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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...

Humpback whale sighted off Devon

A humpback whale has been recorded off the coast of Devon, the latest in what is turning out to be a great year for whale and dolphin sightings around the UK coastline.

The whale was filmed off Dartmouth on Monday by yachtsman, Peter Green. Though only occasionally seen in waters around the British Isles, a humpback also turned up in Liverpool Bay in June while another whale was encountered by paddleboarders in Cork, Ireland. A further whale sadly died after becoming entangled in fishing nets off the north-east coast of Scotland.  Elsewhere, orcas have been amazing whale watchers off the coast of northern Scotland while there have been good recent sightings of minke whales around the Hebrides in western Scotland.

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About George Berry

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