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Rare Right Whale Spotted Off Haida Gwaii

June 20, 2013
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An extremely rare right whale has been spotted off the B.C. coast by government biologists, more than 60 years after the last sighting of the species in Canadian waters.

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Rare Whale Fossil Pulled from Calif. Backyard

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AP (Aug. 1, 2014) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard. The 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist. (Aug. 1) Video provided by AP
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Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washes Ashore

Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washes Ashore

Buzz60 (Oct. 18, 2013) — A very rare whale washed ashore in California. Scientists aren't sure what caused the 15-foot whale's death, but they are going to study the carcass and then put the skeleton on display. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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Russian Scientists on Quest for Elusive White Orca

Russian Scientists on Quest for Elusive White Orca

AFP (Apr. 23, 2012) — A team of Russian scientists say they will embark on a quest next week to observe the only all-white, adult killer whale ever spotted - a majestic and elusive bull they have named Iceberg.
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Sperm Whale Causes a Big Splash in Norway

Sperm Whale Causes a Big Splash in Norway

AFP (Aug. 9, 2013) — A sperm whale has been causing a splash in the Norwegian town of Oygarden, just outside Bergen. The creatures rarely comes so close to shore, but the 15-meter long whale spent much of Thursday swimming around in a bay, to the delight of spectators.
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