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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...

Cyber-attacks in Japan over dolphin hunts

The Asahi Shimbum, one of Japan’s leading newspapers, reports that a large number of Japanese websites have come under attack over the country’s continued support for the annual dolphin drive hunts in Taiji.

So far nearly 40 websites have suffered from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, in which the websites are bombarded with numerous data requests, resulting in them either slowing down or going offline completely while genuine visitors are unable to reach them.

Members of the Anonymous network of hackers have claimed responsibility. It is not the first time such attacks have occured, with a Japanese government website for the prefecture when Taiji is located previously being targeted in 2014.