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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...

A rare Sei whale has stranded along the Angus coast south of Arbroath, Scotland following recent reports of a large whale in trouble close inshore at St Andrew’s. A post-mortem examination will be carried out on the dead animal which may have been hit by a boat.

Although they can been seen in Scottish waters they are typically a deep water species and have only been seen a handful of times in the past in the region.