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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...
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...

Rare whales protected as largest marine reserve created in Southern Indian Ocean

The Australian Government has expanded the sub-Antarctic Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve, to include a further 6,000 square kilometres of ocean.

Located 4,100 kilometres south-west of Perth, Heard Island and the McDonald Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are home to rare flora and fauna that survive in a amazing natural environment containing both volcanic activity and glaciers. The recent extension takes in waters that are home to species of rare beaked whale, including the southern bottlenose whale.

The original Reserve was declared in October 2002 and now covers an area of over 71,000 square kilometres, making it Australia’s largest marine reserve.

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