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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...

Pilot whales die in Australian stranding

At least 12 long-finned pilot whales have died after becoming stranded along a breakwater in Bunbury harbour, Western Australia.

Rescuers are trying to save a number of other whales but there are concerns that the whales may restrand.

Pilot whales are one of the most common species of whale that strand and many of these events occur in Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more about why whales and dolphins strand.

About George Berry

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