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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...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

Over 100 pilot whales strand in India

Local people and fishermen have been trying to save over 100 short-finned pilot whales that have stranded along the coast in Tiruchendur in Tamil Nadu since Monday evening.

At least 20 whales are thought to have died but attempts were being made to return the other whales to the sea.

Pilot whales, which live in large social groups, are one of the species often involved in mass stranding events, though it is unusual for these to occur in this region.

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