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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...

More Than 260 Dolphins Washed Ashore On Peruvian Coasts

According to officials in Peru, at least 264 dolphins were found dead over a 103km stretch of coastline in Lambayeque, northern Peru during early February.
 
The cause of these deaths is not clear yet, with reports linking the deaths to oil and gas exploration. But some officials believe that these dolphins died after feeding on poisoned anchovies. This theory is based the dicovery of dead anchovies in a similar area that are thought to have fed on contaminated plankton. Samples were taken and sent to Lima for thorough analysis, and to determine what could have caused the deaths of so many dolphins.
 
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