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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....

Humpback whale freed after two day rescue

Rescuers have spent around seven hours freeing a young humpback whale from fishing gear off the coast of South Africa.

The 8.5m whale, which had become entangled in rope and floatation buoys, was spotted 500 metres off-shore of Cape Point on the False Bay. South Africa’s Whale Disentanglement Network, together with the National Sea Rescue Institute then helped co-ordinate the rescue with local fishermen over a two day period.

One of the ropes wrapped around the young humpback appeared to be anchored to rock lobster nets on the sea bed. Reports suggest that the whale could have become entangled further out to sea and then dragged the nets further into shore. Eventually, the ropes were cut and the whale swam away relatively unharmed.

Fishing nets and gear are the biggest killer of whales and dolphins across the world. There is no ocean where this is not a serious issue, and it puts man threatened species in more danger.