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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered 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...

Four more orcas taken from the wild for display in amusement parks

Four more orcas, or killer whales, have now been confirmed to have been captured in Far East Russian waters for use in amusement parks.

This brings the total to seven orcas taken in recent months from the Sea of Okhotsk—the massive far eastern inland sea of Russia, lying due north of Japan. All seven were taken by the same Russian catching team that caught a female orca in the same area last year. All are believed to be being held in Nakhodka, near the eastern port city of Vladivostok.

Read more on the WDC blog