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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...

New discovery of old whales

Scientists at a university in New Zealand say that they have uncovered five new species of ancient whale that will help fill in some gaps in our knowledge of where the whales of today come from.

A team at Otago University have been studying new fossil specimens of whales that may have grown up to 6m in length, and probably looked like a mixture between today’s toothless baleen whales and a more intimidating toothed, primitive ancestor.

The fossil specimens have enabled the researchers to piece together how the ancient species may have looked and how they then changed into the whales we know and see today.

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