103 Year Old Orca Recently Spotted

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SeaWorld could be in trouble because of “Granny,” the world’s oldest known living orca. The 103-year-old whale (also known as J2) was recently spotted off Canada’s western coast with her pod — her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But while the Granny sighting is thrilling for us, it’s problematic for SeaWorld.

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-Igor Purlantov

British Boy Stumbles Upon Extremely Valuable Whale Vomit

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One whale’s trash is an 8-year-old boy’s treasure. Charlie Naysmith was walking along the beach at Hengistbury Head in southern Britain when he picked up a large object that looked and felt like a stone. As it turned out, that object was actually a piece of ambergris, a substance which is regurgitated by sperm whales. Ambergris is used to prolong the scent of perfume, and therefore is extremely valuable. The vomit, which weighs a little more than one pound, could be worth as much as $63,000.

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Video: Whale Blows Out A Rainbow

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You’ve heard of Nyan Cat, but a Nyan Whale? While this whale doesn’t necessarily resemble a poptart, that’s most definitely a rainbow we’re seeing shooting out of his blowhole. Check out the action at 0:18.

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Video: Beluga Whale Enjoys Mariachi

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Connecticut-area mariachi band “Mariachi Connecticut” were recently playing a wedding at the Mystic Aquarium when they walked by the facility’s Beluga exhibit and decided play a little something for the whales.

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Humpback Whale Thanks Her Rescuers

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When Michael Fishbach set out for his day of boating around the beautiful waters of the Sea of Cortez, he probably didn’t think that it would be the day he and his friends would become wildlife heroes. As luck would have it, that’s exactly what happened.

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