bowhead sanctuary
    When he visits Nunavut next week, federal environment minister Stéphane Dion may make a move towards declaring Isabella Bay a bowhead whale sanctuary. (Source)

  1993. Fri, 29 Jul 2005 8:13 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale drama spurs new shark net row
    THE stranding of a humpback whale in shark nets off the Gold Coast yesterday has entangled new Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister Gordon Nuttall in a lingering controversy. (Source)

  1994. Fri, 29 Jul 2005 5:33 AM PDT - (Illawarra Mercury) - Jervis Bay whale watch By DAVID BRAITHWAITE July 30
    THE Jervis Bay township of Huskisson will wake up this morning to see if it has taken delivery of a 5m, one-tonne bundle of joy. On Thursday residents were delighted to discover a southern right whale perched 150m off-shore in the shallows. (Source)

  1995. Sat, 30 Jul 2005 6:42 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Whale numbers reach record but Debus sounds a warning
    Just swell ... A Southern Right Whale, spotted in Jervis Bay Marine Park on Thursday, is thought to be pregnant after she spent considerable time floating in the water. (Source)

  1996. Sat, 30 Jul 2005 7:22 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Baby Sperm Whale Euthanized After Beaching
    A newborn sperm whale beached itself Saturday and was euthanized by a veterinarian after a five-hour fight to save its life. (Source)

  1997. Sat, 30 Jul 2005 7:40 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Baby Sperm Whale Euthanized After Beaching
    Newborn Sperm Whale Euthanized After Beaching Itself in Florida; Five-Hour Fight for Life (Source)

  1998. Sat, 30 Jul 2005 8:48 PM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Newborn whale surfaces on Boca beach
    An emaciated, newborn sperm whale beached itself in Boca Raton Saturday morning but was euthanized in front of the volunteers who had worked about five hours to save him. (Source)

  1999. Sat, 30 Jul 2005 7:35 PM PDT - (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer) - Baby sperm whale euthanized after beaching
    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- A newborn sperm whale beached itself Saturday and was euthanized by a veterinarian after a five-hour fight to save its life. The black whale, approximately 10 feet long and 500 pounds, was found early Saturday about one-half mile north of the Boca Raton Inlet in Palm Beach County. (Source)

  2000. Sat, 30 Jul 2005 9:29 PM PDT - (The Washington Times) - Firm puts whale burgers on menu
    A Norwegian seafood company is touting its whale burgers in hopes of reviving interest in whale meat. (Source)

  2001. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 0:06 AM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Newborn
    An emaciated, newborn sperm whale beached itself in Boca Raton Saturday morning but was euthanized in front of the volunteers who had worked about five hours to save him. (Source)

  2002. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 0:00 AM PDT - (Daytona Beach News-Journal) - Baby sperm whale euthanized after stranding
    BOCA RATON -- A newborn sperm whale beached itself Saturday and was euthanized by a veterinarian after a five-hour fight to save its life. The black whale, approximately 10 feet long and 500 pounds, was found early Saturday about one-half mile north of the Boca Raton Inlet in Palm Beach County. (Source)

  2003. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 0:36 AM PDT - (Santa Barbara News-Press) - Increased sightings of whales
    This summer, biologists and boaters have been swapping stories about the abundance of blue whales feeding in the Santa Barbara Channel, the rare leatherback sea turtles spotted lolling offshore and the tropical turtle that tried to breed on Santa Cruz Island. (Source)

  2004. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 4:32 AM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Dead whale towed to shore in Little Compton
    LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. (AP) Authorities are trying to identify a dead whale that was towed to shore yesterday afternoon in Little Compton. Police say the whale was reported by a mariner around 1:30 yesterday and towed to a public boat ramp at Sakonnet Point. (Source)

  2005. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 8:11 AM PDT - (WLNE-TV) - Dead Whale
    Little Compton police say a dead whale, tentatively identified as a minke, was discovered by a mariner about one and a half miles out to sea yesterday around 1:30. (Source)

  2006. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 7:49 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Diver happy to play a role in whale rescue
    In a death-defying act of heroism at sea, a Cape Town police diver saved a southern right whale from a long and lingering death by cutting away about 60kg of rope and buoys tangled around the animal's massive body. (Source)

  2007. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 7:32 AM PDT - (Miami Herald) - Around South Florida
    Officials with the Southeast Fisheries Science Center are performing a necropsy on the black whale, which measures approximately 10 feet and weighs 500 pounds. (Source)

  2008. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 1:04 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Sperm whale rescued in Bohol
    CEBU CITY -- A wounded sperm whale, believed to be a victim of illegal fishing, was rescued on Friday in the waters off Puntod Islet in Panglao town in Bohol province. (Source)

  2009. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 7:01 PM PDT - (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance) - Thousands tipped to whale watch in Hervey Bay
    Local tourism operators expect up to 100,000 people to go whale watching in Hervey Bay this season. (Source)

  2010. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 7:22 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Thousands tipped to whale watch in Hervey Bay
    Local tourism operators expect up to 100,000 people to go whale watching in Hervey Bay this season. The season officially began in the bay on Saturday. (Source)

  2011. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 5:55 PM PDT - (South Coast Register) - Front row for nature's show
    JERVIS Bay became one giant auditorium over the weekend as hundreds of people lined the shores to watch and speculate on just what the latest visitor, a 19 metre southern right whale, was up to. (Source)

  2012. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 9:15 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Fishermen rescue wounded whale
    FISHERMEN rescued a 7m sperm whale off the central Philippine island of Bohol after finding the giant mammal drifting with several bullet wounds, a press report said today. (Source)

  2013. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 11:59 PM PDT - (ABC Radio Australia News) - Fishermen rewarded for saving a whale in the Philippines
    Fishermen have rescued a seven-metre sperm whale off the central Philippine island of Bohol. The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports the giant mammal was drifting with several bullet wounds. (Source)

  2014. Sun, 31 Jul 2005 10:47 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Philippine fishermen save wounded whale: report
    Fishermen rescued a seven-metre sperm whale off the central Philippine island of Bohol after finding the giant mammal drifting with several bullet wounds, according to a local press report. (Source)

  2015. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 4:12 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Spotters on lookout for whale saved from nets
    The rescuers of a whale in Gordon's Bay are keeping an eye out for it after it was cut loose from 60kg of crayfish nets and released into the sea. (Source)

  2016. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 3:09 AM PDT - (The Ledger) - Beached Whale Is Euthanized by Vet
    A newborn sperm whale beached itself Saturday and was euthanized by a veterinarian after a five-hour fight to save its life. The black whale, approximately 10 feet long and 500 pounds, was found early Saturday about one-half mile north of the Boca Raton Inlet in Palm Beach County. (Source)

  2017. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 1:41 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Giant sperm whale rescued from death's door
    Filipino fisherman have rescued a seven-metre sperm whale off the central Philippine island of Bohol after finding it beached with several bullet wounds. (Source)

  2018. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 2:34 AM PDT - (Cape Argus) - Spotters on lookout for whale saved from nets
    Rescuers of a whale, still trailing some rope and trapped in crayfish nets in Gordon's Bay, are keeping a lookout and believe they will spot it again soon. (Source)

  2019. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 2:14 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - SA rescuers need training for whale missions
    The time has come for South Africa to establish a rescue unit trained to free whales that have become entangled in ropes and fishing nets -- and there are experts in the United States willing to help with such a project. Melanie Gosling reports... (Source)

  2020. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 8:54 AM PDT - (NBC 6 Miami) - Sperm Whale Calf Dies After Beaching In Boca Raton
    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Officials say a sperm whale calf that beached itself in Boca Raton probably became separated from his mother and starved. Preliminary reports showed that the calf had only its mother's milk in its stomach when it died. (Source)

  2021. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 5:09 AM PDT - (PNN) - Topic Environment
    Ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear are threatening the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, one of the most endangered whales with an estimated population of about 350. With eight recorded deaths in the past 16 months and a population growth rate that has declined since 1980, scientists say that unless emergency management actions are taken the population will face a (Source)

  2022. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 11:51 AM PDT - (WESH) - Sperm Whale Calf Dies After Beaching In Boca Raton
    Officials say a sperm whale calf that beached itself in Boca Raton probably became separated from his mother and starved. (Source)

  2023. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:34 PM PDT - (AngolaPress) - South African divers free trapped whale
    Cape Town -- National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) divers on Saturday risked their lives to save the life of a large whale that was entangled in rope near Cape Town. (Source)

  2024. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 9:53 AM PDT - (News Target) - Speed limits called for in the North Atlantic after whale deaths
    Speed limits are being evaluated after the deaths of six whales last month in the North Atlantic. The whales, listed as endangered by the U.S. government, are said to number no more than 300. If you find this article interesting, be sure to also read 'How to end cruelty to people, animals and nature... (Source)

  2025. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 1:22 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Wounded sperm whale saved by Philippine fishermen: report
    Fishermen rescued a seven-metre (23 foot) sperm whale off the central Philippine island of Bohol after finding the giant mammal drifting with several bullet wounds, a press report said. (Source)

  2026. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 2:55 PM PDT - (The Christian Science Monitor) - New energy probe may harm sea life
    US quest to find offshore oil and gas reserves raises concerns about 'sound blasting' marine animals. (Source)

  2027. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 5:53 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Baby whale dies in shark net
    A BABY humpback whale has died after getting caught in a shark net off Queensland's Gold Coast. (Source)

  2028. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 5:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Baby whale dies in shark net
    A BABY humpback whale has died after getting caught in a shark net off Queensland's Gold Coast. A spokeswoman for theme park Sea World said a rescue patrol found the dead whale off Currumbin Beach on the southern Gold Coast around 10am (AEST) today. (Source)

  2029. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 8:00 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Divers retrieve carcass of tangled humpback
    A young whale has died in a shark net off the Gold Coast. (Source)

  2030. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 6:07 PM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Baby whale dies in shark net
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2031. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 8:22 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Divers retrieve carcass of tangled humpback
    A young whale has died in a shark net off the Gold Coast. The four-metre humpback was found on the sea floor off Currumbin Beach this morning. Queensland Shark Safety Program spokesman Tony Ham says Seaworld divers have retrieved the body, which will be disposed of at sea. (Source)

  2032. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 6:09 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - A vision for all to sea
    WHALE watchers and fishermen were treated to the spectacular sight of a whale and her calf swimming in Lady Bay yesterday. The barnacle-encrusted southern right whale swam within 10 metres of Warrnambool's breakwater. (Source)

  2033. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 11:39 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Mother whale mourns loss of calf
    A MOTHER whale in mourning for her dead calf has thwarted divers' attempts to retrieve the mammal's body in waters off the Gold Coast. (Source)

  2034. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 11:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Mother whale mourns loss of calf
    A MOTHER whale in mourning for her dead calf has thwarted divers' attempts to retrieve the mammal's body in waters off the Gold Coast. The four-metre juvenile humpback whale died today after becoming entangled in shark nets off Currumbin Beach. (Source)

  2035. Mon, 01 Aug 2005 11:48 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Mother whale mourns loss of calf
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2036. Tue, 02 Aug 2005 2:33 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Call for shark net rethink after whale's death
    A humpback whale researcher says the Queensland Government needs to consider increasing the surveillance of shark nets to avoid further deaths of whales as they migrate down the east coast. (Source)

  2037. Tue, 02 Aug 2005 3:25 AM PDT - (Gulf Times) - Wounded whale saved
    MANILA: Fishermen rescued a 7m sperm whale off the central Philippine island of Bohol after finding the giant mammal drifting with several bullet wounds, a press report said yesterday. (Source)

  2038. Tue, 02 Aug 2005 8:12 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Distress as baby whale dies
    A FEDERAL Court challenge to Queensland's shark nets is being planned by the Humane Society after the latest whale death off the Gold Coast yesterday. (Source)

  2039. Tue, 02 Aug 2005 7:57 AM PDT - (CBC North) - Plans in place for Repulse bowhead hunt
    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has given the go-ahead to the plan for this year's bowhead whale hunt in Repulse Bay. Michelle Wheatley is the director of Fisheries and Oceans in the Eastern Arctic. (Source)

  2040. Tue, 02 Aug 2005 10:18 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Praise for whale rescue
    COURAGEOUS Llandudno lifeboat station members have been recognised for the parts they played in helping a distressed whale. (Source)

  2041. Tue, 02 Aug 2005 9:47 AM PDT - (Townsville Bulletin) - Death of whale washed up on beach investigated
    We welcome your comments on our stories and our site. If this issue arouses interest, we will publish our readers' views. (Source)

  2042. Tue, 02 Aug 2005 4:26 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Dead whale recovery 'to take days'
    MARINE authorities say it could take days to recover the body of a dead baby humpback whale and determine if it was killed by shark nets on Queensland's Gold Coast. (Source)

