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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...

Humpback whales sighted across UK

Following an excellent year for sightings in 2015, several humpback whales have already been seen around the UK in 2016.

After one whale was successfully rescued from fishing gear off the west coast of Scotland last week, a breaching whale has been seen off the Shetland Islands, having originally been mistaken for a fin whale. Two humpbacks were also recently sighted by a helicopter crew off Boddam on Shetland.

Meanwhile at the other end of the UK, a humpback was identified by a surfer at Padstow in Cornwall this week. This follows two whales being seen in St Ives bay at the start of the month.


About George Berry

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