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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...

Dolphinarium to close in Finland

WDC welcomes reports that the only dolphinarium operating in Finland, in the Särkänniemi amusement park in Tampere, is due to close. It’s closure will mean one less dolphinarium in the European Union, of which there are currently 32 operating, a situation WDC has long been campaigning to change (read our report).

It is currently unclear where the dolphins will go once the dolphinarium closes. Four are currently held in captivity there: Delfi and Veera were captured in US waters in 1984. Leevi was born in captivity at the park in 1993 and Eeevertti in 1996.

http://uk.whales.org/sites/default/files/eu-dolphinaria-report-2015.pdf