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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...

Japanese whaling fleet may set sail on Tuesday

Following its decision to restart ‘research’ whaling in the Antarctic, Japanese officials have announced that a fleet of whale hunting ships will set sail as early as Tuesday.

This provocative move has been taken despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice (IJC) calling for the hunts to end on the basis that they were basically commercial whaling dressed up as research, and that they had little scientific merit.