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Dead whale found at Italian port probably ‘one of the largest’ ever found

Whale carcass floating by boat

PortandTerminal.com, January 23, 2021 SORRENTO, ITALY – Live Science is reporting that the carcass of an enormous finback whale (Balaenoptera physalus) was discovered near the Italian port of Sorrento earlier this week, the Italian Coast Guard said in a Facebook post. Officials discovered the carcass on Sunday (Jan. 17), before towing it to the nearby port at Naples. The whale measured …

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Maritime Image of the Day: Humpback Whale in New York

Whale. Statue of Liberty

PortandTerminal.com, December 10, 2020 NEW YORK CITY – A humpback whale has been caught on camera in front of the Statue of Liberty and other New York landmarks as it paid a visit to the city’s harbour. Pictures of the marine mammal were captured by photographer Bjoern Kils, 41, who runs a local boat company. The US Atlantic coast is …

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Lucky fisherman finds blob of whale poop worth $3.2 million

Thai man holding large chunk of ambergris.

PortandTerminal.com, December 1, 2020 BANGKOK –  A lucky Thai fisherman has found what is believed to be the world’s biggest blob of Ambergris, a fancy word for whale poop, worth an estimated $3.2 million. The chunk he found weighed almost 220 lbs, conceivably making it one of the greatest deposits of the whale secretion that has ever been discovered. Ambergris Some …

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VIDEO: California kayaker engulfed in a whale’s mouth

Screen grab. Whale breaching. Kayaker in whale mouth

“I’ve learned my lesson, big time” A kayaker in Calfornia says she learned an important lesson after she and her friend ended up in a humpback’s mouth: “Whales need their space.” Two women were kayaking together in California’s San Luis Obispo Bay on Monday morning, watching the whales feed on silverfish, when one of the massive sea creatures surfaced beneath them, toppling their kayak …

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270 Whales Stranded On Sandbar Off Australia’s Tasmania

Stranded pilot whales

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2020 SYDNEY (Reuters) – Marine biologists were planning the rescue of around 270 whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Monday. Government scientists said it appeared that at least 25 of the animals, believed to be pilot whales, had already died. Pilot whales are a species of …

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A pod of killer whales is launching coordinated attacks on boats

Killer whales under water

PortandTerminal.com, September 13, 2020 A series of orca attacks on sailboats along the coast of Spain and Portugal has left scientists baffled | Witness says the attack felt “totally orchestrated” 2020 has brought us a pandemic, out of control wildfires, murder hornets and now killer whale attacks on boats. Killer whales have been “attacking” sailing boats off the coasts of Spain and …

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VIDEO: Air-borne dolphin breaches 10-feet into air for kicks

Screen grab. Dolphin breaching

PortandTerminal.com, August 27, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A bottlenose dolphin was seen leaping 10-feet high into the air next to a boat off the Southern Californian coast. The footage, filmed on August 19 by Newport Coastal Adventure, shows the dolphin breaching several metres clear of the water’s surface. The filmer told Newsflare: “These dolphins are extremely intelligent, and often will …

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VIDEO: Hundreds of Dolphins Filmed in Rare “Stampede” off California

Screen grab. Dolphins stampede.

PortandTerminal.com, August 12, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A whale watching tour got their money’s worth when they witnessed a pod of around 300 common dolphins stampeding off the coast of Dana Point, California. Dolphin stampede behavior can be described as porpoising out of the water at a high rate of speed. Porpoising is the fastest mode of travel for dolphins …

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