Russia’s ‘whale jail’: Why 100 marine mammals are trapped in captivity
02 April 2019 | 8:03 am
A hundred whales are being kept in a "whale jail" in icy Russia waters. Environmental groups and celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio are calling for their release. But their fate remains uncertain.
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Volunteers try to help rescue of hundreds of whales stranded on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay on the north-west of New Zealand.
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Two killer whales near the shore during a surfing contest - The Lofoten masters 2017 - in Norway. Surfers heading to shore after seeing killer whales.
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Indonesia to investigate into deaths of four beached whales.
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It's a stretch of the Mediterranean, almost as big as Portugal, where humans and marine life co-exist underwater.
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It is the fifth incident of this kind to happen in less than a week. Scientists believe the strandings were not linked, and say a variety of factors could have caused them.
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Hardly anywhere else on earth is as good for whale watching as the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. DW reporter Christina Deicke went on board to get a glimpse of these marine giants in their natural habitat.
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Scientists are trying to rescue almost 200 whales stranded in a remote bay on the Australian island of Tasmania. At least 90 of the animals have died.
24 Sep 2020
Rescuers believe it is the largest number of stranding-related deaths ever recorded in Australia. Around 30 whales beached off the west coast of Tasmania are thought to still be alive.
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Only a few dozen of the 470 whales stranded on Australia's coast can still be saved, rescuers warn, as they consider euthanising the animals in most distress.
6 Nov 2020
A group of Sri Lankan rescuers have returned more than 100 whales to the sea after a mass beaching of the mammals. A team made up of the Sri Lanka navy and coast guard and local residents worked overnight to save 100 to 120 stranded short-finned pilot whales on Panadura Beach, according to the country's navy.
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Rescuers successfully refloat 28 pilot whales after they became stranded on a notorious stretch of New Zealand's coast, but the mammals remain close to shore and could beach themselves again, wildlife officials said.
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In Baja California, northern Mexico, grey whales have offered welcome relief to tour operators, who have seen the return of tourists to observe the animals after a drop in coronavirus cases.
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