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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...

Georgia Aquarium will no longer take whales or dolphins from the wild

In a dramatic U-turn, the Georgia Aquarium in the US has announced that it will no longer will take dolphins or whales caught in the wild. The move comes as the global public backlash against the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity continues to grow.

WDC has been campaigning to prevent the aquarium importing 18 whales captured in Sea of Okhotsk, Russia and, following a US court decision to deny an import permit, the aquarium dropped these plans.

The new announcement by Georgia aquarium comes on the back of a decision by SeaWorld to end all orca breeding programmes this year, making this generation of captive orcas the last to be kept in SeaWorld’s tanks.

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