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Scientists unveil new names for 19 North Atlantic right whales

December 6, 2023 - Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Pam...
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Birth announcement! First right whale calf of the 2024 calving season spotted

November 29, 2023 - On November 28th, researchers from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute...
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Two New England-based nonprofits awarded nearly $400k federal grant

© Peter Flood November 20, 2023 - Contact: Jake O'Neill, Conservation Law Foundation, (617) 850-1709,...
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North Atlantic right whale population has stabilized

WDC attends Ropeless Consortium and North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium WDC was in Canada this...

Latest fin whaling season ends in Iceland

According to reports from Iceland, the latest fin whaling season there is officially over with 146 fin whales killed, including at least two  rare blue whale/fin whale hybrids. A dozen pregnant females have also been slaughtered.

The minke whaling season ended early, in late July with six minkes killed. The future of the industry in Iceland will now be decided in a review due to be held this autumn.

 

Whaling is cruel, unprofitable and whale meat is increasingly unpopular. However, powerful pro-whaling vested interests within Iceland will ensure that the outcome of the review is by no means certain. WDC supports whale watching in Icelandic waters, which brings in huge revenues to the country. The only rational outcome of the review process is for whaling to end for good.

 

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