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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
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Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland's reputation. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...

Cardigan Bay Dolphins Discovered In Manx Waters

Bottlenose dolphins swimming in Douglas Bay, Isle of Man, have been recognised as the same dolphins also seen in Cardigan Bay in Wales.

Eleanor Stone, Marine Officer with the Manx Wildlife Trust posted dolphin photos on the Trust’s Facebook page where Cardigan Bay’s science officer, Sarah Perry recognised one of them.

Since then, another two dolphins in the pictures have been matched to the Cardigan Bay visitors using the method of comparing the unique marks dolphins carry on their dorsal fin.

Data collected about these dolphins is shared between the Manx Wildlife Trust, WDCS and the Sea Watch Foundation and plays an important part in teaching us where the dolphins live and how far they travel. With that knowledge, plans for protecting them can be more effective.