  2043. Tue, 02 Aug 2005 4:33 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Dead whale recovery 'to take days'
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2044. Wed, 03 Aug 2005 2:20 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Mourning whale mother keeps divers at bay
    Australian divers trying to retrieve the body of a humpback whale calf near Currumbin Beach have been greeted by its ferocious mother, who appears to be mourning the loss of her offspring. (Source)

  2045. Wed, 03 Aug 2005 7:49 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Marine park shut to pave way for probe
    THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources has closed for an indefinite period the Ocean Adventure in Subic Bay Freeport Zone until its officials comply with the DENR's requirements, including an Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC). (Source)

  2046. Wed, 03 Aug 2005 10:21 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Praise for whale rescue
    COURAGEOUS Llandudno lifeboat station members have been recognised for the parts they played in helping a distressed whale. (Source)

  2047. Wed, 03 Aug 2005 10:58 AM PDT - (Weekend Standard) - Lore of diminishing returns from oceans
    A humpback whale thrashes the ocean as it dives off Sydney's coast. Once common, its existence is still threatened. A study of the old men of the sea has shown how out of touch modern generations are with the scale of damage man has caused to the oceans. (Source)

  2048. Wed, 03 Aug 2005 11:03 AM PDT - (WGRZ-TV Buffalo) - Created: 8/3/2005 1:55:46 PM
    This Is One Big Baby! It's a boy...and boy is he a BIG one! Marineland has welcomed yet another baby beluga into the family. "Xena" gave birth Monday morning to the calf. It's the third baby beluga to be successfully born at the park this year. (Source)

  2049. Wed, 03 Aug 2005 8:08 PM PDT - (Margaret River Mail) - Raising whale awareness for our Japanese visitors
    Marine tourism student Sayako Ishida from Japan is helping to cross Japanese-Australian cultural boundaries in Augusta. The 23-year-old TAFE student started work three weeks ago for a whale watch tour operator and calls it a "a dream job". (Source)

  2050. Wed, 03 Aug 2005 10:35 PM PDT - (Minda News) - Twins help save killer whale; another whale set free
    DAVAO CITY -- Twin brothers Jacob and Joshua Tampus of Barangay Tango in Glan, Sarangani helped save a beached pygmy killer whale from being butchered. (Source)

  2051. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 0:17 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Passion for orcas turned the tide
    A little-noticed state law that went into effect July 24 didn't get the kind of attention garnered by more high-profile legislation such... (Source)

  2052. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 3:27 AM PDT - (Aberdeen City Council News) - Whale and dolphin fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum
    The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society will be hosting a series of FREE events at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this Saturday. 2005/08/04 10:45:32 (Source)

  2053. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 2:05 AM PDT - (The Vale Advertiser) - A whale of a time counting dolphins
    WILDLIFE enthusiasts are being recruited to take part in one of the biggest ever operations to count whales and dolphins off the North Wales coast. The exercise is being mounted by the Sea Watch Foundation with prime locations along the Anglesey coast set to play a vital role. (Source)

  2054. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 1:10 AM PDT - (West Bloomfield Eccentric) - Main News
    For his summer job, Mike Studt drove up to Winnipeg and took a sharp left on Yellowhead Highway 16. He didn't stop until he reached the Pacific Ocean. Studt, 23, has spent the better part of his summer as a naturalist on a whaling boat based in Alaska. (Source)

  2055. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 5:23 AM PDT - (Helderberg) - Tangled GB whale gets helping hand
    A DARING rescue took place in Gordon's Bay on Saturday to save the life of a 12m-long whale that had become entangled in rope and flotation buoys. The Gordon's Bay NSRI assisted Marine and Coastal Management and the police dive unit to cut away the offending objects. (Source)

  2056. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 8:34 AM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Marine park to stay open
    THE POPULAR Ocean Adventure marine park in Subic Bay would remain open and operational despite a cease-and-desist order from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (Source)

  2057. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 5:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whales a big drawcard for SA west coast tourists
    Tourist numbers on South Australia's west coast have been boosted this year due to high whale numbers at the Head of the Bight. Last month, whale researchers in the region counted 113 adult southern right whales, as well as 35 calves, including an albino. (Source)

  2058. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 11:06 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale fear over underwater bombs
    THE Federal Government is concerned a plan to explode underwater bombs off Western Australia's coast as part of a scientific experiment could affect migrating whales. (Source)

  2059. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 11:18 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale fear over underwater bombs
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2060. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 0:32 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Rescues for trapped whales
    RESCUE missions were under way tonight for two whales tangled in ropes in incidents thousands of kilometres apart in West Australian waters. (Source)

  2061. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 2:38 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Whale calf stuck in ropes off WA
    A specialist Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) team is attempting to free a humpback whale entangled in ropes near Albany in WA. (Source)

  2062. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 3:08 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale calf stuck in ropes off WA
    A specialist Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) team is attempting to free a humpback whale entangled in ropes near Albany in WA. The six-metre humpback whale calf is thought to be only a few weeks old; its mother is keeping a close vigil nearby. (Source)

  2063. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 4:07 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescuers free trapped whale
    A humpback whale calf which has spent the day entangled in ropes near Albany in Western Australia's lower south has been freed. The humpback calf, which is only a few weeks old, became caught when it swam into a mussel farm earlier today. (Source)

  2064. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:28 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescuers expect whale to make full recovery
    A baby humpback whale which became entangled in ropes off the West Australian coast near Albany yesterday is expected to make a full recovery. (Source)

  2065. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:07 AM PDT - (Patriot Ledger) - Plymouth whale watch captain is fined; Has appealed the $3,500 penalty for close encounter
    PLYMOUTH -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has fined a local whale watch boat captain $3,500 for coming too close to an endangered right whale. (Source)

  2066. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:52 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescuers expect whale to make full recovery
    A baby humpback whale which became entangled in ropes off the West Australian coast near Albany yesterday is expected to make a full recovery. The whale, which was only a few weeks old, became trapped when it swam into a mussel farm in King George Sound. (Source)

  2067. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:28 AM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - Whale toll up as nets wreak havoc
    The entanglement of migrating whales in nets and fishing lines is growing as their numbers increase in coastal waters. And the first scientific evidence is emerging that many whales entangled in fishing gear die without ever being seen. (Source)

  2068. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 8:19 AM PDT - (The Manila Times) - DENR orders marine park in Subic to stop operations
    THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources has insisted that the “Swim with the Whale” show of the Ocean Adventure Marine Park at the Subic Bay Freeport must cease from operating after it was issued a cease-and-desist order (CDO) owing to its failure to secure an environmental compliance certificate (ECC). (Source)

  2069. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:59 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Tangled humpback calf freed
    A HUMPBACK calf, tangled in ropes at a mussel farm off the West Australian coast near Albany, has been freed. (Source)

  2070. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 11:16 AM PDT - (WRGB) - Scientists hope to listen for whales so ships can avoid them
    (Boston -- AP) Marine scientists are hoping they can better find the endangered North Atlantic right whale by listening for it. A new system is being developed that will use underwater microphones to listen for the whales. (Source)

  2071. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 11:32 AM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Scientists hope to listen for whales so ships can avoid them
    BOSTON Marine scientists are hoping they can better find the endangered North Atlantic right whale by listening for it. A new system is being developed that will use underwater microphones to listen for the whales. Then information about their location would be immediately transmitted to vessels. (Source)

  2072. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 11:11 AM PDT - (The Boston Channel) - Scientists Hope To Listen For Whales
    Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. The results aren't too impressive. (Source)

  2073. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:00 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Whale entangled off WA coast
    A rescue team may be sent to the Ningaloo area in Western Australia's north-west to rescue a humpback whale that is entangled in ropes. (Source)

  2074. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Entangled whale trailed by sharks
    A HUMPBACK whale trapped in fishing lines off the remote West Australian coast may have been entangled for as long as a fortnight. A rescue operation is under way off Ningaloo Station, 1160 km north of Perth, to save the sick humpback, which is entangled in cray lines and is being tailed by sharks. (Source)

  2075. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:38 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Entangled whale trailed by sharks
    A HUMPBACK whale trapped in fishing lines off the remote West Australian coast may have been entangled for as long as a fortnight. (Source)

  2076. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:08 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale entangled off WA coast
    A rescue team may be sent to the Ningaloo area in Western Australia's north-west to rescue a humpback whale that is entangled in ropes. The Department of Conservation and Land Management says when the whale was last spotted late yesterday it was in poor condition. (Source)

  2077. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 5:16 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Listening System May Help Save Whales
    Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. The results aren't too impressive. (Source)

  2078. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 5:39 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Listening System May Help Save Whales
    Scientists Say Underwater Listening System Will Improve Detection and Reduce Whale Deaths (Source)

  2079. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:48 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Entangled whale trailed by sharks
    Entangled whale trailed by sharks. (Source)

  2080. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 5:16 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Asia News) - Listening System May Help Save Whales
    Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. (Source)

  2081. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 8:36 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Rising fuel costs get passed on to travelers
    A growing number of airlines, cruise lines, bus companies, taxis and even whale-watching tour operators are slapping customers with "fuel... (Source)

  2082. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 9:18 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Search called off for injured whale
    West Australian wildlife officers have called off a search for an injured whale spotted in the Ningaloo area late yesterday. (Source)

  2083. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 9:42 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Search called off for injured whale
    West Australian wildlife officers have called off a search for an injured whale spotted in the Ningaloo area late yesterday. The 10-metre humpback was seen with rope tied around its tail. (Source)

  2084. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 9:22 PM PDT - (NZCity) - One free
    A whale which was tangled in ropes at a mussel farm off the West Australian coast has been freed. The calf became trapped near Mistaken Island south of Perth. The young mammal's mother waited patiently as a rescue team from the Department of Conservation worked into the night. (Source)

  2085. Sat, 06 Aug 2005 0:49 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Entangled whale trailed by sharks
    A HUMPBACK whale trapped in fishing lines off the remote West Australian coast may have been entangled for as long as a fortnight. A rescue operation is under way off Ningaloo Station, 1160 km north of Perth, to save the sick humpback, which is entangled in cray lines and is being tailed by sharks. (Source)

  2086. Sat, 06 Aug 2005 1:24 AM PDT - (The Age) - WA whale rescue mission abandoned
    Rescuers have abandoned a search for a whale entangled in fishing lines off the remote West Australian coast after losing track of the distressed mammal. (Source)

  2087. Sat, 06 Aug 2005 3:55 AM PDT - (Cape Cod Times) - Underwater mics might save whales
    BOSTON -- Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. The results aren't too impressive. (Source)

  2088. Sat, 06 Aug 2005 5:59 AM PDT - (The Buffalo News) - Another beluga whale is born at Marineland
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- The third beluga whale in a month has been born at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ont., Marineland spokeswoman Ann Marie Rondinelli has announced. (Source)

  2089. Sat, 06 Aug 2005 6:03 AM PDT - (Adelaide Confidential) - Net furore as distressed whale tries to save calf
    A FEDERAL Court challenge to Queensland's shark nets is being planned by the Humane Society after yesterday's whale death off the Gold Coast. The State Government is holding firm on the nets in the face of mounting calls for their removal after the death of the baby whale. (Source)

  2090. Sat, 06 Aug 2005 6:12 AM PDT - (Portsmouth Herald) - A way to detect whales
    BOSTON -- Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. The results aren’t too impressive. (Source)

  2091. Sat, 06 Aug 2005 10:30 AM PDT - (RedNova) - Listening System May Help Save Whales
    BOSTON (AP) Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. The results aren't too impressive. (Source)

  2092. Sat, 06 Aug 2005 9:27 AM PDT - (Wired News) - Listening System May Help Whales
    Only 350 North Atlantic right whales still exist, and each year many of them die from ship strikes or become tangled in fishing gear. Scientists may have a way for ships to 'hear' them and avoid collisions. (Source)

  2093. Sun, 07 Aug 2005 7:38 AM PDT - (Boston Herald) - Go under the sea and dance with belugas
    CHURCHILL, Manitoba, Canada -- Drysuits and whales were the last things on our minds when we started making plans to visit this town on Hudson Bay in Canada. We were going for the geese, the wolves, the... (Source)

  2094. Sun, 07 Aug 2005 7:10 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Baby whale's body towed out to sea
    The body of a baby whale that died off the Gold Coast last week has been towed out to sea. (Source)

  2095. Sun, 07 Aug 2005 7:10 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Tour boat operator thanked for whale rescue efforts
    The Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) has praised the professionalism of the tour boat operator involved in the rescue of a baby humpback whale near Albany on Friday. (Source)

