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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. ...
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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...

Former SeaWorld CEO accused of insider stock market deals

More controversy surrounds SeaWorld after court document reveal a group of SeaWorld shareholders accused the company’s former CEO of making millions of dollars on “suspicious” insider sales of SeaWorld stock at the same time the award-winning documentary, Blackfish, was gaining public acclaim after it showed the sad plight of orcas held in captivity.

Some investors, including several US government pension funds, sued SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and some of its executives in September. They accused the company of misleading shareholders about the impact that Blackfish was having on theme park attendance.

According to the lawsuit, investors claim SeaWorld executives artificially inflated the company’s stock price to ‘benefit their own personal financial situation’.

Statements from witnesses suggest that former CEO Jim Atchison knew the documentary was hurting the company months before publicly acknowledging the damage to shareholders.

Atchison stepped down as SeaWorld’s President and CEO in January, following months of declining attendance, share price and profits.