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Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Blue whale song recorded by scientists

Scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division have recorded some amazing sounds made by blue whales during their recent expedition to Antarctica.

Some of the whales could be heard from over 450 miles (750km) away. The recordings were made during a joint Australian-New Zealand six-week expedition to find out more about Antarctica’s top predators.

Blue whale numbers were decimated by whaling in the region during the first part of the last century. After travelling many miles without seeing any whales, the researchers were surprised to find over 80 whales feeding on krill in a relatively small area.