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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 whales sighted across UK

Following an excellent year for sightings in 2015, several humpback whales have already been seen around the UK in 2016.

After one whale was successfully rescued from fishing gear off the west coast of Scotland last week, a breaching whale has been seen off the Shetland Islands, having originally been mistaken for a fin whale. Two humpbacks were also recently sighted by a helicopter crew off Boddam on Shetland.

Meanwhile at the other end of the UK, a humpback was identified by a surfer at Padstow in Cornwall this week. This follows two whales being seen in St Ives bay at the start of the month.