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Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Thailand: Rare whale skeleton discovered

Science
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Whale swims free of crocodile-filled Australian river

Whale swims free of crocodile-filled Australian river

Technology
A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it apparently got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern AustraliaBy ROD McGUIRK Associated PressSeptember 21, 2020, 9:22 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCANBERRA, Australia -- A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia.There have been no previous recorded sightings of whales in the remote East Alligator River in the Northern Territory’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and no one can explain why at least three of the blue water mammals ventured so deep inland in a river with little visibility.In a more common phenomenon, scores or perhaps hundreds of pilot whales were reported on Monday
Humpback whale escapes crocodile-infested river

Humpback whale escapes crocodile-infested river

World
A humpback whale that made a wrong turn and entered a crocodile-infested river in Australia has managed to escape back to sea.The whale was first spotted in the East Alligator River in the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park last week. Feach Moyle, Kakadu National Park manager, said: "It made its way out on the high tides and we're pleased it appeared to be in good condition and not suffering any ill effects." ...
James Whale: Radio host reveals cancer in kidney, spine, brain and lungs

James Whale: Radio host reveals cancer in kidney, spine, brain and lungs

Entertainment
Veteran radio DJ James Whale has revealed he has cancer in his kidney, spine, brain and lungs.The 69-year-old told The Sun he received the diagnosis two weeks ago. It comes 20 years after he had one kidney removed because of a tumour."It's in my remaining kidney," he said. "I've got a couple of small lesions in my lungs. I've got it in my spine. I've got it in my brain."Whale has hosted a nightly evening phone-in show on TalkRadio since 2016.But the often controversial and confrontational host has been absent for the past month. He told The Sun he went to the doctor when he started forgetting names on air.'Really bad news'"The woman looked worried and she said, 'I'm so sorry. I've got really, really bad news for you. I'm afraid 2...
Whales are disturbed by engine noise from whale watching boats

Whales are disturbed by engine noise from whale watching boats

Science
June 16 (UPI) -- Whale watching vessels need to do more than keep their distance. New research suggests whales in need of peace and quiet are disturbed by the engine noise of encroaching boats. To get their patrons the best possible view, whale watching companies and the captains of their ships tend to position vessels as close as they can. Advertisement Policy makers and regulators have worked to develop rules to protect whales, mandating that whale watching vessels keep a certain distance away, travel at slow speeds and position themselves to the rear of whales. Previous studies suggest even boats keeping their distance can alter the behavior of whales. For the new study, scientists conducted a series of underwater sound tests to better understand the effects of engine noise on whale b...