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Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Researchers have revealed that spiders wipe out an estimated 400-800 million tonnes of prey every year, compared to an estimated 280-500 million tonnes of prey that the world's whales eat.

New Zealand whale stranding: Authorities begin clean-up of carcasses

New Zealand whale stranding: Authorities begin clean-up of carcasses

In total, an estimated 666 whales had been stranded at Farewell Spit, on the northern tip of the South Island, in one of the largest mass beachings recorded in New Zealand.

More than 200 whales refloat themselves in New Zealand

More than 200 whales refloat themselves in New Zealand

However they had not left the area and there were fears they could become stuck on the coastline again.

Kiwi rescuers come to the aid of stranded whales

Kiwi rescuers come to the aid of stranded whales

A group of about 100 volunteers, supported by three boats, successfully turned the whales away from shore by blocking their path, conservation officials said in a statement.

At least 300 whales found dead in mass stranding on New Zealand beach - Watch

At least 300 whales found dead in mass stranding on New Zealand beach - Watch

Although the reasons why these whales have been stranded are still unknown, the Golden Bay, which has shallow waters, is known for these kinds of incidents.

Melting Arctic sea ice may up whale predation

Melting Arctic sea ice may up whale predation

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in the US, evaluated the relationship between changing sea ice and the migration of the Arctic whale also known as white whale and beluga whales.

Pierce Brosnan lends support to whale security, joins campaign to save the gentle giants!

Pierce Brosnan lends support to whale security, joins campaign to save the gentle giants!

"We are passionate about efforts to protect our planet's great whales and their ocean habitat," Brosnan said.

Dozens of pilot whales stranded in Indonesia, eight dead

Eight pilot whales have died after a mass stranding on the coast of Indonesia's main island of Java that sparked a major rescue operation, an official said today.

Watch: Footage of rare Omura's whales off Madagascar!

Watch: Footage of rare Omura's whales off Madagascar!

Dr Salvatore Cerchio and his fellow researchers documented around 80 Omura’s whales off the coast of Madagascar last November.

Shocking! 45 whales die after being washed ashore in Tamil Nadu

Shocking! 45 whales die after being washed ashore in Tamil Nadu

While as many as 36 whales have been rescued by the fishermen, 45 whales have been confirmed dead.

Several whales washed ashore in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin

Several small whales have been washed ashore on a beach in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu since Monday night, as per reports.

Over 100 whales wash ashore in Tamil Nadu

Over 100 whales wash ashore in Tamil Nadu

Several whales have been found stranded on a beach in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.

Planktons' jumps may help us improve our engineering

 Dolphins and whales may attract a lot of attention when they leap dramatically out of the water. But aquatic animals thousands of times smaller, such as plankton, are accomplished jumpers, too.

How blue whales plan their feed 'outings'

How blue whales plan their feed 'outings'

Are whales indiscriminate grazers that consume copious amounts of tiny krill throughout the day? No, says a new study which finds that whales forage efficiently to optimise their energy levels.

Iceland says it killed 184 whales this year

Iceland says it killed 184 whales this year

Iceland announced today that 155 fin whales and 29 minke whales were killed in its hunting season this year, in defiance of calls to end the practice.

How deep-diving whales may help create synthetic blood

As per a recent study, deep-diving whales can hold answer for synthetic blood.

Blue whales spotted off Maharashtra coast after 100 years

Blue whales spotted off Maharashtra coast after 100 years

A group of researchers claimed to have spotted a mother-calf pair of blue whales off the Sindhudurg coast in Maharashtra after nearly 100 years between March and May.

About a dozen dead whales found in Chile

 About a dozen dead whales were found beached in southern Chile, maritime officials said Friday, who said they were trying to determine what caused their deaths.

Carcass of whale washes ashore in Tamil Nadu

The carcass of a whale, weighing about 20 tonnes and 45 feet long was on Friday found washed ashore at Mandapam near here, officials said.

US says most humpback whales no longer endangered

 The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the US government said Monday that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection.