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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

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

Mystery over whale deaths in Suffolk

The bodies of three whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk over the weekend. One was whale was identified as a minke whale and another as an fin whale.

It is unclear what might have caused their deaths though it was reported that the fin whale may have been struck by a boat, though it is known if this was before or after it died. Minke whales are the most common baleen whale found around the waters of the UK.