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I See Your Dolphin Side Show and Raise You a Selfie-Loving Orca

A couple of friends from San Diego got a super rare treat while out on a fishing expedition. While traveling at a high rate of speed, they suddenly happened upon an pod of Orcas about half a mile off the bow. Then, one of the Orcas split off from the pod, and burst from the water right beside the boat. The Orca would continue to follow them for around 10 minutes, having thoroughly shocked and soaked them with its first appearance. It was so close to the boat that they said they could have reached out and touched it while it leaped out of the water.

The crew took advantage of the ample selfie and video opportunities. They said the fishing trip may have been a dud, but it was worth it for the Orcas and an "awesome day on the water". But if you thought this was an amazing case, this encounter with a young white killer whale was truly a rare sight to behold.

Orca shocks San Diego fisherman by following the boat and playing with them, along with loving the limelight and "taking selfies"
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A Whale Wearing Harness Found By Norwegian Fishermen Is Suspected To Be a Russian Military Spy

The beluga whale was discovered by fishermen off the island of Ingøya in Norway and It is believed that the whale escaped a Russian naval base in the region. Inside the harness, which has now been removed from the whale, was a Go-Pro camera with the words "Equipment of St. Petersburg". Marine experts believe the whale was trained by the Russian navy as part of a programme to use underwater mammals as a special ops force. The fisherman said the whale was very tame and seemed used to human beings: "We were going to put out nets when we saw a whale swimming between the boats," fisherman Joar Hesten told Norwegian broadcaster NRK. "It came over to us, and as it approached, we saw that it had some sort of harness on it."

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20 Facts About Whales That Are Totally Unnecessary In Your Life

We have found this twitter pagefilled with whale facts and since we couldn't stop laughing, we thought - why not spread it on to you too?  

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A dramatic set of pictures show a man nearly being swallowed by a Bryde's Whale off Port Elizabeth Harbour. Rainer Schimpf, 51, has worked as a dive tour operator in South Africa for over 15 years. But in February, he experienced something very rare – the inside of a whale's mouth. In perfect sea conditions, Rainer and his team set off to document a sardine run – a natural event where gannets, penguins, seals, dolphins, whales and sharks work together to gather the fish into bait balls. Rainer and his colleagues film the expedition for educational and environmental purposes.Split into two groups, Rainer led his team into the ocean, about 25 nautical miles from shore.But it was when the sea suddenly churned up that the team knew something strange was happening. Via: Barcroft Animals

Videographer: James Jones & Rainer Schimpf/ Photographer: Heinz Toperczer/ Producer: Martha Hewett, Ruby Coote/ Editor: Shiona Penrake

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A Humpback Whale Was Found Mysteriously In The Amazon Rainforest With No Explanations

While the Amazon Rainforest is home to one of the largest biodiversities on the planet, that doesn't typically include whales. In Northern Brazil, a beached whale has appeared and scientists are scurrying to find out how exactly. 

Story originally found on IFLScience.

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Dead Whale That Washed Ashore in Indonesia Had 115 Plastic Cups in Its Stomach

Researchers say that a dead sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had nearly 6 kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, including bags, bottles, flip-flops, cups and more than 1,000 other pieces of assorted plastic. This story is a wake up call to all of us.  

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A Giant Whale Leaps Out Of Water In Front Of Surprised Tourists

Look there in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a 20-tonne humpback whale surprising tourists just a few metres from their boat in Sydney's Bondi Beach! Via: Sharebly

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A Giant Whale...in Paris??

People Were Surprised to Find This Giant Whale on The Banks of The Seine River in Paris

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