Dolphin & Whale News

January 2014

January 30, 2014

Rare Beaked Whale Washes Up on Cornwall Beach (Western Morning News, 1/30/14)

January 28, 2014

Scientists Decry Barbaric New Method of Killing Dolphins in Taiji — See Graphic Video (CNN 1/28/14).

Gray Whales Court Off Dana Point, CA — See Video (NBC Southern California 1/28/14)

January 27, 2014

NRDC, Other Groups Sue NMFS for Failure to Protect Dolphins, Whales against Impact of Navy Exercises (LiveScience, 1/27/14). Read more here.

4th Annual Whalefest Monterey Includes Inflatable, Walk-Through Humpback (Monterey Herald News, 1/27/14)

January 24, 2014

New Species of River Dolphin ID’d in Brazil, Already Endangered (National Geographic, 1/24/14). Read the study here.

January 23, 2014

Pilot Whales Led Back to Sea off Naples Restrand, Die Off Marco Island, FL (, 1/23/14). Read more, see images here.

January 22, 2014

Rare Albino Dolphin Captured in Taiji Roundup (Take Part, 1/22/14). Learn more about “Angel” and see video here.

January 21, 2014

Japan Defends Annual Taiji Dolphin Slaughter —See Graphic Video (AP, 1/21/14). Read more here. See more graphic video here. Watch a CNN news report hereRead about Ambassador Caroline Kennedy’s expression of concern here.

January 20, 2014

Can Scientist/Oil Company Collaboration Reduce Oil Exploration Impact on Whales? (Weather Underground, 1/20/14).

Now, Pilot Whales Strand in Ft. Meyers, Florida (U-T San Diego, 1/20/14). See news reports here and here. Read more follow-ups here 

January 19, 2014

Pilot Whales Led Back into Deep Water Restrand in New Zealand (, 1/19/14). Read more here and here.

January 16, 2014

More Pilot Whales Strand in New Zealand (CNN, 1/17/14). Read more here.

Kayaker Has Close Encounter with Sperm Whale as Orcs Circle  — See Photos & Video (MailOnline, 1/16/14).

January 15, 2014

Study: Powerful Flukes Secret of Dolphin’s Swimming Speed (National Geographic, 1/15/14).

Researcher Fined for Feeding Wild Killer Whales (Los Angeles Times, 1/15/14)

January 14, 2014

Volunteers Try to Save Stranded Pilot Whales in New Zealand — See Video (Paige Diana, YouTube, 1/14/14).

January 13, 2014

Two Lucky Blokes Find Hunk of Ambergris on North Wales Beach (BBC News, 1/13/14).

January 11, 2014

DNA Analysis Reveals Two Distinct Dolphin Species Mated, Gave Rise to Third  (National Geographic 1/11/14).

January 10, 2014

• Sperm Whale Washes Up on Boca Raton Beach — See News Report (ABC Action News, 1/10/14). See drone video here.

Label for Stedji's whale beer / Anchorage Daily News

• Icelandic Beer Brewed with Ground Fin Whale Bone Angers Conservationists (Anchorage Daily News, 1/10/14).

January 8, 2014

Spotted dolphins in purse-seine tuna net, Pacific Ocean, undated/NOAA, SWSFC, / Click to go to NRDC report "Net Loss: The Killing of Marine Mammals in Foreign Fisheries"

Report: 650,000 Marine Mammals Hurt, Killed Each Year in Foreign Fisheries (National Geographic, 1/8/14). Read the NRDC report here.

January 7, 2014

Conjoined gray whale calves, deceased (heads submerged at bottom of image), Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, Baja, CA / Farah Castillo, Facebook, Guerrero Negro Verde, / Click image to see and read more.

Conjoined Gray Whale Calves, Deceased, Found in Lagoon (, 1/7/14). Read more here. See video footage here.

More News:

Sea Shepherd Claims to Have Japanese Whalers on the Run (CNN, 1/7/14).

January 6, 2014

39 Pilot Whales Beach in New Zealand, 12 Die, Rest Shot (CNN, 1/6/14).

More News:

January 3, 2014

Claim that Dolphins Get High on Pufferfish Toxin a Bunch of Hooey? (NBC News, 1/3/14). See more video here.

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