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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...

Ancient relative to modern dolphins found in New Zealand

A fossil thought to be part of an ancient relative to modern dolphins has been discovered by scientists in New Zealand.

The dolphin is thought to be a close relation to the ancestors of modern dolphins and toothed whales, and may have roamed waters around New Zealand 19-22 million years ago.

Judging from the size of its skull, experts think the ancient dolphin was about two metres long, similar in size to today’s common dolphin.