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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...

Pilot whale dies at SeaWorld

SeaWorld has announced that a short-finned pilot whale held by the marine park has died. The whale, which was given the stage name Bubbles, had been at SeaWorld for almost 30 years and was thought to be over 50 years old.

Bubbles was captured in 1966 and was originally a Marineland of the Pacific-owned animal. She was acquired by SeaWorld back in early 1987 when SeaWorld’s former owner, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, bought Marineland. HBJ bought the park in order to acquire two orcas, Corky and Orky, and then promptly shut the park down shortly afterward. 

As well as the 29 orcas it ‘owns’, SeaWorld also holds around 120 other whales and dolphins in captivity.