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The basics of being a whale

Appeared in DIVER August 2013

Lessons in breathing and navigation continued in plain sight of the awestruck snorkellers Learning to behave like a grown-up whale is an intriguing process, and BRUCE & SANJA SHAFER were lucky enough to get a glimpse of it in the eastern Pacific more...

Curious companions

They may be dwarf minke whales but they can still reach a considerable size Sleek whales gather in warm Great Barrier Reef waters each Australian winter. They offer the chance of a unique snorkelling experience, says JUSTIN GILLIGAN, but leave their human companions wondering: who’s watching who? more...

Go on, give us a smile!

Common dolphins in Red Sea Amid all the tales of woe in the oceans, wild dolphins are actually doing well. Want to interact with them? You need to know where and when to go, follow the rules and be patient, but it is possible. JAMIE WATTS provides a guide to dolphin-diving more...

Filming the ocean giants

The cameraman gets involved in a thrilling humpback heat-run in Hawaii. Divers did well for marine life on TV in 2011, but the most awe-inspiring footage was almost certainly that of the whales and dolphins in the BBC’s Ocean Giants. Assistant producer/director Ellen Husain explains how persistence paid off
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I got the blues for you

Heads and tails - a rare underwater sighting of a pygmy blue whale, in the clear waters off Sri Lanka It might be referred to as a 'pygmy' but at up to 25m long it's one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the sea - Andrew Sutton gets up close to blue whales as well as sperm whales on an unusual Indian Ocean trip
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The White Whales

Two words spring to mind when you see belugas - 'enigmatic' and 'spooky', says Gavin Parsons, who has swum with Hidden Bay's wild whales more...

Take us to the pilots

Pilot whales are part of the oceanic dolphin or Delphinidae family We don't often get to see great pictures of pilot whales, but Andrew Sutton captured these images not too far from home - on a special expedition based on the Rock of Gibraltar. Try to wangle an invitation next year! more...

Chasing Dolphins - Don't Flatter Yourselves!

'Let's go and play with those stupid humans in their boats!' more...

Let Me Entertain You

You have to stimulate a spotted dolphin - just get them wake-surfing, jump in the water and don't stop moving, says John Liddiard more...

Unexpected Encounters

Bumping into dolphins under water doesn't happen often, but Ralf Åström has been lucky more...