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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....

Rescuers Working To Free Gray Whale

grey whaleRescuers off the coast of California, USA, are trying to free a grey whale who is tangled up in fishing line.

Using a boat and specialist equipment, the rescue team has been attempting to cut the fishing gear from the whale. The BBC has some footage.

Whale entanglement in fishing gear is all too common unfortunately, and has even affected some of the WDCS adoption whales, particularly Reflection, one of the humpbacks. Luckily she was successfully rescued.