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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...

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...

SeaWorld profits tank

Profit forecasts for captivity theme park giant, SeaWorld seem to have taken another big plunge, falling below market expectations for the year.

The company has reported a huge net loss of over $80 million as it struggles to deal with the public backlash against keeping orcas in tanks for entertainment. Anti-captivity campaigns such as those run by WDC have increased public pressure on SeaWorld forcing the company to issue a recent, tactical statement pledging to stop breeding orcas and to phase out performances involving orcas in the coming year. However, the 29 orcas that SeaWorld holds captive will remain in small tanks. WDC will continue to campaign to improve their situation through the creation of more naturalistic sea pen sanctuaries where captive orcas can be retired. WDC will also continue to highlight the plight of the numerous dolphins and belugas held captive by SeaWorld that seem to have been forgotten.