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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...
hvalur-8-whaling-vessel

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...

Global Whaling Scientific Committee Meeting Starts

Scientists have gathered in Jeju, South Korea, for the annual discussion meeting on issues relating to the conservation of whales and dolphins.

The 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee will feature more than 100 sessions over several weeks, with more than 200 scientists from across the globe present.

With the general IWC plenary meeting now moved to every two years, this scientific gathering is more important than ever. Amongst the topic for discussion will be the status of individual whale populations; impacts of hunting, entanglement in fishing nets and gear, and collisions with ships; health and disease; effects of noise pollution; implications of climate change; and oil spill response capacity.

Jeju Ice Sculpture