  2096. Sun, 07 Aug 2005 7:38 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Baby whale's body towed out to sea
    The body of a baby whale that died off the Gold Coast last week has been towed out to sea. The humpback calf washed up on Mermaid Beach over the weekend. (Source)

  2097. Sun, 07 Aug 2005 5:41 PM PDT - (USA Today) - Listening system may help save whales
    Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. The results aren't too impressive. But scientists say an underwater listening system they're developing will dramatically improve detection and reduce whale deaths. (Source)

  2098. Mon, 08 Aug 2005 4:44 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Public urged to make whale-watcher complaints
    With the whale-watching season under way, only boats with permits are allowed up close, and then no nearer than 50m. (Source)

  2099. Mon, 08 Aug 2005 4:23 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Listening System May Help Save Whales
    Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. The results aren't too impressive. An estimated one in four whales are spotted by aerial surveys, leaving the rest vulnerable to ship strikes or fishing gear entanglements. (Source)

  2100. Mon, 08 Aug 2005 2:18 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Sea debris pose danger to marine life
    Eleanor Hall hosts The World Today's lunch hour of current affairs, with background and debate from Australia and the world. Monday to Friday, 12:10pm, ABC Local Radio and Radio National. (Source)

  2101. Mon, 08 Aug 2005 5:54 AM PDT - (ABC News) - Listening System May Help Save Whales
    Scientists Say Underwater Listening System Will Improve Detection and Reduce Whale Deaths (Source)

  2102. Mon, 08 Aug 2005 10:01 AM PDT - (Sun Star) - 2 stranded whales rescued in Sarangani
    GLAN, Sarangani -- A marine mammal that ran aground in a fishing village last July 31 has been identified as a Pygmy Killer Whale. Another one that stranded nine hours later in the poblacion wharf was a Pilot Whale, according to local fishery officials. (Source)

  2103. Mon, 08 Aug 2005 3:53 PM PDT - (Great News Network) - Listening System May Help Save Whales
    Boston, MA -- Small survey planes, daylight and luck have long been the best tools for scientists hoping to spot the rare North Atlantic right whale. The results aren't too impressive. (Source)

  2104. Mon, 08 Aug 2005 10:11 PM PDT - (Sinchew) - Sinchew-i Photo
    SCULPTURE.... An Australian woman and her son walk past the sculpture of a humpback whale at the Wise winery near Geographe Bay, about 3-hour south of Perth. (Source)

  2105. Tue, 09 Aug 2005 9:47 AM PDT - (Sun Star) - 2 stranded whales rescued in Sarangani
    GLAN, Sarangani -- A marine mammal that ran aground in a fishing village last July 31 has been identified as a Pygmy Killer Whale. Another one that stranded nine hours later in the poblacion wharf was a Pilot Whale, according to local fishery officials. (Source)

  2106. Tue, 09 Aug 2005 3:52 PM PDT - (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News) - Cause of infant whale's death at Vancouver Aquarium may never be known
    VANCOUVER (CP) Test results on the death of the Vancouver Aquarium's youngest beluga whale show Tuvaq was severely anemic when he died last month. (Source)

  2107. Tue, 09 Aug 2005 4:20 PM PDT - (Canada.com) - Cause of infant whale's death at Vancouver Aquarium may never be known
    VANCOUVER (CP) Test results on the death of the Vancouver Aquarium's youngest beluga whale show Tuvaq was severely anemic when he died last month. But scientists have been unable to link the condition to the infant whale's sudden and shocking death in the middle of a pool on July 17. (Source)

  2108. Tue, 09 Aug 2005 6:00 PM PDT - (CBC British Columbia) - Whale's death still a mystery
    Veterinarians at the Vancouver Aquarium say they may never know what killed Tuvaq, the beluga whale that died suddenly three weeks ago. The three-year-old whale stopped breathing and died in front of hundreds of visitors. (Source)

  2109. Tue, 09 Aug 2005 11:07 PM PDT - (Canoe) - Arrhythmia likely killed baby whale
    VANCOUVER -- Test results on the death of the Vancouver Aquarium's youngest beluga whale show Tuvaq was severely anemic when he died last month. But scientists have been unable to link the condition to the infant whale's sudden and shocking death in the middle of a pool on July 17. (Source)

  2110. Wed, 10 Aug 2005 3:38 AM PDT - (Helderberg) - Tangled GB whale gets helping hand
    A DARING rescue took place in Gordon's Bay on Saturday to save the life of a 12m-long whale that had become entangled in rope and flotation buoys. The Gordon's Bay NSRI assisted Marine and Coastal Management and the police dive unit to cut away the offending objects. (Source)

  2111. Wed, 10 Aug 2005 12:26 PM PDT - (The Cape Cod Chronicle) - Rare Orca Sighting Captured By Chatham Photographer
    On almost a daily basis, Chatham resident Tim Voorheis flies his single-engine Cessna out over the waters of the Atlantic, often searching for bluefin tuna but more recently looking for basking sharks as part of a tagging project . A long-time naturalist, he always has his digital camera nearby. (Source)

  2112. Wed, 10 Aug 2005 9:25 PM PDT - (Albany and Great Southern Weekender) - Whale calf freed from farm ropes
    A SPECIALLY-trained Conservation and Land Management response team saved a humpback whale calf in King George Sound last Friday. The five-metre calf became entangled in mussel farm ropes north of Mistaken Island at around 9am and was spotted by passengers aboard a Silver Star cruise. (Source)

  2113. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 0:04 AM PDT - (Ghanaweb.com) - Funeral for a Whale held at Apam
    Ten fishing communities along the eastern coast of the Central Region on Tuesday, held a funeral for a Whale, which was washed ashore at Apam. (Source)

  2114. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 2:25 AM PDT - (Cape Argus) - The biggest stars on earth plough in
    One of the greatest natural shows on earth has just glided majestically into Walker Bay. It's submarine-sized stars have arrived to mate and calve. And there are whales for Africa. (Source)

  2115. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 8:06 AM PDT - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Suit pursues ferry impact study
    Environmental groups have opened a second legal front in their effort to require a full environmental impact statement for an interisland ferry project. (Source)

  2116. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 12:08 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Rising fuel costs get passed on to travelers
    A growing number of airlines, cruise lines, bus companies, taxis and even whale-watching tour operators are slapping customers with "fuel... (Source)

  2117. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:20 AM PDT - (Aberdeen City Council News) - Whales and dolphins take centre stage at Sea Aberdeen
    This weekend's (Sunday, August 14) Sea Aberdeen celebration marks the launch of a series of whale and dolphin watches organised by the East Grampian Coastal Partnership and East Grampian Seawatch Group. 2005/08/11 17:02:28 (Source)

  2118. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 5:39 PM PDT - (Bega District News) - Pygmy whale dies on beach
    A PYGMY sperm whale died soon after stranding on a beach south of Batemans Bay on Wednesday. The 1.7 metre juvenile whale stranded early in the morning on Corrigans Beach and died despite the efforts of staff from the NPWS. (Source)

  2119. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 8:21 PM PDT - (CTV.ca) - Luna the orca still hanging out in B.C. inlet
    After three years in an inlet near the Vancouver Island village of Gold River, Luna the orca shows no signs of leaving -- much to the annoyance of local fishermen. (Source)

  2120. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 2:00 PM PDT - (PR Web via Yahoo! News) - Curacao Dolphin Academy Welcomes Newborn Baby Dolphin
    Willemstad, Curacao (PRWEB) August 11, 2005 -- The Cura?cao Dolphin Academy is very pleased with the birth of a new baby dolphin. On Monday the 8th of August at 06:30 a.m., mother Bonnie gave birth to a beautiful daughter. (Source)

  2121. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 1:39 PM PDT - (PR Web) - Curacao Dolphin Academy Welcomes Newborn Baby Dolphin
    The Curacao Dolphin Academy is very pleased with the birth of a new baby dolphin. On Monday the 8th of August at 06:30 a.m., mother Bonnie gave birth to a beautiful daughter. [PRWEB Aug 11, 2005] (Source)

  2122. Thu, 11 Aug 2005 9:20 AM PDT - (Aberdeen City Council News) - Whales and dolphins take centre stage at Sea Aberdeen
    This weekend's (Sunday, August 14) Sea Aberdeen celebration marks the launch of a series of whale and dolphin watches organised by the East Grampian Coastal Partnership and East Grampian Seawatch Group. 2005/08/11 17:02:28 (Source)

  2123. Fri, 12 Aug 2005 4:31 PM PDT - (Keynoter.com) - Troubled manatee Dually entangles again
    One of the Keys' best-known manatees has done it again. Dually, known as a serial entangler for constantly getting tangled in fishing line, was rescued Wednesday by the Dolphin Research Center's Manatee Rescue Team in the Tavernier Creek area in Tavernier. (Source)

  2124. Fri, 12 Aug 2005 9:09 AM PDT - (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat) - A life dedicated to saving dolphins
    As a TV news producer, Hardy Jones of Petaluma covered politics, wars and the Apollo space program.But his latest project, a documentary called "The Dolphin Defender," came instead from three decades of fascination with the sleek ocean mammals and his commitment to protecting them. (Source)

  2125. Fri, 12 Aug 2005 4:14 AM PDT - (Southport Visitor) - Dead whale found washed up on beach
    A WHALE was found washed up on Formby beach yesterday. Sefton Rangers discovered the 18ft creature while patrolling the beach at around 1pm. Liverpool Coastguard was last night discussing what could be done to remove the whale, believed to have died of natural causes. (Source)

  2126. Fri, 12 Aug 2005 12:50 PM PDT - (Canada.com) - Vessel returns to port with evidence of bottom trawling damage: Greenpeace
    HALIFAX (CP) Greenpeace activists pulled into port in their rainbow-coloured boat Friday, bearing what they say is compelling evidence of how bottom trawling is wiping out fish stocks and devastating marine life. (Source)

  2127. Fri, 12 Aug 2005 9:13 AM PDT - (Weekend Standard) - Safe at sea
    Six decades of enforced pacifism have gone a long way towards softening Japan's image. Yet the nation that gave the world samurai, kamikazes and seppuku retains an infamous aquatic bloodthirst for harpooning whales and devouring raw the creatures of the sea. (Source)

  2128. Fri, 12 Aug 2005 4:38 PM PDT - (Telegraph.co.uk) - New law bans swimming with dolphins
    Costa Rica has introduced a law banning swimming with dolphins or whales in order to safeguard the animals' health. Keeping either animal in captivity has also been made illegal. (Source)

  2129. Fri, 12 Aug 2005 9:30 PM PDT - (South Coast Today) - Whale of a tale: Sea relics stolen from museum
    MATTAPOISETT -- Call it SouthCoast's version of "The Thomas Crown Affair." A thief or thieves -- with a discerning eye for whaling memorabilia -- recently stole two large whale teeth valued at $1,000 each and two antique harpoons from the Mattapoisett Historical Society. (Source)

  2130. Sat, 13 Aug 2005 2:09 AM PDT - (Courier-Post) - Whale sculptures land on trail through three states
    A 6-foot fiberglass sperm whale called "Between Heaven and Whale' sits on the green at Mystic Village in Mystic, Conn., on the Whale Trail that goes through Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. (Source)

  2131. Sat, 13 Aug 2005 9:29 AM PDT - (Sun Star) - 2 stranded whales rescued in Sarangani
    GLAN, Sarangani -- A marine mammal that ran aground in a fishing village last July 31 has been identified as a Pygmy Killer Whale. Another one that stranded nine hours later in the poblacion wharf was a Pilot Whale, according to local fishery officials. (Source)

  2132. Sat, 13 Aug 2005 9:43 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Dead whale washes ashore in WA
    A dead whale has washed up at a beach north of Perth. (Source)

  2133. Sat, 13 Aug 2005 10:07 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Dead whale washes ashore in WA
    A dead whale has washed up at a beach north of Perth. The baby humpback was discovered early this morning. It is believed to be only a few days old. (Source)

  2134. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 0:19 AM PDT - (Ghanaweb.com) - Funeral for a Whale held at Apam
    Ten fishing communities along the eastern coast of the Central Region on Tuesday, held a funeral for a Whale, which was washed ashore at Apam. (Source)

  2135. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 0:35 AM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale calf puts on show for locals
    HUNDREDS of onlookers today watched two Southern Right whales frolic in waters off Victor Harbor, south of Adelaide. The mother and her calf were spotted about 300 metres offshore this morning near Oliver's Reef and spent most of the day entertaining local residents and tourists. (Source)

  2136. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 0:48 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale calf puts on show for locals
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2137. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 1:40 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale calf puts on show for locals
    HUNDREDS of onlookers today watched two Southern Right whales frolic in waters off Victor Harbor, south of Adelaide. (Source)

