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WHALES

A boat approaches a dead whale floating in Osaka Bay in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, on Monday.
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2024
More whales getting stranded in Osaka Bay amid global warming
A narrowing of temperature difference between the Pacific Ocean and Osaka Bay is resulting in more of the mammals wandering into the region.
A whale confirmed dead in Osaka Bay in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, on Monday
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2024
Whale found dead in Osaka Bay to be buried on prefectural land
After being buried for up to two years, the skeletal remains will be offered as a specimen to the Osaka Museum of Natural History.
Killer whales are trapped in drift ice on Tuesday off the coast of the town of Rausu in Hokkaido.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 7, 2024
Orcas appear to escape after being trapped in drift ice off Hokkaido coast
Local officials are hopeful that the animals escaped to safety as the density of drift ice decreased Wednesday.
Tourists leave Ittoqqortoormiit, Denmark, after visiting the village on Aug. 20.
ENVIRONMENT / Wildlife
Oct 4, 2023
Inuit hunters blame cruise ships as narwhal disappear
While some view Arctic tourism as a means to reinvigorate the community, others worry it could destroy the last surviving Inuit hunting societies.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 12, 2023
Portugal bans tourist boats from approaching orcas after incidents
Authorities say boats should move away from the animals to avoid contact, and that if they are already close, vessels need to stop, leaving the engine running, until they leave.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 3, 2023
For toothed whales, sound production is all in the nose
Echolocating toothed whales make the loudest sounds in the animal kingdom by forcing highly pressurized air past structures called phonic lips in their nose.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2023
Deep-sea mining noise pollution threatens whales, study finds
Scientists warned that commercial-scale extraction of valuable minerals from the ocean floor would damage habitats and interfere with the way cetaceans communicate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2023
Dead whale in Osaka Bay sunk offshore
The around 15-meter-long male whale was transported by ship after being attached to 30-ton concrete blocks to weigh it down once in the water.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2023
Dead whale in Osaka to be sunk offshore this week
The city's mayor told reporters that he hopes the disposal will be completed within the week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2023
Whale spotted in Osaka's Yodo River confirmed dead
Workers from Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan had approached the large mammal to check if it was breathing, while a researcher also said the whale's blowhole had been submerged since Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2023
Whale of a surprise as large mammal spotted near the mouth of Osaka's Yodo River
A coast guard vessel has been dispatched to the site and has been monitoring the whale to keep it from going further upstream.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 2, 2023
U.S. ignored own scientists' warning in backing Atlantic wind farm
Marine scientists have warned that projects along the New England coast could imperil endangered North Atlantic right whales.
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JAPAN
Apr 17, 2022
Beached whale on southern Japan island dies despite rescue efforts
Volunteer firefighters and members of a whale association attempted to save the whale but rough seas thwarted their efforts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2021
Commercial whaling season begins in Japan's coastal waters
A total of five boats are expected to catch 120 minke whales in waters off the Sanriku Coast and Hokkaido by late October, according to the Fisheries Agency.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 22, 2021
Whale sightings aid quest to protect wildlife in Indian Ocean oasis
Scientists are on a quest to document whales and other marine mammals living around the Mascarene Plateau, hoping to bolster arguments for protecting the remote underwater ridge.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2020
Dolphin 'drive hunting' season begins in Wakayama whaling town
The controversial hunting technique, in which fishermen herd dolphins and small whales into a cove where they can be killed or captured, was depicted in the 2009 documentary film "The Cove."
Japan Times
BASEBALL
May 7, 2020
Former Whales slugger Carlos Ponce hits jackpot coaching in Taiwan
The 61-year-old, who led NPB in home runs in 1988, is enjoying his new role in charge of the Wei Chuan Dragons, who will join Taiwan's pro circuit next year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2020
Japan back in whaling business, but quotas and cost make meat a hard sell
Following its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan resumed commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years in July 2019. Whale meat supply, however, has fallen by more than 30 percent from levels prior to the withdrawal.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 26, 2019
With suction cups and lots of luck, scientists measure blue whale's heart rate
Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups to the body of a blue whale, scientists for the first time have measured the heart rate of the world's largest creature and came away with insight about the renowned behemoth's physiology.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 4, 2019
Brazil's mystery oil spill hits breeding grounds for humpback whales
The mysterious oil spill that hit Brazil's coastline two months ago has reached the archipelago of Abrolhos, a national marine park that's home to the greatest biodiversity in the southern Atlantic Ocean — the waters where humpback whales migrate to breed.

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