Whales

Watch A Blue Whale Swallow Nearly An Entire Shoal Of Krill In A Single Mouthful

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech

Blue whales are the largest and heaviest animals on the planet, spanning up to 25 metres and weighing around 140 tonnes. And the gigantic ocean-dwelle...

Tragedy As Hundreds More Pilot Whales Beach Themselves In New Zealand, Bringing The Total To 650

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Rescuers in New Zealand were faced with a grim discovery on Saturday as hundreds more pilot whales became stranded, bringing the total number to more ...

How Tilikum Bolstered The Animal Rights Movement

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

Tilikum died on 6 January 2017. He was 36. He spent most of his life in tanks that consisted of 0.00001% of his natural habitat. He was fed only processed and frozen fish. He performed tricks each day to the rapturous applause of folks like my brothers and I. SeaWorld released an almost laughable statement claiming that he had lived an 'enriching life'.

Let's Make Our Planet Great Again

Steve Backshall | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

The time for debating whether it's real is long, long gone. The time has come to do something about it. We CAN act to make big changes and save our planet. The first step, has to be making the people believe. Let's make our Planet Great again.

A Quiet Revolution At The International Whaling Commission

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Much reporting from the recent 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC66), where representatives from nations around the world gathe...

Whale Poo Takes Stage At International Whaling Commission Big Birthday

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Which august international body celebrated its 70th birthday by paying special attention to faecal plumes? And what, you might ask, are these plumes? ...

Next! Here Comes the International Whaling Commission.

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

At IWC 66, we should celebrate the 30th anniversary of the moratorium. The IWC and its members should be proud of its growing engagement with modern issues and we should all look to see where else it might be able to lend assistance!

Two Dozen Pilot Whales Die After Tragic Beaching

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK

Two dozen pilot whales have died after becoming beached in Mexico, despite hours of desperate rescue efforts by residents and the military. The 24 wha...

Wild Whale Encounters - Not a Tank in Sight

Catherine Capon | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK
Catherine Capon

By Catherine Capon The news that SeaWorld is ending their orca breeding program implies that hopefully whales in captivity will soon be a thing of t...

A Whale Of A Problem

Frontier | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK
Frontier

Already some of the most endangered species, whales have, in recent years, seemed to come up against two more frequent threats which are slowly but su...

What the Whales Are Trying to Tell Us: Strandings - What They Mean and How to Respond

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

There are few more distressing sights than the body of a dying whale being rolled around in powerful surf. Sadly, in the last few weeks, we have witnessed just this as a number of magnificent sperm whales have stranded on North Sea coasts. Not surprisingly, questions are being asked about why this happened, and also whether we could have helped them.

Lucky Whale Evades Death After 'Thrashing' In Shallow Waters Off Norfolk Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

The search to find a stranded whale "thrashing" in shallow waters off the Norfolk coast has been called off. On Tuesday, rescuers launched an opera...

Beached Norfolk Whale Dies After Unsuccessful Rescue Attempt

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

The whale found stranded on a Norfolk beach has died, rescuers have confirmed. The British Divers Marine Life Rescue said the giant mammal died at ...

Why Do Whales Strand?

Steve Backshall | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Steve Backshall

The recent beaching of sperm whales on our east coast, and simultaneously in Europe, has once again called attention to undersea soundscapes. Sperm whales are very special creatures, possibly more dependent on acoustics, and more sensitive to it than any other animal in the sea.

Beached Whales Cut Up And Taken To Landfill During Removal

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

The carcasses of the three dead sperm whales have been removed from the beach at Skegness, and have been taken to landfill sites around the country. ...

Now Someone Is Accused Of 'Cutting Teeth' From Dead Skegness Whale

Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

People are being warned to stay away from five dead sperm whales that have washed up on Skegness beach after pictures appeared to show a man trying to...

Reflecting on Significant Events for Animals, and What 2016 Holds...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's a New Year, and it's always at this time that people like me get all pensive - thinking about the year just gone and the year ahead. Although many will be thinking of a host of resolutions and changes, new jobs, new diet and the like, for me and many like me my thoughts always relate to animals...

What? Japan Has Decided to Resume Whaling in Antarctica

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Today Japan's whaling boats have taken to the high seas of the Southern Ocean to resume their kill of Antarctic minke whales after a pause of only one year.

Four Days of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

So many times I have seen where charities, groups and movements fighting the same cause, wanting identical results refuse to pull together through differing opinions, politics and egos, but sadly, no matter what the issue, unless we can unite for what we are fighting for, world leaders and governments will always have the upper hand.

Why Whales Are Not Monsters

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Together with 11 other conservation and welfare organisations, HSI recently launched a petition urging the UK government to do just this. If you care about the whales and you are a UK citizen or live in the UK, please sign and share the petition to get your voice heard.

SeaWorld To End Orca Shows, But Activists Say 'Don't Be Fooled' By The Move

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

Animal rights activists are calling for further measures to shut down remaining orca shows at SeaWorld parks after the company announced that its cont...

Five Dead After Whale-Watching Boat Capsizes Off Canada

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

Update: Five Britons Confirmed Dead In Whale-Watching Boat Tragedy At least five people have died after a whale-watching boat carrying 27 passenger...

A Huge Dead Whale Washed Up On A Beach In Kent

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

A 36ft dead minke whale washed up on a Kent beach on Wednesday. The huge carcass was discovered in Botany Bay, on the seafront at Foreness Point in...

Beautiful Video Footage Of Whales Swimming Under The Northern Lights

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

A cameraman has captured the awe-inspiring scenes of the Northern Lights, twinned with a group of ocean giants swimming beneath. Feeding humpback ...

Drone Captures Beautiful Footage Of Whales Dwarfing Paddle Boarder

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A filmmaker has captured mesmerising footage showing the sheer scale of whales compared to humans in Esperance, Western Australia. Jaimen Hudson, ...