  2138. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 2:41 AM PDT - (Boston Globe) - For whales and their watchers
    Freckles charged from the open ocean, twirling her 80,000-pound body in the air before quickly slipping back into the green, murky sea about 20 miles off Gloucester. (Source)

  2139. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 2:55 PM PDT - (CBC News) - Northern community allowed to hunt endangered whale
    Hunters from Repulse Bay in eastern Nunavut prepared Sunday to harpoon a bowhead whale for the first time in decades, after federal officials approved a hunt on the at-risk species. (Source)

  2140. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 10:25 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Beached baby whale swims out
    A NEWBORN whale has been washed back to sea after beaching itself on a southeast Queensland island. (Source)

  2141. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 9:46 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Rescuers help stranded baby whale
    A major rescue effort has been launched for a baby whale that beached itself on a south-east Queensland island. (Source)

  2142. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 10:35 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Beached baby whale swims out
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2143. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 9:49 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Whales pair spotted near Ninety Mile beach
    People walking on the Ninety Mile Beach near Sale have been treated to the sight of a whale and her calf swimming along the coast. (Source)

  2144. Sun, 14 Aug 2005 10:14 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whales pair spotted near Ninety Mile beach
    People walking on the Ninety Mile Beach near Sale have been treated to the sight of a whale and her calf swimming along the coast. The two whales were sighted swimming about 200 metres off shore this morning at Honeysuckles Estate, west of Golden Beach, heading towards Seaspray. (Source)

  2145. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 2:03 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescuers help beached whale back to sea
    Two Queensland policemen have helped a beached humpback whale calf make its way back to sea. (Source)

  2146. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 2:22 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescuers help beached whale back to sea
    Two Queensland policemen have helped a beached humpback whale calf make its way back to sea. The calf became stranded away from its mother on the eastern tip of North Stradbroke Island off south-east Queensland this morning. (Source)

  2147. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 4:12 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Whale mother comes to wayward calf's rescue
    Most mothers know how difficult their children can be, but a female humpback whale had a hard time convincing her calf that it was going the wrong way when it tried to beach itself off Australia's east coast. (Source)

  2148. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 2:53 AM PDT - (Tacoma News Tribune) - Whale tale grows out of missing 5-foot skull
    A biologist would like to get to the bottom of some skullduggery along the University Place shoreline. (Source)

  2149. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 8:37 AM PDT - (Canada.com) - New England's Whale Trail art exhibit mixes sculpture
    MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) As the last families strolled out of Mystic Aquarium, a few children lingered outside, drawn to a fibreglass beluga whale beached at the aquarium entrance. (Source)

  2150. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 12:18 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Whale skull vanishes from Tacoma-area beach
    Pierce County officials were looking forward to assembling quite a display when a dead 22-foot juvenile gray whale washed up on the shore of this Tacoma suburb. (Source)

  2151. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 4:09 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Whale skull vanishes from Tacoma-area beach
    Pierce County officials were looking forward to assembling quite a display when a dead 22-foot juvenile gray whale washed up on the shore of this Tacoma suburb. (Source)

  2152. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 8:29 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Whale skull vanishes from Tacoma-area beach
    Pierce County officials were looking forward to assembling quite a display when a dead 22-foot juvenile gray whale washed up on the shore of this Tacoma suburb. (Source)

  2153. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 5:37 PM PDT - (NZCity) - A whale of a tail
    Maritime police have made a bizarre find off Petone Beach. Reports of a windsurfer in distress from locals turned out to be a giant black plastic whale's tail. (Source)

  2154. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 8:08 PM PDT - (WECT 6 Wilmington) - Whale Beaches Itself in Holden Beach
    August 15, 2005 -- A whale has beached itself in Holden Beach. A large crowd gathered around it near the Holden Beach fishing pier. (Source)

  2155. Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:25 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Whale skull vanishes from Tacoma-area beach
    Pierce County officials were looking forward to assembling quite a display when a dead 22-foot juvenile gray whale washed up on the shore of this Tacoma suburb. (Source)

  2156. Tue, 16 Aug 2005 5:06 AM PDT - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Did a whale forget to leave?
    Did a whale forget to leave? Two Wai'anae fishermen reported spotting a humpback whale about a mile off 'Ohikilolo yesterday, but officials can't figure out whether it could be the first of the season, the last of last season, or perhaps a case of mistaken identity. (Source)

  2157. Tue, 16 Aug 2005 9:08 AM PDT - (Ross-shire Journal) - West of the Glen Gairloch joins in national whale and dolphin watch
    THE National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week runs from August 13-21. The Gairloch Marine Life Centre will be taking part in this national event, keeping watch on the sea for any sightings of porpoises, whales and dolphins. (Source)

  2158. Tue, 16 Aug 2005 1:17 PM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Team frees entangled humpback whale
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. A humpback whale entangled in fishing gear in Canadian waters for at least three days has been cut free by rescuers. (Source)

  2159. Tue, 16 Aug 2005 1:16 PM PDT - (The Wichita Eagle) - Students make plea for return of teeth
    The thief who broke into Eva Krivak-Tetley's Honda Civic at Henry Coe State Park probably is steaming: Besides some CDs and a small amount of cash, all he got were cardboard boxes filled with laboratory materials and fossil teeth. (Source)

  2160. Tue, 16 Aug 2005 5:45 PM PDT - (EurekAlert!) - Genetics links whale to two different ocean basins
    For the first time ever, a genetic study has followed a single humpback whale from one ocean basin to another, adding to traditional notions of the migratory patterns of these majestic marine mammals in the process, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), and New York University. (Source)

  2161. Tue, 16 Aug 2005 5:08 PM PDT - (WECT 6 Wilmington) - Beached Whale Died of Old Age
    AUGUST 16, 2005 -- A 12 foot whale washed up on the shores of Holden Beach and died. Experts are relieved by their reasearch into the death of the whale. They say the Pygmy Sperm whale died of old age. (Source)

  2162. Tue, 16 Aug 2005 5:20 PM PDT - (Newswise) - Genetics Links Whale to Two Different Oceans
    For the first time ever, a genetic study has followed a single humpback whale from one ocean basin to another, adding to traditional notions of the migratory patterns of these majestic marine mammals in the process, according to researchers. (Source)

  2163. Wed, 17 Aug 2005 3:21 AM PDT - (WLBZ Bangor) - Team Frees Entangled Humpback Whale
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) Scott Landry of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and David Mattila of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary freed the whale from lobster gear on Sunday. (Source)

  2164. Wed, 17 Aug 2005 4:13 AM PDT - (Canada.com) - Rescuers free ensnared whale
    PROVINCETOWN, Massachusetts -- A humpback whale caught up in fishing gear off Nova Scotia is free. U.S. rescuers cut the whale free Sunday after it spent at least three days entangled on Browns Bank, 112 kilometres southwest of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. (Source)

  2165. Wed, 17 Aug 2005 3:03 PM PDT - (Honolulu Advertiser) - Photos prove that's no humpback off Wai'anae it's a sperm whale
    A whale that has been cruising the waters off Wai'anae during the past week has been identified as a female sperm whale rather than an out-of-season humpback. (Source)

  2166. Wed, 17 Aug 2005 5:37 PM PDT - (NZCity) - Whale tail tale coming to an end
    Attempts are being made to remove a plastic whale tail discovered off Petone Beach. The giant black tail has been anchored to the sea bed as a protest against Japanese whaling. It is causing problems for a gravel barge which sweeps the area twice weekly. (Source)

  2167. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 2:59 AM PDT - (InsideBayArea) - Dead humpback whale washes ashore
    HALF MOON BAY — A dead humpback whale that recently washed ashore on Poplar Beach could be something of a time bomb, officials say. (Source)

  2168. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 7:48 AM PDT - (KESQ) - Officials hope tide will wash away dead whale
    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. Officials in Half Moon Bay are hoping the tide will sweep out to sea a dead humpback whale that recently washed ashore. Half Moon Bay State Park Ranger Nelle Lyons says gases are building up in the stomach of the 30-to-40-foot juvenile whale which could cause it to explode. (Source)

  2169. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 7:31 AM PDT - (BBC News) - 'Unique' sighting of fin whales
    Days after 2,000 dolphins are seen off west Wales, six fin whales are filmed by scientists who say it is unprecedented. (Source)

  2170. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:48 PM PDT - (Capital News 9) - Boy bumped by killer whale
    An Alaska boy is reporting a close encounter with a killer whale. Ellis Miller, 12, said a large, fast-moving orca bumped into him as he was standing in about four feet of water in Helm Bay. (Source)

  2171. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 11:50 AM PDT - (NBC 4 Los Angeles) - Half Moon Bay Officials Hope Tide Will Take Dead Whale
    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Officials in Half Moon Bay are hoping the tide will sweep out to sea a dead humpback whale that recently washed ashore. Half Moon Bay State Park Ranger Nelle Lyons says gases are building up in the stomach of the 30-to-40-foot juvenile whale which could cause it to explode. (Source)

  2172. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 10:38 AM PDT - (icWales) - Giant whales spotted off ... Wales
    The largest school of fin whales ever seen off the coast of Britain was recorded this week, a conservationist said today. (Source)

  2173. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 4:14 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Boy Survives Bump From Killer Whale
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. (Source)

  2174. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 1:15 PM PDT - (KRON 4 Bay Area) - Beached Humpback Whale Could Explode
    Posted: August 18, 2005 at 1:15 p.m. HALF MOON BAY (KRON) A dead humpback whale that recently washed ashore could explode, according to a Half Moon Bay State Park ranger. (Source)

  2175. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 4:21 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Humpback whale caught in shark nets
    AUTHORITIES are working to free a small humpback whale caught in shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. (Source)

  2176. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 4:05 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale caught in Gold Coast shark nets
    AUTHORITIES are working to free a small humpback whale caught in shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. The Shark Safety Program has a boat stationed in the area, off Currumbin, and a spokesman said they hope to free the whale within the next hour. (Source)

  2177. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 4:33 PM PDT - (KESQ) - Dead whale stinking up Half Moon Bay
    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. A large humpback whale has died near Poplar Beach, creating quite a stench in Half Moon Bay. The whale is about 25 to 30 feet long and is believed to have washed ashore Sunday. (Source)

  2178. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 4:52 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Another whale tangled in Gold Coast shark nets
    Another whale has been caught in shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. Most of the netting has been removed from the whale off Currumbin. The manager of the Shark Safety Program, Baden Lane, says they hope to free the whale this morning. (Source)

  2179. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 3:06 PM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Dead whale stinking up Half Moon Bay
    A humpback whale has died near Poplar Beach, creating a stench in Half Moon Bay. The whale is approximately eight months to a year old, said Joe Cordaro of the National Marines Fisheries Service. Its carcass, 25 to 30 feet in length, is believed to havewashed ashore Sunday, but it's yet unclear why the giant mammal died. Scientists have collected a skin sample that will be sent to southern (Source)

  2180. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 4:33 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale caught in Gold Coast shark nets
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2181. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 4:55 PM PDT - (KTVA) - Boy bumped by orca
    A Ketchikan boy says a large killer whale bumped into him as he was standing in about four feet of water in Helm Bay. Twelve-year-old Ellis Miller says the fast-moving orca, estimated at more than 25 feet in length, broke the surface a few yards away and headed straight for him. (Source)

  2182. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 1:03 PM PDT - (KPVI-TV) - BOY BUMPED BY ORCA
    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) An Alaska boy is reporting a close encounter with a killer whale. (Source)

  2183. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 5:17 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Boy Survives Bump From Killer Whale
    Alaska Boy Survives Bump From Killer Whale While Splashing in Shallow Water (Source)

  2184. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 5:54 PM PDT - (Cyber Diver News Network) - Dead humpback whale could explode
    HALF MOON BAY, California (18 Aug 2005) A dead humpback whale that recently washed ashore on Poplar Beach could be something of a time bomb, officials say. (Source)

  2185. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 8:22 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy survives bump from killer whale
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. (Source)

  2186. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 6:19 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale freed from shark nets
    RESCUERS have freed a humpback whale that became caught in shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. (Source)

  2187. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 5:50 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale freed from shark nets
    RESCUERS have freed a humpback whale that became caught in shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. The juvenile whale became entangled in nets off Currumbin about 6am (AEST) today. (Source)

  2188. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 5:35 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Whale caught in nets off Gold Coast
    BRISBANE -- Authorities are working to free a small humpback whale caught in shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. The Shark Safety Program has a boat stationed in the area, off Currumbin, and a spokesman said they hope to free the whale within the next hour. (Source)

  2189. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 5:22 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescuers free whale from shark nets
    A young whale has been freed from shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. The humpback was reported caught off Currumbin just after 6am AEST today. Baden Lane from the Shark Safety Program says freeing whales can be a tricky operation. (Source)

