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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 appears off Northern Ireland coast

What is believed to be the first ever sighting of a beluga whale off the coast of Northern Ireland, took place on July 30th.

Normally found in cold, arctic waters it is unclear what brought the whale so far south, though sea temperatures in this part of the North Atlantic have been lower than usual this year.

Beluga whales only rarely visit UK waters with only 17 recorded sightings, mostly off northern Scotland. The sighting by photographer Gordon Watson, took place off near Dunsverick on the County Antrim coast.

This is proving to be a great year for whale and dolphin sightings around Uk waters, on the same day there was another sighting of a humpback whale off the Mull of Kintyre in south-west Scotland.