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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...

Rare White Orca Spotted Off Russia

Whale scientists working off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia have photographed and filmed a pure white male orca, or killer whale. One of the first sightings of its kind.  

‘Iceberg’, as he has been named, seems happy and healthy, and is leading a normal life with other orcas in his pod. His dorsal fin is a good two-metres high which means he is at least 16 years old.

You can watch film and see more photos on the BBC’s news site.

WDCS funded the Far East Russia Orca Project (or FEROP) for a number of years. And one of the project’s leader’s, Erich Hoyt, is a senior researcher with WDCS.

'Iceberg' the white orca