Stop the Bloody Whale Slaughter on the Faroe Islands

On a group of islands just north of Europe, the traditional bloody whale and dolphin slaughter takes place every year. The Faroe Islands are a part of Denmark, where whaling is banned, but they have laws that are independent of Denmark's laws, so they are allowed to continue with this mass execution. Year after year, thousands of pilot whales, beaked whales and dolphins are chased into the bay by boats, where they are slaughtered.

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Whale tourists need realistic expectations

Tourists who visit Tonga's northern Vava'u island to swim with whales need to have realistic expectations about what will happen.

That's according to underwater photographer Tony Wu, who visits the island regularly to document the way humpback whales use the area to breed.

He says he managed to count 48 whale calves born in Port of Refuge harbour this last season, which is a lot.

But Mr Wu says the Tongan whale watching industry needs to make sure not to promise tourists that the whales will come close to them or touch them.

Go to: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201111/s3373429.htm

Court rejects efforts to strip beluga whale protections

A federal judge this week rejected an attempt by Alaska to strip Cook Inlet beluga whales of Endangered Species Act protections. Last spring, the National Marine Fisheries Service designated critical habitat for the whales despite state’s lawsuit.

Go to: http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/11/22/court-rejects-efforts-to-strip-beluga-whale-protections/

End comes closer for whaling ban

The opponents of whaling fear a return to commercial hunting is virtually inevitable within the next few years.

Conservation groups at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission believe the 1986 whaling moratorium cannot last much longer.

Go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3911651.stm

PETA lawsuit alleges SeaWorld enslaves killer whales

Can killer whales sue SeaWorld for enslavement?

A lawsuit filed Wednesday by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other "next friends" of five SeaWorld killer whales takes that novel legal approach.

The 20-page complaint asks the U.S. District Court in Southern California to declare that the five whales -- Tilikum, Katina, Corky, Kasatka, and Ulises -- are being held in slavery or involuntary servitude in violation of the 13th Amendment.

A PETA statement said the lawsuit is the first of its kind in contending that constitutional protections against slavery are not limited to humans.

Go to: http://articles.cnn.com/2011-10-26/justice/justice_killer-whale-lawsuit_1_killer-whales-orcinus-sea-world-trainers?_s=PM:JUSTICE

For whale watchers, there’s one country that is almost guaranteed to provide viewing of a wide variety of whales – Canada. Both the Eastern and Western Coast offer a huge range of viewing possibilities and there’s a decent industry supporting the safe viewing of these fabulous creatures. On the Western coast most of the best options are centered around British Columbia.

Along the coast of British Columbia you’ll find one of the highest numbers of Orcas in the world. These whales are also known as killer whales and you’re almost certain to get a sighting if you go in the right season – from April to October is the best time. You can see other species outside this time, gray whales appear in Spring around March as part of their migration. Good based are Vancouver Island, more specifically Steveston.

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For visitors from outside Canada, obviously local knowledge is going to be difficult. However one useful tip is to find national and local TV stations and start watching a few weeks before you go. Although many of the big Canadian broadcasters restrict access outside Canada, there are some you can access over the internet using a Canadian proxy to bypass blocks.

For many travellers, using the internet is an essential tool for and during their trip. Unfortunately although Canada has many free and accessible Wi-fi access points available in all sorts of places there is still the issue of security. Many of these access points are insecure and so should not be used to access any personal or private details like email and banking sites. If you do need to access these, then make sure you invest in a fast VPN which will both encrypt your connection and allow some flexibility in accessing remote sites.

If you’re spending a while in Canada, then an investment in something like Netflix is definitely worth it for some evening entertainment. Your Netflix subscription will work in Canada, however if you want to access the US version which has lots more movies and films then try this useful guidance – American DNS for Netflix.

For overall security and complete flexibility in accessing sites in the US, UK and all over Europe then it’s worth investing a proper VPN solution which allows access to servers internationally. These are more than specific, individual servers but sophisticated solutions which offer access to many different servers all across the world. This flexibility allows user to remain completely secure and confidential – this interesting piece entitled How to block my IP address explains more.

