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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

“Dancing Whales In Bermuda” Art Exhibition

“Dancing Whales In Bermuda” Art Exhibition

Masterworks is getting set to host an exhibition titled “Dancing Whales in Bermuda” from March 27 through April 15, with the exhibition coinciding with the island’s local whale season. The exhibit — featuring black & white underwater photography by Andrew Stevenson — will open at 5.30pm tomorrow evening [March 27],... Read more of this article

Screening Of Where The Whales Sing At BUEI

Screening Of Where The Whales Sing At BUEI

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is getting set to host a screening of Where the Whales Sing at 6pm on Thursday [Nov 13] at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI].The screening is part of the department’s Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series. Andrew Stevenson started his research on humpbacks in 2007. His visual... Read more of this article

ACE Gallery To Host “Dancing With Whales”

ACE Gallery To Host “Dancing With Whales”

The ACE Gallery will be hosting ‘Dancing with Whales’, an exhibition of black and white photography by Andrew Stevenson. The opening reception will take place on Thursday [Sept 25] from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “The underwater photographs were taken in March 2014 of two ‘dancing’ humpback whales as they engaged... Read more of this article

101 Whales Identified In Bermuda This Year

101 Whales Identified In Bermuda This Year

From January – April of this year, 101 individual whales were identified in Bermuda’s waters, with the markings on their flukes serving to identify the majestic creatures as they pass through for their annual migration. Humpback whales can be permanently identified by their unique black-and-white patterns on the ventral [bottom] side of... Read more of this article