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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...

SeaWorld announces management shake-up

SeaWorld has announced a number of changes to its management, including the replacement of two top executives.

For the past few years the marine park operator has been struggling to cope with the backlash caused by the success of the documentary film, Blackfish, released in 2013.

Falling revenues and attendances, along with changing attitudes regarding the keeping of whales and dolphin in captive facilities, have forced the company to undertake a review of its operations. 

The two executives being replaced are its chief parks operations officer and chief zoological officer.

Find out more about the fate of orcas in captivity and orcas held at SeaWorld.

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