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Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Spain to protect whales from oil exploration

The Environment Ministry in Spain is proposing the creation of a “whale highway” in the Mediterranean to protect whales and dolphins from oil exploration.

Located off the east coast of Spain, running between Catalonia and Valencia on the mainland out to the Balearic Islands, the area would be designated a “Specially Protected Zone of Mediterranean Importance” (Zepim) under the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean, a UN agreement adopted by countries bordering the Mediterranean in 1975 to prevent pollution in the sea.

It would prevent any oil exploration in the protected zone, which is home to several species of whales and dolphins, including sperm and fin whales as well as bottlenose and striped dolphins.