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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered 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...

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.