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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...

Five sperm whales die after latest North Sea stranding

Fivesperm whales have now died stranding off the east coast of the UK in recent days. The first whale came ashore at Hunstanton in Norfolk on Friday. Three more than stranded at Skegness on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, a fifth whale came ashore.

The latest deaths come after 12 sperm whales stranded and died earlier in the month in Germany and the Netherlands. It is unclear at the moment what caused them to strand but the southern part of the North Sea is much shallower than the deep waters of the North Atlantic where sperm whales are usually found, feeding on prey such as squid.

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About George Berry

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