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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

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Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

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Endangered fin whale slaughter reaches 11

Icelandic whalers have now killed up to 11 endangered fin whales since begining their hunt just over a week ago.

Four fin whales were landed at the Hvalstöðin whale processing station in Hvalfjörður, West Iceland, on Sunday 23rd June, brought in by whaling vessels Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9, increasing the total to 11.

“It’s going fantastically well. The atmosphere here at the whaling station is great, just like in the old days,” commented manager of Hvalstöðin, Gunnlaugur F. Gunnlaugsson.

The hunt is the first for two years and, despite the international ban on commercial whaling, Iceland has set itself a quota of 184 fin whales, potentially to be killed over the next few months.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.