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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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Humpback Whales off New York Harbor

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of whales off New York harbor. In 2011, researchers from Cornell recorded the sounds of fin whale, blue whale, humpback whale, minke whale, sei whale, and the North … Continue reading

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Two Dead Whales in Less Than a Month in New York Harbor

Fin and sei whale are not usually seen in New York’s upper harbor, yet in a period of less than a month, two have made an appearance. Unfortunately, both were dead, pinned to the bows of ships. On the April 12th, … Continue reading

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Dead Fin Whale Arrives in New York Harbor on Bow of Container Ship

Whale sightings in and around New York harbor are getting less and less unusual. Unfortunately, the most recent sighting was of a dead fin whale caught on the bow of a container ship near Port Elizabeth. A necropsy is being … Continue reading

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Istar, “Celebrity” Humpback Whale Killed by Likely Ship Strike

The mature female humpback whale that washed ashore dead on Long Beach Island last week was well known to scientists, who have tracked her for thirty seven years.  Kimberly Durham, rescue program director of the Riverhead Foundation, described her as a “celebrity in … Continue reading

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