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Stevenson: Over 200 Whales Identified So Far

Stevenson: Over 200 Whales Identified So Far

Speaking in advance of the screening of his documentary film “Secret Lives of the Humpbacks” tomorrow, whale researcher Andrew Stevenson said that this has been his best year for identifying individual whales, with well over 200 identified so far. Mr. Stevenson told Bernews, “Despite the inclement weather during the peak whale watching season,... Read more of this article

Govt: Please Do Not Swim With The Whales

Govt: Please Do Not Swim With The Whales

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said they are “receiving an increasing number of reports about people entering the water to swim with the whales,” adding that it is “strongly recommended that members of the public do not swim with any whales, no matter how docile they may appear, as they are wild animals and can... Read more of this article

Lecture: Helping Entangled Whales, Sea Turtles

Lecture: Helping Entangled Whales, Sea Turtles

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by Wayne Ledwell, Co-Director of Tangly Whales Inc., Newfoundland and Labrador, on the topic of “Helping Entangled and Stranded Whales & Sea Turtles.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm.... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Dead Whale Washes Ashore

Photos & Video: Dead Whale Washes Ashore

[Updated] A dead whale washed up in the Devonshire Dock area this morning [Jan 23], with Aquarium staff responding to the area and removing the whale. According to people at the scene, the whale was seen floating close by the dock this morning before it was retrieved from the waters; Aquarium staff then removed the whale, lifting it onto a boat. Further... Read more of this article

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

The announcement of the approval of five requests from companies to conduct seismic tests in the Atlantic Ocean could harm thousands of dolphins and whales, according to various international media reports. A story in the Los Angeles Times says, “The Trump administration is preparing to take an important step toward future oil and natural gas... Read more of this article

Videos: Stevenson Starts Work On Whale Film

Videos: Stevenson Starts Work On Whale Film

Whale researcher Andrew Stevenson has started work on a follow-up to his acclaimed documentary ‘Where the Whales Sing’ – which for the first time will include unique aerial footage. Mr Stevenson also believes that he now has one of the largest databases in the world held by just one person from which he can make scientific conclusions about threats... Read more of this article

Video: Aerial View Of Whales Off Bermuda

Video: Aerial View Of Whales Off Bermuda

Videographer Conor Outerbridge recently struck gold with his drone, capturing a pod of ten whales cavorting a few miles off Bermuda, with his drone, moving quietly just above the whales, capturing their behaviour in incredible detail. The animals do not stay in Bermuda year-round, but as the island lies in the middle of their annual migratory route,... Read more of this article

‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’

‘Whale Found Distressed With Entanglement’

On Monday [April 2], a local vessel reported a “migrating whale found distressed with entanglement in rope or wire” and it was concluded that Bermuda at this time, “lacked the necessary specialist equipment to assist the whale.” A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A local vessel on Challenger Bank,... Read more of this article

Video: Sharks Feed On 30 Foot Dead Whale

Video: Sharks Feed On 30 Foot Dead Whale

Calling it a “once in a lifetime encounter,” Weldon Wade posted video footage showing sharks feeding on dead 30-35 foot sperm whale floating off Bermuda, with the video also showing Marine Biologist Choy Aming on top of the whale capturing GoPro footage from a very unique perspective. In an Instagram post, Weldon Wade said, “Here is video... Read more of this article

‘The Secret Lives Of Humpback Whales’ Lecture

‘The Secret Lives Of Humpback Whales’ Lecture

This coming Thursday, Andrew Stevenson will reveal some of his aerial footage in the making of the upcoming sequel to his ‘Where the Whales Sing’.The event promotion said, “Andrew Stevenson will reveal some of his aerial footage in the making of the upcoming sequel to his award-winning film ‘Where the Whales Sing’. “His... Read more of this article

Whale Is Only Witness To Crime In New Book

Whale Is Only Witness To Crime In New Book

A book by author Pat Wiley titled ‘Eyewitness: A Nautical Murder Mystery’ sees its lead character facing a criminal investigation, saying “the nightmare leading to my arrest began while sailing alone to the island of Bermuda,” with the the “only witness in his favor” being a humpback whale. The book’s description says,... Read more of this article

Andrew Stevenson Wins Photography Award

Andrew Stevenson Wins Photography Award

[Updated] Bermuda’s Andrew Stevenson was recently honoured by the Prince of Wales’ Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards ‘Out of the Blue’ competition, with his photo of a humpback whale off the coast of Bermuda winning an award for ‘Highly Commended – Most Publicly Liked Entry.’ Mr. Stevenson’s... Read more of this article

Stevenson: Boat Strikes Threatening Humpbacks

Stevenson: Boat Strikes Threatening Humpbacks

Photographs recently captured in the Challenger Banks area offer a stark reminder of the perils that whales can face in the ocean, with the whale spotted harbouring a slash across its back that whale researcher Andrew Stevenson said appears to have been caused by the prop of a small boat, lopping off its dorsal fin. Mr Stevenson said, “The North... Read more of this article