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Pilot Whales

Petrified Whale Throws Himself Against Rocks To Avoid Hunters

The Dodo | Benjamin Hart | Posted 11.27.2015 | Green

These are the heartbreaking final moments of a pilot whale during the infamous annual slaughter in Taiji, Japan — and an important reminder of w...

Nearly 200 Whales Stranded On New Zealand Beach

AP | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green

SYDNEY (AP) — Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded themselves on New Zealand's South Island on Friday, and hordes of rescuers rushed to the remote area ...

25 Pilot Whales Found Dead On Florida Island

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.24.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Boaters discovered 25 dead pilot whales on an island off Florida's southwest coast Thursday, raising the death toll to 33. The whales ...

MORE Whales Die After Swimming Into Shallow Florida Waters

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Eight pilot whales died and dozens more were being monitored on Tuesday after the animal...

11 More Whales Found Dead

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2014 | Miami

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Eleven more pilot whales were found dead in the lower Florida Keys on Sunday, believed to be from a pod of 51 that became stranded...

24 Stranded Whales Can't Be Located

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.05.2014 | Miami

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-four whales believed to be part of a pod found stranded in the Everglades earlier this week could not b...

Dolphins, Whales and Humanity -- Worldwide Response to Whales Lost in the Everglades

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

This is definitely a good news/bad news story, another example of what happens when people and cetaceans (whales and dolphins) encounter one another. The fact is, it nearly always works out in the humans' favor.

GREAT NEWS For Stranded Whales

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.04.2014 | Miami

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — When National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley left a pod of 41 stranded whales Wednesday evenin...

Beached Whales Found Dead In South Africa

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 05.24.2013 | Green

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Six of 19 pilot whales that were stranded Sunday on a beach in the South African city of Cape Town have died and authorities sai...

Whale Calls Meet Citizen Science

Laela Sayigh | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science
Laela Sayigh

Based on our visual assessments of similarity, we had found evidence for repeated call types, which had not been previously reported for pilot whales. However, to make the case, we really needed to see how generalizable our classifications were.

46 Pilot Whales Beached In Indonesia

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

MAUMERE, Indonesia -- Indonesian officials say 46 pilot whales have beached themselves on a southern island. All but three have died. Pramudya Harzan...

Awful Fate Of Pilot Whales

AP | Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- More than 20 pilot whales came ashore on a South Florida beach on Saturday, triggering a daylong effort by state and national off...

33 Stranded Whales Shot After Rescue Attempts Fail

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Conservation staff in New Zealand have put down 33 stranded whales after several attempts to refloat them failed. The pilo...

Faroe Islands Whale Slaughter Sparks International Controversy

Deborah Bassett | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

"Daddy, why do they kill the whales?" Moved by such an innocent question from a child, the team decided to fly to the Faroe Islands to offer an international perspective on the annual bloodbath as showcased in Confessions of a Eco-Terrorist.

WATCH: Mass Whale Stranding Off Florida Coast A Mystery

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green

CUDJOE KEY, Fla. — Marine mammal rescuers are responding to a mass stranding of pilot whales off the lower Florida Keys. (Scroll down for video.) ...

107 Whales Die On New Zealand Beach

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — All members of a pod of 107 pilot whales that stranded on a remote New Zealand beach have died, including 48 that were...

56 Pilot Whales Die After Being Stranded On New Zealand Beach

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Only 24 of several dozen pilot whales stranded on a remote northern New Zealand beach survived a stormy first night ashore...

More Than 70 Pilot Whales Wash Up On New Zealand Beach (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand whale rescue volunteers were racing against time Friday to save 15 pilot whales stranded on an isolated nor...

20 Beached Pilot Whales Die On New Zealand Beach; 43 Others Coaxed Back To Sea

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Some 125 pilot whales died in New Zealand after stranding on the beach over the weekend – but vacationers and co...

125 Pilot Whales Die on New Zealand Beaches, 43 Saved

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Some 125 pilot whales died in New Zealand after stranding on beaches over the weekend – but vacationers and cons...

150 Whales Die In Australia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HOBART, Australia — A group of 150 whales that became stranded on a remote coastline in southern Australia were battered to death on rocks befor...