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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered 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...

Marine park director replaced after floods cause shut down

The director of Marineland in Antibes, France, has been replaced.  

The removal of Bernard Giampaolo follows recent controversy surrounding the death of one of the male orcas held at the marine theme park in the aftermath of flash floods that hit the region recently. Concerns remain about the health of other marine mammals held there. 

An interim replacement for Mr Giampaolo has be announced and the park, the largest of its kind in Europe, will stay closed until next year.