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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered 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...

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

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...

Mystery surrounds death of Franciscana dolphins

Investigations are underway into the possible cause of death of a large number of Franciscana dolphins that have washed up on several beaches in Argentina.

Experts are unsure why 23 of the endangered Franciscana dolphins, found last week, have stranded but many seem to have markings on their snouts.

The dolphins washed up on beaches south of Buenos Aires and seem to have died at the same time.

Franciscana dolphins are an endangered species found in the waters off Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. They face many threats and WDC’s Argentinian office is working to protect this species – find out more