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5:10 am on Tuesday December 11, 2012

Whale beaching and dynamite on Hunting Island (Updated)

Youtube user " HomeShopRealty " The beached whale off Hunting Island. (Updates at the bottom.) A strange duo of stories have come of Hunting Island this week. In odd news, a beachgoer found a stick of dynamite in the sand on Thursday afternoon. A...
4:11 am on Thursday August 25, 2011

Pygmy sperm whale washes ashore on Tybee Island beach

Flickr user tim_ellis A pygmy sperm whale washing ashore on Tybee and had to be euthanized,  but It's going to be awhile before scientists now why this happened. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution has the better report we've scene (read it here.)
9:41 am on Monday May 11, 2009

Right whales have a good year producing 39 calves

Image by NOAAImage by 20080918rightwhale.jpg An Atlantic Northern Right Whale and her calf. Only some 300 are believed to be left in the Atlantic.Florida's Marine Resources Council is reporting that North Atlantic right whales have had a record-...
4:45 am on Monday March 30, 2009

High schoolers step up to monitor area's water quality

Image by Flickr user willapalens Image by 20090330-ocean.jpg Prodded largely by last year's surprise appearance of two dead pygmy sperm whales, two high schools students have volunteered help keep a watchful eye for toxins like domoic acid. Head...
10:15 pm on Wednesday September 17, 2008

New rule would slow port traffic to save whales

Image by NOAAImage by 20080918rightwhale.jpg An Atlantic Northern Right Whale and her calf. Only some 300 are believed to be left in the Atlantic. Port officials and operators are none to happy about a likely new rule that big ships must slow to 11....
5:46 am on Wednesday September 17, 2008

Stranded Isle of Palms whale was in poor health

A pygmy whale that washed up on Isle of Palms late last month had a number of serious problems including, hemorrhaging, congested lungs, and heavy parasite infestation. There's been a rash of nine stranding of twice-man sized whales from Florida to...
4:41 am on Monday September 1, 2008

Another pygmy sperm whale washes up on a local beach

Latest updates are at the bottom. [gmap markers=blue::32.77976990995682,-79.79842185974121 |zoom=11 |center=32.81093878700051,-79.81224060058594 |width=220px |height=200px |control=Small |type=Map] A whale washed up on Isle of Palms Sunday morning...
9:33 am on Friday August 22, 2008

Pygmy sperm whale washes up on Folly

[gmap markers=blue::32.655491074949246,-79.93789672851562 |zoom=14 |center=32.657153118822436,-79.94029998779297 |width=220px |height=180px |control=Small |type=Map] According to NOAA's National Ocean Service a pygmy sperm whale was found washed up...
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