Scientists say a group living in the Araguaia River, Brazil has been isolated from other varieties for more than two million years
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Friday 04 March 2011
A 45-foot sperm whale has been discovered dead off the coast of east Kent.
Tuesday 22 February 2011
An entire pod of 197 pilot whales found stranded on a New Zealand beach have died, including 48 that were euthanised, government officials said yesterday.
Monday 21 February 2011
All members of a pod of 107 pilot whales that stranded on a remote New Zealand beach have died, including 48 that were euthanised, the government's conservation department said today.
Saturday 19 February 2011
Anti-whaling activists' high-seas confrontations with Japanese ships forced Tokyo to cut short its annual Antarctic whale hunt for the first time yesterday.
Friday 11 February 2011
Chris Stanmore-Major: Come on, own up: who switched off the wind? Ha ha yes very funny, now turn it back on!
Wednesday 10 November 2010
An increase in the number of whales with sunburnt skin has been documented by scientists after they took photographs and tissue samples of the animals.
Thursday 09 September 2010
Remarkable discoveries on the River Thames foreshore at Greenwich indicate that London was the final resting place, some two centuries ago, of a giant whale the size of the legendary Moby Dick.
Saturday 28 August 2010
A clue has emerged in the hunt to find what is causing the horrific corkscrew injuries to many dozens of seals whose bodies have been washed up along Britain's east coast this summer.
Great Works: Map of Britain (c.1250), Matthrew Paris<br />Chronicle of England, entitled 'Cronica facta sub compendio'
Friday 27 August 2010
Sunday 22 August 2010
Rescuers refloated 11 beached pilot whales using a crane and body sling yesterday after a mass stranding of 58 animals on Karikari Beach in northern New Zealand.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Scientists are baffled by the mutilated carcasses of dozens of seals washing up on the British coast this summer, each bearing near-identical and as yet unexplained "corkscrew" lacerations.
Saturday 03 July 2010
A group of wildlife spotters taking a boat trip off the north coast of Skye encountered an enormous "superpod" of 1,000 dolphins.
Thursday 01 July 2010
It had the biggest bite of any whale and were it not for the fact that it went extinct millions of years before the fabled Moby Dick, there is little doubt that it would have made Captain Ahab turn in his watery grave.
Saturday 26 June 2010
A Japanese court has issued a rare ban against demonstrators who have hounded screenings of an Oscar-winning documentary exposing the country's infamous annual dolphin cull.
Friday 25 June 2010
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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