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Peter Flood mom and calf

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....

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.

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