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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...

The US government has signed up to an international agreement which aims to address the threats facing whales and dolphins in the Pacific Island Region.

Known as the Pacific Cetaceans MOU, the agreement helps the many species that migrate through the region (such as the humpback whale) that are endangered because of a range of threats including; entanglement in fishing gear or marine debris, climate change, damage and loss of habitat, or disturbance by human activities.

“WDCS congratulates the US government for signing on to the CMS Pacific Cetaceans MoU. Their involvement can only strengthen the work being undertaken by other signatories and is great news for whales and dolphins in the Pacific Islands Region,” said Nicola Hodgins, WDCS programme lead.