Archive for the 'Oregon' Category

41st Anniversary!

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Happy Exploding Whale Day! Today is the 41st anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale!

40th anniversary wrap-up

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

All 40th anniversary content has been archived on our new 40th anniversary page. This includes several news articles, still images, and three videos. 40th anniversary articles & videos –

40th anniversary of the Exploding Whale

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale. Please take a moment to reflect. Dynamite idea 40 years ago blew up into a whale of a story (video) – KVAL ‘We almost didn’t get it on air’ (video) – KATU 40th Anniversary of the Exploding Whale (includes video)– KATU AM Northwest […]

Dynamite not an option this time

Monday, March 9th, 2009

According to Oregon state officials, dynamite is not an option being considered for how to dispose of a 40-foot fin whale carcass that washed up on an Oregon beach over the weekend. The carcass came to rest on an easily-accessible beach just a few miles north of where a giant sperm whale corpse washed up […]

Whale perishes on Oregon Coast

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The Sei fin whale observed struggling in the surf along the Oregon Coast on Friday, March 6, 2009, is believed to have died and washed up close to where officials lost sight of it late Friday afternoon. Update: Biologists now believe that the 5040-foot whale that died along the Oregon Coast was, in fact, an […]

Whale struggling on Oregon Coast

Friday, March 6th, 2009

A whale, possibly entangled in the line from a crab pot, is struggling in the surf near Florence, OR. Officials believe it is a

38th Anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Today, November 12, 2008, is the 38th anniversary of Oregon’s Exploding Whale. Some years this date almost passes by unnoticed. But not this year. It is perhaps because the events of this day in 1970 stand in such dramatic contrast to the many truly serious events and changes currently taking place in the world — […]

Journalists love the Exploding Whale

Monday, October 6th, 2008

This is just further proof that journalists can’t get enough of the Exploding Whale. When there’s nothing else to write about, they can always rely on the old “EW” to meet their deadline. Peter O’Neill, a writer for the Timaru Herald which is located in the South Canterbury region of New Zealand, recently wrote an […]