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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....

Rare whale washes up in Australia

The body of a rare Omura’s whale, a species of baleen whale only discovered in 2003, has washed up on a beach in Exmouth, Western Australia.

It is the only the second time this whale has been recorded in Australia. Thought to inhabit tropical and sub-tropical waters, the whale may be mistaken for a small fin whale or Bryde’s whale. On this occasion, DNA profiling was used to help identity the whale. It also has distinctive skeletal features. View an image of the whale.