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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...
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...

Illegal fishing net kills porpoise off the west coast of Scotland

Police in Scotland are investigating the death of a porpoise killed in an illegally set net off the Isle of Lewis.

The huge 125 metre long gill net was reported by a member of the public and, when lifted, was found to contain an entangled porpoise.

Police are urging anyone with any information about this crime, to get in touch.  Scotland Wildlife Crime Officer, Adrian Kay, based in Benbecula, said: “It is clear that this porpoise, an intelligent animal, would have suffered a slow, painful death caught in this net.”

These illegal salmon poaching nets are a real threat to dolphins and porpoises that feed in the same areas.