Whale

  • Whales are engineers of ocean ecosystems July 5, 2014

    Washington: Whales have a powerful and positive influence on the function of oceans, global carbon storage, and the health of commercial fisheries, a new study suggests. "For a long time, whales have been considered too rare to make much of a difference in the oceans," said University of Vermont conservation biologist...
  • Beaked whale, world's rarest, spotted in Pacific Ocean November 6, 2012

    Wellington: The world's rarest whale species - the spade-toothed beaked whale has been spotted for the first time by scientists of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. "This is the first time a spade-toothed beaked whale has been seen as a complete specimen, and we were lucky enough to find...
  • Herman Melville's Moby-Dick Google doodle October 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A white sperm whale looms on the background of the Google doodle for October 18 that commemorates the 161st anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville's landmark novel Moby-Dick. Google's Moby-Dick doodle depicts a scene from the novel and shows Captain Ahab commandeering a whaling boat with a harpoon...
  • Pak fishermen catch giant 7000 kg whale shark February 8, 2012

    Karachi: In what is believed to be one of the biggest catch in the high seas, Pakistani fishermen have caught a giant whale shark - about 36 foot long and weighing over 7,000 kg. The fishermen brought the giant fish to the Karachi Fish Harbour and claimed to have found it...
  • Whale sperm, orgasmic feet top bad science list December 29, 2011

    London: From whale sperm to colon cleansers to the shape of a woman's foot when she has an orgasm, celebrities did not disappoint during 2011 with their penchant for peddling suspect science in the world's media. In its annual list of what it considers the year's worst abuses against science, the...
  • Snapshot: Killing of Pilot whales for sport November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Inhabitants of Faroe Islands catch and slaughter pilot whales (Globicephala melaena) during the traditional 'Grindadrap' (whale hunting in Faroese) near the capital Torshavn, November 22, 2011. Residents of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark, slaughter and eat pilot whales every year. The Faroese are descendents of...
  • When whale crashes into a boat in S Africa July 22, 2010

    Whales are making news in South Africa after a sailing couple met with a freak accident. ...
  • Japanese ship attacks conservationist in Antarctica January 7, 2010

    Antarctica: A small boat carrying a conservation group has accused a Japanese whaling ship of attacking and deliberately ramming into it off the coast of Antarctica. ...
  • 63 Pilot whales stranded on NZ beach December 28, 2009

    Hundreds of conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand got together to rescue a pod of whales stranded in shallow waters in 2 places. ...
  • Joy turns to sorrow as refloated whales beach again March 26, 2009

    Sydney: Six of the 10 survivors from a pod of 80 whales that beached themselves near Margaret River on Australia's west coast earlier this week came ashore again on Wednesday. The long-finned pilot whales were spotted just 6 km up the coast from Flinders Bay, where they were shepherded out to...
  • Rajeev's Recco: The Squid and the Whale May 3, 2008

    The Squid And The Whaleis the coming-of-age story of two bright boys whose parents are getting a messy divorce. Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney play a married couple whose break-up affects their sons deeply and in a manner really that no one might have imagined. Grappling with growing-up issues of...
  • Whale shark caught by Mumbai fisherman dies March 21, 2008

    A whale shark was caught off the Mumbai coast. It got caught in a fishing net and was brought ashore late on Wednesday evening. The approximately eight-feet-long fish died after it was brought ashore to the fishermen's colony of Cuffe Parade in South Mumbai. ...
  • Whale destroys boat, 'says sorry' June 16, 2007

    Sydney, Australia: A sailor whose yacht was destroyed by a humpback whale off New Zealand said he had got a good "vibe" from the giant mammal and thought it was trying to say sorry, local media said on Wednesday. Lindsay Wright was sailing his brand-new 10-meter (30-ft) trimaran, named Loose Goose,...
  • Humpback whales smarter than you think November 28, 2006

    Washington: Humpback whales have a type of brain cell seen only in humans, the great apes, and other cetaceans such as dolphins, US researchers reported on Monday. This might mean such whales are more intelligent than they have been given credit for, and suggests the basis for complex brains either evolved...