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Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival Gets Underway

On the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, the small communities of Tofino and Ucluelet are gearing up for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival which begins on the 17th March and marks the opening of the region’s famed whale watching season, and also the annual migration of over 20, 000 gray whales on their 13, 000 km journey from the waters of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to the Bering Sea.

The nine days and nights of events are considered to make up one of the biggest festivals in the world. The event is operated by volunteers and includes art shows, workshops and field trips all designed to celebrate the regions traditions, unique environment and the spring return of the gray whale.

More information here