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Mass stranding of pilot whales in Tasmania

Mass stranding of pilot whales in Tasmania

Over 450 pilot whales have stranded in various locations along a stretch of coastline in...
Tahlequah, the Southern Resident orca, gives birth to healthy calf

Tahlequah, the Southern Resident orca, gives birth to healthy calf

J35 and J57. Photo by Katie Jones, Center for Whale Research / Permit #21238 Tahlequah...
Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Orcas are one of only five species known to experience menopause and females can live...
Humpback whales swim up river in Kakadu National Park

Humpback whales swim up river in Kakadu National Park

Wildlife experts in Australia's Northern Territory are monitoring a humpback whale that has travelled 18...

Norway Calls For More Whalers To Halt Declining Industry

Just 19 ships took part in Norway’s annual whale hunt last year, a remarkable drop from 33 only ten years earlier.
 
Despite the welcome and terminal decline of this cruel industry, Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries says the sector needs to recruit new members!
 
In 2011 the Norwegian government gave whalers a historically high quota (number it could kill) of 1286 whales in a bid to boost the industry but only 41% were actually killed. Whalers point to reasons for failure ranging from high fuel costs to bad weather but a more likely factor is fading demand for whale meat even within Norway’s own population.
 
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