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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...
Humpback whales in Alaska

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

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

Captive Pilot Whale Transferred To SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has taken delivery of a 10-year-old captive male pilot whale from a marine park in Japan.

The pilot whale, known as Argo, arrived at SeaWorld San Diego after a 9-hour flight from Japan. Described as ‘unreleasable’ after repeatedly beaching near Kamogawa in Japan in 2004, he will now be housed with three other captive pilot whales, two of whom have been trained to regularly perform tricks for live audiences.

As SeaWorld San Diego notes on its own website, in the wild pilot whales live in pods of up to 90 animals and dive to depths of 1,000 feet in search of prey. WDCS strongly believes captivity is wrong. Argo is now confined to life in a shallow, barren, concrete tank and a world away from the highly social pod he left in the wild.

Source: U-T San Diego