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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...

WDC carries out southern right whale study in Argentina

In October, WDC and colleagues from Fundación Cethus conducted the second fieldwork season on Southern right whales in Miramar city, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The aim of the study is to determine seasonality and habitat use of the species in the area.

Even though most of the time weather conditions were not suitable for visual surveys, we were able to sight Southern right whales on several occasions, including a mother with her calf. We also conducted an aerial survey with the support of the Prefectura Naval Argentina (Argentinian Coast Guard) during which we sighted one individual. The aim of this survey was to photo-identify whales in the area.

In addition to the research activities, social outreach was achieved through lectures offered in three schools of the city to approximately 250 students between 6 and 15 years.

We would like to thank the Prefectura Naval Argentina, Perata Property Company, Playa Club building consortium, Iñíguez family, Municipality of General Alvarado and Tourism Director, Carlos Pagliardini for their support during fieldwork.