/r/whales

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News, images, videos, conservation, and information about whales. Our warm-blooded cousins in the sea!

For more aquatic mammals check out /r/elephantseals & /r/Seacows!

Welcome to /r/whales!


Looking for more information on whales? Use the NOAA, WFF, or WDC as a starting point to find out information on species, why whales matter, threats, and more!

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

CMS list of toothed whales

The Beaked Whale Resource

Baleen Whale Species

Want to help whales? Check out this guide to non-profit environmental groups.

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We welcome images of whale paintings and handmade whale-related items! But please, no promotion of your work for sale. This includes Etsy or other online store links in comments, "find more in my profile", "pm me for details", etc etc. Thanks!

Aquatic animal subreddits:

/r/cephalopods
/r/cetacea
/r/elephantseals
/r/ImaginaryLeviathans
/r/jellyfish
/r/oceancreatures
/r/orcas
/r/Seacows
/r/sharks
/r/TheDepthsBelow
/r/walrus
/r/WhaleSharks
/r/HvaldimirTheBeluga
/r/belugawhales
/r/BlueWhales

Biology/ecosystems/conservation:

/r/Animals
/r/conservation
/r/ecology
/r/LifeAquatic
/r/likeus
/r/marinebiology
/r/marinelife
/r/Oceans
/r/SeaShepherd
/r/species
/r/TheCove

Images of sand and sea:

/r/BeachPorn
/r/SeaPorn
/r/IslandPorn

And some terrestrial animals:

/r/Badgers
/r/BearsWaving
/r/catpics
/r/Crocodilia
/r/Elephants
/r/FisherHaven
/r/foxes
/r/hyenas
/r/lynxes
/r/OkapiParadise
/r/polarbears
/r/tapirs
/r/Tortoises
/r/wolverines

The complete list of animal subreddits:

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Humpback breaching off the coast of Maui last week

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2023/02/07
20:26 UTC

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Bowhead

The Bowhead whale(Balaena mysticetus) is a species of baleen whale belonging to the family Balaenidae and is the only living representative of the genus Balaena. It is the only baleen whale endemic to Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, and gets its name from its distinctive massive triangular skull, which it uses to break Arctic ice. Other common names for the species include Greenland right whale, arctic whale, bell whale, and polar whale.

2 Comments
2023/02/07
13:40 UTC

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2023/02/06
22:35 UTC

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A copy of the album Songs of the Humpback Whale by Roger Payne

3 Comments
2023/02/03
19:52 UTC

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Sperm whales have the largest brain in the world.

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2023/02/03
19:20 UTC

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Dead humpback whale found washed ashore in New York amid uptick in endangered whale deaths along East Coast

Dead humpback whale found washed ashore in New York amid uptick in endangered whale deaths along East Coast.

New Jersey based Clean Ocean Action is asking the federal government to probe the deaths of six whales that have washed ashore and want to see if construction work or offshore wind farms are too blame.

Some groups believe the projects should be scaled back but not halted altogether.

There are currently three offshore wind projects being constructed off the coast of New York in federal waters and another four projects in federal waters off the coast of New Jersey, according to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

https://candorium.com/search-data

https://1010wcsi.com/fox-news/dead-humpback-whale-found-washed-ashore-in-new-york-amid-uptick-in-endangered-whale-deaths-along-east-coast/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=news_post_social&utm_term=daily_news&utm_content=news_post_kathi_07

3 Comments
2023/02/02
19:08 UTC

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Whales feeding

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2023/02/02
09:01 UTC

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Whale hello there!

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2023/02/02
09:01 UTC

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Right whales catch a break

3 Comments
2023/02/01
15:58 UTC

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what food do whales get calcium from?

Yesterday I “found” a finback whale’s skull on the beach. It struck me how big and heavy it was.

What foods specifically provide Finback Whales (or Atlantic whales) all the calcium to grow and maintain such a huge bone structure?!

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2023/02/01
15:57 UTC

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I didn't seal that coming

6 Comments
2023/02/01
07:18 UTC

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🔥 Orca pushing a juvenile whale shark away from a boat, from where it was trying to seek refuge.

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2023/02/01
07:17 UTC

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20 Marine Mammals have dead on East Coast Stop 🛑 Help these Whales from dying. The last one to die was a 21 foot Orca Whale in Florida. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2023/01/20/whale-deaths-east-coast-how-many-have-died-unusual/11075877002/

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2023/02/01
02:55 UTC

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Why are whales dying off the U.S. Atlantic Coast?

Another humpback washed up dead this morning on Lido Beach in New York, making at least 15 large whales since. Dec. 1.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2023/01/20/whale-deaths-east-coast-how-many-have-died-unusual/11075877002/

7 Comments
2023/01/31
06:01 UTC

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Dolphins Play Catch with a Pufferfish! | Spy In The Wild | BBC Earth

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2023/01/27
10:02 UTC

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Tattoo

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2023/01/26
23:22 UTC

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A baby whale stranded on the beach of Kuala Baram, Miri in Sarawak was rescued by members of the Fire and Rescue Department. The four meter long mammal is pushed back into the deeper part of the sea to make it easier to swim.

2 Comments
2023/01/25
05:27 UTC

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What’s up with people blaming wind power on the 7 recent whale deaths in NY/NJ? (For people still interested)

https://www.wnyc.org/story/why-wind-power-being-blamed-whale-deaths/

I will also add since it’s not mentioned in the clip that whale sightings in NJ have been increasing for years now due to cleaner water expanding the whales feeding grounds to areas they have been absent in for decades. Organizations like Gotham whale out of NY have been documenting this upwards trend. More whales = more deaths especially when not many boat speed regulations exist in many places in NJ where the whale presence is growing

6 Comments
2023/01/24
15:55 UTC

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Beautiful whale

1 Comment
2023/01/24
15:11 UTC

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