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This dead right whale calf had injuries consistent with a vessel strike, including fresh propeller cuts on its back and head, broken ribs, and bruising. Photo: FWC/Tucker Joenz, NOAA Fisheries permit #18786

Emergency Right Whale Petition Seeks Overdue Protections From Vessel Strikes

This dead right whale calf had injuries consistent with a vessel strike, including fresh propeller...
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...

Whale tusk smuggler jailed

A man has been jailed for 33 months in the US for smuggling narwhal whale tusks.

Sixty-one year-old Andrew J. Zarauskas, was also fined $7,500 after it emerged that he had been buying the tusks from two Canadian traffickers and then selling them for $70 per inch. 

Narwhal whalesknown as the unicorns of the sea, have spiral, ivory tusks that can sell for thousands of dollars, The whales are a protected species and their tusk are illegal to import into the U.S.