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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...

Fishermen kill beaked whale in Japan

Fishermen in Japan have killed the first Baird’s beaked whale of the season which runs until the end of July. They have been given a quota of ten whales by the Japanese government for 2016.

The 10-metre female whale weighed around ten tonnes. WDC is very concerned about the welfare and conservation impacts of these unregulated and extremely cruel hunts.

More on whaling in Japan