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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...

More wild orcas captured for amusement parks

Three more orcas, or killer whales, have now been confirmed to have been captured in Russian waters for transportation to amusement parks and aquariums.

The capture happened in mid-August in the Sea of Okhotsk—the massive far eastern inland sea of Russia, lying due north of Japan—but details are just coming to light. The three orcas, were taken by a Russian catching team, believed to be the team that caught a female orca in the same general area at the same time last year.

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About George Berry

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