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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...

Mine disaster threatens small dolphins

Conservationists and engineers in Brazil are battling to save marine wildlife from contamination following the collapse of a dam, which has led to the waters in the Rio Doce estuary to turn brown with toxic mud.  

After the dam’s collapse, water containing iron-ore residue from the nearby Samarco mine entered the delicate ecosystem of the river, which flows out in to the Atlantic. The area is rich in marine life, including humpback whales and one of the world’s smallest dolphins, the franciscana.