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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. ...
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...

Pilot whales die in Australian stranding

At least 12 long-finned pilot whales have died after becoming stranded along a breakwater in Bunbury harbour, Western Australia.

Rescuers are trying to save a number of other whales but there are concerns that the whales may restrand.

Pilot whales are one of the most common species of whale that strand and many of these events occur in Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more about why whales and dolphins strand.