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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed 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...

A baby for released captive dolphin

We are delighted that a formerly captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin named Chunsam has been seen with a baby by the Dolphin Research Group of Jeju University/Ewha Womans University.

Chunsam, along with two other dolphins, Jedol and Sampal, spent more than three years in captivity after being captured illegally in South Korea. They were released under court order in spring 2013.

Sampal was spotted with a calf in April this year and Chunsam’s new baby is estimated to have been born between late June and mid-July 2016 because she was last seen without a calf by her side at the end of June and because her baby has clear fetal folds. 

This wonderful news shows that release programmes can work and that dolphins who are suitable for a return to the wild can go on to live rich and full lives.