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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...

Ancient relative to modern dolphins found in New Zealand

A fossil thought to be part of an ancient relative to modern dolphins has been discovered by scientists in New Zealand.

The dolphin is thought to be a close relation to the ancestors of modern dolphins and toothed whales, and may have roamed waters around New Zealand 19-22 million years ago.

Judging from the size of its skull, experts think the ancient dolphin was about two metres long, similar in size to today’s common dolphin.