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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...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

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...

US and China to discuss protected sea area in Antarctica

Ocean conservation will be discussed in meetings this week between government officials from the United States and China. According to a White House statement, the two nations intend to pursue active cooperation on polar and ocean matters, including projects related to ocean conservation and expanding joint polar research efforts.

They will also work together on a proposal to establish a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Antarctica’s Ross Sea, and to share best practices to reduce the flow of debris into the ocean.

humpback whales in Antarctica

(copyright WDC/Rob Lott)