  2190. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 5:13 PM PDT - (New York Newsday) - Boy Survives Bump From Killer Whale
    Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the mid 60s. ... Alternate side parking rules in effect. ... (Source)

  2191. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 6:18 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale freed from shark nets
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2192. Thu, 18 Aug 2005 10:28 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy survives bump from killer whale
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. (Source)

  2193. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 0:40 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy's orca encounter short
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. Ellis Miller found himself... (Source)

  2194. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 4:27 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Red tape gives way in whale saga
    A dead and stinking humpback whale, which lay rotting in Half Moon Bay for four days as bureaucrats bickered over its fate, will be hauled out to sea today. (Source)

  2195. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 3:26 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy's orca encounter short
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. Ellis Miller found himself... (Source)

  2196. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 1:19 AM PDT - (San Mateo Daily Journal) - San Mateo Daily Journal
    Who’s going to tow a 3,000 pound decaying whale carcass to sea? That’s the question that took Half Moon Bay and state authorities a week to answer while a dead humpback whale decayed on Poplar beach. (Source)

  2197. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 6:13 AM PDT - (The Olympian) - Killer whale gives boy a big scare
    KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. (Source)

  2198. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 7:05 AM PDT - (Daily Telegraph) - Nets trap 17th whale
    A YOUNG humpback rescued from shark nets off the Gold Coast yesterday is the 17th whale to be trapped in Queensland's controversial beach nets in the past five years, figures show. (Source)

  2199. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 8:21 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy's orca encounter short
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. Ellis Miller found himself... (Source)

  2200. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 8:13 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Third humpback trapped in nets
    SHARK nets or whale nets? That's what people are wondering after another humpback whale was entangled early yesterday in a shark net off the Gold Coast. (Source)

  2201. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 8:45 AM PDT - (NBC San Diego) - Blue Whales Sighted Off SoCal Beach
    Six to eight of the world's largest whales might hang around for the weekend if they can find enough food off the Southern California coast. IMAGES: (Source)

  2202. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:31 PM PDT - (WRGB) - Scientists recommend ship speed zones to help right whale
    (Fredericton, NEW BRUNSWICK AP) Scientists are recommending speed zones for ship traffic as one way to help the endangered North Atlantic right whale population. (Source)

  2203. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:02 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Red tape gives way in whale saga
    A dead and stinking humpback whale, which lay rotting in Half Moon Bay for four days as bureaucrats bickered over its fate, will be hauled out to sea today. (Source)

  2204. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:07 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy's orca encounter short
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. Ellis Miller found himself... (Source)

  2205. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 9:58 AM PDT - (East Bay Newspapers) - Old documents reveal business of whaling
    WESTPORT -- Captain Ahab was obsessed with the pursuit of but one whale, Moby Dick. Michael Dyer, head librarian at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, is consumed with unlocking the business aspects of the entire 19th century whaling industry. And like Ahab, he got more than he bargained for. (Source)

  2206. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 4:58 PM PDT - (Monterey County Herald) - Officials decide dead humpback whale will be towed out to sea
    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Officials finally resolved how to dispose of a dead humpback whale that's been floating off the coast since last week. The humpback calf washed up Sunday in waters off Half Moon Bay. But officials took four days to figure out what agency should haul it back out to sea. (Source)

  2207. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 4:30 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy's orca encounter short
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. Ellis Miller found himself... (Source)

  2208. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 7:37 PM PDT - (San Diego Union-Tribune) - Officials decide dead humpback whale will be towed out to sea
    HALF MOON BAY, 4:54 p.m. Aug. 19 (AP): Officials finally resolved how to dispose of a dead humpback whale that's been floating off the coast since last week. (Source)

  2209. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 6:05 PM PDT - (SanLuisObispo.com) - Officials decide dead humpback whale will be towed out to sea
    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Officials finally resolved how to dispose of a dead humpback whale that's been floating off the coast since last week. The humpback calf washed up Sunday in waters off Half Moon Bay. But officials took four days to figure out what agency should haul it back out to sea. (Source)

  2210. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 5:52 PM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Officials decide dead humpback whale will be towed out to sea
    Officials finally resolved how to dispose of a dead humpback whale that's been floating off the coast since last week. The humpback calf washed up Sunday in waters off Half Moon Bay. But officials took four days to figure out what agency should haul it... (Source)

  2211. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 5:15 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Ship Zones Recommended to Help Whales
    Scientists are recommending speed zones for ship traffic as one way to help to help the endangered North Atlantic right whale population. (Source)

  2212. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 5:52 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Ship Zones Recommended to Help Whales
    Scientists Recommend Ship Speed Zones to Help the Endangered North Atlantic Whale Population (Source)

  2213. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 8:18 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy's orca encounter short
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. Ellis Miller found himself... (Source)

  2214. Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:17 PM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Boy's orca encounter short
    Whale researchers say it was highly unusual for a killer whale to bump a 12-year-old boy splashing in shallow water near Ketchikan. Ellis Miller found himself... (Source)

  2215. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 1:01 AM PDT - (Daily Breeze) - Saturday
    Whale watchers get rare glimpse of largest animal on Earth. It's not as easy as it may sound to find the world's biggest animal. (Source)

  2216. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 0:39 AM PDT - (icWales) - Dolphins
    DESPITE the almost nauseating cuteness of Flipper, it is hard not to have a soft spot for nature's smartest sea creature. (Source)

  2217. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 3:41 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Dead whale resists disposal
    It seemed the end was in sight. After days of haggling, four agencies came together Friday to haul a dead humpback whale -- decomposing in Half Moon Bay since Sunday -- out to sea. (Source)

  2218. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 1:29 AM PDT - (Daily Gleaner) - Scientists want ocean 'go-slow lanes' for right whale
    FREDERICTON -- Scientists are recommending go-slow zones for ship traffic in their race to save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction. (Source)

  2219. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 1:42 AM PDT - (Connecticut Post) - Right time
    Capt. Paul and I chatted as we leaned on the rail of the Privateer IV, scanning the Atlantic for a whale. With temps in the 90s back in Gloucester, it was a great day for a boat ride, and hopes were high among my fellow whale watchers that we'd see something to write home about. (Source)

  2220. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 1:17 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - New alternative to shark nets
    NEW electronic barriers are being developed to protect bays and beaches from sharks without risking the lives of species such as dolphins and whales. (Source)

  2221. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 1:05 AM PDT - (The Australian) - New alternative to shark nets
    NEW electronic barriers are being developed to protect bays and beaches from sharks without risking the lives of species such as dolphins and whales. Australian company SeaChange Technology said it will develop a prototype in partnership with a South African government agency. (Source)

  2222. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 8:51 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Dead whale resists disposal
    It seemed the end was in sight. After days of haggling, four agencies came together Friday to haul a dead humpback whale -- decomposing in Half Moon Bay since Sunday -- out to sea. (Source)

  2223. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 9:24 AM PDT - (RedNova) - Ship Zones Recommended to Help Whales
    FREDERICTON, New Brunswick -- Scientists are recommending speed zones for ship traffic as one way to help to help the endangered North Atlantic right whale population. (Source)

  2224. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 3:55 PM PDT - (The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Students make plea for return of teeth
    The thief who broke into Eva Krivak-Tetley's Honda Civic at Henry Coe State Park probably is steaming: Besides some CDs and a small amount of cash, all he got were cardboard boxes filled with laboratory materials and fossil teeth. (Source)

  2225. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 1:19 PM PDT - (SARTMA.com) - S.Atlantic : Beached Whales: A Lesson for the Falklands
    A few days ago volunteers form an organisation which has worked with Falklands Conservation put their skills to the test. In rescuing beached Whales on England s South coast. Dee Palmer puts some serious questions to Alan Knight. (Source)

  2226. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 8:15 PM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Whale of a problem
    City and state officials have not smelled the last of a dead, decomposing whale in Half Moon Bay. The humpback -- which is not fully stuck in the water or on the beach -- is inching toward dry land, which could make it the state Department of Parks and Recreation's problem, Sean Van Sommeran, the executive director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, said Saturday. (Source)

  2227. Sat, 20 Aug 2005 7:03 PM PDT - (KESQ) - Blue whales spotted off the coast of Palos Verdes Peninsula
    LONG BEACH, Calif. Some lucky whale watchers spotted blue whales in the San Pedro Channel yesterday, a few miles off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. (Source)

  2228. Sun, 21 Aug 2005 10:30 AM PDT - (KRON 4 Bay Area) - Dead Whale Still on Half Moon Bay Beach
    Posted August 21, 2005 at 10:05 a.m. HALF MOON BAY (KRON) Residents of Half Moon Bay are urging officials to figure out who is responsible for removing a smelly whale carcass from their beach. (Source)

  2229. Sun, 21 Aug 2005 4:29 PM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Test draw a thing of beauty
    I HAVE a particular concern for threatened and endangered forms of life: humpback whale, Kerry slug, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Przewalski's horse, Iowa Pleistocene snail, the draw. (Source)

  2230. Sun, 21 Aug 2005 5:34 PM PDT - (Miami Herald) - Dead whale resists disposal
    It seemed the end was in sight. After days of haggling, four agencies came together Friday to haul a dead humpback whale -- decomposing in Half Moon Bay since Sunday -- out to sea. (Source)

  2231. Sun, 21 Aug 2005 5:33 PM PDT - (Miami Herald) - Whale of a problem
    City and state officials have not smelled the last of a dead, decomposing whale in Half Moon Bay. The humpback -- which is not fully stuck in the water or on the beach -- is inching toward dry land, which could make it the state Department of Parks and Recreation's problem, Sean Van Sommeran, the executive director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, said Saturday. (Source)

  2232. Sun, 21 Aug 2005 7:58 PM PDT - (Nature) - Whale wanders off the beaten path
    Migrating humpbacks sometimes switch oceans. (Source)

  2233. Mon, 22 Aug 2005 3:52 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Rotting whale drifts toward land
    City and state officials have not smelled the last of a dead, decomposing whale in Half Moon Bay. The young humpback -- which is not fully stuck in the water or on the beach -- is inching toward dry land, which could make it the state Department of Parks and Recreation's problem, said Sean Van Sommeran, executive director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation. (Source)

  2234. Mon, 22 Aug 2005 4:40 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Ship Zones Recommended to Help Whales
    Scientists are recommending speed zones for ship traffic as one way to help to help the endangered North Atlantic right whale population. Whale experts studying the right whale in the Bay of Fundy this summer said that while there are more calves than usual, too many of the slow-moving leviathans are being killed in ship collisions. (Source)

  2235. Mon, 22 Aug 2005 7:11 AM PDT - (Nature) - Graduate Journal A tale of a whale
    Taking a break offers a fresh perspective (Source)

  2236. Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:52 AM PDT - (Daily Gleaner) - Solitary killer whale's sounds broadcast on Internet
    GOLD RIVER. B.C. -- Luna the solitary orca is performing for the microphone and his show is being picked up worldwide. (Source)

  2237. Mon, 22 Aug 2005 4:54 PM PDT - (Bega District News) - Whale Festival photography comp
    PHOTOGRAPHERS across the Bega Valley Shire are invited to participate in this year's Eden Whale Festival. The Eden Gateway Information Centre is running the photographic competition and has attracted sponsorship in six categories. (Source)

  2238. Mon, 22 Aug 2005 6:28 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Stranded whale back with mum
    A BABY humpback whale found stranded on a North Stradbroke Island beach is back swimming at its mother's side after a desperate rescue mission. (Source)

  2239. Tue, 23 Aug 2005 4:33 AM PDT - (Fishupdate.com) - Norwegian whale burgers comes under fire
    THE Norwegian tradition of eating whale meat has recently come under fire in American media, as a Norwegian company has launched whale burgers, Kyst.no reported. (Source)

  2240. Tue, 23 Aug 2005 6:11 AM PDT - (BBC News) - Dolphin numbers up along coast
    A survey finds that bottlenose dolphins exist in other Welsh coastal regions and not just in Cardigan Bay, as previously thought. (Source)

  2241. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 4:32 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - HUMPBACK WASHES BACK OUT TO SEA
    After authorities fretted for days over how to remove a dead humpback whale from the beach at Half Moon Bay, the whale apparently took care of the problem itself. (Source)

  2242. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 8:43 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Humpback washes out to sea
    After authorities fretted for days over how to remove a dead humpback whale from the beach at Half Moon Bay, the whale apparently took care of the problem itself. (Source)

  2243. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 11:51 AM PDT - (Half Moon Bay Review) - Beached whale disappears with tide
    The dead humpback whale that washed ashore on Poplar Beach nine days ago is missing. Officials think it disappeared the way it arrived -- carried with the tide. (Source)

