Popular humpback whale is killed by passing ship
A humpback whale popular with whale watchers in waters off California and Mexico has died after being struck by a passing ship. Known as Fran, the 50-foot whale was found washed up on the shore in Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco earlier this week, and her death now raises concerns for the survival…Read More
Humpback whale freed from rope entanglement by passing orcas
A strange incident involving a pod of orcas and an entangled humpback whale off the coast of western Australia has left experts scratching their heads. Observers from Whale Watch Western Australia captured drone footage of what appeared to be a number of orcas freeing a humpback whale from a discarded rope that had become wrapped…Read More
How has the world changed for whale and dolphin protection?
A veteran conservationist looks back… I’m Dr Mike Bossley and I’ve been engaged in research, conservation and education for the past 50 years. I’ve worked with and for WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation for about 25 of those years, having headed-up Greenpeace Australia in the late 1970s and early 80s. Although technically semi-retired, here I…Read More
Nearly 1000 humpbacks seen off southwestern Japan
Good news for whale watching operators and enthusiasts has emerged from Japan (a country normally associated with cruel whale hunts), where the number of humpback whales seen in waters around the southwestern coast of the country during the winter season has reached a record high of 971. Official figures reveal 578 groups consisting of a…Read More