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Hundreds Of Whale Sightings Reported Of The Coast Off NYC Due To Cleaner Waters

Finally some good news! In 2010 there were a total of 5 whale sightings off the coast of NYC. That's right, five. Last year, the number of whales spotted was a staggering 272! That is a 540% increase in just 8 years! And almost all of the whales spotted have been humpbacks! This is such a wonderful triumph. And we have environmental policies such as the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act to thank for that. 

Paul Sieswerda, once a curator at the New York Aquarium for over 20 years before starting Gotham Whale, says lessening the pollution in the Hudson River has also played a large part in this whale restoration. According to Pew Charitable Trust's Mid-Atlantic Conservation Project, the most important fish in the sea is the fish Menhaden - due to how many other sea animals eat them (including the humpback whale). And the Menhaden are attracted to tiny green algae, which the cleaner water at the Hudson river was able to provide. 

Sieswerda had this to say about the majestic giants of the sea, "The sheer size alone is incredible. They're like buses, and to think that's a living animal and to think that has the power and grace to completely jump out of the water when they breach is a spectacle that I think is unique to the animal kingdom."

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Captured Beluga Whales Who Were Forced To Spend Their Lives In Chinese Aquarium To Be Flown To Sanctuary

Two beluga whales captured from the wild and forced to spend their lives performing in a Chinese aquarium are to be flown to the world's first open water beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland! Story found on The Times.

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Lost Narwhal Becomes 'One of the Boys' After a Pod of Beluga Whales Adopts It

Recently, it was discovered that a narwhal (who was more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of its normal range) seems to have been adopted by a group of belugas. And apparently, the narwhal has been observed with the belugas for nearly three years in North America's St. Lawrence River!

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This Rare Video Of Three Whales Breaching Simultaneously Proves How Awesome Is Nature

Few are lucky enough to witness a whale breaching. Even fewer are lucky enough to see three breaching at the same time.

A group of whale watchers experienced a rare occurrence off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, as three humpback whales leapt out of the water one after the other.

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Camera catches killer whales jumping out of the water, then the fun begins.

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Scientists have attached cameras to unlock the mysteries of whales' lives in Antarctica. The cameras have documented their eating habits, their social life and even the way they view humans . The results are amazing.

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This video was taken from a drone flying around the ocean off the coast of Western Australia. The whales seen here are southern right whales and it is very rare to see an albino whale of this species. 

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Rich German has been paddle boarding around Laguna Beach, California for years, but he has never seen a pod of Orcas until now.

Here’s his GoPro footage of the moment as the 5 killer whales swim around him and even underneath his board.

“I’m sharing this to raise awareness for these incredible, magical creatures,” he writes on Facebook.