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Cetacean and Whale Watching Resources
Whale and dolphin Ecards Whale and dolphin Ecards
Send your friends customisable E-cards that include nice whale and dolphin pictures...


Author: Cetacean Watching Team - Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Hong Kong Pink Dolphins Hong Kong Pink Dolphins
The Pearl River Delta, between Hong Kong and Macau, is home to around a thousand Pacific Humpback Dolphins (Sousa chinensis). For some unknown reason, populations of this species along the Chinese coast are bright pink.


Author: Enrico Villa - Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Snorkel with Humpback Whales in Tonga Snorkel with Humpback Whales in Tonga
Tonga is the perfect place where you can share the ocean with a wonderful, gentle giant of the seas: the Humpback Whale. WhaleSwim Adventures can make your dream come true...


Author: Dania Tesei - Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Join the 2006 Tethys Field Courses! Join the 2006 Tethys Field Courses!
Exclusively based on autonomous fundraising, Tethys has generated one of the largest datasets on Mediterranean cetaceans. Thousands of people have already participated to lifetime experience of their whale and dolphin field course...


Author: Enrico Villa - Monday, June 12, 2006
Orcas of the Western Atlantic Orcas of the Western Atlantic
Discover a very interesting new group of Orcas that exhibit a fairly novel feeding ecology...


Author: Dave Snow - Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Who stands behind this web site? Who stands behind this web site?
Discover the people who have created CetaceanWatching.com...


Author: Dania Tesei - Sunday, February 06, 2005
The Risso's dolphin The Risso's dolphin
One of the larger members of the "Delphinidae" family, the Risso's Dolphin can be easily identified because of the numerous white scars throughout its body, which can make some old individuals look almost completely white...


Author: Dania Tesei - Sunday, February 22, 2009
Atlantic Right Whale Atlantic Right Whale
The Atlantic Right Whale only inhabits the Atlantic portion of the Northern Hemisphere.
It is by far the most endangered whale species, and sits on the edge of extinction, if not already beyond it...


Author: Enrico Villa - Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Whales and dolphins now blogging with Tethys Research Institute Whales and dolphins now blogging with Tethys Research Institute
The Tethys Research Institute, a NGO specialised in cetacean research, has started a blog featuring cetacean conservation and public awareness...


Author: Giovanni Bearzi - Friday, November 23, 2007
Please take a moment to sign our Guestbook Please take a moment to sign our Guestbook
It would be very nice of you (and so helpful to us!) to let us know you stopped by and what you thought about our web site.


Author: CetaceanWatching.com Team - Saturday, November 04, 2006
Discover the Beluga Discover the Beluga
The name Beluga has a clearly Slavonic root. Indeed, "Belyj" means "white" in Russian, and the white skin of an adult Beluga makes confusion with any other Cetacean very unlikely...


Author: Dania Tesei - Friday, September 09, 2005
Why call them Killers? Why call them Killers?
Often misleadingly called Killer Whale, the Orca is one of the most fascinating, intelligent and socially developed animals inhabiting our planet...


Author: Dania Tesei - Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Common Dolphin The Common Dolphin
The short-beaked common dolphin is largely distributed, and prefers waters with surface temperatures above 10┬░C. It can be observed in many offshore warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical waters...


Author: CetaceanWatching.com Team - Friday, December 21, 2007
Ocean Observatory in the Caribbean Ocean Observatory in the Caribbean
This environmental watch aims at the emergence of a long lasting collective awareness, whose final objective is the protection of Cetaceans and marine ecosystem...


Author: Enrico Villa - Friday, February 25, 2005
Whale Watch Azores: want to be an Environmentally Friendly Traveller? Whale Watch Azores: want to be an Environmentally Friendly Traveller?
Azores (Portugal) is one of the top whale watching destinations in the world, but also a very delicate environment that must be respected and preserved...


Author: Chris Beer and Lisa Steiner - Friday, March 30, 2007
Are you a cetacean expert? Are you a cetacean expert?
Test your knowledge about whales, dolphins, and porpoises by taking our Cetacean Quiz. Ten questions will be randomly extracted for you from our database...


