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148 more fin whales killed in waters around Iceland

The Icelandic fin whaling season has now ended with a final, grim tally of 148...
Sperm whale underwater

Man arrested on suspicion of selling whale teeth

A man has been arrested by police in Oxfordshire following the discovery of a large...

Hundreds of whales killed as Norwegian hunt season ends

The end of the whaling season in Norway has been announced with 580 minke whales killed...

Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

Japanese whale hunt at record low

According to reports from the Japanese fisheries agency, the spring slaughter of minke whales in the northwestern Pacific is at a record-low.

Japanese whalers killed 34 minke whales (17 males and 17 females) between April and June this year and are blaming bad weather for the low numbers caught.

Despite the fact that much of the whale meat is sold to consumers in Japan, the hunts are conducted in the name of “scientific research” in order to get around the international ban on commercial whaling, but the figures are the lowest since the scientific programme began in 2003.

Japan’s other whaling programme in the Southern Ocean also recorded record low catch numbers earlier in the year.

About George Berry

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