40 whales stranded in New Zealand

At least 40 pilot whales are stranded at New Zealand's Farewell Spit, the third mass stranding of the summer.

Whales strand again at Farewell Spit

Pilot whales are stranding again at the top of New Zealand's South Island after being refloated at high tide.

New Zealand whales refloated

More than 60 pilot whales stranded at Farewell Spit at the top of New Zealand's South Island have been refloated but experts say it's too early to say they won't strand again.

73 whales beached in New Zealand

A group of 73 whales have stranded on Farewell Spit at the top of New Zealand's South Island and 20 have died.

Researchers lower the alarm as more whales are snared

Divers in a boat circle a humback whale looking for a way to cut free the 13-meter (43-foot) whale trapped in nets off Yamba, 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney.

Nicky Phillips SYDNEYSIDERS have been treated to some spectacular whale watching this week, and as the giant creatures swim along the coast scientists will test whether underwater alarms reduce the number of the...

In world first, whales sing blues

Blue whale

Andrew Darby Scientists have pulled off a daring close encounter with Earth's biggest animal, the Antarctic blue whale, using world-first acoustic tracking techniques.

Sydney ferry 'hits whales in harbour'

Humpback Whale Hit by Ferry in Sydney Harbour

A humpback whale and her calf were left injured after a collision with a ferry in Sydney Harbour this morning, with a witness saying the animals suddenly popped up in front of the boat.

Brown fights to save whales from reach of gas plant

Ben Cubby THE suit has been replaced by a slightly frayed cardigan but the newly retired senator Bob Brown is hurling himself into the latest environmental campaigns with the same determination that saw him...

Scientists deploy military technnology to listen to whales

Whales visit the Hawkesbury (Thumbnail)

Australian scientists are using military technology for locating submarines to track rare blue whales hundreds of kilometres away by eavesdropping on their distinctive songs.

Seismic blast for blue whales

Blue whale.

Andrew Darby Energy giant Woodside has been shooting airguns into unique feeding waters for blue whales as part of its seismic testing for gas, despite an expert warning against it.

Search continues for prince of whales

Vision grab of a Humpback Whale caught with piece of rope in Sydney today. Grab courtesy of Channel Seven News.

It was a pod of whales, not the Prince of Wales, that many Sydneysiders were desperate to see on Friday.

Ice-breaker plea for trapped killer whales

In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 photo provided by Marina Lacasse, a killer whale surfaces through a small hole in the ice near Inukjuak, in Northern Quebec. Mayor Peter Inukpuk urged the Canadian government Wednesday to send an icebreaker as soon as possible to crack open the ice and help the pod of about a dozen trapped orcas find open water. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said it is sending officials to assess the situation. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Marina Lacasse) MANDATORY CREDIT

A dozen killer whales are trapped under a vast stretch of sea ice in northern Canada, while officials try to work out a way to free them.

Stranded whales break free from Hudson Bay ice

The dozen trapped orcas swam free after changing weather conditions cracked the sea ice in northern Canada

Whales catch a break in sea battle

Southern Right Whales

Andrew Darby Out among the tabular icebergs that break off the Amery Ice Shelf, the Co-operation Sea is wildlife-rich and pure.

More whales at risk near busy ports

A humpback whale on its migration north from Antarctica.

Andrew Darby Soaring mineral exports threaten to run into increasing whale populations, scientists warn.

Joint operation launched to protect migrating whales

To Kill a Whale (Thumbnail)

Tony Bartlett A national operation to guard the welfare of migrating humpback whales has kicked off, with around 17,000 of the animals expected to migrate along Australia’s east coast in the next few months.

Whales pay flying visit to Sydney

A humpback whale breaches in the rain off Dover Heights.

Jonas Liebschner of Whale Watching Sydney braved the rain to photograph three humpbacks frolicking in the storm off Dover Heights on Monday.

Blow-up whales spotted in harbour

Inflatable humpback whales

A school of whales has been seen in Sydney Harbour - grey, loveable, and inflatable.

Flying whales in Sydney Harbour

Whales in the harbour this morning.

Whales have been frolicking inside Sydney Harbour during October.

Whales call Sydney home

Paul Tatnell Morning commuters were treated to a rare sight after a humpback whale and her calf swam through the harbour for more than two hours.