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Dolphin who survived severe sunburn has baby

Dolphin who survived severe sunburn has baby

Spirtle, the dolphin who made the headlines after being badly sunburned while she was stranded in Scotland in 2016 has now given birth to a calf. Spirtle is a bottlenose dolphin and  part of the resident population living in the waters around the Moray Firth. She was close to death after spending 24 hours stuck…

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Mass stranding of over 600 whales in Ghana

Over 600 melon-headed whales and thousands of fish have stranded in southern Ghana. Between April 2nd and 4th, over 600 melon-headed whales and large numbers of different species of fish have washed ashore along the coasts of Axim-Bewire in the Nzema East Municipal district, a district in the Western Region of South Ghana. Melon-headed whales…

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Large number of pilot whales saved off the coast of Sri Lanka

Over 100 pilot whales have been saved after beaching themselves near the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. Local volunteers and Navy personnel have been on the scene attempting to rescue the whales and many have been guided back into deeper water, although there is still a risk that some may strand on the coastline again. Pilot…

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Mass stranding of pilot whales in Tasmania

Over 450 pilot whales have stranded in various locations along a stretch of coastline in a remote part of Tasmania in Australia. Originally it was thought around 270 whales were involved but another group was subsequently discovered. Around 380 whales are thought to have died in the waters around Macquarie Harbour near Strahan on the…

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Pilot whales rescued after stranding in Scotland

Ten long-finned pilot whales have been saved after their pod stranded on the island of South Uist in the Hebrides over the weekend. Sadly, seven other whales died. Residents from the island helped to take part in the rescue which was coordinated by British Divers Marine Life Rescue while complying with lockdown restrictions. Over three…

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True-ly rare find

A stranded female True’s beaked whale, one of the world’s most rarely seen whales, is now in the collection of National Museums Scotland. The whale has been officially identified after being found dead earlier this year, washed up at Kearvaig Bay in the north of Scotland. This is the first time this particular species has…

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