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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...

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...

Dead sperm whale found on Edinburgh coastline

A sperm whale measuring around 10-12 metres in length has washed up near a beach close to the Rockville hotel in Joppa, Edinburgh, at around 7.30am today (Saturday).

WDC attended the scene together with Police Scotland, the Scottish SPCA, and BDMLR.

Sperm whales are more at home in deep oceanic waters of the Atlantic, and it seems likely that this whale was alive when it stranded as it was bleeding from cuts that it may have sustained on the rocky shore.

Strandings investigations in Scotland are amongst the best in the world, and he whale has now been secured and a post mortem, to understand the cause of death, will now be carried out.