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Deux baleines noires au nord d'Anticosti : des scientifiques appellent à la prudence. What's a humpback whale doing in the forest? Anonymous Takes Down Five Government Websites in Iceland to Protest Whale Hunting. Online activists associated with Anonymous took down five websites belonging to the Icelandic government and two other related sites, as part of their campaign to protest against any type of regulated whale hunting. According to local Icelandic website Grapevine.is, the attack took place late Friday, November 27, and lasted 13 hours, until mid-day Saturday, when the sites returned online. Five government websites were taken down The five targeted government websites belonged to the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, Iceland's Prime Minister, and the government's main portal.

Additionally, the site belonging to HB Grandi, an Icelandic whale fishing company, was also hit, along with the website of the Japanese Whaling Association. Check tweets below for exact URLs. The hacktivists announced their attacks in advance with a video uploaded on YouTube two days prior (view it at the end of the article). 337 Whales Beached in Largest Stranding Ever. Scientists made a startling discovery on an observation flight over a remote fjord in southern Chile’s Patagonia: 337 dead whales. That is the biggest single whale stranding event known to science. Because of the remoteness of the area and the roughness of the seas, scientists have not been able to examine the whales directly, but aerial and satellite photography identified 305 bodies and 32 skeletons in an area between the Gulf of Penas and Puerto Natales, toward the southern tip of the continent.

Many of the remains were in advanced states of decay so it’s unclear what species they are, says lead scientist Carolina Simon Gutstein of the Universidad de Chile and Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales in Santiago. But based on their size and location, they are probably sei whales, she says. Endangered throughout its range, sei whales are large, bluish-gray baleen whales that filter the water to feed on krill and other small creatures. They can reach 64 feet (19.5 meters) long and 50 tons. Whales Are Dying In Mass - 337 Whales Beached in Largest Stranding Ever & Also 3 Whales Beached Off Coast of Canada & Blue Whale In Oregon - November 2015.

The cause of the massive die-off, discovered in remote waters off Patagonia, Chile, is being investigated. Scientists say they are most likely sei whales, which are endangered. The dead whales were first observed in Patagonia in June from the air, but now scientists are trying to figure out what killed them. By Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic Scientists made a startling discovery on an observation flight over a remote fjord in southern Chile’s Patagonia: 337 dead whales. Because of the remoteness of the area and the roughness of the seas, scientists have not been able to examine the whales directly, but aerial and satellite photography identified 305 bodies and 32 skeletons in an area between the Gulf of Penas and Puerto Natales, toward the southern tip of the continent. Mobilisation importante pour le sauvetage d'une baleine. En détresse, cette baleine a "demandé" l'aide de pêcheurs. ANIMAUX - Le comportement des hommes peut avoir un impact néfaste sur les animaux et la nature.

Mais les humains ont parfois l'occasion de se racheter... C'est précisément ce qui s'est passé pour Ron Kovacs, un navigateur qui a vécu une expérience bouleversante. L'homme raconte sur Facebook qu'il s'est retrouvé nez à nez avec une baleine alors qu'il était sur son bateau à Roseville (près de Sydney), mardi 11 août. A couple of stillsPosted by Ron Kovacs on mardi 11 août 2015 "La baleine est restée plus de 2 heures autour de moi. Elle est passée sous le bateau, en appuyant son dos contre la coque.

Il me semble qu'elle se frottait la tête" a-t-il rapporté. Whale Roseville 11/08/15Posted by Ron Kovacs on mardi 11 août 2015 Au bout de quelques temps, le navigateur a compris que quelque chose n'allait pas: une partie de la tête du cétacé était empêtrée dans des lignes de pêche et des sacs plastiques. Toujours sur le réseau social, Ron Kovacs explique le sauvetage de l'animal: iWhales. Mobilisation importante pour le sauvetage d'une baleine. Whale Rescue, providing logistical and practical expertise in the rescue of whales and dolphins :: Rescues. Le narval, la licorne des eaux froides de l'arctique. Animal exceptionnel, le narval est l’une de ces espèces qui intriguent, à la base de mythes et légendes. La principale raison : une gigantesque dent cornée qui se projette vers l’avant. Comparé à la Licorne imaginaire, le narval n’a rien à envier.

