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Dozens of whales die stranded on Indonesian beach

Dozens of whales die stranded on Indonesian beach

Forty-six small whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia have died, after rescue efforts succeeded in saving three others, local officials said Friday.

Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after country's largest stranding

Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after country's largest stranding

Sri Lanka has saved some 120 pilot whales in a gruelling overnight rescue involving the navy, officials said Tuesday, after the island nation's biggest stranding.

Australia plans disposal of hundreds of stranded whale carcasses

Australia plans disposal of hundreds of stranded whale carcasses

Rescuers had managed to free around 70 of the long-finned pilot whales beached off the country’s remote southern coast by Thursday

Russia starts freeing captive whales after outcry

Russia starts freeing captive whales after outcry

Russia has begun releasing a group of almost 100 captive whales into the wild whose detention in Russia's Far East since last year has caused an international outcry, state TV said on Thursday.

Mass Australian stranding leaves 28 whales dead

Mass Australian stranding leaves 28 whales dead

Twenty-eight whales were found dead in the remote southeast of Australia Wednesday, following a mass stranding that has baffled experts.

145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding in a remote part of New Zealand, with authorities saying Monday they made the ‘heart-breaking’ decision to euthanise dozens that lay stricken on the shore.

Captive whales find new home as aquarium shows decline

Captive whales find new home as aquarium shows decline

Two beluga whales performing in a Shanghai aquarium are to be flown to a new sanctuary in Iceland, giving hope to more than 3,000 captive cetaceans as the popularity of marine shows wanes.

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

All 38 pilot whales of a pod that became stranded on a remote beach on New Zealand's West Coast are dead after the surviving 12 had to be euthanised on Thursday.

Stranded whales helped back to sea in Sri Lanka

Stranded whales helped back to sea in Sri Lanka

Twenty whales which were stranded onshore at the eastern Sri Lankan town of Sampoor have made it back to sea with the help of the navy and local residents, the navy said on Thursday.

Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

Japan's whaling fleet returned on Friday from its months-long Antarctic hunt in the name of scientific research with a take of more than 300 minke whales, a hunt that prompted complaints from Australia.

New Zealand warns of exploding whale carcasses

New Zealand warns of exploding whale carcasses

New Zealand authorities were cutting holes in 300 whale carcasses on Monday, popping the dead animals "like balloons", to avoid them exploding as they decompose on Golden Bay after more than 600 whales became stranded.

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over', say rescuers

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over', say rescuers

Whale rescuers were cautiously optimistic on Sunday that the current wave of mass beachings in New Zealand was over, after hundreds of the creatures died after being stranded ashore.