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More help for entangled whales thanks to project funding

A project to stop whale entanglement in fishing gear has received a huge boost thanks...

Iceland to monitor whale hunt cruelty

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Beluga whales in the wild

Beluga whale in River Seine dies after rescue attempt

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Tilikum, the father of Nakai. © Paul Wigmore

Orca Nakai dies at SeaWorld San Diego

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Norwegian whalers kill 660 minke whales

The Norwegian whaling season has ended and, according to reports within the country, 660 minke whales have been killed between April and the end of September.

Poor weather conditions played a part in limiting the slaughter, which was down from 736 whales killed last year.

Despite declining sales of whale meat within the country, Norway is continuing attempts to create a bigger market for the meat. Norway hunts minke whales under ‘objection’  to the international ban on commercial whaling. It sets its own quota (number of whales it will kill each year) and also sells meat to Japan. However, some of that meat was recently dumped by Japanese officials after routine tests revealed that it contained up to twice the allowed level of potentially dangerous pesticides.

More on whaling in Norway