It says something of Ranulph Fiennes's character that his response to having to pull out of the winter crossing of Antarctica expedition he'd been planning for five years was to go away and write this book. It's this positive, can-do attitude that has made him one of the most intrepid and enduring explorers of the modern era.
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Wednesday 13 July 2011
Australia and Japan clash at International Whaling Commission meeting in the Channel Islands.
Saturday 02 July 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
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Wednesday 01 June 2011
A 44ft (13.4m) sperm whale which became beached probably died because it got lost, a marine expert involved in the rescue bid said yesterday.
Monday 23 May 2011
The death of a pilot whale who died off the Scottish coast was caused by an infection, a post-mortem suggested today.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Saturday 21 May 2011
A pod of pilot whales at risk of beaching themselves in shallow waters off the Western Isles have "calmed down" overnight, rescuers said today.
Friday 20 May 2011
Marine experts have been deployed to the Western Isles to try to prevent a mass stranding of pilot whales.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Saturday 26 March 2011
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for aspecific holiday. Today:a family half-term holiday on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. Prices are based on four peopletravelling together, departing 28 May.
Friday 25 March 2011
The French duo Cocoon bring the softest of touches to bear with their folksy harmonies on Where the Oceans End, a maritime-themed collection in which their affinity for aquatic mammals is displayed in songs addressed to dolphins, whales, sea lions and most quaintly, "Baby Seal", the pup perhaps evoked by the quiet wisps of theremin or bowed saw that peek out from behind the strings.
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