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Over various periods of the year, you’ll find about 25 different species of whales in the waters of the Caribbean.  These include the Humpback, Beaked whales and many of the smaller cetaceans.  The areas that are best for whale watching in the Caribbean include the Dominican Republic and East Caribbean Islands. You will however find whales all over the Caribbean if you visit at the correct time.

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For tourists and visitors to the Caribbean Islands, it can be useful to access web based resources in your home country. Here’s a few links to places, software and informational guides which can help you both enjoy your Caribbean whale watching holiday and keep in touch with home.

There’s lots of information about whales and the Caribbean on North American sites, which can be hard to access – here’s a video explaining how to hide your location using proxies – it’s called spoof my IP and works on all devices including iPads and laptops.

For entertainment when travelling I normally take a large tablet and rely on my entertainment subscriptions. However my favorite – Netflix is not available on most Caribbean Islands, this short post explains how you can use a VPN to access Netflix from anywhere in the world, even regions where it’s not technically available – Best VPN Netflix.

I’m personally a bit of a News Junkie when I’m abroad and if you’ve no access to satellite TV it can be rather frustrating not knowing what’s going on in the world. My fix is to use this tool which allows me access to the BBC site when on holiday. The post is entitled – Watch BBC News Live and that’s exactly what it explains how to do, remember of course there will be a time difference.

You’ll need programs like these for any TV stations web sites anywhere outside the Caribbean, to access US sites like CNN and HBO you’ll need a USA IP address and for the British stations you’ll need a British IP address to access.

If you’re interested in these programs which are effective in both bypassing country specific blocks plus securing your internet connection when travelling then it’s worth looking at the discount code of one of the best. You can visit this link – IP Cloaker for a discount code which can be used on all the full versions.

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Even though the biggest enemy to wales are hunters, ship sonars, fishery nets and sanity of the water, the global warming has recently raised awareness for whale friends and scientists. Global warming has certainly made a bad impact to whale migration, feeding and mating. As global warming raises the temperature there are several factors that gives an impact to whale population such as:

  • Declining sanity of the water because of increased rainfalls as well as ice melting;
  • Raised ocean water temperature;
  • Loss of icy polar habitats;
  • Decline of plankton and krill population that is the food of most of the whale species;

In last 20-30 years some drastic climate changes has caused whales, dolphins and other sea animals to adopt, however it is hard in such a short period of time. If the global warming continues, the results can be hazardous as many sea species are very sensitive for such changes and may not adopt and therefor would not survive this climate change. According to scientists – the greatest climate change impact is regarded to Arctic and Antarctic territories. All things considered this can result in much greater damages to whale populations all over the world as well as sea life in general.

It is important to inform the society about the global warming and its impact on sea animals such as our beloved whales. Everyone can start with recycling paper and glass, and choosing a better car, for example a hybrid or electric car with low or no co2 emissions. Some great car videos you can check in and start thinking greener today as well as helping whales of the deep seas! We have to act now and every little helps! By educating your family and friends you would make a real difference! Start thinking green and stopping the climate change!

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The year 2014 was an excellent one for marine wildlife viewing, and 2015 is apparently starting off using a bang. Visitors and residents happen to be seeing gray whales from coast daily.

Gray whales really are a mottled grey and white, generally with spots and noticeable scars of barnacles. Gray whales do not have a dorsal fin that is prominent, but instead have a knobby hump along the spinal column, which can be seen when they dive and surface.

Gray whales are baleen whales, meaning as human fingernails, the mouth is lined with layers of feel, exactly the same makeup and keratin plates instead of teeth. They’ve nose and a narrow head, and the upper jaw is somewhat longer than the lower. As its huge mouth shuts, mud and the water spill out, while the food is trapped on the baleen plates. A final swipe of the baleen using a 100-pound tongue as well as a swallow finish the meal.