Author: Enrico Villa - Friday, August 15, 2008
Whale and Dolphin Database Whale and Dolphin Database
Improve your knowledge about whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively called Cetaceans), by navigating among the 86 currently known cetacean species...


Author: Enrico Villa - Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Whale Watching Survey 2007 Whale Watching Survey 2007
By completing our questionnaire (it won't take more than 2-3 minutes), you can help us gain more information about human appreciation of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Please participate!


Author: Cetacean Watching Team - Friday, December 01, 2006
Sperm Whale - the undiscussed Master of Deep Diving Sperm Whale - the undiscussed Master of Deep Diving
Regularly reaching depths of 1000-2000m while hunting, it seems that even depths of more than 3000 metres are not beyond the phenomenal abilities of Physeter macrocephalus...


Author: Enrico Villa - Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Help convince Iceland that whales are worth more alive than dead Help convince Iceland that whales are worth more alive than dead
Greenpeace has launched a "Whale tourism pledge" which more than 100,000 people have signed: promising to visit Iceland if the government stops whaling...


Author: Fred Girard - Thursday, November 16, 2006
Japanese Whaling in the Southern Hemisphere Japanese Whaling in the Southern Hemisphere
Media reports have abounded of a Japanese proposal to expand its "scientific" catch quota in the Antarctic. The target of 440 minke whales will be increased to over 800, and there is now the plan to include fin whales and humpback whales...


Author: Libby Eyre - Wednesday, May 25, 2005
South Africa - Ocean Marvels and Migrations South Africa - Ocean Marvels and Migrations
South Africa offers some of the best and most accessible whale and dolphin watching opportunities in the world, and the abundance of excellence dive sites (from Cape Town to KwaZulu Natal) makes South Africa a paradise for Scuba Divers and Whale Watchers alike...


Author: Graeme S. Grant - Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Find a Whale Watch Operator Find a Whale Watch Operator
Choose a geographic area, a country, or simply a whale or dolphin you would like to see in the wild: you will be provided with a list of Whale Watch Operators that match your search criteria...


Author: Dania Tesei - Saturday, March 05, 2005
Kayak among the Orcas in British Columbia (Canada) Kayak among the Orcas in British Columbia (Canada)
Sea kayaking tours in British Columbia, around beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Spirit of the West takes you to the Orca waters of Johnstone Strait, home to the largest pods of Orcas (killer whales) on the BC coast...


Author: Dania Tesei - Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Russian orcas now endangered Russian orcas now endangered
In recent years, Japanese and other aquariums have taken an interest in obtaining Russian orcas. Quotas to capture orcas have been set every year since 2001, despite the substantial lack of population estimates through Photo-ID research...


Author: Direct link to web site - Wednesday, January 10, 2007
What is blubber? What is blubber?
Cetaceans have a thick layer of insulating fat under their skin, which helps them keep warm in the aquatic environement, where heat loss occurs 25 times faster than on land...


Author: Enrico Villa - Saturday, December 22, 2007
The Minke Whale - still hunted commercially The Minke Whale - still hunted commercially
In 1982 the IWC (International Whaling Commission) took a decision "that catch limits for all commercial whaling would be set to zero". Such measure came into force in 1986, but still...


Author: Dania Tesei - Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Whale and dolphin books Whale and dolphin books
Find plenty of books about whales, dolphins, porpoises, whale watching, and marine mammal biology. Other categories such as DVD, underwater photography and underwater videography are also covered...


Author: Cetacean Watching Team - Monday, September 15, 2008
Watch a Video about Coastal Dolphins in the Mediterranean Watch a Video about Coastal Dolphins in the Mediterranean
The video "Coastal Dolphins" refers to two cetacean species: the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Giovanni Bearzi, the author, is president of the Tethys Research Institute and contract professor of Cetacean conservation at the University of Venice (Italy).


Author: Giovanni Bearzi - Friday, September 16, 2005
Learn more about the Striped Dolphin Learn more about the Striped Dolphin
Known as one of the most active and acrobatic Cetaceans, the Striped Dolphin is almost unmistakable due to the typical stripe that runs from the eye to the tail stock...


Author: Enrico Villa - Wednesday, July 19, 2006
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