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Beluga whales in the wild

Beluga whale in River Seine dies after rescue attempt

A beluga whale that became trapped in the River Seine in France has sadly had...
Tilikum, the father of Nakai. © Paul Wigmore

Orca Nakai dies at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of the orca Nakai. The 20-year-old male orca...
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

Last captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin to be freed in South Korea

Bibongi, the last Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin held in captivity in South Korea, is to be...
Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...

Fishermen in Chile have rescued 25 false killer whales that became stranded at low tide on a beach in the Strait of Magellan. Sadly, 20 whales have died despite the best efforts of rescuers, including the Chilean army.

It is not clear why these individual whales beached, but false killer whales are amongst those whale species known to occasionally mass live strand around the world. The principle reason for this is that they live in very tightly socially knit schools. Out in the deep seas this works very well and they collaborate in all their activities. In shallow conditions, however, this same life strategy gets them into trouble and, as they try to help each other, they may all come ashore.

More details at sky.com