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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....

New sperm whale stranding on UK east coast

The sperm whale whch stranded earlier today in Norfolk on the east coast of the UK has sadly died.

Coastguard officials and staff from the local Sea Life centre attended the scene along with a team from British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

Despite efforts to refloat the whale, it eventually died around 8pm.

This latest stranding brings the total to nearly 30 sperm whales that have stranded in the UK, France, Netherlands and Germany since the start of the year.