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Conservation efforts have resulted in a species recoil to about 20,000. although the whales were once considered extinct While a smaller population migrates across the shore of eastern Asia many gray whales travel along the West Coast of North America.

All the North American whales spend the summer feeding in the Chukchi and Bering Seas, they move around extensively and could be viewed from Alaska to California, although. Subsequently, they turn around and head north again through May.  There will be media coverage (hopefully) on local news and TV stations, to access online content though from outside the US you’ll need something like a VPN or this Smart DNS solution demonstrated here.

Annually, researchers from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center of NOAA spend March through May at the Piedras Blancas Light Station, watching the northward gray whale migration. In 2014, 431 gray whale calves were counted by researchers.

“That is a very large amount.”

Their mothers s as well as those calves are observable from coast as they finish the last leg of the 3,000-mile southbound journey.

Calm seas and clear skies result in excellent whale watching states. Search for strikes about two thirds of the way to the horizon. Most whales are going in groups that are free, thus try to find others in case you see one setback. The whales are travelling, and you might be in a position to tell they’re headed, when you see to get a brief while. Most are going now, but in two or a month, we ought to have the ability to see them heading north. Those people who live on the shore are lucky to really have a front row seat at this annual event that is amazing. That is cause for celebration!

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Whale watching is an excellent solution. Next whale watching spread through the country like wild fire. Various places are for seeing many distinct species, excellent hot spots.

Whales in these areas can change considerably in size. You might see a substantially smaller Harbor Porpoise or substantial Blue Whales.

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Whale watching most typically happens up and down the East coast. Throughout the mating seasons, Brazil has plenty . Southern Right Whales may be watched in the coast.  It’s easy to keep up with the movements with lots of specialized web sites available online, especially in places like the USA and linked from the BBC in the UK.  To access the BBC iPlayer application from the USA, this may help.

The whale watching season in new England starts through the month in the mid springtime. It’s also a typical event to determine the North Atlantic Right Whale feeding in seaports in cities, like nyc.

The west shore of the usa as well as Canada have extraordinary whale watching throughout the spring as well as summer. The most effective places in these states are the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, as well as Alaska. The most familiar species of whale in these types of regions are the Orca. The Farallon Islands offer Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, and Blue Whales. Baja California Sur have greatly populated whale breeding grounds within their lagoons. These breeding grounds are their habitat throughout the months of March and February. Tadoussac in the state of Quebec offers substantial amounts of Beluga Whales. In the Bay of Fundy, Humpback whales can usually be observed in the maritmes.

Dvao Gulf, over thirty species, in the Philippines may be found. There isn’t any certain whale watching season, although the summer is usually the most effective time to whale watch in the Philippines. In Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia the Southern Humpback whale is often found through August to the finish of November. Additionally Sydney, Eden, Port Stephens, Byron Bay are exceptional areas during May

Whale Watching is an experience that’s informative and interesting at the same time. Go whale watching now and create memories that’ll endure for an eternity.

John Jenkins

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The whales have been putting on a significant show as people flocked to observe them which was causing major traffic congestion.
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For a nation that still hunts whales in the late spring as well as summer, it was interesting to see how Norwegians stayed fascinated by the huge creatures, and appeared to value them as whale watchers are around the planet. Authorities needed to send patrols out to the street along the Kaldfjord, to clear up the congestion from motorists attempting to monitor the whales and shoot pictures.

The whales began arriving in the place two weeks ago and they were still soaring from the water and making huge bellyflops over the weekend. The whales were anticipated to carry on to feed in the herring for a while longer before heading back out to sea that was open and continuing their journey.

There are a number of TV stations and media sites who are on there way to the location.  Particularly some of the companies who have a reputation of nature programs like National geographic and the BBC. To access these broadcast you might need to change your IP address slightly for instance for the BBC iPlayer you’ll need some sort of British proxy

For other locations and to pick up even more documentaries and Whale related information it’s worth investing in a tool to switch your IP address at will.

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