Whales

Where Conservation Meets the Sea

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

An estimated 6.4 million tonnes of marine litter is dumped in oceans every year. In hotspots more than 3.5 million pieces of litter can occur per square kilometre. Plastic, which constitutes between 60 and 80 percent of marine debris, does not biodegrade and can persist in the marine environment for hundreds to thousands of years.

Planet Appetite: Chaaya Blu Resort, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Rupert Parker | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The East coast of Sri Lanka is still relatively unspoilt and Chaaya Blu, on Uppuveli beach, just outside Trincomalee is an idyllic seaside resort.

Carry on Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Countries worldwide must take decisive and meaningful action to bring the slaughter to an end, and the démarche is a good start on this march towards a fully effective worldwide ban on commercial killing of the whales.

Watch As Another Kayaker Has An Incredible Close Encounter With A Humpback Whale

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Guys! (By which we mean 'Kayakers!') You gotta stop getting so close to whales! Actually: don't. Because the world of viral videos would be much po...

Watch The Amazing Moment A Whale Lifted Kayakers Out Of The Water

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

A father and daughter just had a close encounter of the marine kind off the coast of Argentina. The pair were kayaking close to two whales when one...

THIS. IS. TERRIFYING: 80ft Long Blue Whale Capsizes Boat Off The Coast Of California (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

This is the stomach-churning moment a pair of 80ft long blue whales capsized a 21ft boat just off the coast of California. Wildlife photographer D...

Sea Shepherd Slam 'Desperate' Whalers As Hunting Season Starts In Japan

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Conservationists have spoken out after gruesome images emerged this week of a dead whale being carved up in front of a group of schoolchildren in Wada...

PHOTO: This Is The Incredible Moment A Whale Came 'Flying' At A Boat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

This incredible picture captured the moment a whale came flying towards a boat of stunned spectators. Whale watchers near Maui were given quite the...

Whale Meat 'On Sale At European Food Fair'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A dish of smoked minke whale with blueberry jam is being sold at a major European food and agricultural fair, campaigners have said. Whale and Dol...

WATCH: Stranded Whales in New Zealand Euthanised

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Frantic attempts to save eight whales who became stranded on New Zealand's South Island have ended in tragedy. Thirteen pilot whales from the pod b...

Whale Meat Used In Icelandic Beer 'Will Make Vikings Of Drinkers', Promises Brewery

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An Icelandic brewery has reportedly teamed up with a whaling company to create… you guessed it, a beer containing extracts of whale. The 5.2% co...

Are These The World's First Conjoined Gray Whale Twins? (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Images and footage of what could be the first documented discovery of conjoined gray whale calves have emerged. The shots were posted to the Guerr...

Beyonce- If I Were a Vegan

Victoria Martindale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

It seems to be an endemic misunderstanding that veganism is what people eat, or don't eat, and that's all there is to being a vegan. Even Beyonce hasn't quite got the hang of the whole vegan thing.

Taiji Claims They Can Have Their Dolphins and Eat Them Too

Melissa Sehgal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Melissa Sehgal

Visualise dolphins jumping and performing tricks for tourists as they clap and cheer. Children laughing as their parents sit nearby. Then visualise the fresh scent of newly spilled blood, the screams of mothers as their babies are ripped from their sight and dead bodies being dragged away one by one.

Dolphin Slaughter Town To Open Marine Park - Where You Can Eat Them As Well As Swim With Them

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

A Japanese town that achieved a bloody fame for its annual dolphin slaughter has announced plans to open a marine park where visitors can swim with th...

WATCH: Naked Joyriders Have A Whale Of A Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

Two naked people, described by officials as naked and drunk, had a whale of a time after hopping onboard a 35-foot docked vessel used by Juneau Whale ...

WATCH: Divers Almost Swallowed By Whales

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Two divers have a close encounter of the humpback kind off California' s Central Coast. We wonder if either of them is called Jonah..? ...

'It Was Mystical': Surfer Knocked Unconscious By Whale (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

A surfer is recovering after being knocked unconscious by a whale just off Bondi Beach. Bishan Rajapakse was with a group of surfers around 40 met...

That's Why Mums Shouldn't Go to Iceland (Or Dads, Kids... Indeed Anyone)

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

After a two year voluntary ban, Iceland has resumed commercial whaling - against international opinion and against the mandates of the International Whaling Commission, which Iceland doesn't recognise.

The South Africa Diaries - Part II

June Sun | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

It was in Chintza that we did one the coolest things I've ever done - we visited a game reserve that housed a few tame cheetahs, and spent some time in close contact with them. They were absolutely magnificent creatures, and a lot softer to the touch than I expected.

Trade Without Principles is Lethal

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Japan has been given to understand that if it does not stop with the so-called 'scientific whaling' there will be no agreement on free trade. Period.

'Who Told Me To Get Out?'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

A beluga whale has tried to copy human speech, according to scientists. The sounds were first identified when a diver at the National Marine Mammal...

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Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

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Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

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