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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...

Japanese whale hunts in Southern Ocean sanctuary raise concerns in New Zealand

Local whale watching businesses in New Zealand fear that Japanese whale hunting in the Southern Ocean could have a dramatic effect on their business.  Despite the Southern Ocean being declared as a sanctuary by the body that governs international whaling (International Whaling Commission), Japanese whalers are currently hunting in the region in the name of research.  There are concerns that whales which are often seen off Kaikoura, and are now migrating to the Southern Ocean for food, could soon be killed.

Local politician, Nanaia Mahuta said: “We’ve got to question what’s being done under the guise of scientific research.”