Most people are more than happy to have an up-close sighting of a few whales during a boat trip. This woman is not one of them.
The drive past Llandudno is pretty easy on the eye, but if you happened to be winding your way somewhere yesterday morning you may have seen these guys.
Whales were plentiful at the Hermanus Whale Festival this past weekend, and Luke Maximo Bell was there to capture it all with his drone.
Spring has sprung, which means some of the most splendid oceans giants have made their way to our shores to put on some epic displays.
Called out on a whale rescue mission, the NSRI successfully detangled a large southern right whale before things could get out of hand.
Orcas have certainly made a name for themselves as being pretty badass hunters, but seeing it in action from above is quite something. Respect.
Here in the Cape we’re lucky enough to see whales quite regularly, but apparently Andrei Grigoriev hadn’t ever seen one before getting up close and personal.
Ranging from 12-16 m, the humpback whale isn’t small – so when a mother and its babe decided to put on a little show, they caught a few kayakers off guard.
We’re lucky enough to have a number of whale species that pay our shores a visit, but sometimes things don’t go to plan and the NSRI must swoop.
Whales really are gentle giants, and most Capetonians will readily admit to having a soft spot for them. This may put a smile on your face then.
It’s not every day scientists come across an intact blue whale heart and get to study it in great detail. This new TV show has done just that and it’s pretty epic.
Anyone with a younger sibling can probably recall that time they found a brown submarine in the bath. This poor diver had it just a little worse.
This guy… he probably deserves that award for stupid people. Also, he should probably never breed. Ever. It could cause the end of the Australian accent. Actually, on that note…
In an unusual sight, a rare beaked whale washed up on an Australian beach. Check out the photos of the ocean-dweller after the jump…
This is going to make you want to be these two people! As usual, absolutely incredible footage captured with a GoPro of this encounter with giant, beautiful whales while kayaking. Just put yourself in their shoes for a moment…
Remember when we last posted a story about an exploding whale? Well get out your sick-bags ‘cos we’ve got another one for you.
Believe it or not, conjoined whales are not new to science. They have been seen before in Fin whales, Sei whales and Minke whales – but conjoined gray whales have never been documented before.
BEWARE: This post contains graphic footage of an endangered species literally exploding from the inside out. We didn’t tell you to click on it – you clicked on it using your own volition – we merely gave you the option.
A group of tourists cruising off the coast of California this last weekend happened upon something of a rarity in the ocean – a whale carcass. Sighting a whale carcass is unusual because a plethora of marine animals usually make short work of the bodies of deceased sea-dwellers. That principal was excellently demonstrated by multiple great white sharks, who went to task on the body of the whale right in front of the boat.
A surfer at Sydney’s Bondi Beach was knocked unconscious by a 15m whale. The whale and the surfers were 30m from shore when the incident occurred.
A team of scientists has captured the world’s first live images of a giant squid in it’s natural habitat. This is the same mysterious creature thought to have inspired the myth of the “kraken” – a tentacled monster which was reputed to drag ships and sailors to their doom.
A few days ago, retired college biology professor, Bill Bouton, headed to San Luis Obispo, California, to snap some pics of some of his favourite subjects, birds. However, he stumbled on something considerably bigger, and decidedly less aerial.