Rescuers only managed to save 15 of the short-finned pilot whales that were beached on Hamelin Bay.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Correspondent Ria Chatterjee
About 200 whales, which were part of a larger group that beached in New Zealand over the past few days, have managed to refloat themselves and swim back out to sea.
Several pods of pilot whales totaling more than 650 have run aground at the Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island since Friday.
At least half of that group have died despite the hard work of hundreds of volunteers.
The woman who raised the alarm said the scenes were 'utterly heartbreaking', as around 300 have died.Read the full story ›
The fleet, which set off in December amid widespread international outrage, killed more than 300 whales in total on the annual hunt.Read the full story ›
The whale was reported to be alive and thrashing about off the Norfolk coast but it is hoped it has now made it's way back into the sea.Read the full story ›
It took a team of fourteen people to dispose of the sperm whales which washed up there at the weekend.Read the full story ›
A pod of pilot whales spotted off the Essex coast are being herded out to open water in an effort to stop them becoming beached.
Wildlife experts, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and Essex Police's marine unit are trying to coax the 40-strong group further out to sea so they avoid becoming stranded on mud flats near the shore.
The whales were spotted sheltering near the Blackwater Estuary, a shallow stretch of water dotted with several shoals and mud flats that could prove deadly to the whales if they become trapped at low tide.
A group of friends who were snorkelling got the shock of their lives when two humpback whales breached the surface to gulp down fish.Read the full story ›
About a dozen killer whales who had become trapped under sea ice appear to have swum free after the ice shifted, village officials in Canada's remote north have said.
However, residents who feared they would get stuck elsewhere hired a plane to track them down.
The whales' predicament in the frigid waters of Hudson Bay made international headlines, and locals had been planning a rescue operation with chainsaws and drills before the mammals slipped away.
A dozen killer whales have become trapped under a vast stretch of sea ice in Quebec, Canada.Read the full story ›