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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...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

Surfer knocked unconscious by southern right whale

A surfer has been knocked unconscious by a 40ft-long southern right whale in shallow water off Australia’s Bondi beach.

The whale, which had surfaced amongst a group of about 15 swimmers and surfers, flicked Bishan Rajapakse, a 38-year-old doctor, off his board with its tail less than 100ft from the shore.

Hundreds of spectators enjoying the winter sunshine had been watching the whale. The whale then dived beneath the group of men sitting on their boards and flicked its tail, sending the surfers and their surfboards flying and knocking out Mr Rajapakse.

Watch footage on BBC news.