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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...

Entangled humpback whale rescued in Scotland

A humpback whale has been freed from fishing gear thanks to the help of a local retired fisherman on the Isle of Skye.

The whale was first sighted a couple of weeks ago but after attempts to free the creature were unsuccessful, it was feared it may have drowned.

However, retired fisherman John Mckinnon sighted the whale over the weekend and went out in a boat belonging to his nephew, Gordon. Between them they were able to cut the ropes attached to the whale before a rescue team arrived. The whale then came to have a look at the pair before heading out to sea.

2015 has seen an increased number of sightings of humpbacks around Scotland’s west coast.

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