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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...

Stranded sperm whales die in Australia

A rare mass standing involving seven sperm whales this week remains unexplained.

The whales were discovered on Parara beach on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia after they found themselves caught in a low tide.

Six of the whales found on the beach were already dead, with another dying later despite efforts to save and refloat the whale.

Samples from the dead whales will now be taken to try to discover why they may have stranded. It is thought that one of the whales could have be ill and the others followed the creature into the shallow waters. They may also have become trapped after following prey close into the shore.

Sperm whales are usually found in deep water where they can dive to great depths as they hunt for prey such as squid.

Find out more about why whales and dolphins strand.