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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...

Beluga whale died from jaw infection after ’interaction’ with another whale

A necropsy (post-mortem) has revealed that the death of Nanuq, the beluga whale that died in February at SeaWorld, was caused by an infection in a fractured jaw. This followed an “interaction” with another whale, according to SeaWorld.

Nanuq was on a long-term breeding loan from the Vancouver Aquarium when the incident occured.