  2244. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 9:05 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Humpback washes out to sea
    After authorities fretted for days over how to remove a dead humpback whale from the beach at Half Moon Bay, the whale apparently took care of the problem itself. (Source)

  2245. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:22 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - Killer whales learn to gull a gull
    Killer whales which set traps to catch seagulls have become the third known animal species to possess "cultural learning" -- a skill which is transmitted to other members of their group. (Source)

  2246. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 11:15 AM PDT - (EurekAlert!) - More animals join the learning circle
    Killer whales and chimpanzees both pass on "traditions" to other members of their group, according to two separate studies of feeding behaviour. The findings add to evidence that cultural learning is widespread among animals. (Source)

  2247. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 3:34 PM PDT - (Aljazeera) - Whales capable of cultural learning
    Killer whales which set traps to catch seagulls have become the third known animal species to possess cultural learning, a skill which is transmitted to other members of their group. (Source)

  2248. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 5:29 PM PDT - (Thursday Magnet) - ABC
    Killers in Eden, the documentary produced by the ABC about the history of whaling in Eden, will hit television screens nationally on Sunday, October, 9 at 7.30pm. (Source)

  2249. Wed, 24 Aug 2005 11:17 PM PDT - (Daily Mirror) - THE WILES OF WHALES
    A CLEVER killer whale has taught others to catch birds using fish as bait. The four-year-old male would regurgitate fish on to the water surface to lure gulls and then pounce. (Source)

  2250. Thu, 25 Aug 2005 0:18 AM PDT - (Los Angeles Times) - Dead Humpback Whale Disappears From Beach
    So much to read and so little time? Download audio files of our stories to your portable MP3 player. Listen to Jane Engle's travel columns and highlights from Column One. (Source)

  2251. Thu, 25 Aug 2005 2:42 AM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Whales show an ability to learn and teach
    Canadian scientists have observed a case of learning and culture in a killer whale. A four-year-old orca in a marine park in Ontario has found a way not just to provide fresh fowl for supper, he has shown other young whales how to do the same thing. (Source)

  2252. Thu, 25 Aug 2005 3:54 AM PDT - (Peninsula Daily News) - October hearings set on Makah request to resume whaling
    NEAH BAY -- The public process on the Makah tribe's request to resume whaling will start in October with hearings in Neah Bay, Port Angeles and Seattle. (Source)

  2253. Thu, 25 Aug 2005 1:49 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Killer whales await prey with baited breath
    Killer whales in captivity are known for their clever tricks, and now they have something new to add to their repertoire -- they reportedly are able to snack on seagulls by luring them to their tanks. (Source)

  2254. Thu, 25 Aug 2005 11:28 AM PDT - (Bangkok Post) - An elusive beast
    Beaked whales have been around for millions of years, yet because of their extraordinary diving abilities and small size, this ancient group has rarely been filmed. (Source)

  2255. Thu, 25 Aug 2005 2:50 PM PDT - (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma) - Makah Ask To Resume Whale Hunting
    The Makah Indian tribe wants to resume hunting gray whales in waters off their reservation at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula. (Source)

  2256. Thu, 25 Aug 2005 3:24 PM PDT - (Oregon Public Broadcasting) - Feds Consider Waiver for Makah Whaling
    The federal government is setting the gears in motion to allow western Washington's Makah Indian Tribe to resume whaling. (Source)

  2257. Thu, 25 Aug 2005 11:26 PM PDT - (Corvallis Gazette Times) - Hearings open on Makah whale hunts
    SEATTLE The federal government will hold three hearings in October to gather public comment and suggestions on a proposal by the Makah Indian tribe to resume hunting gray whales in waters off their reservation at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula. (Source)

  2258. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 3:18 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Ahoy! Dead whale resurfaces
    What goes around has come around again in the chilly coastal waters near Half Moon Bay. After ripening for nearly a week on a beach, then conveniently drifting out to sea after failed efforts to tow it there, the bedraggled corpse of a juvenile humpback whale has returned to shore. (Source)

  2259. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 3:54 AM PDT - (Peninsula Daily News) - Makah whale hunting request will take at least a year
    NEAH BAY -- It may take a year for the Makah Tribe to resume whaling -- probably longer due to lawsuits -- through a process that will start in October. (Source)

  2260. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 3:54 AM PDT - (Peninsula Daily News) - Where to comment on Makah whaling request
    * 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Makah Tribal Council Community Hall, 81 Third Ave., Neah Bay. * 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. (Source)

  2261. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 3:09 AM PDT - (Tacoma News Tribune) - Feds examine whaling request
    If the Makah Tribe killed 20 massive gray whales, would it damage the environment? (Source)

  2262. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 5:37 AM PDT - (Nunatsiaq News) - It's a good bowhead hunt for Repulse Bays
    A crew of hunters led by Marcel Mapsalak of Repulse Bay caught a 54-foot bowhead whale last week, and their community was still celebrating at press-time this week. (Source)

  2263. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 10:51 AM PDT - (Half Moon Bay Review) - Beached whale disappears with tide
    The dead humpback whale that washed ashore on Poplar Beach nine days ago is missing. Officials think it disappeared the way it arrived -- carried with the tide. (Source)

  2264. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 9:26 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Ahoy! Dead whale resurfaces
    What goes around has come around again in the chilly coastal waters near Half Moon Bay. After ripening for nearly a week on a beach, then conveniently drifting out to sea after failed efforts to tow it there, the bedraggled corpse of a juvenile humpback whale has returned to shore. (Source)

  2265. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:05 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - In Cape May
    CAPE MAY, N.J. -- "Dolphins!" (Source)

  2266. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 4:23 PM PDT - (NBC 11 Bay Area) - Dead Whale Back On Beach
    A dead whale that washed up on the sandy shores of the San Mateo Coast earlier this month has come full circle. The juvenile humpback whale was first discovered Aug. 14 on Poplar Beach near Half Moon Bay, but attempts to tug the carcass back out to sea were unsuccessful. (Source)

  2267. Fri, 26 Aug 2005 1:40 PM PDT - (World Peace Herald) - Dead humpback washes back to Calif. beach
    HALF MOON BAY, California -- A dead humpback whale just does not want to leave a California beach. The San Jose Mercury News reports the carcass drifted ashore Aug. 14 near Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco. (Source)

  2268. Sat, 27 Aug 2005 3:43 AM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - HALF MOON BAY / Itinerant whale carcass gives golfers
    Just when the game of golf couldn't get any harder, the dead humpback whale of Half Moon Bay has returned to haunt the 18th hole. The carcass of the whale, which was first discovered two weeks ago on a nearby beach before being sucked back out to sea,... (Source)

  2269. Sat, 27 Aug 2005 7:09 AM PDT - (phillyburbs.com) - In Cape May
    CAPE MAY, N.J. -- "Dolphins!" (Source)

  2270. Sat, 27 Aug 2005 5:26 PM PDT - (NPR) - Moby Dick
    The body of a deceased humpback whale is posing problems for beachgoers in Northern California. The beached whale has washed up twice on state park beaches in recent days. Robert Siegel talks with Paul Nagengast, the public works director for Half Moon Bay, about what authorities are doing to remove the leviathan. (Source)

  2271. Sun, 28 Aug 2005 2:10 AM PDT - (Asbury Park Press) - Dolphins never disappoint on Cape May cruise
    CAPE MAY DETAILS: The Cape May Whale Watcher runs three trips daily: a 10 a.m. dolphin-watching cruise; 1 p.m. whale and dolphin-watching cruise; and 6:30 p.m. dolphin-watching cruise. After Labor Day, two cruises run daily through October. (Source)

  2272. Sun, 28 Aug 2005 3:54 AM PDT - (Peninsula Daily News) - Sequim marine veterinarian says sick orca thriving in Johnstone Strait
    SEQUIM -- 'Springer,' the 5½-year-old orca found sick and alone in Puget Sound in 2002, is thriving in Johnstone Strait off the east coast of Vancouver Island with seven other whales, according to a health report released recently. (Source)

  2273. Sun, 28 Aug 2005 2:36 AM PDT - (New Scientist) - More animals join the learning circle
    Killer whales and chimpanzees both pass on "traditions" to other members of their group, according to two new studies on feeding behaviour (Source)

  2274. Sun, 28 Aug 2005 5:13 AM PDT - (Santa Cruz Sentinel) - Whale skeleton taking shape outside museum
    Visitors to the Seymour Discovery Center can’t help but notice the bones taking shape outside the museum at a spot overlooking the ocean. When complete, the 36-foot skeleton will depict a gray whale turned on its side, as if feeding along the ocean floor. (Source)

  2275. Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:51 PM PDT - (Canada.com) - Orphaned whale appears in Bay of Fundy with calf
    HALIFAX -- A rare right whale who was orphaned as a baby has turned up in the Bay of Fundy with her own calf, thrilling scientists who see the mammal as a symbol of hope for the vanishing species. (Source)

  2276. Mon, 29 Aug 2005 1:33 AM PDT - (The Chronicle Herald) - Calvin's a mother
    A rare right whale who was orphaned as a baby has turned up in the Bay of Fundy with her own calf, thrilling scientists who see the mammal as a symbol of hope for the vanishing species. (Source)

  2277. Mon, 29 Aug 2005 8:19 AM PDT - (KOIN News 6) - It's Summer Whale-Watching Time
    DEPOE BAY, Ore. -- The summer whale-watching season opens Monday and lasts all week. While most of whales are now in the Bering Sea, a few dozen take up temporary summer residence off the central Oregon Coast. (Source)

  2278. Mon, 29 Aug 2005 6:38 AM PDT - (CNews) - Infamous right whale returns
    HALIFAX (CP) A rare right whale who was orphaned as a baby has turned up in the Bay of Fundy with her own calf, thrilling scientists who see the mammal as a symbol of hope for the vanishing species. (Source)

  2279. Mon, 29 Aug 2005 11:32 AM PDT - (WPRI 12) - Whale deaths spur investigation
    PORTLAND, Maine Federal officials are organizing whale researchers to investigate reports of nearly two dozen whale deaths between Maine and Virginia this summer. (Source)

  2280. Mon, 29 Aug 2005 12:51 PM PDT - (Coos Bay World Link) - Whale-watching opportunities abound in summer
    DEPOE BAY (AP) Shivering is no longer a requirement to watch whales. For the second year in row, the state parks department -- beginning today -- is offering a summer whale-watching week. (Source)

  2281. Mon, 29 Aug 2005 8:25 PM PDT - (Sydney Morning Herald) - More whale diversity off east coast
    Researchers surveying migrating humpback whales have found a number of different species of the great mammals rarely seen off Australia's east coast. (Source)

  2282. Mon, 29 Aug 2005 8:18 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Greater whale diversity: survey
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2283. Tue, 30 Aug 2005 1:20 AM PDT - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - Nuisance orca now thriving with family
    SEQUIM -- An orca that once bumped boats near Vashon Island is happily adapting after being relocated to its natural environment. (Source)

  2284. Tue, 30 Aug 2005 11:05 AM PDT - (KATU) - It's time for whale watching on the Oregon coast
    DEPOE BAY, Ore. -- Shivering is no longer a requirement to watch whales. For the second year in row, the state parks department, beginning Monday, is offering a summer whale-watching week. (Source)

  2285. Tue, 30 Aug 2005 4:00 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Humback whale population on the rise
    Researchers say the humpback whale population is slowly increasing but it needs to be protected from commercial whaling. (Source)

  2286. Tue, 30 Aug 2005 4:23 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Humback whale population on the rise
    Researchers say the humpback whale population is slowly increasing but it needs to be protected from commercial whaling. A group of scientists at Southern Cross University's Whale Research Centre, in northern New South Wales, has been conducting a five-month study on the migration of humpback whales. (Source)

  2287. Tue, 30 Aug 2005 9:06 PM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - DOC takes rare whale sample
    Department of Conservation staff in Golden Bay got close enough to a southern right whale to take a skin sample from the rare species. Ranger Simon Walls said the whale was seen about 1km offshore at Parapara, between Collingwood and Takaka, on Friday afternoon. (Source)

  2288. Wed, 31 Aug 2005 0:41 AM PDT - (Daily Dispatch) - Beached whale helped back to sea
    A FOUR-HOUR struggle to keep a baby whale alive ended well when it was safely returned to the sea. The beached whale had been discovered early yesterday morning on the beach at Hole-in-the-Wall, south of Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast. (Source)

  2289. Wed, 31 Aug 2005 3:44 AM PDT - (Yachting Monthly) - Death of a hero
    The sailor who spent 73 days in an inflatable in the South Atlantic after his catamaran Surprise was capsized by a killer whale, has died. Italian-born Ambrogio Fogar was 64. (Source)

