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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....

Humpback whales return to Scotland's east coast

Following the increased sightings of humpback whales around the coast of Scotland in the last couple of years, two more whales have been seen feeding off the east coast near Aberdeen in recent weeks.

One of those lucky enough to see the whales was local WDC Shorewatch volunteer, Monica Carrie. The shot below was taken at the Torry Battery watchsite in Aberdeen harbour. “I think this was possibly the most incredible sighting as I certainly did not expect to see a humpback whale this close to the harbour,” said Monica. “Seeing these amazing creatures so close, yet living wild and free is something very special and I think we are very privileged to experience this.”

The first humpback arrved around five weeks ago and has now been joined by a second whale, seen feeding here together at the Ythan rivermouth.