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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...

Beluga whale appears off Northern Ireland coast

What is believed to be the first ever sighting of a beluga whale off the coast of Northern Ireland, took place on July 30th.

Normally found in cold, arctic waters it is unclear what brought the whale so far south, though sea temperatures in this part of the North Atlantic have been lower than usual this year.

Beluga whales only rarely visit UK waters with only 17 recorded sightings, mostly off northern Scotland. The sighting by photographer Gordon Watson, took place off near Dunsverick on the County Antrim coast.

This is proving to be a great year for whale and dolphin sightings around Uk waters, on the same day there was another sighting of a humpback whale off the Mull of Kintyre in south-west Scotland.

About George Berry

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