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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 legal battle between Australia and Japan over Japan’s whaling programme will be heard by the United Nation’s highest court in a few weeks.
 
On June 26th , the International Court of Justice will begin public hearings as Australia’s government bids to stop Japan’s whale hunts in Antarctica on the grounds that the hunts, which Japan calls scientific research, put the nation in breach of international conventions.

The hearings will start in June in The Hague, in the Netherlands, the court said in a statement on Thursday.