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Humpback Whale Super-Pods?

Strange and interesting doings in the world of humpback whales. Over the past few years, scientists have observed large numbers of humpback whales feeding together off the southwestern tip of South Africa between St. Helena Bay and Cape Point. While … Continue reading

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Thar’ She Blows — Identifying Whales by their Spouts

Yesterday we posted about a whale swimming in New York’s East River. It was originally identified by the police as a humpback, but their photograph of the whale’s spout now makes it highly likely that the whales was in fact … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Whale In NYC’s East River

#Harbor spotted another whale in the E. River this morning right next to Gracie Mansion. Even the wildlife want to ring in #NYE2017 in #NYC pic.twitter.com/oQNbnGBirm — NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) December 31, 2016 A whale was seen swimming in New York’s … Continue reading

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Menhaden & Humpbacks — Small Fish & Large Whales

Last week, a humpback whale swam into the Hudson River as far north as the George Washington Bridge. Humpbacks have been returning to the waters around New York in significant numbers in recent years, although a whale swimming in the … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale In New York’s Inner Harbor

Yesterday, we posted about the remarkable recovery of humpback whales after have been hunted to near extinction in the 1980s. Coincidentally, yesterday morning, a humpback whale was spotted swimming in the Hudson River in New York’s inner harbor near the … Continue reading

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Whales Returning to New York — Dead & Alive

After decades of absence, whales are returning to the waters around New York City. Competing whale watching cruises depart New York docks in the warmer months to see humpback, fin whales and dolphins, often within site of the city skyline. … Continue reading

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Of What Do Whales Dream When Asleep in the Sea?

How do whales sleep? And do they dream? Many years ago on a kayaking trip on Blackfish Sound off Vancouver Island, our group of paddlers came across a pod of “sleeping” orcas. The pod was swimming very slowly, each orca swimming … Continue reading

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Whale Watching Roundup – Whales, Sharks and Ships

In honor of our unexpected whale watching in New York harbor, we are taking a brief look at whale watching around the country this summer.  It has been an interesting summer indeed.   After staying off shore for several years, fin and humpback … Continue reading

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