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Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Ancient sperm whale found in landfill site

Remains of an ancient, fossilized sperm whale have been found in a landfill site in the US.

Parts of the skull, a jawbone, a flipper and 18 teeth from the whale were uncovered at the site in Orange County, and are thought to be 10 to 12 million years old.

Back then, the landfill site would have been submerged under an ancient warm ocean that the whale (measuring around 40 feet) would have been swimming through.

Sperm whales  are one of the deepest diving mammals in the world. Typically they make dives of up to 400m, but can reach depths of up to 2-3km. They are also thought to be able to hold their breath for up to two hours.