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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...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

Humpback Whales Spotted Off The Aberdeenshire Coast

Up to three humpback whales have been spotted off the coastline around Forvie (just north of Aberdeen, Scotland) over the past couple of weeks.

This is a rare occurrence with only a few reports of coastal sightings on the east coast of Scotland and northern England each year.  Research indicates that the numbers of humpabacks may be increasing very slightly, possibly as they begin to recover from years of whaling.
 
Humpbacks are more frequently seen in coastal waters in summer months than winter though and tend to be frequently heard out in the Atlantic off the west coast of Scotland in the winter months.

They pass through the waters around the UK as they migrate north to south to feed.
 
Find out more about humpback whales.