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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...

Nine blue whales die in ice off Newfoundland, Canada

Nine dead blue whales have been discovered in sea ice off Newfoundland, Canada, apparently after becoming trapped by the ice following a change in wind direction. The bodies were spotted in March. It is not uncommon for whales to occasionally get trapped in ice, with recent incidents involving orcas and beluga whales

Picture of blue whaleBlue whales are the largest of all whales and numbers were heavily depleted by whaling. There are thought to be only around 250 blue whales left in this part of the Atlantic, so the loss of these whales represents around 4% of the population.

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