  2290. Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:16 AM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Attempt to save beached whale in Key Biscayne proves fruitless
    Volunteers with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network tend to a beached beaked whale which came ashore at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County on Wednesday morning. The whale was initially beached Tuesday when well-meaning beachgoers pushed it offshore. (Source)

  2291. Wed, 31 Aug 2005 9:06 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Condemned in kangaroo court
    AUSTRALIA has been told to shut up after condemning Nordic countries for slaughtering whales for "science". (Source)

  2292. Wed, 31 Aug 2005 2:02 PM PDT - (Sun-Sentinel) - Attempt to save beached whale in Key Biscayne proves fruitless
    Volunteers with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network tend to a beached beaked whale which came ashore at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County on Wednesday morning. The whale was initially beached Tuesday when well-meaning beachgoers pushed it offshore. (Source)

  2293. Wed, 31 Aug 2005 4:06 PM PDT - (Half Moon Bay Review) - Dead whale brings national attention to HMB beaches
    The humpback is back. And he brought reporters with him. The dead whale washed ashore near Poplar Beach on Aug. 14, the victim of some still-unknown malady. It left a week later, going out the same way it came in -- carried on the tides. (Source)

  2294. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 0:23 AM PDT - (Canoe) - Gulls prove gullible to smart whale
    NIAGARA FALLS -- A clever killer whale at Marineland in Niagara Falls has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls and shared his strategy with his tank-mates. (Source)

  2295. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 7:49 AM PDT - (WGRZ-TV Buffalo) - Created: 9/1/2005 10:41:44 AM
    A Whale Of A Trick! fish as bait to catch seagulls -- showing fellow whales to do the same. orca acoustics. First, the young whale spit regurgitated fish onto the surface of the water, then sank below the water and waited. (Source)

  2296. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 6:24 AM PDT - (Patriot Ledger) - The Patriot Ledger at SouthofBoston.com
    SOUTH SHORE ESSENTIALS: WHALE WATCHING -- Thar she blows! When you think of whale watching, you envision behemoth creatures popping up, making waves that rock tourist-filled boats. (Source)

  2297. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 5:17 AM PDT - (WRGB) - Scientist watches killer whales share gull-catching secret
    (Niagara Falls, ONTARIO AP) — A scientist reports that an enterprising killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls — showing fellow whales to do the same. (Source)

  2298. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 5:31 AM PDT - (WSTM-TV NBC 3) - Scientist watches killer whales share gull-catching secret
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario A scientist reports that an enterprising killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls _ showing fellow whales to do the same. (Source)

  2299. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 5:48 AM PDT - (Rockland Village Soup -- VillageSoup) -
    Strandings continue to decrease as time goes by, thankfully! (Source)

  2300. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 7:53 PM PDT - (USA Today) - Clever whale uses fish to catch seagulls
    A young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls and has shared his strategy. The whale spit regurgitated fish onto the surface of the water, then sank and waited. When a hungry gull landed on the water, the whale would surface for his meal. (Source)

  2301. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 5:44 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls
    An enterprising young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls — and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2302. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 6:02 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls
    Scientist Watches As Clever Killer Whale Uses Fish As Bait to Catch Seagulls (Source)

  2303. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 11:18 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Boaties warned to stay clear of nursing whale
    The Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) is warning people to keep their distance from a southern right whale, which is nursing a calf just off Marmion in Western Australia. (Source)

  2304. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 11:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Warning for whale watchers
    WILDLIFE authorities in Perth have urged people to keep their distance from a southern right whale and her calf sheltering just off a metropolitan beach. (Source)

  2305. Thu, 01 Sep 2005 11:48 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Warning for whale watchers
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2306. Fri, 02 Sep 2005 3:36 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls
    An enterprising young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls -- and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2307. Fri, 02 Sep 2005 1:03 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Warning for whale watchers
    WILDLIFE authorities in Perth have urged people to keep their distance from a southern right whale and her calf sheltering just off a metropolitan beach. (Source)

  2308. Fri, 02 Sep 2005 6:34 AM PDT - (First Coast News) - Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) An enterprising young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls -- and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2309. Fri, 02 Sep 2005 10:42 AM PDT - (Altus Times) - Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario -- An enterprising young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls _ and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2310. Fri, 02 Sep 2005 1:49 PM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls
    An enterprising young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls — and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2311. Fri, 02 Sep 2005 2:23 PM PDT - (Coos Bay World Link) - Orcas outsmart aquarium keepers
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) An enterprising young killer whale at an aquarium has apparently figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls -- and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2312. Sat, 03 Sep 2005 0:18 AM PDT - (Arizona Daily Star) - Orcas learn how to bait
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario -- An enterprising young killer whale at an aquarium has apparently figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls -- and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2313. Sat, 03 Sep 2005 10:07 AM PDT - (Manila Bulletin) - BFARs task force rescues four dolphins beached in Cagayan town due to bruises
    STA. ANA, Cagayan Less than one month after three pygmy killer-whale (Ferresa attenuata) dolphins died of bullet and hacking wounds on the beach of San Vicente town, this province, four more dolphins of the same specie were beached anew early this week due to bruises they had suffered. (Source)

  2314. Sat, 03 Sep 2005 4:47 PM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Seize the day
    Charles Darwin once believed bears could turn into whales. In the first edition of On the Origin of Species, he saw 'no difficulty' about a tribe of grizzlies getting more aquatic and bigger-mouthed. Eventually, they would be 'monstrous' creatures designed along the lines of Moby Dick. (Source)

  2315. Sat, 03 Sep 2005 8:28 PM PDT - (WINK TV Southwest Florida) - Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario An enterprising young killer whale at Marineland has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls _ and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2316. Sat, 03 Sep 2005 7:02 PM PDT - (Guardian Unlimited) - Seize the day
    Charles Darwin once believed bears could turn into whales. In the first edition of On the Origin of Species, he saw 'no difficulty' about a tribe of grizzlies getting more aquatic and bigger-mouthed. Eventually, they would be 'monstrous' creatures designed along the lines of Moby Dick. (Source)

  2317. Sat, 03 Sep 2005 11:39 PM PDT - (Chicago Sun-Times) - Whale teaches pals to use bait
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario -- An enterprising young killer whale at an aquarium has apparently figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls -- and shared his strategy with fellow whales. (Source)

  2318. Sun, 04 Sep 2005 0:12 AM PDT - (San Francisco Chronicle) - Follow the Reader
    For several years, I have been traveling to Santa Barbara to go on the best whale-watching boat I have ever been on -- the Condor. It is a 75-foot, high-speed catamaran, especially designed to be safe around marine animals. (Source)

  2319. Sun, 04 Sep 2005 2:23 PM PDT - (Fox News) - Whale Uses Fish to Catch Seagulls
    A young killer whale has figured out how to use fish as bait to catch seagulls and shared his strategy with his fellow whales. (Source)

  2320. Mon, 05 Sep 2005 3:15 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Thousands sign anti-whaling petition
    A petition to save whales from commercial or scientific whaling will be presented to the New South Wales Parliament next week. (Source)

  2321. Mon, 05 Sep 2005 3:37 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Thousands sign anti-whaling petition
    A petition to save whales from commercial or scientific whaling will be presented to the New South Wales Parliament next week. The Member for Tweed, Neville Newell, says thousands of people have supported the "Save Our Whales" campaign. (Source)

  2322. Mon, 05 Sep 2005 11:31 PM PDT - (SpaceDaily) - Whales and Seals Used As Ocean Reporters Tokyo (UPI) Sep 05
    A Japanese university has begun attaching cameras and sensors to seals and whales as part of an investigation of the ocean environment. (Source)

  2323. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 1:27 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Minister moves to further protect calving whales
    Western Australian Environment Minister Judy Edwards has flagged tougher rules to keep people away from female whales and calves which come close to shore. (Source)

  2324. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 8:20 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Dolphins on the A55
    A POD of dolphins were the main attraction on the North Wales coastline on Friday as drivers on the A55 parked up to take in the view. Roughly a dozen of the mammals were spotted swimming close to the shore and jumping high out of the water to the amazement of their audience. (Source)

  2325. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 10:45 AM PDT - (Sunday Times) - New laws to protect whale mums
    NO-go zones around whales could be increased after a whale and her calf were harassed last week, the West Australian government said yesterday. (Source)

  2326. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 3:51 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - New whale regulations described as 'knee-jerk' reaction
    Whale watching operators have hit out at the Western Australian Government's tough new rules for watching female whales and their calves, describing the decision as a knee-jerk reaction. (Source)

  2327. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 11:54 PM PDT - (Boston Globe) - Beaching a cartoonlike whale
    City officials have gushed lately that it's about time Boston had more public art, but apparently the enthusiasm only goes so far. A mayor-appointed commission has said a 5-foot whale statue that appeared this summer on Newbury Street, where it has attracted the attention of celebrities and been adored by children, must come down. (Source)

  2328. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 11:54 PM PDT - (The Age) - Whale freed from Gold Coast nets
    Rescuers have freed a lone juvenile humpback whale from shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast -- the fourth to become trapped this season. (Source)

  2329. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 9:16 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Another whale trapped in nets
    RESCUERS are on the way to try to free a whale entangled in shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast – the fourth to be become trapped this season. (Source)

  2330. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 10:48 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Whale freed from Gold Coast shark nets
    A young whale has been freed from shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. (Source)

  2331. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 11:50 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale freed from nets
    RESCUERS have freed a lone juvenile humpback whale from shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast – the fourth to become trapped this season. (Source)

  2332. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 9:23 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Whale trapped in Gold Coast shark nets
    Rescue teams are trying to free a whale caught in a shark net off the southern end of Queensland's Gold Coast. (Source)

  2333. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 11:05 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale freed from Gold Coast shark nets
    A young whale has been freed from shark nets off Queensland's Gold Coast. The juvenile humpback became entangled in nets off Tugun just before noon AEST. (Source)

  2334. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 9:36 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale trapped in Gold Coast shark nets
    Rescue teams are trying to free a whale caught in a shark net off the southern end of Queensland's Gold Coast. The humpback was spotted off Bilinga Beach before midday. (Source)

  2335. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 11:45 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale freed from nets
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2336. Thu, 08 Sep 2005 2:52 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Rescuers free whale trapped in shark net
    A team of specialists from the department of primary industries and fisheries and the Sea World theme park have cut free a seven-metre humpback whale after it became entangled in a shark nets off Australia's east coast. (Source)

  2337. Thu, 08 Sep 2005 1:19 AM PDT - (Albany and Great Southern Weekender) - Rainbow Warrior turns back the clock
    THE clock was turned back more than 25 years in Albany on Monday when Greenpeace campaigners made a symbolic protest in front of Whaleworld. Carrying banners that called for saving the oceans, the activists in rubber boats buzzed the waters in front of the former whale processing station. (Source)

  2338. Thu, 08 Sep 2005 10:23 AM PDT - (Newswise) - Thar She Blows! The White Giraffe!
    What do an African researcher and the fictional character Captain Ahab have in common? Both were searching for a legendary white beast, and whereas Ahab searched for his white whale, Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Charles Foley sought--and finally found--his white giraffe. (Source)

  2339. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 3:02 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Crews abandon whale rescue bid for night
    Rescue crews will try again tomorrow to free a southern right whale caught in fishing lines off Victoria's south-west coast. (Source)

  2340. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 3:50 AM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale tangled in rope off coast
    A SOUTHERN right whale remains tangled in rope off the south coast of Victoria tonight after rescuers postponed their attempts to free the mammal. The whale, close to 14 metres long, was spotted by a fisherman shortly after midday (AEST), and authorities tried all afternoon to free it. (Source)

  2341. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 3:53 AM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale tangled in rope off coast
    A SOUTHERN right whale remains tangled in rope off the south coast of Victoria tonight after rescuers postponed their attempts to free the mammal. (Source)

  2342. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 2:00 AM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Whale caught in craypot lines off Vic coast
    Authorities are working to release a southern right whale entangled in fishing lines off Victoria's south-west coast. (Source)

  2343. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 2:35 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Whale caught in craypot lines off Vic coast
    Authorities are working to release a southern right whale entangled in fishing lines off Victoria's south-west coast. The whale is caught up in craypot lines six kilometres east of Warrnambool. (Source)

  2344. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 3:05 AM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Crews abandon whale rescue bid for night
    Rescue crews will try again tomorrow to free a southern right whale caught in fishing lines off Victoria's south-west coast. The whale is about six kilometres off Warrnambool. (Source)

  2345. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 4:13 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Whale tangled in rope off coast
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2346. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 7:14 AM PDT - (Helgeland Arbeiderblad) - Japan begins whale hunt off northern island of Hokkaido
    Japanese ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch off the northern coast in a seasonal hunt that Japan calls a research program _ but others criticize as commercial whaling. (Source)

