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Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Environment Protection Agency concerned by recent whale deaths in Ghana

The Environment Protection Agency has said there are no links between the recent deaths of several whales washed up off the coast of Ghana and oil exploration in the region. Local activists are seeking a full enquiry, claiming that the whales had only started to appear since local oil production began in 2009.

The oil firms concerned have refused to comment but the Environment Protection Agency has stated that it was not clear yet what had caused the deaths which were a matter “of much concern”.

It is reported that five dead whales have been washed up in the past week, taking the total since 2009 to 16.