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Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Wild-caught orca, Bingo, dies in Japan

Bingo, a male orca who was captured in 1984 on the west coast of Iceland, has died at the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium in Japan, where he had been held since 2011. In April 2014, the aquarium reported that Bingo was in poor health, suffering from inflammation of the lungs.

Bingo was the only male orca held at the facility which now holds three orcas: Stella, who was also caught in Iceland and is believed to be approximately 27 years old and her two female offspring Ran II and Rin, born in 2006 and 2012. Bingo was the father of both of Stella’s calves.

47 orcas, including Bingo, who were captured in Iceland between 1976 and 1989 have died in captivity, only seven are still alive.