Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand

Agence Presse France 11/26/2020

WELLINGTON — About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800 km (497 miles) off New Zealand’s east coast, officials said on Wednesday. New Zealand’s Department…

Oslob suspends tourism activities on Good Friday

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The municipal government of Oslob in southern Cebu has announced the suspension of their whale shark watching and island hopping activities on Good Friday, April 19, in observance of the religious celebration. “Walay…

A whale of a difference

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/23/2018

It is a rare privilege given by Cebu Daily News to have this precious platform which has made a whale of a difference to our end goal to protect our only home blue planet. I caught a…

DENR to determine Oslob’s whale watching carrying capacity

Futch Inso 10/10/2018

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) together with other stakeholders will determine the carrying capacity of the whale watching activities in Oslob town. Reginaldo Bueno, development management officer of DENR-7, said that…

Capitol to reduce number of whale shark visitors in Oslob

Rosalie Abatayo 10/09/2018

The Cebu provincial government has decided to reduce the number of people who go whale shark watching in Oslob. From the a daily average of 1,000 visitors, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said stakeholders agreed to reduce it…

Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

AFP 06/03/2018

BANGKOK, Thailand — A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue that failed to nurse the mammal back to health. Thailand is one of the…

Dead sperm whale found in Lapu shores

Norman V. Mendoza 02/05/2018

A DEAD sperm whale was found washed up on the shores of Barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City at 10 am last Sunday. Punta Engaño Barangay Captain Lourdes Ibag said the fishermen told her that they saw the…

Miss U candidates fall in love with Cebu mangoes

Apple Ta-as 12/13/2016

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—If there is something Miss Universe candidates love about Cebu, it is the mango. Five candidates expressed their loves for Cebu mangoes during a news conference at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark in Lapu-Lapu on…

’No more tsunami warnings’

11/14/2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is traveling to the epicenter of Monday’s powerful earthquake to survey the damage. Key is taking a helicopter to the small South Island coastal town of Kaikoura. The…

Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean

07/30/2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week. The testing shows the black…

Dead juvenile dolphin washed ashore in Mactan

05/07/2014

A juvenile dolphin was spotted washed ashore near a resort in Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Tuesday morning. The 2.3-meter long dolphin was found floating a few meters from the shore past 6 a.m. and then on the shore…

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