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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...

Six pilot whales die in Canada stranding

Six pilot whales died on Tuesday after their pod stranded on the rocky coast near Judique on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A total of 16 whales stranded originally but rescues efforts by locals helped to successfully refloat 10 whales when the tide came in. The coastline is now being monitored in case any of the whales restrand. 

Meanwhile, on Thursday another pod of 14 whales were rescued after stranded off Bayfield near Antigonish, Nova Scotia. It is not thought these were the same whales involved in the earlier incident.

Pilot whales are one of the most common species to be involved in stranding events.

Find out more about why whales and dolphin strand.

About George Berry

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