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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...

Plastic carrier bag charge could help whales and dolphins

An announcement by the Scottish government that it is introducing a 5p charge on carrier bags has been welcomed by WDC.

The charges, which will begin in October 2014, have been set up to reduce harmful litter on beaches and in the sea.

Whales and dolphins can die after swallowing or becoming entangled in plastic bags and packaging.

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