Le mâle, du moins. Car oui, le narval mâle est le seul animal au monde, et pas seulement le seul cétacé, à posséder une longue défense torsadée qui ressemble à une corne. Il ne possède que deux dents, mais cette denture réduite est au final très visible, celle-ci pouvant mesurer jusqu’à 3 mètres à elle seule. Il s’agit d’une incisive, transformée au point de peser jusqu’à 10 kilos. Quant aux femelles, sauf spécimens exceptionnels, elles ne développent pas de « cornes ». Mais à quoi sert donc cette gigantesque incisive ? Glenn Williams – National Institute of Standards and Technology Voyez, au bout du compte, il est presque impossible de confondre le narval avec un quelconque animal vivant… sauf peut-être avec la licorne, bien entendu. How Whales Change Climate - Sustainable Human.

One of the most exciting scientific findings of the past half century has been the discovery of widespread trophic cascades. A trophic cascade is an ecological process which starts at the top of the food chain and tumbles all the way down to the bottom. We all know that whales eat fish and krill, and some people – certain politicians in Japan for example - have argued that killing whales would be good for human beings, as it would boost the food available for us to eat. And so you would think. But as the great whales declined, so did the numbers of fish and krill. It seems counter-intuitive: surely their numbers would rise as their major predators disappeared? But it now turns out that whales not only eat these animals; they also keep them alive. In fact they help to sustain the entire living system of the oceans.

Whales feed at depth, in waters that are often pitch dark. Fertilizing the surface waters is not the only thing the whales do. CONSCIENCE ANIMALE - One Love One Heart Expedition. ​Des baleines dans le lagon à Moorea. Rare white whale spotted in New Zealand - WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. ​Des baleines dans le lagon à Moorea.

Creatures that Live on Dolphins and Whales: Photos. Route des baleines de l’UNESCO : la route en mer à La Réunion plombe le dossier - Environnement. La Commission permanente du Conseil régional réunie ce jour, a examiné un dossier visant à l’inscription d’une route des baleines au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. La Réunion est directement concernée par la zone géographique identifiée dans la région du sud-ouest de l’océan indien. Le Conseil régional de La Réunion s’est positionné comme porteur de ce projet ambitieux. Or, dans le même temps, pour construire la nouvelle route du littoral, la Région Réunion a demandé et obtenu de l’Etat des dérogations pour être autorisé à détruire, altérer, dégrader des sites de reproduction ou d’aires de repos d’espèces animales protégées dont précisément des baleines : baleine à bec de Blainville, baleine à bec de Cuvier, baleine à bec de Longman, baleine à bosse, baleine franche.

En demandant et obtenant ces dérogations, la Région est donc parfaitement consciente que la construction de la route en mer va porter atteinte à la vie d’espèces protégées, et notamment des baleines. Gray whale with two calves 'the most amazing thing I've seen on the ocean' Gray whale mom with two calves by her side. Photo: Screen grab There’s a powerful bond between a gray whale mother and her calf. She’ll nurse and do her best to protect the baby from the time it’s born in or near Mexican waters until it reaches Arctic home waters. It’s an arduous task, with the little one facing constant threats that range from hungry killer whales to abandoned fishing gear. One calf, to be sure, is about all that mom can handle. So it was a remarkable event Monday when a gray whale mother was spotted and videotaped with two calves on either side. Capt. While such a sight is incredibly rare, the calves in the footage probably are not twins, as implied in the video title, although there’s no way to tell without a biopsy analysis.

But that doesn’t take away from the fact that the adult female gray whale seems to be taking care of two calves as the trio travels north along the Southern California coast. More from GrindTV. Earth - The world's loneliest whale may not be alone after all. It's been nicknamed "the loneliest whale in the world". It sings a song like no other. Some say it wanders alone across the Pacific Ocean, crying out for companionship that never comes. No-one knows for sure whether the whale is male or female, what species it is, or even if it still lives.

The last in the original series of recordings was made in 2004. It's one of the animal kingdom's great mysteries. Maybe its unusual song doesn't isolate it after all. The story begins in 1989. His findings would be discussed for years to come The key notes of the song were at a frequency of 52 Hertz. Fin whales also seemed like an unlikely fit, since they sing at 20Hz.

