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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...
hvalur-8-whaling-vessel

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...
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...

Whale species found (again)

A new whale species thought to live in the deep ocean has been discovered (or rediscovered) by scientists in Sri Lanka. The amazing find came to light after researchers began studying seven whales that washed up and stranded on a remote tropical islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The Mesoplodon hotaula are part of the beaked whale family, which is a group of toothed whales distantly related to sperm whales.

This exciting find, coming just a week after a new species of river dolphin was identified,  confirms yet again how whales, dolphins and porpoises never cease to amaze, given that a whales of this size can live among us and yet remain a mystery.

Find out more and whales and dolphins in our species guide