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Icelandic hunting vessels in port

Whaling boat kept in port after more hunt cruelty exposed

Icelandic whale hunting fleet One of the whaling boats involved in the latest hunts in...
Commerson's dolphin

New Important Marine Mammal Areas added to global ocean conservation list

Commerson's dolphin Experts from a number of countries have mapped out a new set of...
Fin whale shot with two harpoons

Whalers kill just days after Iceland’s hunt suspension is lifted

Whalers in Iceland have claimed their first victims since the lifting (just a few days...
Fin whale

Icelandic government lifts suspension on cruel hunts

The Icelandic government is to allow fin whales to be hunted again after lifting a...

Nine blue whales die in ice off Newfoundland, Canada

Nine dead blue whales have been discovered in sea ice off Newfoundland, Canada, apparently after becoming trapped by the ice following a change in wind direction. The bodies were spotted in March. It is not uncommon for whales to occasionally get trapped in ice, with recent incidents involving orcas and beluga whales

Picture of blue whaleBlue whales are the largest of all whales and numbers were heavily depleted by whaling. There are thought to be only around 250 blue whales left in this part of the Atlantic, so the loss of these whales represents around 4% of the population.