It was Bill Watkins, a marine mammal researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, who first realised the significance of the Navy's recordings. He passed away in 2004, aged 78, but a few months before his death he completed work on a paper that summarised 12 years' worth of recordings. It's not alone. Earth - Do whales have graveyards where they prefer to die?

On the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island, there is a long bar of sand called Farewell Spit. The area is famous, but for an undesirable reason. It's a hotspot of whale strandings. In February 2015, 200 pilot whales became stuck on the shore. It was the biggest stranding in the area in over a decade, according to local conservation teams. Rescuers spent hours trying to re-float them but 100 died. The remaining whales were watered and kept as comfortable as possible by volunteers equipped with buckets and spades.

Beaches like Farewell Spit are perhaps the most conspicuous places that whales can die. It's a mystery that has been around since antiquity. Some coastlines get more strandings than others Mass strandings happen frequently around the world. In the UK, up to 800 cetaceans – the group that includes dolphins, porpoises and whales – are stranded each year. It is not entirely random. The weather seems to be a factor. For now these are only suggestions. Whales Have Unique Voices. Boaters That Free Humpback Whale from Net See the Whale Jump For Joy After [VIDEO] - Wide Open Spaces. The Sea of Cortez is the backdrop for a Valentine’s Day rescue mission. Several men in a boat out for a day of snorkeling happened upon a young whale that they thought was dead. After the whale exhaled a strong breath through its blow hole, the men realized that not only was the animal still alive, but it was in distress.

Here’s how they managed to save it: According to the men, the humpback whale was so entangled that both pectoral fins were pinned to its body. After working for over an hour, the men seemed to have enough of the whale freed that they would be able to get the rest of the net off of the animal’s fluke. Facebook/Impressive Things For an hour after they freed the whale they watched as the humpback breached 40 times while leaping for joy after have been given a second chance at life. Although these people had the joy of saving this animal and deserve a lot of credit for doing so, a humpback whale is still a wild animal, and a very large one at that. Trending Today. Right whales have distinctive voices. Boaters That Free Humpback Whale from Net See the Whale Jump For Joy After [VIDEO] - Wide Open Spaces. Stranded humpback whale 'Johanna' had microplastics in her stomach. The Circle of Life at Socorro|Underwater Photography Guide. Incredible Photos of a Humpback Mother and Calf followed by an Orca Attack Text and Photos By Rodney Bursiel Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

After visiting the Socorro Islands with Great White Adventures aboard the Solmar V, my mind was stretched more than I could ever imagine. I started diving as a child because my dad was a SCUBA instructor. We did most of our diving in the Caribbean, but I always wanted to swim with the gentle giants of the Pacific Ocean. When my dad sold his business twenty years ago, we stopped diving and I put my dream on hold as "life" got in the way, but I recently decided it was time to get back in. I chose a trip in the Socorro Islands that promised a dive with giant mantas, dolphins and several species of sharks, including hammerheads. Our first dive was at Cabo Pearce where we saw mantas, hammerheads and dolphins, just as promised. Momma whale is on my mind every day.

Further Reading. Nord-Pas-de-Calais : une baleine échouée sur une plage. Une baleine a été retrouvée échouée, dimanche matin, au pied des falaises à Escalles, petite commune du Pas-de-Calais. Le cétacé mesure 3.5 mètre de long et pèse plus de 500 kilos. C’est un rorqual à museau pointu, l’une des plus petites espèces de baleine, d’après les informations du journal La Voix du Nord. A lire aussi - Carmargue : une baleine morte s'est échouée sur les plages de la réserve nationale La découverte a été signalée au centre de recherche des mammifères marins à La Rochelle ainsi qu’à la préfecture maritime de Cherbourg. Cette espèce de baleine est rare dans les eaux de la Manche : "Cela fait vingt-cinq ans que je suis sur le littoral, c’est la deuxième fois que j’en vois.

Ces baleines migrent du golfe de Gascogne vers les mers du Nord en passant par les côtes ouest de l’Angleterre. Une collision avec un navire envisagée Un examen de la baleine à été pratiqué dimanche après-midi par la CMNF pour tenter de déterminer les causes de la mort. Publicité. Как серый кит поставил ученых в тупик — National Geographic Россия. Исследованием миграционных путей китов занималась международная группа, включающая ученых из России и США. В акватории острова Сахалин семерых серых китов из западной популяции снабдили датчиками GPS, чтобы отслеживать их маршруты. Все киты проделали разный путь; лишь три особи из контрольной группы совершили путешествие к берегам Северной Америки, и лишь одна из них — самка по кличке Варвара — не только проплыла рекордное количество километров, но и посетила места, где размножаются серые киты из восточной популяции.

