Whale

Stranded minke whale back in the sea after ‘phenomenal’ effort

THE SHETLAND community – and some visitors – rallied together this morning (Wednesday) to rescue a minke whale which had become stranded on the Levenwick beach. The young whale, which was around three metres long, eventually swam out to sea after being refloated. NatureScot marine mammal advisor Karen Hall was one of those involved in […] Shetland News …


First local sighting of beluga whale in nearly 25 years

EAGLE-eyed nature lovers caught sight of what is thought to be a beluga whale off Unst yesterday (Tuesday), which would be the first time one has been spotted in Shetland waters since 1997. The white whale, which is usually found in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, was seen around Norwick and Lamba Ness. They are rarely […] Shetland News …


New study aims to explore orcas’ foraging habits in Shetland

A PHD student is set to carry out a study of orcas in Shetland over the next few years in a bid to better understand their foraging habits. Julia Sutherland, who is with the sea mammal research unit at the University of St Andrews, said it will feed into research investigating causes of harbour seal […] Shetland News …