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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...

Mystery over fin whale deaths in Canada

Scientists are trying to work out what caused the death of three young fin whales that were found washed up on remote beach in British Columbia. 

The endangered whales were found together at Bird Point and are thought to be juvenile males. Samples have been taken from the whales to try and determine if they may have been poisoned by something in their prey. Adding to the scientists’ concerns is that there have been a large number of unexplained whale deaths along the coastlines of British Columbia and Alaska this year with over 40 whales of different species already recorded.

About George Berry

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