Путешествие Варвары к берегам мексиканского штата Нижняя Калифорния и обратно заняло 172 дня; за это время она, как это и принято у китов в период миграции, практически ничего не ела. Животное проплыло 10 880 километров в одну сторону, и 22 511 километр в оба конца. Но главным результатом научной работы, опубликованной в журнале Biology Letters, все же стали не впечатляющие цифры, а маршрут миграции. Этот вывод ставит ряд новых вопросов в исследовании серых китов. La mélodie des baleines au cœur du vacarme.

Welcome the Whales Parade 2015 | Whidbey Life Magazine. PHOTO ESSAY BY DAVID WELTON Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor April 22, 2015 Lots of islanders dressed as sea creatures at the Orca Network’s Welcome the Whales Festival in Langley on Saturday, April 18. Jim Freeman and Orca Network President Susan Berta welcome the people who came to welcome the whales. Parade-goers carry Gary the Gray Whale down First Street in Langley. Color and sea creatures abound! Deborah Koff-Chapin beats the drum in front of a banner celebrating the whale and the new ferry bearing the name of the whale, Tokitae (aka Lolita) who was captured from her L pod mother and family in Penn Cove in 1970.

She was, and always will be, a member of the endangered Southern Resident orca community and there is an active movement to free her from captivity. Stiltwalkers entertain the parade goers—by first stealing someone’s hat… and then a coffee drink. Everyone heads down to Seawall Park with hopes of seeing a whale. Drummers and banners but none came this year. Norway’s ‘Whale Island’ Is The Perfect Argument Against Whaling. Japan’s Excuse For Killing Whales Is A Giant Lie. How a DVD Case Killed a Whale: the Issue With Marine Debris. Une baleine bleue pique la curiosité des chercheurs. Comment la musique pop a aidé à sauver les baleines.

Voici The Incredible Way Hungry baleines à bosse Work Together To Feed. Saving Whales Could Be The Secret Solution To Potential Climate Disasters. Propeller strike evidence found on dead Sperm whale near Ardrossan, December 8 2014. How Whales Change Climate - Sustainable Human. Une baleine bleue pique la curiosité des chercheurs. Quarante baleines pilotes repérés dans la rivière Blackwater, deux échoués à Saint-Laurent.

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Japon baleiniers. Migaloo the White Whale's Song. La viande de baleines - Moukmouk de Pohenegamouk. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Offers a New View of Killer Whales :: NOAA Fisheries. Plus de 1600 baleines tuées en 2013 | Espèces en danger. Sometimes there are no words - WDC. Leviathan. Whales and human-related activities overlap in African waters -- ScienceDaily. Whales hunting krill - Planet Earth - BBC. Gdf Suez autorisé à deranger baleines et dauphins. Noisy oceans potentially driving whales away from prime habitat. Um die Hälfte geschrumpft: Great Barrier Reef droht komplett zu sterben.

Gray whale dies bringing us a message — with stomach full of plastic trash. Une baleine offre un show inattendu à deux pêcheurs. Les dernières baleines bleues menacées par des sonars militaires. Sea Shepherd Deutschland :: Fakten über Finnwale. Vu du Ciel - S01E03 - 11 - A propos des changements climatiques & baleines - GUILLAUME PELLERIN. Les chiens japonais ne mangeront plus de croquettes à la baleine. La saison 2013 de la chasse à la baleine en Islande est arrivée à son terme : un sursis pour les baleines, mais pour combien de temps ? Leviathan. Meurtres avec préméditation et massacre sans limites: petite histoire de la chasse baleinière japonaise en Antarctique.

Scientists believe some whales flee from sonar. Chasse à la baleine : une ONG se tourne vers la Cour suprême des Etats-Unis. Iceland ups 2014 whaling quotas. Norwegian Whales (Cont.) | Tim Zimmermann. The Erotic Endurance of Whale Hips. Océan Indien : la route des baleines au patrimoine de l’Unesco ?