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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....

Humpback whale rescued from fishing gear in Scotland

A humpback whale was successfully released over the weekend after becoming entangled in prawn fishing gear in Loch Eriboll, near Durness in Sutherland on the north coast of Scotland.

A team from British Divers Marine Life Rescue was quickly assembled from across the country and using boats supplied by local fishermen, they were able to remove the rope from around the whale’s head and body, allowing the whale to swim off back out to sea.

Find out more about whale rescue and strandings.