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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...

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...

Dolphin shows don’t have the X Factor for Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell, executive producer and judge on TV talent show The X Factor, has promised to stop the future broadcast of scenes involving X Factor contestants swimming with dolphins following an online public petition.

A preview for next weekend’s Xtra Factor episodes, filmed at judges’ houses, shows the final six boys attending a dolphin show, as well as swimming with them. Cowell has reacted to the public outcry by tweeting: “I had no idea Xtra Factor producers filmed with dolphins. This will NOT be showed on Saturday.”