Tag: Whales

Orphaned Orca Uses Buoy as Security Blanket

There are few things in the natural world sadder than an orphaned animal. Perhaps the only thing sadder is when said animal imprints on an inanimate object because it no longer has a mother to comfort it.   Take this little guy, for example. He is stranded and thirsty, but refuses to leave the side of this floating beacon.   This baby orca, named Bob, was found hanging onto a buoy near Tauranga harbor on New Zealand’s North Island. The orca had lost his pod and was using the buoy as a security blanket. He was estimated to be...

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Australian Couple Spent An Afternoon Playing With Whales In The Ocean

Okay, there is “whale watching” and then there is this kind of stuff that you would half-expect Australians to do. Brad Nicholls and Emmy-Rose Curtis were enjoying a day on Australia’s Gold Coast, an idyllic paradise for sun lovers, beach-goers, and surfers. Like many Aussies, they were out enjoying a swim when they were joined by some very unexpected guests. Emerging from the blue depths were a mother humpback whale and her calf. Whale sightings are quite common in that part of Australia, but they rarely last more than five minutes as they whales continue on their path. With...

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French Tourist Gets Up Close And Personal With Finback Whales

Tadoussac is a French Canadian city in the province of Quebec that sits at the confluence of the Saguenay and Saint Lawrence rivers in Canada. It also happens to be a great spot for going whale watching.   As part of a larger whale watching group, Eric Mouellic and his family set out one morning to see if they could get close to some whales. They got a lot more than they bargained for! The whole group is eagerly watching, snapping photos, and recording videos of a whale in the process of getting itself a bite of breakfast. But...

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Stranded Orca Cries To Her Rescuers For Help

The western coast of Canada is a marvel of natural beauty and packed to the brim with all kinds of wildlife. Sometimes however, that wildlife can become stranded in the rocks, coves, and bays of the beautiful landscape. But every so often, people are there to help no matter how long it takes.   A little orca found herself trapped on some rocks in Hartley Bay, British Columbia. A man took notice of her plight and called people for help. A dedicated team of volunteers arrived and covered the whale in blankets and soaked them. They kept her cool...

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This Man Filmed A Most Unusual Sight In The Harbor

When enjoying life or a pleasant vacation on the Pacific coast of North America, it’s pretty safe to say that you can expect to see the odd humpback or gray whale from time to time. While most of the time this happens at a distance, every so often these impressive and majestic creatures can get just a little too close for comfort. Cy Williams now knows this very well. Cy is a fishing guide in Ketchikan, Alaska and he started the day being witness to a most rare and unusual sight at the Knudson Cove Marina. We have never...

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