  2347. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 7:03 AM PDT - (Kyodo News Photos) - A minke whale is landed at Kushiro port
    A minke whale is landed at Kushiro port on Sept. 9 as a Japanese government-authorized research institute began its semiannual whaling campaign off the coast of Hokkaido. (Source)

  2348. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 8:10 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News) - Norway vote deadlocked
    OSLO -- Norway's tiny communist and pro-whaling parties could hold the balance of power after Norway's September 12 election with the government and the left-wing opposition deadlocked, an opinion poll showed on Friday. (Source)

  2349. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 10:06 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Rare whale visitor gives us a wave
    Waiheke Islanders were treated to some giant-sized acrobatics yesterday as one of the world's rarest whales decided to linger at a popular swimming beach. (Source)

  2350. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 12:55 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Japan Begins Hunt for 60 Whales
    Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling. (Source)

  2351. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 10:17 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Dolphins on the A55
    A POD of dolphins were the main attraction on the North Wales coastline on Friday as drivers on the A55 parked up to take in the view. Roughly a dozen of the mammals were spotted swimming close to the shore and jumping high out of the water to the amazement of their audience. (Source)

  2352. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 3:02 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescuers confident of freeing whale caught in fishing lines
    Rescue crews are confident they will be able to free a southern right whale caught in fishing lines off Victoria's west coast. (Source)

  2353. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 4:06 PM PDT - (NZCity) - Whale display enthralls
    Whale enthusiasts in Auckland are keeping an eye out to see whether a rare whale is still in the region today. People on Waiheke Island were delighted to catch sight of a 12 metre southern right whale 20 metres off Palm Beach at around midday yesterday. (Source)

  2354. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 3:20 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescuers confident of freeing whale caught in fishing lines
    Rescue crews are confident they will be able to free a southern right whale caught in fishing lines off Victoria's west coast. The whale was found yesterday, about four kilometres off Warrnambool, with lines around its tail and fins. (Source)

  2355. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 1:34 PM PDT - (USA Today) - Japan starts latest hunt for whales off Hokkaido
    Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling. (Source)

  2356. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 4:33 PM PDT - (ABC News) - Japan Begins Hunt for 60 Whales
    Japan Begins Controversial Offshore Research Hunt for 60 Whales Off Northern Island of Hokkaido (Source)

  2357. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 5:47 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Rescue crews fail to find tangled whale
    Authorities say a whale which was caught in fishing lines off Victoria's west coast may have freed itself or moved further out to sea. (Source)

  2358. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 5:15 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Bid to save whale continues
    AUTHORITIES will wait for a whale tangled in rope off Victoria's south coast to tire before attempting to cut it free later today. (Source)

  2359. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 5:05 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Bid to save whale continues
    AUTHORITIES will wait for a whale tangled in rope off Victoria's south coast to tire before attempting to cut it free later today. The southern right whale, a sub-adult at about 14 metres long, was first spotted by fishermen about midday yesterday but fading light later curtailed efforts to free it. (Source)

  2360. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 6:05 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Rescue crews fail to find tangled whale
    Authorities say a whale which was caught in fishing lines off Victoria's west coast may have freed itself or moved further out to sea. Rescue crews are conducting a sea and air search off Warrnambool, after an unsuccessful attempt to free the whale yesterday. (Source)

  2361. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 5:14 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Bid to save whale continues
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2362. Fri, 09 Sep 2005 6:11 PM PDT - (Newsday.com) - March of the Migration: Follow Wildlife As It Travels
    Along the New Jersey coast in Cape May this summer, the whales are in hiding. One marine tour company has not spotted a humpback in weeks. They are redirecting passengers' attention to the dolphins. (Source)

  2363. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 0:05 AM PDT - (The Australian) - Tangled whale hunt stalls
    RESCUE crews searching Victoria's south coast have failed to find a distressed whale, which is likely to die if it remains tangled in a craypot. (Source)

  2364. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 0:14 AM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Tangled whale hunt stalls
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2365. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 4:24 AM PDT - (Environmental Media Services) - [printer-friendly] IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
    Save dolphins: An opportunity to make a difference! (Source)

  2366. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 5:22 AM PDT - (San Jose Mercury News) - Whale hunt resumes for Japan fleet
    Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program, which opponents criticize as commercial whaling. (Source)

  2367. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 8:15 AM PDT - (The Courier Mail) - Hunt for tangled whale hits snag
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2368. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 10:07 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Rescuers fail to find tangled whale
    MELBOURNE -- Rescue crews searching Victoria's south coast have failed to find a distressed whale, which is likely to die if it remains tangled in a craypot. (Source)

  2369. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 10:26 AM PDT - (Sun Star) - Shamus the whale
    THE crowd at Seaworld in San Diego was by the thousands. We were mostly tourists and students from summer camps. To think that it was a weekday. The rides were terrifying, especially the high drive roller coasters but I suppose enjoyable to the young judging from their shrieks of fear and laughter. (Source)

  2370. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 7:54 PM PDT - (NEWS.com.au) - Whale search called off
    BAD weather has forced rescue crews to abandon the search for a distressed whale tangled in a craypot off Victoria's west coast. (Source)

  2371. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 5:45 PM PDT - (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News) - Crews resume search for tangled whale
    Rescue teams have resumed their search for a whale tangled in fishing lines off Victoria's west coast. (Source)

  2372. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 5:35 PM PDT - (The Australian) - Whale rescue attempt resumes
    RESCUE crews will race to beat high winds and rough seas expected off Victoria's west coast later this morning as they search for a distressed whale that is tangled in a craypot. (Source)

  2373. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 6:05 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Crews resume search for tangled whale
    Rescue teams have resumed their search for a whale tangled in fishing lines off Victoria's west coast. A helicopter and a plane are scouring the bays and inlets along the coast. (Source)

  2374. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 7:59 PM PDT - (Brisbane Courier Mail) - Whale search called off
    We welcome your comments on this story. Comments are submitted for possible publication on the condition that they may be edited. Please provide your full name and suburb/location. We also require a working e-mail address – not for publication, but for verification. The telephone field is optional. (Source)

  2375. Sat, 10 Sep 2005 11:24 PM PDT - (New York Post) - WHALE OF A NIGHT
    WHALE OF A NIGHT September 11, 2005 -- Coney Island beachgoers were astonished last night to see a dead whale washing ashore and just a short distance from the New York Aquarium, at that. (Source)

  2376. Sun, 11 Sep 2005 7:29 AM PDT - (WINK TV Southwest Florida) - Japan Begins Hunt for 60 Whales
    TOKYO Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling. (Source)

  2377. Sun, 11 Sep 2005 7:23 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - No luck in rescue bid for whale By MATT NEAL September 12
    POOR weather has hampered efforts to find a southern right whale that was entangled in craypot lines on Friday. Rescuers were forced to abandon their rescue on Friday due to fading light, but attempts to relocate the distressed whale had failed. (Source)

  2378. Sun, 11 Sep 2005 9:06 PM PDT - (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - DSE focuses on preventing tangled whales
    Victoria's Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) will continue to work with rock lobster fishermen off the coast to prevent whales being caught up in fishing pot lines. (Source)

  2379. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 1:37 AM PDT - (Daily Dispatch) - THE CHIEL Whale of an itch
    FIVE deep sea anglers were sitting enjoying a spot of fishing off East London last weekend when their boat started moving around a bit. That's not unusual in the ocean current 22km out in 100m of water, but it was calm. (Source)

  2380. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 3:51 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Japan Begins Offshore Research Hunt for 60 Whales off Northern Island of Hokkaido
    Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling. (Source)

  2381. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 7:17 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Dolphins on the A55
    A POD of dolphins were the main attraction on the North Wales coastline on Friday as drivers on the A55 parked up to take in the view. Roughly a dozen of the mammals were spotted swimming close to the shore and jumping high out of the water to the amazement of their audience. (Source)

  2382. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:06 AM PDT - (The New Zealand Herald) - Bucket brigade answers the call of the whale
    It was discovered by a solitary jogger, but a stranded whale was soon surrounded by a crowd of hundreds who helped in a "textbook" rescue in the Bay of Plenty yesterday. (Source)

  2383. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:17 AM PDT - (North Wales Pioneer) - Dolphins on the A55
    A POD of dolphins were the main attraction on the North Wales coastline on Friday as drivers on the A55 parked up to take in the view. Roughly a dozen of the mammals were spotted swimming close to the shore and jumping high out of the water to the amazement of their audience. (Source)

  2384. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 7:39 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! News) - Report: School in Japan Serves Whale Curry
    A public junior high school in Japan's northern port town of Kushiro had a new item on the menu for its students Monday — rice topped with whale curry. (Source)

  2385. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 6:39 PM PDT - (Stuff) - Stranded whale saved on East Coast
    Stephanie Taukiri initially thought the stranded whale had been shot or knifed as it lay on the shores of Ohiwa Harbour. As it lay immovable in the mud, she could see "nasty" wounds on the 4.8m minke and was shocked to think someone may have attacked it. (Source)

  2386. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 7:08 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Whale tracking device planned
    A SOUTHERN right whale entangled in craypot ropes near Warrnambool on Friday will probably die, according to would-be rescuers who hope modern tracking technology can avoid similar tragedies. (Source)

  2387. Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:58 PM PDT - (WINK TV Southwest Florida) - Report: School in Japan Serves Whale Curry
    TOKYO A public junior high school in Japan's northern port town of Kushiro had a new item on the menu for its students Monday _ rice topped with whale curry. (Source)

  2388. Tue, 13 Sep 2005 3:41 AM PDT - (Environmental News Network) - Whale Meat Served for School Lunches in Northern Japan
    A public junior high school in Japan's northern port town of Kushiro had a new item on the menu for its students Monday -- rice topped with whale curry. (Source)

  2389. Tue, 13 Sep 2005 6:39 AM PDT - (First Coast News) - Report: School in Japan Serves Whale Curry
    TOKYO (AP) A public junior high school in Japan's northern port town of Kushiro had a new item on the menu for its students Monday -- rice topped with whale curry. (Source)

  2390. Tue, 13 Sep 2005 12:14 PM PDT - (WINK TV Southwest Florida) - Japan Begins Offshore Hunt for 60 Whales
    TOKYO Japanese whaling ships returned to port with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast Friday as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling. (Source)

  2391. Tue, 13 Sep 2005 8:58 PM PDT - (SABC News) - False Bay whale resists refloating attempts
    A 10m southern right whale is high and dry on Mnandi Beach on the False Bay coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said last night. "It resisted attempts to get it back to sea at high tide," said Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson. Lambinon was not optimistic that the whale would survive. (Source)

  2392. Tue, 13 Sep 2005 10:41 PM PDT - (Independent Online) - Rescue effort fails to free beached whale
    More than a hundred people have gathered at Mnandi Beach, outside Cape Town, to try to help National Sea Rescue Institute officials and police divers free a stranded Southern Right whale. (Source)

  2393. Wed, 14 Sep 2005 2:43 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Beached whale cannot be saved
    Western Cape police divers and marine officials are preparing to euthanase the Southern Right whale that has been stranded on Mnandi Beach for more than 36 hours. The 10-metre-long creature will be blown up. (Source)

  2394. Wed, 14 Sep 2005 2:56 AM PDT - (Cape Argus) - Police prepare to blow up stranded whale
    Police armed with explosives were today preparing to blow up the Southern Right whale stranded on Mnandi beach. The 10m whale was still alive early today, but Marine and Coastal Management officials made the decision to euthanase the animal, which they said could not be saved. (Source)

  2395. Wed, 14 Sep 2005 7:46 AM PDT - (Independent Online) - Police blow up stranded whale
    Cape Town police have used explosives to kill the Southern Right whale stranded on Mnandi beach, angering many onlookers. (Source)

  2396. Wed, 14 Sep 2005 8:14 AM PDT - (Mail and Guardian) - Marine biologists 'implode' beached whale
    Marine biologists on Wednesday decided to blow up the skull of a beached whale at Mnandi beach along False Bay after numerous attempts to refloat it failed. (Source)

  2397. Wed, 14 Sep 2005 6:01 AM PDT - (Cape Argus) - Police blow up stranded whale
    Police today used explosives to kill the Southern Right whale stranded on Mnandi beach, angering many onlookers. But Nan Rice of the Dolphin Action Group said it was a humane way to put the whale down. (Source)

  2398. Wed, 14 Sep 2005 8:18 AM PDT - (SABCnews.com) - Explosion sees the end of beached whale
    The 10m Southern Right whale that beached yesterday at Mnandi Beach on the Cape Peninsula coast, has been put down by officials from Marine and Coastal Management. The whale could not be pushed back into the sea, despite numerous attempts by the officials and police and NSRI members.