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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....

20 dead sei whales washed up off Chile

A group of scientists conducting research in a coastal area of southern Chile have discovered 20 dead sei whales washed up on rocks.

The whales were found on the shoreline north of the Gulf of Penas and the cause of death is now being investigated. According to reports, none of the whales, showed signs of any injury.

Sei whales, which can reach around 19 m in length, are protected after commercial whale hunts nearly drove them to extinction during the middle of the 20th century.