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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...

Two endangered north atlantic right whales die in fishing gear

WDC is extremely concerned after two North Atlantic right whales were found dead and a third had to be rescued after getting caught up in fishing gear in recent days.

Only around 500 of the endangered creatures survive so to lose two, one of which was just reaching breeding age, is devastating.

One of the dead whales had been entangled in fishing gear, which poses a major threat to the ability of this species to recover. It is unclear what caused the death of the other whale.

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