Tag: Whale

Freed whale calf seen feasting on bunker fish off Montauk

The humpback calf whose tail was anchored to the bottom of the Atlantic off Jones Beach State Park for at least four days until a herculean rescue freed him from two tons of fishing gear is surviving — and, while not swimming normally, has been feasting on bunker fish off Montauk.

“It’s really great news; sometimes we can go for weeks, we can go for years, before we understand the fate of disentangled whale,” one of his lead rescuers, Scott Landry, director of the marine animal entanglement response team at the Center for Coastal Studies, a Provincetown, Massachusetts-based nonprofit, said by telephone.

The 4-year-old was seen swimming and identified on Aug. 19 and 22 by Arthur Kopelman, president, the Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island, of West Sayville.

That was about three weeks after Landry, part of a multiagency team, succeeded in what he termed one of the

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Traders say the Softbank ‘whale’ may be back as options activity spikes for Big Tech stocks

Wall Street traders said that an unusual spike in call options on Thursday shows that Japan’s Softbank may once again be betting on large tech stocks, CNBC’s David Faber reports. 

Multiple sources told Faber that there was $200 million spent on Thursday morning on call options for Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet, with the investment bank being the most likely buyer. 

“A number of sources in the derivative markets on major trading markets noting that significant call buying, and they all point to Softbank as being behind it,” Faber said on “Squawk on the Street.” 

Reports by the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and other outlets identified Softbank as the Nasdaq “whale” whose massive options activity led to a boom for major tech stocks in August. The news led to a sell-off in Softbank’s stock in early September as investors worried about the new strategy for the bank and its

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Facebook and some other US tech shares are good value but I wouldn’t buy Tesla, says Blue Whale manager

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The high-flying Blue Whale Growth fund has reaped the rewards of the US stock market’s bounce back from the coronavirus crash – delivering a 34 per cent gain for investors over the past six months.

The global fund – run by Stephen Yiu and backed by Peter Hargreaves – is invested heavily in the US, which accounts for 72 per cent of its holdings and its top ten features a raft of technology-related companies, including Adobe, Facebook and Microsoft.

Considering the remarkable run that US shares and the tech sector have been since the coronavirus crash lows at the end of March, has the market become detached from reality – as some suggest – or have the world’s well-known digital names proved themselves far more resilient than people thought?

Stephen joins Simon Lambert on this episode of the Investing Show to share

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Record-Breaking Whale Stays Underwater for Mind-Bending 3 Hours and 42 Minutes

A Cuvier’s beaked whale (not the same individual described in the new study).

A Cuvier’s beaked whale (not the same individual described in the new study).
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Marine biologists are astonished after a Cuvier’s beaked whale held its breath for nearly four hours during a deep dive. The unexpected observation shows there’s much to learn about these medium-sized whales.

Scientists from Duke University and the Cascadia Research Collective recorded the unbelievable dive during field observations off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in 2017. In the first of two epic dives, the Cuvier beaked whale, wearing tag ZcTag066, stayed underwater for nearly three hours. A week later, the whale outdid itself, holding its breath for a bewildering three hours and 42 minutes.

“We didn’t believe it at first, because these are mammals after all, and any mammal spending that long underwater just seemed incredible,” Nicola Quick, the lead author of the new study and a biologist at Duke University, said

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Australia Says Majority of 470-Strong Beached Whale Pod Has Died | World News

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The majority of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found stranded off Australia’s remote southern coast has died, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers struggled in freezing waters and fading light to free those still alive.

The group, which is the biggest beaching in the country’s modern history, were first spotted a wide sandbank during an aerial reconnaissance of rugged Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania state on Monday.

After two days of a difficult and dangerous rescue attempt, state marine scientists said at least 380 of the long-finned pilot whales had died.

By late Wednesday, around fifty of the mammals were freed but experts said there was a high likelihood they would return as many did during the rescue attempt a day earlier, creating an exhausting loop for rescuers who cannot work through the night.

The outlook for the remaining 30 stranded and still alive pilot whales, a

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Whale beaching: An enduring mystery

By Paulina Duran

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Rescuers are trying to free a pod of long-finned pilot whales stranded off the Australian island of Tasmania. Around 470 whales are in the pod, more than half of which have already died, in one of the world’s biggest beachings.


It’s the question that has puzzled marine biologists for years, and continues to do so. Mass whale strandings have occurred throughout recorded modern history, and likely earlier.

“Strandings around the world are complete mysteries,” said Vanessa Pirotta, a Sydney-based wildlife scientist.

While scientists don’t know the exact reason, they do know that whales – and dolphins, which are also prone to mass beaching – are very sociable animals. They travel together in pods, often following a leader, and are known to gather around injured or distressed whales.

“There are many different factors that can cause a stranding,” said Australian

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Softlogic Information Technologies partner Whale Cloud

Softlogic Information Technologies, a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC has partnered with Whale Cloud Technology Co., Ltd., a global leading data intelligence technology company to bring innovative IT solutions to businesses in Sri Lanka.

Speaking on the partnership, Roshan Rassool Chief Executive Officer / Director of the Organization said, “Softlogic IT constantly strives to bring in the latest and most innovative enterprise solutions to help businesses in Sri Lanka embrace digital transformation. How business is conducted has specifically changed over the last few months during the lockdowns and the need for these solutions is all the more evident now”.

The partnership between Whale Cloud and Softlogic Information Technologies will create innovative solutions predominantly for the health sector, education, and transport sectors while aiming to make Colombo a smart and safe city. Whale Cloud is responsible for creating more than 100 smart cities around Asia and continuously uses data intelligence to

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Female whale sharks are officially the biggest fish in the sea


Ohhh, who is the biggest fish under the sea? Rhin-codon ty-phus! 

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It’s pretty well undisputed that whale sharks are gigantic. With an average adult length of eight or nine meters (roughly 28 feet), they’re whoppers compared with some of your favorite marine life forms. But for almost a decade, the battle of the sexes remained: Who’s bigger, male or female?

According to a new study, published in Frontiers in Marine Science on Wednesday, a decade-long analysis has confirmed female sharks reign supreme as biggest fish in the sea — overtaking the males to reach an average of 14 meters (almost 46 feet).

Mark Meekan, a fish biologist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science and first author on the paper, noted some whales have even reached up

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‘Nasdaq whale’ SoftBank is said to have scored a $4 billion gain by betting big on tech stocks

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  • SoftBank has made a $4 billion gain on US tech stocks in a matter of months, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
  • The Japanese conglomerate was revealed last week to be the “Nasdaq whale” responsible for snapping up vast amounts of options tied to US tech stocks recently.
  • The news didn’t impress investors, who cut SoftBank’s stock price by about 7% on Monday.
  • SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son pivoted to investing in public companies as well as private businesses earlier this year.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

SoftBank has scored a hefty $4 billion gain by betting big on US tech stocks, according to the Financial Times.

The Japanese conglomerate was unmasked by the newspaper last week as the “Nasdaq whale” behind huge volumes of option buying in recent months, which helped to propel tech stocks to record levels.

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Did An Investment Whale Fuel The Recent Tech Surge?

After two months of new market highs and record-setting stock gains by many of the largest tech stocks, heavy selling finally occurred before the long Labor Day weekend. The financial media over the past few weeks had focused on the apparent disconnect between the economy and the stock market. This debate became more pronounced last week.

The weekly performance table does not illustrate the severity of the market’s decline late in the week, as most of the averages closed well above the week’s lows. The Nasdaq 100 led the decline, closing down 3.1% for the week. However, this close was 4.3% above the week’s low at 11,145, which came early Friday. The high for the week at

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