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Blue whales swallow upto 44 kg of plastic daily: Study

The study illustrated how baleen whales may be at an elevated risk for microplastics ingestion as a result of their mode of feeding, the quantity of their food intake, and their habitat overlapping with polluted areas.

A blue whale is seen in the coast of Chiloe, (REUTERS)
A blue whale is seen in the coast of Chiloe, (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 06:02 AM IST

500 pilot whales die in New Zealand. A ‘kinder option’ chosen instead of rescue

Two "super pods" of the dolphin-related cetaceans beached on two islands in the remote chain and survivors were euthanised.

New Zealand: 250 beached pilot whales were found at Chatham Island.(Representational)
New Zealand: 250 beached pilot whales were found at Chatham Island.(Representational)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 01:42 PM IST

Australia: About 200 pilot whales perish after stranding on surf-swept beach

"We have got about 35 surviving animals out on the beach and the primary focus this morning will be on the rescue and release of these animals," said state wildlife operations manager, Brendon Clark.

A rescuer pours water on one of stranded whales on Ocean Beach, near Strahan, Australia Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
A rescuer pours water on one of stranded whales on Ocean Beach, near Strahan, Australia Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 10:12 AM IST

14 dead sperm whales found beached on Australian island

The whales were discovered Monday afternoon on King Island, part of the state of Tasmania in the Bass Strait between Melbourne and Tasmania's northern coast, the state Department of Natural Resources and Environment said in a statement.

Photos distributed by the department showed whales lying on their sides in shallow water on the rocky shore of the island.(AFP)
Photos distributed by the department showed whales lying on their sides in shallow water on the rocky shore of the island.(AFP)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 06:48 PM IST

Whale vomit worth 10 crore seized in Lucknow | Why it's so expensive

Recently, there have been many instances of busting Ambergris smuggling which has raised concerns about the poaching of sperm whales.

The Wildlife (Protection) Act in India protects the sperm whale species which are found in the deep sea.
The Wildlife (Protection) Act in India protects the sperm whale species which are found in the deep sea.
Published on Sep 07, 2022 11:11 PM IST
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