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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...

Orca calf strands in Germany

The body of a stranded orca calf has been found on the coast of Sylt, an island in northern Germany. It is only the 5th orca stranding ever recorded in Germany and the first since 1990.

After the whale was discovered on January 8th, the body was taken to the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW) of the Veterinary University of Hannover Foundation to be examined. The orca was a male and about 2.5 metres in length. He weighed 185kg. One theory is that the whale became separated from his mother and then stranded during a storm.

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